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Iperius Backup is a user-friendly program for backing up your files and folders

When it comes to backing up data, I prefer automating the task. It's a lot more convenient, a safer option, and one less thing to worry about. Which backup program do you use? My choice is usually Macrium Reflect, but I decided to take Iperius Backup for a spin.

Wonder about the data Google collects in Chrome and links to you? Now we know

Up until now, it was clear that Google was collecting data through its Chrome web browser and other services, but most users probably did not know the exact data types and data that Google was collecting. Microsoft revealed what it collects from users of its Windows 10 operating system, and other browser makers, Mozilla for example, reveal more details when it comes to telemetry.

Google is pushing 64-bit Chrome on Android

If you are using Chrome on Android devices, you may run a 64-bit version of the browser after the upgrade to Chrome 89 on the device, instead of the 32-bit version of the browser.

Google started to push the 64-bit version of Google Chrome for Android to devices that match specific system requirements. In other words: not all devices will see the upgrade to Chrome 64. The following minimum requirements need to be met (all of them):

Bitwarden Send is now available to all users

The makers of the password manager Bitwarden unveiled Bitwarden Send today. Bitwarden Send is a secure text and file sharing feature that is available in all Bitwarden clients, the web vault, browser extensions and the command line interface.

The feature is available for all users, but some functionality is reserved to users with premium subscriptions only.

March 2021 cumulative updates cause printing bluescreens on Windows 10 devices

Microsoft published security updates for all supported versions of Windows 10 yesterday on the March 2021 Patch Day. It appears that the updates are causing issues on some devices; specifically, the attempt to print may result in bluescreen errors on affected devices.

The updates patch security issues, all with the second-highest severity rating of important. One of the additional issues that these updates patch is a printing to FILE ports vulnerability. The issue is patched in updates for all versions of Windows, from Windows 7 to Windows 10.

Microsoft plans to align all Edge codebases later this year

Now that the legacy version of Microsoft's Edge browser has run out of support, Microsoft is doubling-down on its new Chromium-based Edge browser. During the Ignite 2021 conference, Microsoft revealed plans to align the codebase of the Edge browser on all supported platforms.

Currently, Microsoft Edge on the desktop differs from the mobile versions of Edge for iOS and Android, and even the mobile apps differ because the iOS version is using WebKit as its codebase while the Android version Chromium.

Steam's Remote Play Together now functions without a Steam account

Valve Software announced an addition to the Remote Play Together feature of the company's Steam gaming platform this week. Remote Play gives Steam users the option to play games with others, even if the invited users don't have the game in their library.

Remote Play works with a selection of games only and up until now, required that every participating user had Steam installed and a Steam account.

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