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A look at Paragon Backup & Recovery Free for Windows

Paragon Backup & Recovery Free is a free backup program for Microsoft's Windows operating system. The program is available for all client versions of Windows that Microsoft supports but not for server versions of Windows or other operating systems. I used Veeam Endpoint Backup since 2014 but had...

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Best virtual machine software of 2018

Virtuality was once a capability of mainframe computers, and now even smartphones can do it.Being able to segment the computer into different virtual versions has many advantages, specifically in respect of isolating experimental code from other critical processes.Using this combination of hardware...

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Study on the effectiveness of fingerprinting countermeasures

Fingerprinting is a common technique used by sites and organizations either on its own or complementary to track and identify Internet users. Fingerprinting uses two core approaches to assign unique identifiers to Internet users. The first uses data that is transmitted automatically when users conne...

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Netflix tests Ultra plan

Customers of the streaming service Netflix can choose between three plans right now: basic, standard, and premium. The plans determine the quality of the streams, the number of screens customers can watch Netflix on at the same time, and to how many devices they may download movies and shows to. It...

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Ad trackers aren't just a privacy threat – they can double page load times

Ad trackers aren’t just a threat to your privacy – they can making browsing a drag by doubling page load times according to a survey by online privacy company Ghostery.Researchers used a custom-built web crawler to analyze the top 500 websites in the US (as determined by Alexa) – o...

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Tech Support Scammers exploit downloads trick again

Tech support scammers exploit a known issue once again that throws a massive number of downloads at browsers to freeze them according to a report on Bleeping Computer. The exploit affects Google Chrome 67 as well as Firefox, Opera, Brave, Vivaldi and potentially other web browsers as well. Sites use...

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Third-parties may read your Google Mail emails if you allow it

Third-party developers may access emails on Gmail if users give them access to the data, that's the main takeaway from a new Wall Street Journal story (which I don't link to because paywall). Google users may authorize companies to access account data. Some companies may request access to "read, sen...

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Best iOS office apps for your iPhone or iPad

While Apple products have traditionally been seen as the ideal choice for creative media types, the iPad and iPhone are also useful business tools. The iTunes store offers a number of apps focused on productivity.Amongst the most popular options are the mobile versions of Apple's iWork suite (Pages,...

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Best website builders for portfolios of 2018

Creating a new website is a lot easier than it used to be – rather than learning HTML and CSS, you can just click and drag with your mouse and have something very professional-looking on the internet in minutes.The wealth of website builders means you've got a great selection of tools to choos...

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Fix Windows restarts when you select shutdown

A particularly common issue that Windows users run into is that the PC does not shut down when you select the shutdown option but restarts instead. While this looks to be an error caused by the operating system, it sometimes hints at larger issues that users and administrators may be unaware of. Her...


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