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Free video editor Openshot releases 2.0.6 beta 3

Openshot is a free video editor that was first mainly developed for Linux but is also available for Windows. The 3rd beta of version 2.0.6 also adds stability improvements for this operating system.

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Google drops Flash banner support in 2017 – but that isn’t the end of annoying ads

Google will no longer show Flash based advertisements on its own networks, Google Display Network and Doubleclick Digital Marketing. The search giant urges advertisers to replace Flash banners with their HTML5 equivalents.

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Intel restricts overclocking of Skylake CPUs with BIOS update

A BIOS update for Skylake mainboards makes it impossible to overclock Skylake CPUs. The update contains code from Intel that makes overclocking of Skylake CPUs only possible on K-series processors.

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Number of apps in Windows 10 Phone Store grows rapidly, but most are fake

It's an often heard negative of Windows Phone, the number of popular apps is far behind iOS or Android. More popular apps make a mobile operating system more attractive to users. The Windows 10 Phone Store now sees a lot of new apps, but a large number is fake.

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Movie professionals threaten to sue Dutch government for €1.2 billion over illegal downloading

Dutch film producers and distributors threaten to sue the Dutch government for € 1.2 billion ($1.33 billion) because they lost income due to poor enforcement of the copyright laws in the Netherlands

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Popcorn Time developers launch new nearly unstoppable web version of their movie streaming service

The developers of Popcorn Time have released an open source variant of their service that allows anyone to implement it on their own domain making it nearly impossible to take down. It requires a special browser plugin called Torrents Time that's also made open source.

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Microsoft shipped 50% more Surface devices than expected

Microsoft has shipped 2.5 million Surface devices in the fourth quarter of last year. The company shipped 6 million Surface devices over the entire year 2015.

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Fisher Price’s Smart Toy Bear leaked name, birthday and gender of child

A smart teddy bear from Fisher Price allowed attackers to steal the name, birthdate and gender of the child that owns the toy. This was possible due to a vulnerability in an accompanying app. The 'Smart Toy Teddy Bear' is able to recognize and memorize the voice of the child and respond to what it says.

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After Apple now Samsung also supports adblock plugins in its mobile browser

The browser that Samsung installs by default on its smartphones now supports adblock plugins. Developers can now create a plugin for the browser of the Korean electronics giant that blocks advertisements, the first two plugins already appeared.

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Sales of Windows Phones decrease at constant rate, 57% down compared to year before

Phones running on Microsoft's mobile operating systems Windows Phone or Windows Mobile saw a decline in sales of 57% compared to last year. Since 2014 the number of sold Lumia phones decreases at a constant rate.

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One of the biggest internet annoyances disappears, Oracle stops with Java browser plugin

One of the biggest annoyances for internet users will disappear, Oracle will no longer offer its Java browser plugin which very frequently asked to be updated and often made pages slow.

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Windows 10 gets update that allows users to disable all ‘phone home’ functionality

Later this year, Microsoft will release a Windows 10 update that allows users to disable data tracking and the collection of telemetry data.

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Microsoft listened to you: now provides full release notes for Windows 10 updates

Microsoft will provide more information about updates for Windows 10 again. The release notes of updates of Microsoft latest operating system were often unclear and after feedback of Windows users, the company has decided to change that.

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Get 2GB free Google Drive storage by completing Google’s Security Checkup

Because of Safe Internet Day 2016 it's possible to get an additional 2GB on Google Drive for free. Google hands out the free storage to everyone who completes their Security Checkup.

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Google security researcher finds serious vulnerability in Avast browser

A security researcher from Google has revealed a vulnerability in a browser developed by antivirus company Avast. The browser is called Avastium, is also known as 'SafeZone' and built upon the open source browser Chromium.

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Google Chrome to end misleading download buttons annoyance

Google will built a feature into its Chrome browser that warns users for sites that try to trick users with false warnings and misleading download buttons. The developers of the browser want to protect users against sites that run advertisements urging users to download an "important update" or advertisements that resemble a download button for software.

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Mozilla officially announces it kills Firefox OS for smartphones

Mozilla today officially announced it ends development on Firefox OS for smartphones after the release of version 2.6 later this year. According to the company it is unable to compete with established popular mobile operating systems like Android and iOS.

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OCZ announces Trion 150 SSD series featuring Toshiba’s 15nm TLC NAND

Toshiba today announced the availability of its new Trion 150 SSD series. These drives contain Toshiba’s 15nm Triple-Level Cell (TLC) NAND flash.

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Windows 10 now ‘recommended update’ on Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 systems

Microsoft now automatically marks Windows 10 as a 'recommended update' on Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 systems. This means installation of Windows 10 automatically starts on systems with 'automatic updating' enabled.

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Adblockers had negative impact on Facebook’s revenue

Facebook reports in its annual report that adblockers had a negative impact on the company's revenue. Because a substantial part of Facebook's revenues come from advertising the company fears the increasing popularity of software that blocks ads

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Microsoft’s Edge browser keeps track of browsing history in InPrivate Mode

A security researcher found that URLs visited in Private mode on Windows 10's default browser, Edge, can still be found as they are stored in a separate folder on the hard drive.

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Microsoft’s mobile phone VP Joe Belfiore caught using iPhone when travelling

The person at Microsoft running the team that builds phone, tablet and PC versions of Windows 10 has been caught using an Apple iPhone. His name is Joe Belfiore and he's known as an evangelist for Windows on mobile phones.

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First videos only available to Youtube Red subscribers appear

Youtube today announced the first videos that can only be viewed by Youtube Red subscribers. The first videos are produced by famous Youtubers such as Lilly Singh, Rooster Teeth, PewDiePie and AwesomenessTV.

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Microsoft patches 6 cricital vulnerabilities in Windows, Edge, Internet Explorer and Flash Player

Microsoft released 13 security updates for vulnerabilities in Windows, Internet Explorer, Edge, Office, Microsoft Server Software, the .NET Framework and Adobe Flash Player during its Patch Tuesday of February.

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Cisco recalls switches that could hurt you

Networking giant Cisco is replacing its IE5000 switches because an issue with the device has the potential to hurt its user. The company discovered that potential damage to the source wiring can cause a short to the metal enclosure/barrier.

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Mozilla moves away from releasing a new Firefox version every 6 weeks

Mozilla will change its current update cycle where it releases a new version of Firefox every six weeks. Instead the browser developer will take some additional time to finish a new release.

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Microsoft: Additional security provided by EMET not needed on Windows 10 systems

Windows 10 is so secure that according to Microsoft it no longer needs additional security measures like the company's Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit (EMET). Even better, Windows 10's security is even better than that provided by EMET, the company writes.

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Sony enters consumer SSD market with SLW-M series

Sony is entering the consumer SSD market with its SLW-M series available in capacities of 240GB and 480GB.

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Class action lawsuit started against Seagate for consistently failing 3TB Barracuda HDDs

Seagate Barracuda 3TB HDD owners have started a class action lawsuit against the company because it's drives systematically failed. Also, warranty appointment replacement drives were equally defective causing users to lose data and waste money.

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For the first time more Windows 10 users than Windows 8.1

Last month Windows 10 had for the first time more users than its predecessor, Windows 8.1. In these numbers only the PC version of the operating system is included.

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American government warns parents to properly secure their baby monitor devices

The American government has warned parents for the password used on their baby monitoring devices. It also warns for other possible security threats for theses devices that allows parents to monitor their baby over the internet.

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Google’s VirusTotal now also scans for malicious code in firmware and BIOS files

Google's online multi-engine virusscanner Virustotal is now able to scan firmware and BIOS files for malicious code. Firmware is often the first piece of code loaded on a system and resides in a flash memory soldered to the mainboard.

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Speedtest.net developer Ookla confirms Myce’s ISP speed test manipulation article

Ookla, the company behind speedtest.net, contacted Myce to confirm that indeed one tested ISP is using a way to manipulate the Ookla Speedtest result. Manipulation can give customers of internet providers the idea that their internet connection is faster than it really is.

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