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Privacy Redirects redirects Twitter, YouTube, Reddit, Google and other sites to privacy-friendly alternatives

Privacy Redirect is an open source browser extension that redirects links and requests to certain privacy-offensive sites to privacy-friendly alternatives. The extension is available for Firefox, Chrome and Edge officially, and should work in most browsers based on Firefox or Chromium as well. Once installed, most redirects happen automatically....

Latest Windows 11 Insider Preview build lets you change the volume by scrolling the mouse wheel over the tray icon

Microsoft released a new Windows 11 insider preview build a few days ago. The current version is Build 22478.1012. It brings a couple of interesting changes to the operating system. The latest build includes the new Fluent emoji that users were waiting for, or does it? Take a look at the new emojis. Here is a screenshot from Microsoft Design's blog,...

Should you upgrade to Windows 11 for gaming?

Microsoft's Windows 11 operating system has been out for almost two weeks at this point. The operating system is available via Windows Update on compatible devices only, but can also be downloaded and installed on devices that do not meet Windows 11's minimal system requirements. Windows 11 is a free upgrade for genuine Windows 10 devices. The current...

Windows 11 File Explorer may slow down PCs

Windows 11, which has been released by Microsoft earlier this month, has a number of known issues that affect the performance of certain systems. One major issue affects AMD processors, which may see a performance drop by up to 15% on Microsoft's newest operating system. The situation worsened after the release of the first cumulative update for Windows...

Bethesda removes Games for Windows Live dependency from Fallout 3 GOTY

Microsoft shut down Games for Windows Live on July 1, 2014. More than seven years later, Bethesda, now a Microsoft-owned company, removed the Games for Windows Live dependency from its Fallout 3 GOTY game. Games for Windows Live was a Microsoft service that publishers and developers could integrate into their games to add support for a variety of features,...

Microsoft is testing a fix for AMD's Windows 11 performance issue

Microsoft released a new build to Beta and Release Preview Channels of the company's Windows 11 operating system a few hours ago. The patch includes a huge number of fixes for issues in Windows 11, including a fix for the L3 caching issue of AMD Ryzen processors that can reduce the performance on such devices by up to 15%. The issue got worse with the...

Ubuntu 21.10 Released

The next version of Ubuntu, 21.10 “Impish Indri” has been released, with nine months of support since it is not an LTS release. This version of Ubuntu comes with some new features, and some great performance, at least on my system. Ryzen 5 3500x 16GB DDR4 3000Mhz NVIDIA GTX 1660 Super 3 Monitors @ 1080p (2x60hz and 1x 144hz) Ubuntu installed...

How to use winget to install Microsoft Store applications

Microsoft released Windows Package Manager 1.1 earlier this month. The new version of the package manager, known as winget by its users, is available for Windows 10 version 1809 and newer, and for Windows 11. The big new feature of the release is that Microsoft added its own Microsoft Store as a source to the Windows Package Manager. Up until now,...

WhatsApp says it is rolling out end-to-end encrypted backups for Android and iOS users

WhatsApp has announced that is rolling out end-to-end encrypted backups for users on iOS and Android. The feature was revealed about a month ago, and had been spotted in the beta version of the popular instant messaging app. The Facebook-owned platform says that it is releasing the feature for the stable channel. The popular IM app uses end-to-end...

Arch Linux vs Ubuntu: which to choose?

Arch Linux and Ubuntu are two major Linux distributions that both get a lot of attention, have dedicated fanbases, and are used base-distributions for other systems that are forked off of them… But, how they do things are quite different, and some users might find one more to their liking than the other. It’s no secret to anyone who has followed...

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