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uMatrix development has ended

Raymond Hill, known online as gorhill, has set the status of the uMatrix GitHub repository to archived; this means that it is read-only at the time and that no updates will become available. The uMatrix extension is available for several browsers including Firefox, Google Chrome, and most Firefox and Chromium-based browsers. It is a privacy and security...

Rainclip is a clipboard manager that can store snippets, templates and sync to your Google Drive

While I test many clipboard managers from time to time, I usually fall back to Ditto. Recently, I've been testing a new program called Rainclip which has some impressive features. The application isn't portable. When you run it, Rainclip sits in the system tray. It captures the content that you copy to the clipboard, and lets you reuse them anytime...

You can try Firefox's Site Isolation feature Fission in Nightly now

Project Fission is the codename of a major Firefox project to introduce site isolation functionality to the web browser. It changes the underlying architecture of the browser fundamentally by isolating webpages and third-party iframes to improve security and privacy significantly. Work on Fission continues but development has reached a new stage recently...

A look at Microsoft Edge 87's Sleeping Tabs feature

Microsoft plans to introduce a feature called Sleeping Tabs into the company's Microsoft Edge 87 web browser.The feature is designed to reduce the browser's resource usage by unloading background tabs automatically. The feature is available as an experimental flag in the browser currently; you need Microsoft Edge 87 at least, which is currently available...

WinCustom is a freeware tool that can be used to disable various options in Windows

There are many programs that can improve your Windows user experience. Usually this is done by giving you more options to choose from. WinCustom is a freeware tool that lets you disable many features that are available in Windows, but it is not one of those privacy programs that you may run to disable certain privacy-related features. The program...

Mozilla improves the reliability of Firefox's Sync service

Firefox users may use built-in sync functionality to synchronize data between instances of Firefox. These instances can be on the same computer, e.g. different profiles, or on different local or remote machines. Syncing is useful to make sure that certain data, say bookmarks and passwords, are always identical between devices that you use. One of...

Get a free copy of Football Manager 2020 and Watch Dogs 2 on the Epic Games Store

Epic Games continues its year-long promotion of the company's Epic Games Store with three games that are free to get this week. Football Manager 2020, Watch Dogs 2, and Stick it to the man are available for free until September 24, 2020 on the Epic Games Store. You do need to download the store to your device and sign-in with a free account to claim...

How to fix blurry text in programs on Windows 10

Recently, a friend of mine asked for my help with an unusual issue. He told me that some programs on his computer had blurry text in their GUIs. This is what affected applications looked like on his monitor. Observe the picture closely, and you will see that the text isn't very clear. Did you also happen to notice that even the icons appear to be...

Mozilla retires Firefox Send and Firefox Notes services

Mozilla shut down Firefox Send on September 17, 2020 and plans to shut down Firefox Notes no November 1, 2020. Firefox Send was launched as an experiment in 2017 to improve the sending of files on the Internet. It was the first experiment that Mozilla created that was created as a web service and not an add-on or feature for Firefox. The service launched...

Copy++ is a simplified text snippet tool for Windows

Say you are on a page that has a form that you have to fill up. You have to type your address, phone number, and other data. These are information that you may have to type commonly across websites and services. Why waste time typing them, when you can add them with a single tap? Copy++ is a freeware text snippet tool, similar to the excellent Beeftext....

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