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Linux Mint 18.2 released

Linux Mint 18.2, a new version of the popular Linux distribution, has been released to the public on July 2, 2017 in Cinnamon, MATE, Xfce and KDE flavors.

The new Linux Mint 18.2 is a long term support release which means that it will be supported until 2021 (as opposed to regular releases which are not supported that long).

The new version introduces new features and changes to existing features. These differ somewhat depending on the Linux Mint edition -- Cinnamon, MATE, Xfce or KDE.

NordVPN launches CyberSec feature

NordVPN, a popular virtual private network provider, has launched CyberSec, a new security feature as part of the NordVPN 6.4.5.0 client update.

CyberSec is a new security component of the official NordVPN client designed to block malware, intrusive advertisement, and other threats.

Photobucket alternatives for third-party hosted images

Photobucket disabled the third-party hosting of images functionality of the site recently which had been a part of it for years.

Internet users who used Photobucket for that, that is store their images so that they can embed them on other sites, were asked to pay $399 per year, or $39.99 per month, to reactivate the functionality.

Latest uTorrent comes with a Game Store

Users of the popular BitTorrent software uTorrent who have updated the client to the latest release version may have spotted the new Game Store entry on start already.

Game Store is an integrated store for digital computer games that users of the software may buy directly from within the client.

VeraCrypt 1.20: 64-bit optimization, new home

VeraCrypt 1.20 featuring 64-bit optimization, support for Secure Desktop for password entry on Windows, and more, was released on June 29, 2017.

The encryption software was one of the programs that came to life after the developers of the open source encryption software TrueCrypt stopped development under mysterious circumstances.

VeraCrypt is based on TrueCrypt source code, and compatible with encrypted containers and drives as a consequence.

LibreOffice starts a mascot design contest!

LibreOffice is probably the most popular alternative to Microsoft Office, and comes preinstalled on many GNU/Linux distributions, however, it's also available for nearly every major free and non-free OS out there...And it seems that they are looking for a new Mascot!

Install only the driver for Nvidia graphics cards

When it comes to drivers for Nvidia graphics cards, most computer users probably either use the drivers that are included with their operating system, or install a driver package for the card from Nvidia.

These driver package has grown over the years. It includes the driver that is required, and then other components that may or may not be required depending on how the computer is used.

PhotoBucket now charges $399 for third-party hosted images

If you have visited a website recently that displays images hosted on Photobucket, or are embedding images hosted on Photobucket on your own, you may have had a rather rude awakening one day as Photobucket decided to block these images from being displayed on third-party sites.

All Photobucket images hosted on third-party sites, at least from what we can tell, are replaced by a dummy image. It reads: Please update your account to enable 3rd party hosting. For important info, please go to www.photobucket.com/P500.

HamMultiPlayer: play multiple videos at the same time

HamMultiPlayer is a free software program for Microsoft Windows computer systems that lets you to play multiple videos at the same time.

The application uses mplayer and the MediaInfo library for that which means that it can play most video files out of the box. It is compatible with all 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Windows from Windows XP to Windows 10, and is a portable program that you can run from any location on a Windows machine.

The program's has been designed for several tasks, including previewing videos, managing them, and watching multiple videos at once.

Microsoft testing new update targeting framework

Microsoft announced this week that it is testing a new update targeting framework for the upcoming Windows 10 Fall Creators Update release.

When Microsoft releases feature updates to Windows 10, these are delivered as staged roll outs and not pushed instantly to the whole Windows machine population.

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