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May 2018

Google reveals how well Chrome's autoplay-blocking feature works

Google introduced autoplay blocking functionality in Chrome 66 for the desktop last month. The company identified autoplaying video with sound as a huge user annoyance and decided to do something about it.

FastStone Image Viewer 6.5 supports video import

FastStone Image Viewer 6.5 is the latest version of the media viewer for Microsoft's Windows operating system. The new version of the application supports the importing of video files, improved the slideshow functionality and the internal video player.

If you ask one hundred Windows users about the media viewer they use to view images, you will probably get more than twenty different answers.

Spectre Next Generation vulnerabilities affect Intel processors

Intel is facing another wave of reported security issues that affect the company's processors. The vulnerabilities, called Spectre Next Generation or Spectre NG, have not been disclosed publicly yet.

FreeFileSync 10.0 updates removes ads from installer

FreefileSync 10.0 is the latest version of the popular cross-platform file synchronization software.

The program is listed in our Best Windows file synchronization software list as it is quite powerful when it comes to data synchronization operations on Windows, Linux or Mac OS X devices.

Fedora 28 Linux-based operating system released

While the past couple of days were filled with news about the new version of Windows 10 and its massive list of bugs, Linux users have the opportunity to test a new version of Fedora Linux as well.

Fedora 28 is the new version of the Linux distribution and it is available as a Workstation, Server and Atomic Host release.

Microsoft Office May 2018 non-security updates overview

Yesterday was the first Tuesday of the month and that means Microsoft Office patch day at Microsoft. The May 2018 non-security updates for Microsoft Office include patches for Microsoft Office 2016, 2013 and 2010.

As usually, these updates apply only to Microsoft Installer (msi) editions of Microsoft Office and not to Click-to-Run editions such as Microsoft Office 365.

Just open the linked support pages to find out more about the updates and download 32-bit or 64-bit versions of the patches to your device to apply them to the Office installation.

Firefox 60: sponsored content for US users

Mozilla plans to show sponsored content to Firefox users from the United States in Firefox 60. The organization plans to do so without sacrificing privacy and has published information and code already that highlights the data that Firefox collects.

Syncmarx is a Xmarks bookmark syncing alternative

Syncmarx is a new browser extension for Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome -- and web browsers that share the codebase with the two browsers -- that supports cross-browser bookmark syncing.

The web browser extension is developed by a former user of Xmarks, a popular cross-browser syncing service that has been shut down today.

Microsoft .Net Framework 4.7.2 released

Microsoft .Net Framework 4.7.2 is a new version of Microsoft's .Net Framework. The new version is integrated in the Windows 10 April 2018 Update release; if you run older versions of Windows, you may download and install the new version to update the framework to the latest version.

Microsoft released updates for Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 as well as Windows 7 versions 1607, 1703 and 1709.

Windows 10 version 1803: removed or deprecated features

Microsoft released the April 2018 Update for Windows 10 on April 30, 2018 and users and administrators have been upgrading machines to the new version of Windows since that day.

The update is available on Windows Update but also as a separate download for users who prefer to create installation media.

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