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Google is now auto-deleting some activity, but it is not enough

Google CEO Sundar Pichai published an announcement on the company's official Safety and Security blog yesterday about privacy changes for some Google products.

Chrome 83: rollout of DNS over HTTPS (Secure DNS) begins

Google started the rollout of DNS over HTTPS yesterday in Chrome Stable with the release of Chrome 83 Stable to the public.

The company calls it Secure DNS. DNS lookups are unencrypted by default; this means that DNS may be used to track the sites that an Internet user opens. Additionally, since it is unencrypted, bad actors may exploit it to manipulate or tamper with the connection, e.g. for phishing purposes.

RapydMark is a portable benchmark tool for Windows

Stress testing your computer can be a good way to check its performance under heavy load. RapydMark is benchmark tool for Windows that can help you test your PC's hardware.

How to deal with Chrome's "downloading proxy script" message

The message "downloading proxy script" may be displayed by Google Chrome. If you see it frequently, you may want to know why the message is displayed by the browser and what you can do about it.

You may see the message when Internet connectivity changes, e.g. when you connect to a different Wi-Fi network or if other connectivity parameters change. Chrome may appear to take longer than usually to display sites and the downloading of the proxy script may take a few seconds to complete.

The next Windows 10 feature update is called the May 2020 Update

The next feature update for Microsoft's Windows 10 operating system will likely be called the May 2020 Update.

Thunderbird 68.7.0 has been released

The developers of the email client Thunderbird have released Thunderbird 68.7.0 to the public. The update for the stable 68.x branch of the email client is a maintenance update for the most part that resolves more than a dozen issues in the email client and improves MailExtensions support in the client. Additionally, it fixes security issues.

Microsoft's new Edge browser will get vertical tabs soon

All modern browsers use a horizontal bar to display open websites in tabs; that has been the status ever since browsers started to allow users to open multiple sites in a single browser window.

Vertical tabs were introduced as extensions, a prominent example the classic version of Tab Mix Plus for the Firefox web browser which was one of the most popular extensions of its kind.

Microsoft launches its Bing Coronavirus Tracker

Keeping track of Coranavirus news can be quite the time-consuming process and a burden as well considering that you need to find reliable information.

Microsoft just launched its Coronavirus tracker on Bing. COVID-19 Tracker provides statistics and information about the spread of the virus in the world.

Gog Spring Sale 2020 with more than 2500 discounted games until March 30

Gog unveiled the company's annual Spring Sale yesterday. The gaming platform holds several sales throughout the year and Spring Sale is just one of them. Customers and new users find more than 2500 discounted games on the platform which focuses heavily on classic games.

While you will find newer games on Gog as well, most games that are currently available fall into the classic category.

Sumatra 3.2 PDF reader drops Windows XP support

Sumatra PDF is my favorite PDF reader on Windows; it is lightning fast, resource friendly, and generally a well designed application. The developer of the application has released Sumatra 3.2 to the public yesterday. It is the first release of the PDF viewer since 2016 as development slowed down considerably in the past couple of years.

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