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If you need to update an update, especially if you do so multiple times, something went wrong terribly in my opinion. Microsoft released a new version of KB4340558 on July 19 2018 which […]

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Microsoft plans to integrate improvements in  the upcoming Windows 10 version 1809 and Windows Server 2019 operating systems that improve the accuracy of time. The upcoming versions of Windows include compliant leap […]

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text KB4345418 and KB4054566 causing high CPU load
Fri, 20 Jul 2018 05:50:21 +0000

The updates KB4345418 and KB4054566 which Microsoft released on July 16, 2018 seem to cause issues such as high CPU load or RDS connection issues on Windows Server 2012 R2 and Windows Server […]

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WebRender is a new technology that Mozilla plans to integrate in the Firefox web browser. A milestone has been reached recently as WebRender has been enabled for part of the Firefox Nightly […]

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text Ghacks Deals: Docker for Everyone (just $19.99)
Thu, 19 Jul 2018 11:04:33 +0000

Docker for Everyone is an eLearning course for users of all experience levels that is geared toward anyone looking to improve the way they build and distribute applications. The course covers setup […]

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text Vivaldi update integrates Qwant Search Engine
Thu, 19 Jul 2018 09:00:05 +0000

Vivaldi Technologies AS released a new version of the company's web browser Vivaldi today that integrates the privacy focused search engine Qwant in the browser. Vivaldi Technologies AS pushed out an update […]

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Up until now, Firefox, Thunderbird, and SeaMonkey users, used a single portal for extensions for their products. Even users of Firefox-based browsers could point their browsers to https://addons.mozilla.org/ to search for, download, […]

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text How to remove Bitdefender Agent
Thu, 19 Jul 2018 05:22:02 +0000

Bitdefender Agent is an official program by Bitdefender that gets installed alongside other company products such as Bitdefender Antivirus Free Edition or Total Security usually. You may notice that Bitdefender Agent is […]

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There are numerous services on the Internet to test the Internet speed of any device you are using. While you had to use programs that supported certain technologies in the early days […]

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text How to export Firefox passwords in Firefox 57+
Wed, 18 Jul 2018 12:41:01 +0000

The following guide provides instructions on how to export passwords in Firefox 57 or newer. Mozilla released Firefox 57 Quantum in November 2017 and the release changed quite a few things in […]

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text How to download Microsoft Store apps
Wed, 18 Jul 2018 08:18:34 +0000

Adguard has published a new online tool that users from all over the world may use to download applications from the Microsoft Store. You may remember that Adguard created a tool in […]

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We reviewed the online translation service DeepL when it first appeared online in 2017 and concluded back then that it did offer high-quality translations that often beat those of comparable services such […]

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If you are looking to expand the online storage space that is available to you, you may like the new Zoolz Cloud Storage offer as it gets you access to 3 Terabytes […]

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Not all web pages are created equal. Some are heavier than others and if you dig down more, you will notice differences in size, script execution, use of resources, or cookies that […]

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A lot of things went wrong on the July 2018 Patch Day on July 10, 2018. System admins and users flocked to forums and support sites to report all kinds of issues […]

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text KB4345421 for Windows 10 version 1803
Tue, 17 Jul 2018 05:44:42 +0000

Microsoft has released KB4345421, a new update for Windows 10 version 1803, the April 2018 Update, yesterday evening. The update is available through Windows Updates but users and administrators can download and […]

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text What are Windows 10 Service Stack Updates?
Tue, 17 Jul 2018 05:16:42 +0000

The following guide attempts to provide some clarification in regards to Servicing stack updates for Microsoft's Windows 10 operating system (applies to Windows 7 and 8.1 as well). You may have come […]

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The Microsoft Skype team announced today that it started to roll out an updated version of Skype 8.25.0.5 that will replace Skype Classic (version 7.0). Microsoft reveals in the announcement that any […]

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The default image viewer on Windows 10 devices is the Photos application. Users can install third-party apps from the Microsoft Store or desktop programs like IrfanView, XnView, or FastStone Image Viewer to […]

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Windows Timeline Support is a free browser extension for Chrome-based and Firefox-based web browsers that integrates the browsing history with Windows 10's Timeline feature. Microsoft introduced Timeline in Windows 10 version 1803 […]

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text Disable Windows 10 hiding scroll bars
Mon, 16 Jul 2018 04:32:04 +0000

One of the changes that Microsoft introduced in the company's Windows 10 operating system affected the appearance of scroll bars on the system. The default behavior hides scroll bars automatically in Windows. […]

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text Game Saturday: Shorties's Kingdom 2
Sun, 15 Jul 2018 06:25:16 +0000

Shorties's Kingdom 2 (yes, that is how the developer spells it) is a strategy game that you can play in your web browser. It is a relaxing browser game as you control […]

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text Windows 10: end of delta updates in 2019
Sat, 14 Jul 2018 16:35:53 +0000

Microsoft employee Mike Benson revealed on Wednesday that Microsoft will retire delta updates in February 2019 to use Express Updates exclusively. Microsoft introduced cumulative updates in Windows 10 to "reduce ecosystem fragmentation" […]

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I’m a gamer. I’ve been playing PC games since DOS, and have no plan to ever stop, thankfully there are an increasing number of wicked games available on GNU/Linux systems, like Rocket […]

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Project Insight is a new extension for the Firefox web browser to check permissions of all extensions installed in the browser. Mozilla Firefox displays permissions that an extension requests when you hit […]

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Microsoft Edge for Android will soon get a new feature that adds native translate functionality to the mobile web browser. Microsoft launched Edge exclusively for Windows 10 in 2015 when it launched […]

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text Firefox will support Windows 10's dark mode
Fri, 13 Jul 2018 07:13:46 +0000

The Firefox web browser will soon respect the dark and light mode setting of the Windows 10 operating system. Mozilla launched a new version of Firefox Nightly yesterday that introduces support for […]

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If you are an Amazon Prime customer, and who is not really in this day and age, you may know that you get a lot of benefits out of Amazon Prime apart […]

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text A look at Ubuntu 18.04 Budgie
Thu, 12 Jul 2018 16:56:03 +0000

I’ve been really wanting to like Budgie, but haven’t had the best experiences with using it on various systems, as you can read in my look at Solus and an attempt at […]

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You can grab a VPNSecure lifetime subscription right now on Ghacks Deals for just $19.99. Price dropped by another $15 for a limited amount of time. The deal is good for up […]

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text Enable Site Isolation in Chrome for Android
Thu, 12 Jul 2018 07:38:54 +0000

Google integrated the Site Isolation, or Strict Site Isolation, security feature in Chrome 63 but did not enable it by default until it released Chrome 67. The company revealed today that it […]

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Windows 10 is a fundamental shift from Microsoft's previous practice of developing and releasing operating systems for client and server devices. Windows as a Service changes the development and release model by […]

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Microsoft released Build 17713 to the Fast Ring Windows Insider channel today. The new build of the upcoming Windows 10 version 1809, out later this year, includes another massive list of new […]

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Anyone still keeping track of all the Spectre-based vulnerabilities that were revealed to the public in 2018? We published numerous articles on the topic already, and there is certainly some fatigue involved […]

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The Certified White Hat Hacker Bundle is a Pay What You Want eLearning bundle on Ghacks Deals. The bundle includes eight ethical hacking related courses that are suitable for beginners and advanced […]

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text Opera for Android introduces Crypto Wallet
Wed, 11 Jul 2018 07:32:26 +0000

Opera Software unveiled a new version of Opera for Android today that introduces a Crypto Wallet in the browser that supports the Ethereum Web3 API. Opera browser for Android is the first […]

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text Netflix Smart Downloads explained
Wed, 11 Jul 2018 06:42:59 +0000

Smart Downloads is a new Netflix feature that makes available the next episode of a TV show on your devices and deletes the watched episode. Netflix is available for all sorts of […]

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It is July 10, 2018 today and that means it is time for our monthly Microsoft Patch Day overview. Microsoft releases security updates for company products on the second Tuesday of each […]

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Test Pilot projects have been available for desktop versions of the Firefox web browser until now; this changes with the release of Notes by Firefox for Android and Firefox Lockbox for iOS. […]

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The Firefox web browser displays extra permissions that an extension requests during installation and won't proceed with the installation until you activate the add button. Extra permissions may request access to specific […]

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