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Pick & Save Images is a free browser add-on for the Firefox web browser that improves the browser's image downloading functionality significantly.
All web browsers ship with built-in options to save images, or to browse the local Internet cache to pick them from there instead.
While that is sufficient most of the time, you may sometimes need a tool that is a bit more powerful. Say, you want to download ten, twenty or even more than one hundred images posted on a page.
While you can do that manua
Microsoft will introduce a truckload of new features in the Creators Update for Windows 10, including the new Game Mode feature and one where drivers may get installed automatically when certain Store games are downloaded and installed on a device running Windows 10.
While I'm not playing that many games anymore, I'm still a gamer at heart and interested in new gaming related features.
This article describes what we know so far, asks questions, and points out potential issues that these two new
If you have a medium number of tabs open in a Google Chrome window, you may experience that new tabs that you open in the browser are not shown at all anymore in the interface.
One big annoyance of Google Chrome is the browser's tab display behavior in my opinion. Chrome reduces the size of tabs as you open more just like any other browser, but instead of enabling scrolling when tabs cannot be minimized anymore, the browser simply stops showing those new tabs in its interface.
This makes me wond
One key focus of Microsoft when it comes to promoting the company's latest operating system Windows 10 is to hammer home that Windows 10 is better for security.
The company published a blog post recently on the Microsoft Malware Protection Center blog which exemplified that by analyzing how Windows 10 handled two 0-day exploits, or better, how it protected customer systems from those exploits.
The two 0-day exploits in question are CVE-2016-7255 and CVE-2016-7256, both patched by Microsoft on th
Webrecorder is a free online service that you can use to create recordings of web browsing sessions on the site independently from your browser.
You can use the service anonymously and make use of the majority of functions that it provides including downloading sessions to your system.
Users who create a free account get options to save sessions online permanently, and to share them with others.
Webrecorder's main building blocks are recording sessions and collections. You can add multiple recor
Screeny is a free for personal use screen capture program for Microsoft Windows that supports image and video captures, and an immense set of features.
You have plenty of options when it comes to taking screenshots or videos on Windows machines. From the good old Print-key-paste-in-image-editor option to screenshot tools that offer basic and advanced options.
Screeny falls without doubt into the advanced category, but that does not mean that it cannot be used to capture screenshots or videos qui
Private Internet Access is one of the three VPN services that I'm subscribed to currently. It is rare to have such a great service available on Ghacks Deals which is why I decided to post this message early.
The deal is for a two year subscription to the service for $59.95. That's more expensive than those $20 for lifetime VPNs, but you get a high quality provider that ticks all the right boxes.
Private Internet Access does not log, has servers all around the world, and allows P2P traffic. The
Mozilla is investigating options currently to turn the built-in Developer Tools of the Firefox web browser into a system add-on.
So-called system add-ons are browser add-ons that ship with core Firefox. Basically, add-ons that are not installed by the user but by Mozilla.
Firefox users have less control over these system add-ons, even though it is possible to remove them from the system Firefox is run on.
The main idea behind making the Developer Tools of the web browser a system add-on is that
Unifie is a free program for Microsoft Windows devices to browse image thumbnails stored in any folder on the local system quickly.
Image viewers are a dime a dozen on Windows, and there are plenty of good ones around. I have reviewed my fair share of them over the years, and you can check out reviews of FastStone Image Viewer, HoneyView, or XnView here by following the links.
Unifie is special, as it concentrates on thumbnails rather than full images. That does not mean that you cannot use it t
WorldBrain is a free browser extension for Google Chrome -- a Firefox add-on is promised -- that indexes all visited web pages and the bookmarks to add full-text search capabilities to the browser's address bar input field.
Modern browsers don't index the full web page when it comes to making suggestions to the user based on pages accessed in the past or bookmarked.
What they index are the page URL and page title, but that is about it. While that is sufficient often to return the right page, it
The Wayback Machine, part of the Internet Archive, is a massive web page archive that holds more than 279 billion copies currently.
This makes it an excellent option to look up pages that are no longer available at all, or have changed. You can head over to the Wayback Machine website directly to look up copies of web pages manually, or use browser extensions like Wayback Machine, No More 404s or Resurrect Pages instead.
What many Internet users may not know is that the Wayback Machine offers an
Mailbird is a desktop email client for Windows based on the open source email client Thunderbird. It is offered as a free and commercial version, with Mailbird Pro supporting additional features that the free version does not ship with.
What you get is basically what Thunderbird has to offer, plus a set of extra features that are Mailbird exclusive.
To cover the basics first: you can add multiple POP3 or IMAP accounts to the program, and configure the program to your liking.
The advanced featur
This guide provides you with information on the latest Windows updates and Service Packs, including where to download them and how to install them.
Microsoft released service packs traditionally for its operating systems, but switched to the new feature upgrade system with the release of Windows 8.
Service Packs are only available for Windows 7 and earlier operating systems on the client side, while Feature upgrades for Windows 8 and newer versions of Windows including Windows 10.
2017 will be quite the interesting year for the Firefox web browser. Mozilla plans to make the switch to WebExtensions in that year, launch a new themes API that is based on that, and will introduce a new default Firefox theme on top of all that.
The first changes have been pushed to the Nightly version of the Firefox web browser already. The most visible change is the addition of two new themes that Firefox will ship with from that version on.
What this means is that Firefox users can choose on
Wayback Machine is a new browser extension for Google Chrome that detects page error codes to suggest to access archived copies of the page.
There is a saying that the Internet won't forget a thing, and that it is difficult to impossible to remove content from the Internet completely.
While that is the case, it is no rare occurrence that Internet users encounter deleted, redirected or temporarily unavailable pages or entire sites.
The most common error is probably 404 page not found, but there a
Microsoft's Windows 7 operating system is still the world's most widely used OS, but that does not stop Microsoft from waving an early goodbye to the operating system.
The company informed customers on the German Microsoft press site that support for Windows 7 will end on January 14, 2020: about three years from today.
This means, according to Microsoft, that devices won't receive security updates or technical support anymore if they still run Windows 7 by that time.
If you are a regular here on
Microsoft's Nathan Mercer announced new servicing changes for Windows 7 and 8.1 in a new blog post on the Windows for IT Pros site on January 13, 2017.
The company switched to a new update servicing system for Windows 7 and Windows 8.1, and the server operating systems Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012, and Windows Server 2012 R2, in October 2016. The company switched from releasing individual patches for security and non-security updates, to a rollup model.
Microsoft released update c
Image Resizer for Windows is a free, open source program for Microsoft Windows devices to resize images straight from Explorer.
Windows users have quite the diverse selection of tools at their disposal when it comes to image manipulation.
Microsoft Paint, or the Windows Photos app, may be all that is needed in some cases to resize an image or modify it in other ways.
But the tools that these default programs offer are basic when compared to image editors. There is also a group of programs that i
Security researchers found a backdoor in the popular messaging application WhatsApp recently that could allow WhatsApp to intercept and read user messages.
Facebook, the owner of WhatsApp, claims that it is impossible to intercept messages on WhatsApp thanks to the services end-to-end encryption. The company states that no one, not even itself, can read what is sent when both sender and recipient use the latest version of the application.
WhatsApp's end-to-end encryption ensures only you and the
Shopping websites like Amazon support review systems that allow customers to leave reviews for products on the site.
Designed to add unique content and information to shopping sites, ratings are often also used when it comes to an item's visibility on a site.
Customers who buy online may rely on reviews more than they rely on product descriptions to make buying decisions.
This in turn makes it very profitable to push reviews for products. This is called fake reviews, and it usually involves some
TranslucentTB is a free open source program for devices running Microsoft's Windows 10 operating system that makes the Windows Taskbar transparent when run.
The Windows Taskbar is one of the central locations to start and manage programs on Windows ever since Microsoft improved its functionality with the release of Windows 7.
While functionality changed -- you can pin programs to the taskbar, and use new features like jumplists as well -- appearance options have not changed all that much.
Microsoft released a new preview of Windows 10, Windows 10 build 15007 for PC and Mobile to the Fast Ring Insider Channel this night.
The company released Windows 10 Build 15002 less than a week ago, a massive build that introduced dozens of features and changes to the upcoming version of Windows 10.
The new build of Windows 10 is no just a bug fix either, something one might have expected considering the short time period between the two released.
As always, this build is only available to the