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Windows 11: The Return of the Gadgets?

Introduced in Windows Vista, gadgets would display in a fixed sidebar initially that would provide users with information, entertainment and more. You could use them to display weather information, photos, news, a clock, calendar, or system information. Microsoft decided to retire gadgets and the sidebar in preparation of the launch of its Windows...

How to check the country that Google associates with your account, and how to change it

Some Google customers are receiving emails by the Internet giant currently that inform them about an update made to their Google Account". In the email, Google states that it is associating customers with a country or region, and that the associated country is being changed in 30 days. The email lists the current and new country that is associated...

Here are all the wallpapers from Windows 11

Windows 11 is real, a leaked ISO of the operating system is being circulated on the internet. Many have downloaded and installed the next version of Windows to see what is new. Wallpapers are always hot in demand when a new operating system launches; this is the case for the leaked copy of Windows 11 and its wallpaper images. Not everyone can install...

Microsoft fixes game performance and blurry text issues in Windows 10

Microsoft released a new update to the Beta and Release Preview channels of its Windows 10 Insiders program that fix several issues affecting some users of the company's operating system. Most updates are pushed to Insider channels first to give them another round of testing before they make their way to stable versions via Windows Update and other...

Distract Me Not is a website blocker extension for Firefox

Do you want to reduce your browsing time? Everyone has a favorite website or two where we spend a lot of time on, even when we are supposed to be studying or working. Just 5 more minutes, right? There are many ways to handle this and get back to being productive. Some may take a sabbatical from the sites. Instead of cutting off your relaxation time...

Disk Space Analyzer WizTree 4.00 has been released

A new version of the disk space analyzer WizTree has been released for Microsoft's Windows operating system. WizTree is a very fast program that displays the space distribution on local hard drives. If you wonder where all the free space went on a hard drive or partition, it is WizTree that can point you in the right direction in a matter of seconds....

Will you be able to upgrade to Windows 11 for free?

When Microsoft released Windows 10, it made the decision to offer free upgrades for devices running Windows 7 and Windows 8.1, provided that these devices were activated with a genuine license. A core reason for the free upgrades was Microsoft's 1-billion devices running Windows 10 goal, which it failed to reach in the projected time. Even today, it...

Ghacks Deals: The Complete 2021 Python Expert Super Bundle (98% off)

Python is the most popular programming language in 2021, and the Complete 2021 Python Expert Super Bundle is exactly what you need to get started or to dive deeper into Python. The bundle has 12 different eLearning courses, all can be accessed for lifetime. Included are introductory courses but also advanced courses, e.g. about data representation,...

2021 looks to become another record year for the DuckDuckGo search engine

Can a privacy-focused search engine survive on today's Internet? It appears that it can, as DuckDuckGo is looking to end the year 2021 with another record-breaking traffic increase. I have followed the rise of DuckDuckGo since 2012, when I announced here on this site that it became my primary search engine. I had plenty of reasons for that, but privacy...

What a centered Start Menu means for users in Windows 11

Windows 11 was leaked earlier this week and new features of the upcoming operating system are showcased on social media sites and blogs. One screenshot, which you may have seen published everywhere, shows the new centered Start Menu and taskbar layout of the operating system. It appears that users of the operating system may align the Start Menu to...

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