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WebExtensions Community Group formed by Apple, Google, Microsoft and Mozilla

Apple, Google, Microsoft and Mozilla formed the WebExtensions Community Group to specify a model, permissions, and a common core of APIs for web browser extensions. The newly founded group is part of […]

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Notepad++ 8.0 has been released

Notepad++ is a popular choice on Windows devices when it comes to the replacement of the built-in plain text editor Notepad. The open source application improves plain text editing on Windows PCs […]

Poddycast is a desktop application that can stream your favorite podcasts

Poddycast is a desktop application that can stream your favorite podcasts

Podcasts are a fun way to keep yourself entertained. Some users prefer to play the episodes on their phone, while some opt to listen to podcasts while they work on their computer. […]

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HomeCinema: media cataloging software for Windows

If you happen to have lots of media files on your system, you may sometimes have troubles keeping an overview. On which hard drive was that movie again that you wanted to […]

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Windows 10 tweaker Sophia Script is turned into an application

Sophia Script, which was formerly known as Windows 10 Setup Script, is a powerful PowerShell script to modify settings of the Windows 10 operating system. The script requires that users go through […]

Find your Windows product key or validate it with ShowKeyPlus

Find your Windows product key or validate it with ShowKeyPlus

Do you know what your Windows product key is? Well, you paid for the Windows license. Should you build a new computer, and no longer plan on using the old system, you […]

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Machine Learning training begins to roll out Windows 10 updates more intelligently

Microsoft released a new feature update for its Windows 10 operating system last month. Windows 10 version 21H1 is a smaller update that installs almost as fast on devices running Windows 10 […]

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Mozilla launches Ideas platform to improve communication with its userbase

Mozilla Ideas is a new platform by Firefox maker Mozilla to improve communication with the Firefox userbase. At its core, Ideas works similarly to Uservoice and other services of its kind. Firefox […]

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Chrome's new "Proceed with Caution" warning when installing new or untrusted extensions

Google Chrome's Enhanced Safe Browsing feature will soon display warnings to Chrome users when extensions are about to be installed that are either new or untrusted by Google. Enhanced Safe Browsing is […]

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The Complete IT for Beginners Bundle features seven IT-related courses that cover Windows 10, Windows Server administration, Microsoft networking and security fundamentals, and three CompTIA courses. Several courses prepare you for certification […]

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First Look at Hasleo Backup Suite Free, a new Windows backup software

Windows users have lots of choice when it comes to backup software, and Hasleo Backup Suite Free is the latest entry in the free backup software category for the operating system. Tip: Our […]

Tricycle is an open source, user-friendly video converter

Tricycle is an open source, user-friendly video converter

Everyone has different needs when it comes to converting videos. Some want to watch them on their phones or TVs, while others may be looking for a format that's suitable for sharing […]

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Opera 76 fixes the YouTube ad blocking issue

A couple of weeks ago, I told you that Opera browser isn't blocking YouTube ads. This issue has been quite the headache for users, but the latest update seems to have fixed […]

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Facebook caves in: WhatsApp users who don't accept the new privacy policy won't have their accounts deleted

WhatsApp users who don't accept the new privacy policies of the service won't have their accounts deleted or functionality limited, after all. Facebook introduced updated terms of service and a new privacy […]

Ghacks Deals: 35% off ExpressVPN, a Premium VPN service

ExpressVPN is a highly rated VPN service, and many consider it one of the best VPN providers. Besides operating servers in 94 different countries and 160 locations, it is one of the […]

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Latest version of Windows privacy tweaker O&O ShutUP10 is ready for Windows 10 version 21H1

O&O ShutUp10 is a popular Windows privacy tweaker, which we reviewed back in 2017 for the first time. The latest version of the Windows program introduces support for Microsoft's latest version of […]

GDU is a command line tool that helps you find the disk usage of a folder or drive

GDU is a command line tool that helps you find the disk usage of a folder or drive

When my computer is running low on storage space, I use a program like TreeSize Free (Martin prefers WizTree) to check what's taking up the most amount of space, and move the […]

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You can disable the annoying "Use recommended browser settings" popup in Microsoft Edge, for now

If you have opened the new Microsoft Edge web browser recently on any of your devices, a popup may have been displayed recommending to use Microsoft Bing as the default search engine […]

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OpenBoard is a privacy-friendly keyboard for Android

OpenBoard is a free privacy-friendly open source keyboard based on AOSP for Android devices. Widely used Android keyboards such as Google's or Microsoft's keyboards are not necessarily the best choice when it […]

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Firefox 89 ships with interface changes

Firefox 89.0 is the latest stable version of the Firefox web browser. Released on June 1, 2021, it ships with major interface changes, a new custom theme, and more. The focus of […]

Cairo Desktop is a free desktop shell for Windows

Cairo is a free desktop shell for Windows

Windows Blinds is perhaps the most popular desktop customization tool. It's a premium software that changes how your desktop looks and functions. If you're looking for a free shell environment, you should […]

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Here is how you disable FLoC in Google Chrome

The latest version of Google Chrome Canary has a new feature to disable FLoC -- Federated Learning of Cohorts -- in Google's Chrome web browser. FLoC is part of Google's controversial plan […]

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Restore "Open in Tab" In Google Chrome on Android (disable Tab Grouping)

Google introduced Tab Groups in the company's Chrome web browser some time ago. The main idea behind tab groups is to improve the manageability of tabs in the browser by grouping them […]

Screenshot Capture is a Chrome extension that simplifies taking snapshots to 2-clicks

Screenshot Capture is a Chrome extension that simplifies taking snapshots to 2-clicks

Firefox has a built-in screenshot tool which is simple to use, and more importantly easy to access. With Google Chrome however, it's a different story. Let me explain. Here's how you can […]

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SkyTube: open source YouTube app for Android with ad-blocking and video downloading

SkyTube is an open source third-party YouTube application for Android that users may install and use instead of the official YouTube application. SkyTube offers a view-only experience, which means that it does […]

Select multiple tabs of the same site with just 2-clicks with the Select Tabs extension for Firefox

Select multiple tabs of the same site with just two-clicks with the Select Tabs extension for Firefox

Tab Management extensions are handy when you want to switch between tabs, find a specific one, organize them, etc. Things get slightly difficult if you want to select several tabs from the […]

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If you don't want Amazon devices to share your bandwidth with your neighbors, you need to opt-out!

Amazon plans to enroll many of its hardware devices that are operated in the United States, including many Echo devices and Ring Spotlight and Floodlight Cams, into its Amazon Sidewalk system on […]

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Mozilla integrates Firefox Translations into Firefox

Mozilla has integrated Firefox Translations, the upcoming privacy-friendly translation system, into the latest Nightly version of the Firefox web browser. Translations happen locally on the system, and not in the cloud; this […]

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Hide spoilers on Websites with Spoiler Protection

Spoiler Protection 2.0 is a browser extension for Chromium-based browsers, such as Google Chrome or Microsoft Edge, and for Mozilla Firefox, that hides content that you define on websites that you visit. […]

Gmail's Save to Photos button lets you save images in a message with a single click

Gmail's Save to Photos button lets you save images in a message with a single click

Google is adding a new feature to Gmail that allows users to save images to Google Photos in a more convenient manner. Up until now, there were just two ways to save […]

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Media Player Classic Home Cinema 1.9.12 released with improvements

Media Player Classic Home Cinema, or short MPC-HC, is a popular open source media player for Windows. The developers have released Media Player Classic Home Cinema version 1.9.12 this week that introduces […]

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Find duplicate files and more with open source cross-platform tool Czkawka

Czkawka is a free open source too to find duplicate images, broken files and more. It is written in Rust and available for Windows, Linux and Mac OS devices. You may run […]

Transform pictures into pixel art with SLK_img2pixel

Transform pictures into pixel art with SLK_img2pixel

Are you a fan of pixel graphics? Do you want to convert your pictures into a similar art style? Well, you don't need to be a photo editing expert to add cool […]

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How to use the Windows Package Manager to update installed programs at once

Microsoft released the first final version of Windows Package Manager just a moment ago. The program adds new options to Windows to install, uninstall and manage programs installed on the system. You […]

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Windows Package Manager 1.0 final is out

Microsoft released the first stable version of Windows Package Manager, a tool to install and manage programs efficiently on Windows 10 machines. Many things have changed since our first look at Winget, […]

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Sigma File Manager review: open source and cross platform

Sigma File Manager was just released. The open source file manager is available for Windows, Mac and Linux devices, and while its version is 1.0.0, it should be considered alpha according to […]

Ghacks Deals: The Internet of Things & ESP32 Arduino Beginners Course Bundle (98% off)

The Internet of Things & ESP32 Arduino Beginners Course Bundle includes seven eLearning courses in total that teach you skills related to IoT, ESP32 and Arduino. The courses include certification of completion. […]

Secure File Deleter is a freeware tool that you can use to shred sensitive data

Secure File Deleter is a freeware tool that you can use to shred sensitive data

We store a lot of personal information on our computers; if you don't organize your files, you may be surprised at what you can find on your system. The importance of data […]

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Here is what is new in Google Chrome 91, out now

Google released a new version of its Chrome browser on May 25, 2021. Chrome 91 Stable is a security and feature update that is being rolled out automatically to all devices the […]

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How to turn off Microsoft Edge's new Startup Boost feature

The next Microsoft Edge update will introduce a new feature that is called Startup Boost. We reviewed the feature when it was introduced in Microsoft Edge Canary back in October 2020. Startup […]

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How to download Windows 10 version 21H1

Microsoft released a new version of its Windows 10 operating system earlier this month. Windows 10 version 21H1 is a small update, similar in scope and size as Windows 10 version 1909 […]

Read your favorite articles from one place with Fluent Reader

Read your favorite articles in one place with Fluent Reader, an open source, cross-platform RSS reader

What do you do to stay up-to-date with the latest news? Do you visit the pages manually or subscribe to email newsletters? RSS Feeds are better in my opinion, their update frequency […]

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Add a Day and Year Progress Bar to the Windows Taskbar

ProgressBar is a new program that displays the day and year progress on the Windows taskbar. It is a simple program, designed to improve productivity by providing the progress information when you […]

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Browse historic versions of websites with the Vandal extension

Vandal is an open source browser extension for Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and compatible browsers to browser historic versions of websites. The extension uses the Internet Archive's Wayback Machine database for the […]

Thorium Reader is a cross-platform and open source eBook reader application

Thorium Reader is a cross-platform and open source eBook reader application

Do you read eBooks on your computer? If you're bored with your current eBook reader program and want a new one, you maybe interested in Thorium Reader. The open source program is […]