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October 2017

People report that Google removes documents from Google Docs for TOS violations

Some users on Twitter report that Google removed some of their documents on Google Docs for Terms of Service violations.

Bhaskar Sunkara for instance wrote that Google removed his document on Eastern European post-socialist parties that he stored on Google Drive.

Tfw your finalizing a piece on E. Europe post-socialist parties in Google Drive and Google removes it because it's in violation of its ToS??

Malwarebytes discontinues Junkware Removal Tool

Malwarebytes announced on October 26, 2017 that it will discontinue supporting the company's Junkware Removal Tool in the first quarter of 2018.

Junkware Removal Tool is a free program for Windows designed specifically to remove potentially unwanted programs (PUPs), adware, and other unwanted things from the operating system.

It supports the removal of programs, browser extensions, toolbars, and adware, and supports more than 250 different variants of junkware that it can remove in its latest version.

Firefox 58 for Android: enable Quantum CSS engine

Mozilla plans to release the first major bits of Project Quantum, the organizations new web engine in Firefox 57 Stable on the desktop.

The new technology makes Firefox two times as fast as Firefox versions that were released in 2017 as well according to Mozilla.

Microsoft discontinues Premium offer

Microsoft introduced Premium in 2016 as a paid upgrade for existing Outlook customers to take advantage of additional functionality. Premium was available for $19.99 for a limited promotional period, and for $49.99 per year afterwards. It removed all advertisement from the online service, added support for custom email addresses to Outlook, and introduced options to share calendars, contacts and documents with others.

AIMP 4.5 music player released

AIMP is a popular music player that looks and behaves in many regards as Winamp, one of the most popular music players of all times for Windows.

AIMP 4.5 was released on October 30, 2017, and it is a new major update for the music player. The previous stable version, AIMP 4.13 was released in February of 2017, and work began on the new version of the player right after the release of that version in February.

Microsoft to end free Windows 10 accessibility upgrade offer

Windows customers have two options right now when it comes to upgrading previous versions of the operating system to Windows 10.

They can either upgrade a Windows 7 or 8 system directly to Windows 10 for free, or use Microsoft's offer for customers who use assistive technologies to upgrade to Windows 10 for free.

Fix “This app can’t run on your PC” on Windows

The Windows operating system may throw the error "This app can't run on your PC" when you try to run a program that is detected by the operating system as incompatible with that particular version of Windows.

The error message can have several causes, and the following guide is an attempt to provide you with information that you may use to analyze and correct the error.

How to convert Windows installations to virtual machine images

There are quite a few use cases for wanting to convert a Windows installation to a virtual machine image; maybe you want to run tests on the virtual image afterwards, for instance to run an update to see how it goes. Or, you want to use the image as an option to access data from an old machine that you won't use anymore after the conversion.

Paragon Hard Disk Manager 16 Basic review

Paragon Hard Disk Manager 16 Basic is a free program for Windows by the German software company Paragon Software that combines several of the company's single-purpose tools in a single interface.

Paragon discontinued the free editions of Partition Manager, Backup & Recovery, and Rescue Kit Free, but instead of just shutting down the products, the company created Hard Disk Manager 16 Basic which includes the functionality.

The software program has a size of about 150 Megabytes, and can be downloaded as a 32-bit and 64-bit version for Microsoft Windows systems.

Analyze Service Host high CPU usage

High CPU usage of a process on Windows can slow down other operations to snail like pace. While that is sometimes caused by user run programs, say a taxing computer game or video rendering program, it may sometimes be caused by Windows processes such as Service Host.

Service Host is a svchost.exe process; Recent versions of Microsoft's Windows 10 operating system separate services that are run by it while older versions of Windows lumped them together which made identification more complicated.


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