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Reduce File History size on Windows 10

File History is a useful feature of recent versions of the Microsoft Windows operating system that backs up files regularly when enabled.

You may want to check out our how to use File History guide if you have never used it before.

File History offers additional protection against data loss, but does not replace backups completely.

While it is useful as it is, as it allows you to recover files easily, it may take up quite a bit of space on the designated hard drive.

Mozilla tests new Get Add-ons page in Firefox

If you are running Firefox's Developer Edition you may have noticed the new Get Add-ons page already that Mozilla rolled out with the latest update.

Add-ons are one of the core selling points of the Firefox web browser. While Mozilla stated recently that 40% of Firefox users don't run a single add-on, it does mean that the other 60% run at least one.

Turn off specific sounds on Android

Ultimate Sound Control is a free application for Android that gives you better control over system sounds on devices running Android.

All Android versions come with some form of sound management. You may change the global volume for instance, select individual volume settings for ring, alarm and media, or change sounds for specific events.

Depending on the manufacturer of the device, you may get even more controls, for instance to turn off the sound the camera makes when you use it.

Avast to acquire AVG for $1.3 billion

Avast announced an agreement to acquire security rival AVG for $1.3 billion and $25 per outstanding share in an all cash offer earlier today.

AVG's stock jumped up more than $6 today already to $24.80 after the announcement was released by both companies.

The company reported gross income of $363.81 million and a net income of $46.97 million in 2015.

The transaction has been approved by AVG's and Avast's management board and supervisory board already, and AVG's board recommended the acceptance of the offer to AVG Shareholders.

How to solve a broken captcha

One more step, please complete the security check to access a site, may be displayed to you when you try to access certain sites on the Internet.

This happens to me a lot when I connect the device to a virtual private network or Tor. Usually, it means clicking on the "I'm not a robot" box first, and selecting images showing specific types of objects afterwards.

Etcher: flash images to SD and USB

Etcher is a new cross-platform open source program to burn operating system images to SD cards and USB drives safely and securely.

My Surface Pro 4 ships without optical drive, and so do quite a few modern laptops and desktop PCs. It seems that optical discs are on their way to a niche existence; but this may come with a couple of issues.

IObit Uninstaller 6 adds Microsoft Edge support

IObit Uninstaller 6 is a long-standing program uninstaller for Windows devices that scans for and removes leftovers after the removal process.

A first beta version of Uninstaller 6 has been announced on the official forum. Downloads are provided by Majorgeeks currently.

The Z is an innovative computer mouse

The Z is a mouse created by Swiftpoint that aims to revolutionize how mice works by introducing new features that benefit all users.

When it comes to the mouse input device, not much has changed in the past decade or so. Manufacturers moved away from using a ball to power movement to other techniques, specialized devices came with dozens or more buttons, and DPI started to become important as well.

Apart from that, you still click on buttons to perform actions and that is about it for the majority of mice out there.

What is eBay Plus?

eBay Plus is a relatively new subscription feature on eBay that provides members with exclusive access to features such as premium shipping or free return shipments.

eBay Plus works in many regards just like Amazon Prime. eBay customers pay a yearly fee to become eBay Plus members, and benefit from the features that the membership provides them with for as long as they remain members.

You may not have heard of the feature up until now; the main reason for that is that it is only available on eBay Germany and no other eBay marketplace.

Material Audiobook Player for Android review

Material Audiobook Player is a free application for Android devices designed to make the experience of listening to audiobooks on Android better.

While you may use any audio player to play audiobooks on Android, most are not suitable for the task.

This may not matter all the time, but when you try to play long audiobooks or entire series, it matters.

For instance, there is usually no option to use bookmarks, or remember the last position of audiobooks.


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