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Facebook Mobile: Your conversations are moving to Messenger

You have multiple ways to use Facebook's chat functionality if you are using a mobile device. You can install the official Messenger application if provided for the operating system your device is using, or use Facebook's mobile website directly for that.

Firefox 49: set default HTML5 video volume

Mozilla has added a new feature to Firefox 49 -- currently available if you run Firefox Nightly -- that allows you to set a default HTML5 video volume in the browser.

While it is usually possible to change the volume of audio or video content using an interface that is provided on sites, browsers usually don't provide you with options to change the default volume.

Other options may be available, for instance on Windows where you can change the volume of Firefox or whichever browser you are using to adjust the volume of audio this way.

Windows Automatic Startup Locations

The Windows operating system ships with options to run custom files or programs on startup.

That's good on the one hand as it enables users of the operating system to select programs that they want to start with Windows. It is also required for some programs, for instance security software as it is usually necessary that these programs start as early as possible.

But it is also a big nuisance as programs can be added to the startup during installations or even on start.

Vivaldi Themes got a whole lot better

Vivaldi launched version 1.2 of the web browser just yesterday but it seems that the team did not waste any time celebrating the new version as the first Vivaldi 1.3 snapshot was just released.

One would not necessarily expect a major feature to ship with the first snapshot released a day after a major release, but it happens occasionally and it definitely happened here.

You better disable update checks in KeePass 2

A security vulnerability in the popular password manager KeePass 2 was disclosed recently affecting all versions of the password manager but only if automatic update checks are enabled.

KeePass 2 ships with an option to check periodically for program updates. While update checks are performed if the feature is enabled, automatic downloads and installations of updates is not supported.

TeamViewer Service Outage and hacking claims

TeamViewer, the company behind the popular remote desktop software of the same name, experienced a service outage caused by a denial of service attack on the company's DNS server infrastructure on June 1, 2016.

WizTree 2.0 update brings support for all drives

WizTree 2.0 is a new version of the popular storage analysis program for Windows that analyzes drives to display the largest folders and files on those drives.

WizTree has been designed to quickly display which files take up the most storage space on a drive. The initial version of the program, reviewed us back in 2012, was one of the quickest programs when it came to scanning a drive.

The new update, the first in almost three years, improves the program significantly but without removing any of the features or functions that made it great in first place.

Firefox add-on Tab Groups version 2 is massive

Tab Groups version 2 is a massive update for the highly popular Firefox add-on that filled the gap after Mozilla decided to pull the Tab Groups native feature from the web browser.

Tab Groups, formerly known under names such as Eye Candy or Panoramas, allowed users of Firefox to create group of tabs that they could switch between.

This improved tab manageability as only part of all open tabs were displayed visually in the browser window at the same time.

Vivaldi 1.2 Browser now available

Vivaldi 1.2 is the latest stable version of the popular web browser that brings along with it editable gestures, clearer download progress, more tab improvements and a truckload of fixes and minor improvements.

Vivaldi has quickly risen to popularity thanks to a development philosophy that focuses on giving users choice when it comes to the browser instead of streamlining it by removing choice or not giving users choice in first place.

Subscribe to Reddit Domain Feeds

One lesser known feature of Reddit is the ability to display all submissions that a domain or site received on Reddit.

I mentioned this option two years ago for the first time and don't want to rehash everything I said in the previous article.

You may have stumbled upon it accidentally by clicking on the domain link next to submissions that lead to external sites as it will display the feed of that domain directly.


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