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Master List of Windows 10 "phone home" connections

Microsoft released the first version of Windows 10 three years ago and privacy has been a hot topic ever since. We published Windows 10 and Privacy back in 2015 to highlight privacy issues such as the inability to turn off Telemetry collection and transfers in the user interface. Microsoft was criti...

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Microsoft’s Andromeda OS Productivity Mode discovered

More information about Andromeda OS, a version of Windows 10 that Microsoft was apparently planning to power its rumored Surface Phone, have been uncovered, this time detailing a Productivity Mode.With rumors that Microsoft’s foldable Surface phone/tablet hybrid has been delayed until 2019, so...

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Careem adds accessibility features for visually impaired users

Careem, the UAE based transportation company that competes with Uber, added features to make it easier for sight impaired users to hail rides in Saudi Arabia. The new accessibility features available on both Android and iOS use speech-to-text and speech recognition.The app launched in 2012 and has s...

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Firefox 63: Linux out-of-process extensions

Mozilla plans to enable out-of-process extensions for Firefox running on GNU/Linux systems in Firefox 63. The organization plans to release Firefox 63 on October 23, 2018 for all supported desktop and mobile operating systems. Mozilla added multi-process capabilities to Firefox 49 and improved the f...

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Control the volume of individual Windows programs

AppAudioConfig is a free portable software for Microsoft Windows devices that you may use to control the audio volume of individual Windows programs. Microsoft integrated program-specific sound volumes in Windows Vista. The feature allows Windows users to set the volume of sound for programs running...

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The best VPN for torrents and torrenting in August 2018

We don't see any point in beating around the bush - despite the best efforts of governments and internet providers, downloading music, films and video games via torrents is still incredibly popular.Torrenting is where many users share small bits of a larger file with each other to enable some potent...

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Dont install or upgrade to CCleaner 5.45

Piriform/Avast released CCleaner 5.45 recently to the public that Windows users may not want to install or upgrade to. The changelog of the new release highlights the change in euphemistic terms: "Added more detailed reporting for bug fixes and product improvements". The company added privacy option...

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Microsoft teases Your Phone app in latest Windows 10 build

Microsoft released a new build to the Windows 10 development channel yesterday and revealed the new Your Phone app on the official Microsoft blog. Microsoft changed its strategy significantly under CEO Satya Nadella; instead of focusing most consumer efforts on Windows, today's Microsoft produces ap...

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Dixons Carphone breach may have been bigger than originally thought

Dixons Carphone has revealed that millions of its customers could have been affected by a major data breach.The electronics retailer has said that up to ten million users might have been hit by the attack, revealed last month, with details such as names, addresses and email accounts all revealed.How...

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Firefox is burning its old logo and wants the internet's feedback on new branding

It was only in December 2017 that Mozilla launched a new icon for its Firefox Quantum browser, making the flaming fox brighter. Yet the internet company isn’t satisfied and has begun a new project of modernizing the Firefox brand.While most people think of the browser when talking about Firefo...


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