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Can you use the Tor Browser without Tor connection?

Tor Browser is a web browser specifically designed for privacy and anonymity. The web browser is a modified version of Firefox ESR that includes privacy tweaks and even some extensions to improve privacy and security on the Internet.

What makes it special is that all connections go through several severs of the Tor network before they connect to the destination.

ImBatch Image Batch Processor: Convert Images In Bulk

ImBatch is a versatile bulk image converter for Microsoft Windows devices that is free for non-commercial use.

Image batch processors can be useful tools to automate repetitive processes like converting image file types or changing other parameters like image resolutions or optimizing images for web publishing.

While most image viewers and editors support the processing of images, many do lack batch optimizing options or the versatility that ImBatch offers.

UUP Dump Downloader: download Windows 10 ISO images

UUP Dump Downloader is an open source program for Microsoft's Windows operating system to download Windows 10 ISO images that include the latest updates for the operating system.

Windows Defender does not like the program and blocked the download claiming that it included a Trojan. The security application is not the only one that flags the executable as malicious; the security engines of BitDefender, GData, F-Secure, Symtance or Sophos flagged it as well while Avast, Avira, ESET, Kaspersky, or Malwarebytes returned a clean rating.

Firefox CookieMan: manage Firefox cookies with this external program

Firefox CookieMan is a third-party program for Microsoft's Windows operating system to manage cookies.

Firefox includes a good set of tools to control and manage cookies and site data. Users of the browser may load about:preferences#privacy in the browser and activate "manage data" on the page to get the list of set cookies.

The menu lists each site that set a cookie in Firefox, the number of cookies that it set, the storage requirement, and the last use date.

German federal office BSI publishes Telemetry analysis

The German Federal Office for Information Security, BSI (Bundesamt für Sicherheit in der Informationstechnik) published a detailed Windows 10 Telemetry analysis on November 20, 2018.

Save Firefox tabs with Set Aside

How do you use your web browser? Do you keep tabs open when you close it and reload the session to continue where you left off? Start with a blank page and nothing else? Use bookmarks to save important sites for safekeeping?

Depending on how you use the browser, you may be interested in a new extension called Set Aside. Set Aside is a Firefox add-on that saves any tab that is open so that you have a record of all the sites of a saved group. You may then re-open the entire group of tabs or individual sites at a later point in time.

Microsoft blocks Windows 10 version 1809 for PCs with Intel display drivers

Microsoft updated the growing list of known issues with Windows 10 version 1809, the October 2018 Update, on November 21, 2018.

A new entry highlights that Microsoft blocks the upgrade to the new feature update on devices with certain Intel display drivers.

New Windows 10 version 1809 woes: no audio, bluescreens

It seems that the twice per year feature update release schedule for Windows 10 is taking its toll when it comes to release quality.

Microsoft had to stop the distribution of the latest feature update for Windows 10 that it released on October 2, 2018 officially only days later after some customers reported that personal data was deleted during the course of the upgrade.

Microsoft confirmed that the issue and has fixed it already; the changes are currently being tested on the Windows Insider channel before the roll-out of the update continues.

Microsoft wants $439 for Office 2019 Professional

Microsoft revealed a moment ago how much money it charges customers who would like to get their hands on the company's new Office 2019 Professional. The new version of Office is listed for $439 in the Microsoft Store in the United States.

More than 1000 new Arcade games added to Internet Archive

The Internet Archive has just added more than 1000 new arcade games to the Internet Arcade. Revealed in 2014 for the first time as a way to preserve classic computer and arcade games, and provide users with options to play these games using emulation, it is now one of the largest arcade sites on the Internet.

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