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First public beta of Pale Moon for Android now available

When Mozilla launched Australis, several readers of this blog moved away from Firefox by installing Pale Moon instead. The Pale Moon browser is Firefox in essence but with several notable differences.

Probably the biggest difference is that the Pale Moon author made the decision to keep Firefox's classic layout and design instead of switching over to the new Australis interface.

Firefox users can modify the browser to make it look similar to the classic version of the pre-Australis era, but that is only possible by installing one or multiple add-ons.

Bandizip is probably the best free file archiver right now

I have used different file archiving programs over the years on Windows including popular commercial programs such as WinRar or WinZip as well as a number of free applications such as Extract Now or 7-Zip.

Auto Plugin Checker for Firefox checks for plugin updates automatically

While more and more sites and services switch to versions that don't require plugins, there are still many out there on the Internet that only run if you have the right plugin installed.

One reason why browser developers such as Mozilla or Google want to eliminate the need for plugins is security. Since plugins are loaded from external locations by the browser, the browser itself has little control over it.

How to disable automatic maintenance tasks in Windows 8

If you are running the Windows 8 operating system, and it does not really matter if you are still on Windows 8 or have upgraded to Windows 8.1, then you may have noticed that the system starts to run maintenance jobs all of a sudden.

While some of those tasks are defined to execute only when the system is idle and not in use, you may still notice that the tasks are run regardless of that.

Opera Software releases first Linux build of new Opera

When Opera Software announced that it would switch from its old trusted Presto engine to Chromium, it became clear quickly afterwards that many popular features of the old client would not be available initially in the new one.

The new Opera can best be described as bare bones. While it offered anything that you could possible want in terms of rendering web pages in the browser, many of the features that made Opera unique or comfortable to use were missing.

How to always load sites in private browsing mode in Firefox

Depending on how you are using the computers you have access to, the private browsing mode of web browsers can be a useful addition.

Remove OpenCandy from your Windows PC

Whenever you install software on your Windows PC, there is a chance that it comes with third-party offers included. These offers range from other software that you may install on your system to toolbars, browser extensions or modifications made to your browser setup including the search provider and homepage.

OpenCandy is one service that developers of software use to power these offers. Unlike many others, it is displaying custom offers to users while the software is being installed.

How to lock applications on Android

As the sole user of an Android device it is usually not necessary to lock specific applications on it.

Find out if your PC’s cpu supports virtualization

In computing, virtualization can mean a number of things.

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