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The best free PC optimization software 2018: boost performance with a single click

Is your Windows PC running a little slowly? It's not your imagination: over time hard drives accumulate all kinds of things that slow things down. PC optimization software can't solve obsolescence – if your computer is struggling to meet the system requirements for your OS or apps that's a job...

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Game Saturday: The Wizard (RPG, Turn-based, online)

The Wizard is a turn-based strategy game with light roleplaying elements that you can play online in any modern browser. You control the apprentice wizard Kevin in the dungeon crawler who is following a thief deeper and deeper into a dungeon to retrieve his stolen goods. To do that, you combat all k...

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Theming KDE 5 Plasma

For many years KDE has been known as a powerhouse of a desktop environment, boasting both plenty of features as well as a wide array of bells and whistles for the eyecandy minded. Thankfully, KDE is also incredibly easy to theme. There are numerous ways available to theme, ranging from using third p...

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No new security updates for Windows 7 users without up-to-date antivirus

Earlier this week, Microsoft rolled out new patches for the Spectre and Meltdown vulnerabilities in Windows 7 and 8.1. It was good news for fans of the older operating systems, but only those running compatible security software. Anyone without the right antivirus won't receive the update – or...

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Best Linux distros for small businesses in 2018

Running a small business is no easy task. The last thing you need is extra complexity in your IT infrastructure – so why turn to Linux?Well, it could (if you're lucky) actually turn out to be a less complex choice for many tasks, depending on the distribution you select. And, critically, Linux...

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Private Internet Access releases software as open source

Private Internet Access, a company best known for its VPN Service of the same name, announced today that it started the process of releasing all of its software as open source. The company plans to release all of its client-side programs, extensions and libraries as open source over the course of th...

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Use DISM to fix issues SFC can't

A common suggestion on Windows support forums is to scan the system for file integrity issues using the command sfc /scannow which you may run on the active system but also on external drives. SFC, which stands for System File Scan, is a built-in administrative tool to verify the integrity of operat...

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Alderson hacks another government portal, Aadhaar still not safe

The french security research, Baptiste Robert (alias Elliot Alderson on Twitter), brought India’s data security issues into the limelight again. This time he hacked into the Aadhaar app, bypassing the programs password protection protocol within a minute.The Internet has been in an uproar abou...

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Google Assistant now speaks and understands Hindi commands

Google rolled out Hindi language support for Google Assistant. A few weeks ago, the company announced that its voice assistant will be able to speak 30 languages by the end of 2018. Hindi was among the first few languages that were slated to go global alongside Danish, Dutch, Indonesian, Swedish, Th...

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Lumen Privacy Monitor monitors Android apps tracking

Lumen Privacy Monitor is a free application for Google Android that monitors connections that applications make on a device it runs on to uncover communication with tracking servers and data collecting. Created as an academic research project, Lumen Privacy Monitor provided the researchers with a la...


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