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Windows 10 Build 16241: Task Manager Process Groups

Microsoft published a new build of the upcoming Windows 10 Fall Creators Update today to the Fast Ring Insider channel.

While users should not expect major features being integrated into the new version of Windows 10 at this stage in development, new builds do feature gradual improvements over previous ones.

Microsoft is giving away truckloads of ebooks

Microsoft is doing it again; the company is giving away (for free) an entire collection of ebooks covering major Microsoft products such as Windows, Windows Server, Microsoft Office, Exchange Server, and a lot more.

RegistryChangesView: monitor Windows Registry modifications

RegistryChangesView is a brand new portable application by Nirsoft for Windows that you may use to monitor the Registry for changes.

The program has been designed to take Registry snapshots, and compare these snapshots to list all changes that have been made to the keys and values included in both snapshots.

Google Backup and Sync is here: let’s take a look

Google Backup and Sync is a new program by Google that combines Google Photos and Google Drive functionality in a single client application.

Privacy blunder? Firefox’s Get Add-ons page uses Google Analytics

The Firefox web browser ships with an add-on management interface that users may load directly by typing about:addons in the browser's address bar, or by using menus of the browser the page is linked from.

The management interface comes with several pages that separate extensions from themes, plugins, services, scripts and other "add-ons" that users may add to Firefox in one way or another.

There is also a Get Add-ons page that lists add-on suggestions to users. It is making the rounds right now connects to Google Analytics when users access it.

Fedora 26 Released

 

It’s been a number of years since I sat down and gave Fedora a spin; I’ve always leaned more towards some of the other distributions out there with features that more suited my style. However, with the release of Fedora 26 I thought perhaps I should give the very popular and powerful distribution it’s due diligence and see how it runs.

Bitdefender 2018 changes

Bitdefender released a refresh of the company's Bitdefender product line yesterday that improves it in several key security areas.

Bitdefender Total Security 2018, Bitdefender Internet Security 2018 and Bitdefender Antivirus Plus 2018 are all available already on the Bitdefender website.

Existing users may download the new versions from Bitdefender Central to install the new version and replace the old version with it in the process.

Remove the Windows.old folder manually

Windows creates the folder Windows.old on a PC running Windows when you upgrade the PC to a new version of the operating system.

The Windows.old folder contains files and folders of the old installation of Windows, and the main reason it is there is that it is used to restore the old system if the user wants to go back to it.

This folder may take up a sizeable amount of space, but will get deleted automatically usually by Windows after a set period of time.

Shutdown8: shut down, sleep, restart Windows PCs

Shutdown8 is a free program for Microsoft Windows that provides you with the means to change the power state of a Windows PC.

That alone is not overly spectacular, considering that you can change the power state from the Start Menu or by pressing the power button of the PC.

What sets it apart are two features: first that it comes with a timer functionality, and second that it may be easier to access than the default Windows options. The latter is true especially if you pin the program to the taskbar, or place it on the desktop.

Twitter adds option to mute new accounts

Twitter announced on July 10 through the company's Twitter Safety account that new options to mute notifications have been added to the site.

The social messaging service supports several security functions to deal with other Twitter users. This includes blocking accounts, muting words or muting accounts.

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