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Microsoft Edge 92 won't autoplay all media anymore by default

Microsoft released a new stable version of its Edge web browser, Microsoft Edge 92, earlier this week. Edge 92 is a big update that introduces lots of new features for home users and Enterprise customers. One of the changes of Edge 92 impacts autoplay content on the web. Microsoft Edge, up until now, allowed all sites to autoplay content by default....

Microsoft crippled the Windows 11 Taskbar

While Microsoft is still working on the first stable version of its Windows 11 operating system, some features of the upcoming version of Windows appear set in stone already. Windows 11 ships with a centered Start menu by default, and all icons placed on the taskbar are centered as well. The centering of content is not a novel concept, as plenty of...

ExpressVPN Review

ExpressVPN is a VPN service by Express VPN International Ltd. It is available as desktop program for Windows, Mac and Linux devices, as a mobile application for Android and iOS, and for other devices, including routers and consoles. ExpressVPN at a glance Over 3000 Servers in 94 countries and 160 locations no bandwidth restrictions limited logging...

Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 22000.100 rolls out with some new animations and fixes

Microsoft has released the Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 22000.100 to the Developer Channel. It is a minor update that introduces some new animations, and fixes many bugs in the prior release. What's new in Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 22000.100 Updated design for the Hidden Taskbar Icons panel The hidden taskbar icons panel, that you can...

Audacity publishes updated Privacy Policy and an Apology

MuseGroup, the owner of the open source audio editor Audacity, published an updated privacy policy and an apology today. The company became the owner of the Audacity repository back in May 2021 and has stumbled from one PR catastrophe to the next since then. It started with the plan to introduce Telemetry in the open source editor. Audacity is an offline...

NordVPN Review: how good is the VPN service?

NordVPN is a commercial VPN service with desktop programs for Windows, Mac and Linux devices, mobile apps for Android and iOS, and options to set up the service manually on modems, routers, NAS and other platforms. NordVPN at a glance over 5200 servers in 59 countries no bandwidth restrictions state of the art protocol support no-logs policy...

Vertigo Tabs is a simple vertical tabs extension for Firefox

Having a lot of tabs open in Firefox and struggling to manage them is something that many users are all too familiar with. Other browsers, like Vivaldi with Tab Stacking, and Microsoft Edge with vertical tabs offer a much better experience or at least different options for organizing and switching between tabs. With Firefox however, you will need...

Ghacks Deals: The 2021 Complete Microsoft Azure Certification Prep Bundle

The 2021 Complete Microsoft Azure Certification Prep Bundle preps you for different Azure exam certifications so that you can ace them. The following Azure courses are included in the bundle: AZ-104 Azure Administrator Exam Certification 2021 -- Prove Your AZ-104 Microsoft Azure Administrator Skills to the World AZ-204 Developing Solutions for...

Brave Browser's new privacy protections: time-based permissions and more

Brave added several privacy protection improvements to the company's Brave Browser recently. One of them improves the permissions dialog that the browser displays when sites request access to certain information such as a user's location, camera or microphone. Most Chromium-based browsers displays allow or block options in the dialog. Mozilla's Firefox...

Workaround for Windows 10 and 11 HiveNightmare Windows Elevation of Privilege Vulnerability

Earlier this week, security researchers discovered a vulnerability in recent versions of Microsoft's Windows operating system that allows attackers to run code with system privileges if exploited successfully. Overly permissive Access Control Lists (ACLs) on some system files, including the Security Accounts Manager (SAM) database, are causing the...

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