Telegram is adding a new privacy layer, letting you sign-up without your real phone number and use instead anonymous numbers from the Fragment blockchain platform. Also new, set a global auto-delete timer to remove messages in all new chats without leaving a trace.
Starting with version 108.0.5359.95, Google Chrome now allows you to find bookmarks, tabs, and your browsing history from the address bar. Just type "@bookmarks" or "@tabs" or "@history" in the address bar and start looking for open tabs and websites you've visited before.
A PS4 emulator boots its first 3D game
The antivirus for Linux-based operating systems keeps improving
Why it matters: VLC is universally regarded as one of the best (if not the best) media players available today. A new version released a couple of days ago brings further improvements for the program's compatibility, stability, security and format support.
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F.lux adjusts lighting and screen temperature to better suit your room and time of day. This allows for less strain to your eyes specially during the night and early morning by reducing blue light.
Firefox Translations is a promising alternative to Google Translate
What just happened? Apple has announced the winners of its annual App Store Awards, highlighting more than a dozen apps and games that it says inspired users to expand their imaginations and engage with friends, family and loved ones more deeply this year.
The results are helping researchers understand the value of online videos as an AI training resource
The finding marks the popular browser's 8th zero-day exploit of 2022
Why it matters: The tiny Linux kernel hidden within Windows has grown, and is now a proper, stable part of the operating system thanks to the Microsoft Store integration. Updates will be easier and faster this way.
"Where did that bring you? Back to me."
A hot potato: Mozilla has started accepting Manifest V3 add-ons for the code-signing process of the AMO store. From June 2023, Chrome will only accept MV3 extensions and crippled ad-blocking tools. Mozilla will continue to support full-featured (MV2) ad-blockers like uBlock Origin anyway.
The recalls are addressable using over-the-air updates
In addition to organizing, Calibre lets you edit, modify and create e-book from scratch. It syncs your library with almost every e-reader, phone or tablet, as well as any Windows, Mac and Linux device.
A hot potato: Meta employees and contractors have had access to an internal system for recovering user accounts for a while now. The deployment of this tool grew dramatically over the last few years, giving even more users permissions. Now, the company appears to be cracking down on access. One reason may be misuse within Facebook's own customer service.
There are several free PDF editors that include functionality that Adobe's Reader doesn't, such as merging two PDFs, rotating a page, and many others. This guide will help you choose the best tool for you.
Plus Unreal Engine 5.1 adds a ton of features and quality-of-life improvements
Canva is a well known tool for creators on social media, but it also offers desktop apps for Windows and macOS. This video and photo editing tool has numerous templates, access to stock images and team collaboration features.