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January 2019

Windows 10 1903 comes with setup error improvements

Microsoft plans to improve the user experience during setup of Windows 10 in regards to error messages the system may display in the coming Windows 10 version 1903.

The company demonstrated the current and new functionality in the latest Windows Insider Webcast on Mixer (starts at the 1 hour mark).

Thunderbird 60.5.0 released

Thunderbird 60.5.0 was released on January 29, 2019. The new version of the cross-platform email client introduces search engine improvements, integrates WeTransfer for file attachment uploads, and improves integration of Microsoft Exchange accounts.

Kodi 18.0 Final has been released

Kodi 18.0 has been released. The new version of the media center is already available on the official download page on the project website. Kodi is one of our top Windows Media Center alternatives.

The news section on the site has not been updated at the time of writing but the changelog is already available; it is huge.

Windows Server 2012 and Windows Embedded 8 Standard get IE11 support

Microsoft announced today that it plans to make Internet Explorer 11 available to the company's operating systems Windows Server 2012 and Windows Embedded 8 Standard.

Odio is a nice looking but basic radio player

Odio is a cross-platform Internet radio player that can be run on Windows, Mac, and Linux devices natively to play radio streams.

Internet users don't need programs necessarily to play radio; some online sites and stations, e.g. the Shoutcast directory, offer direct playback in all modern browsers.

Windows 10 version 1809 upgrade could invalidate Administrator account

It appears that the list of bugs in Windows 10 version 1809, the October 2018 Update, is still growing despite Microsoft's efforts to fix these bugs.

Find duplicate photos with Find.Same.Images.OK for Windows

Find.Same.Images.OK is a free portable software program for Microsoft's Windows operating system to find duplicate photos (and any other image dupes) quickly.

Unless you are very careful when it comes to download images or transferring images from digital cameras, smartphones and other devices, you will end up with duplicate images eventually.

Sometimes, that is desired, e.g. for backup purposes. At other times, it may cause issues such as lower than expected free disk space on drives or productivity issues when it comes to finding photos.

Containers with Transitions makes Firefox Containers more useful

Containers with Transitions is a brand new Firefox extension that improves the functionality of Mozilla's own Multi-Account Containers extension for Firefox.

Mozilla launched Containers as a Firefox Test Pilot project in 2017; the organization did not integrate Containers natively after the Test Pilot project ran its course but released the Multi-Account Containers extension instead. Firefox users who wanted to make use of Container functionality in the browser could install the extension to add support for it to the browser.

Bookmarks Organizer 3.0 for Firefox includes whitelist functionality

Sören Hentzschel released a new version of the bookmarks management extension Bookmarks Organizer for the Firefox web browser. Bookmarks Organizer 3.0 includes a new whitelisting functionality and other improvements.

Sören released the first version of the extension in 2017; Bookmarks Organizer is a WebExtension which means that it is compatible with all recent versions of the Firefox web browser. The extension filled the gap that the removal of Firefox's classic system for add-ons created as classic bookmark management extensions stopped working as a consequence.

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