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IFTTT update brings VoIP Calls support

If This Then That is a handy online service that you may use to automate things on your computer or mobile devices.

The service calls these recipes applets, and they enable you to automate all kinds of things; examples include getting a weather report notification each day at 7 am, saving email attachments automatically to a cloud storage service, or tweeting your Instagrams as native photos on Twitter.

Extend Windows Vista by installing Windows Server 2008 updates

Microsoft ended extended support for Windows Vista back in April 2017 which means that the company won't release security updates anymore for the operating system.

While Microsoft itself loosened that up a little bit by releasing security patches on the June 2017 Patch Day for the unsupported operating systems Windows Vista and Windows XP, it was an exemption to the rule.

Google won’t read Gmail emails anymore for advertisement

According to a new blog post on Google's blog, Google will soon stop scanning emails on its Gmail email service for advertisement purposes.

Gmail scans user emails on Gmail for a variety of purposes. These include to make sure that they don't contain spam or malware, but also to use the information for advertising purposes.

PCMark 10 Basic: Benchmark for Home PCs

Futuremark's PCMark 10 Basic is a free for-home use version of the company's flagship benchmarks PCMark 10 Advanced and Professional.

All In One System Rescue Toolkit 2017 is out

All In One System Rescue Toolkit 2017 is a new version of the system analysis and repair toolkit that combines Live CD functionality and Windows tools.

We reviewed the initial release version of the All In One System Rescue Toolkit back in 2016, and found it to be a great tool not only for professional support technicians but also everyday users who want access to an assortment of tools that they can boot or run directly.

Mozilla should hide legacy add-ons on Firefox AMO

The Firefox add-ons repository, short AMO (Addons Mozilla Org), hosts thousands of add-ons for the Firefox web browser.

I like Firefox AMO more than the Google Chrome Web Store, and the core reason for that is that it makes add-on discovery easier. I can sort by newest or updated for instance, something that cannot be done on Google's Chrome Web Store.

Mozilla improves CSS Grid Inspector in Firefox Nightly

Mozilla announced just a moment ago that it has improved the CSS Grid Inspector of Firefox's integrated Developer Tools significantly.

The new functionality has been added to Firefox Nightly, the cutting edge development version of the Firefox web browser that gets new features first before they migrate to Beta and then to Stable versions of the web browser.

Opera 46.0 is out: find out what is new

Opera Software released Opera 46.0 on June 22, 1017 to the Stable channel brings along with it stability improvements and quality improvements.

Opera states that the release  is the second stage of the Reborn project, a project to improve the look and feel of the Opera browser.

Windows 10 Insider Build 16226: lots of improvements

Microsoft published Windows 10 Insider Build 16226 a couple of hours ago to the Fast Ring Insider channel. This new build includes a truckload of improvements and features, and also some fixes.

Insiders who have been plagued by the dreaded "inaccessible boot device" error, or updates that hung at around 33% can run the new update as the issues have been fixed.

The update is available through Windows Update already, provided that the device is part of the Windows 10 Insider Fast Ring channel.

Kaspersky VirusDesk: online file and link scanner

Kaspersky VirusDesk is a free service by Russian security firm Kaspersky that enables you to scan files or links for viruses and other threats.

While most computer users would probably agree that having a resident antivirus solution installed is a must in these days and age, especially on Windows, there is little to argue about the usefulness of complementing online scanners.

Online file scanners give you a second opinion on a file, and if they have integrated multiple antivirus engines, an even better estimation of a file's threat level.

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