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Top 10 Best Open Source Windows Programs You Need to Try

📰7 months ago518 views

When it comes to open source software, Windows users often find themselves with a wealth of options that can rival any commercial software suite. Open source software not only offers cost-effective solutions but also promotes transparency and community-driven development. In this article, we'll explore the top 10 best open source Windows programs that cover a wide range of needs, from multimedia and productivity to system management and utilities.

  1. Brave Browser
    A Chromium-based browser that places user privacy at the forefront. Unlike many popular browsers, Brave respects your online privacy while retaining useful features such as Chrome extensions.
  2. qView
    For a lightweight, lightning-fast image viewer, qView stands out. It supports a wide range of image formats, boasts a simple and intuitive interface, and is perfect for quickly browsing and viewing your image collection.
  3. MPC BE
    A continuation of the popular Media Player Classic, which was discontinued. It offers a lightweight and versatile media player with excellent ...
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Never Combine Taskbar Buttons is finally back on Windows 11

📰7 months ago182 views

In a surprising and much-welcomed move, Microsoft has brought back the "Never Combine Taskbar Buttons" feature to regular Windows 11 users with the release of the 2023-10 Cumulative Update for Windows 11 Version 22H2 (KB5031354). This update has been long-awaited by users who were accustomed to the feature's functionality in earlier Windows versions, and it marks another step in Microsoft's ongoing efforts to refine and enhance the Windows 11 experience.

The "Never Combine Taskbar Buttons" feature is not entirely new to the Windows. It was a staple in earlier Windows versions, allowing users to keep individual taskbar buttons for each open application or window, even when multiple instances of the same program were running. This feature made it easier for users to quickly switch between open windows, as they could simply click on the program's icon in the taskbar, and it would display a list of all open windows associated with that program.

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Can visiting a webpage do any harm to you?

📰1 year ago379 views

Visiting a page alone shouldn't be that big of a deal when you are only viewing it and your browser is up to date. Cyber criminals often use various techniques to infect websites with malicious code and trick users into doing certain activities designed to steal sensitive information or infect their devices, which can compromise their online security and their device performance.

Here are some of the ways visiting a webpage can harm you:


  • Phishing Attacks

Phishing is a type of cyber-attack where attackers create fake websites designed to trick users into providing sensitive information such as login credentials, credit card numbers, or even cryptocurrency wallets. These fake websites are often made to look like legitimate websites, and users may unknowingly enter their information, thinking that they are on a genuine website.


  • Drive-By Downloads

Drive-by downloads occur when malware is automatically downloaded to your computer when you visit a website. This can happen when a website contains malicious code that exploits vulnerabilities in your web brows...

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Download Torrents in Browser using Brave! | How to

📰1 year ago1.2k viewsVideo

Hey there! Did you know that you can download torrents right from your browser? It's true! And it's all thanks to Brave - a browser that's super cool and has a built-in feature called Webtorrent.

So, how do you use this feature? It's actually pretty simple, you don't need to download any other program or extension to get started. If you're already using Brave, you're good to go!

All you have to do is open torrent file or click on the magnet link. This will automatically open up Brave's Webtorrent feature.

Click "Start Torrent" and it will start downloading. You can still use your browser as usual while the download is in progress.

And that's it! Now you know how to download torrents using Brave's built-in Webtorrent feature. Pretty cool, right?

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Top 10 Android cryptocurrency tracking apps

📰2 years ago524 views
Cryptocurrency tracking apps and portfolio tracking apps are essential tools for investors and traders to keep track of their investments. With so many options available, finding the right app can be overwhelming. If you are looking for a user-friendly app to track your investments, this list of the best Android cryptocurrency tracking apps has got you covered. All of these apps have built-in news and dark modes to make tracking your investments a breeze.

  • LiveCoinWatch is a lightweight and simple app that can be used without an account. It also has a built-in crypto calculator, which is useful tool.

  • CoinStats is a modern and responsive app that is easy to use. It has a built-in currency converter and can be used without an account, making it a great option for beginners.

  • Coinbase is an exchange with modern and sleek design. Although its interface may not be the most user-friendly, it is convenient for those who already use the platform to buy and sell cryptocurrencies. It has many features, but it requires account to view coins unlike the other apps on this list.

  • COINS (by coinpaprika) is a very...
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Top 10 best open source android apps

📰2 years ago805 views
Open source software has become increasingly popular in recent years, as more people become concerned with data privacy and security. Android users, in particular, can benefit from using open source applications because they are often more transparent and customizable than their proprietary counterparts. In this article, we'll explore some of the best free open source Android applications that I tried recently.
  • F-Droid is an app store for Android that offers a wide range of free and open-source applications. It allows users to browse and install apps directly from its repository. F-Droid has a simple and user-friendly interface that makes it easy for users to discover new apps.

  • Firefox Browser is a popular web browser available pretty much everywhere. It is known for its privacy-focused features and support for add-ons. Firefox Browser offers a smooth and fast browsing experience and has many customization options.

  • Aves Libre is an gallery app that makes it easy to view, edit and organize your photos and videos. With Aves Gallery, you can easily browse through your media and sort them into albums for ea...
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How to record videos without watermark on Windows for free

📰2 years ago353 views

If you're looking to capture a high-quality video on your Windows 11 or 10 computer, you're in luck! Whether it's a game or just a screen recording, there are several free options available to help you achieve your goal. You don't have to worry about watermarks or paying for expensive software, as all of the options mentioned in this article are completely free. In this article, we'll be exploring three main ways to record videos in Windows. Each option has its own set of features and benefits, and we'll provide a detailed rundown of how to use each one. Whether you're a casual user or a professional content creator, these methods will help you create high-quality videos with ease.

  • Microsoft Game Bar

One of the simplest ways to record videos is by using the Microsoft Game Bar. It's a built-in feature on Windows, so you don't have to download any additional software. However, the downside is that it's primarily designed for recording games and may not work with all programs. Nonetheless, it works well with popular browsers like Google Chrome and Microsoft Edge. To start recording, press the hotkey combination of Win + Alt + R, or press Win + G to open the m...

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How to install apk files on Windows 11 (easy way)

📰2 years ago531 views

Today, I will show you the easiest way to install an Android .apk file on Windows 11 without using an emulator.

You will need the Windows Subsystem for Android™ installed for this method to work. If you don't have it installed, check out my previous tutorial where I demonstrate a quick way to install it, even if it says that your device is not supported.

Step 1:

Open Windows Subsystem for Android™ and enable Developer mode.

Step 2:

Download WSA pacman installer from github and install it:

https://github.com/alesimula/wsa_pacman

Step 3:

Allow ADB debugging and double click the apk file you want to install.
And that was pretty much it, enjoy 😊
Now you can install apk files.

 

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How to install Windows Subsystem for Android on Windows 11 (easy way)

📰2 years ago463 views

The Android Subsystem, a feature that allows Windows 11 users to run Android apps on their PC, is not currently available in most countries.

So there is high chance that you are getting error "This app will not work on your device.", or you may not see it on the app store at all.

I was surprised how everyone was suggesting the hardest methods to install the Android Subsystem.

So today I will show you the easiest way of getting android apps running on your computer from any country on non insider build of Windows 11.

Step 1:

Open Start and type "Region settings", this will open Settings window.


Step 2:

Change your region to United States (you can change it back later).


Step 3:

Restart the app store.


Step 4:

Head to official Microsoft App store web page of Windows Subsystem for Android™ and click on the "Get in Store app" button which will open the app store.

https://apps.microsoft.com/store/detail/windows-subsystem-for-android%E2%84%A2-with-amazon-appstore/9P3395VX91NR?hl=en-us&gl=us


Step 5:

Finally install!

If you have followed a...

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How to make Windows 10 run faster (quick way)

📰2 years ago400 views

Have you noticed that your Windows 10 or 11 computer becomes slower over time?
It can slow down due to the accumulation of junk files, programs running in the background, and other factors. Here are some suggestions to help you speed up your device.


  • Run Disk Clean-up: Windows has a built-in tool called Disk Clean-up that can help you free up space on your hard drive. To run it, click the Start button, type “Disk Clean-up” in the search box and open it. You can also clean up system files by checking the box labeled “Clean up system files”.


  • Delete System Restore Files: System Restore is a feature that allows you to revert your system to a previous state, but it can take up a lot of space on your hard drive. If you don’t use System Restore at all, you can delete the files or disable the feature altogether. To do this, type “System Properties” in the search box, click on System protection, and then click on the System Restore tab.


  • Delete Files from %temp% Folder: The %temp% folder contains temporary files that are created by Windows and othe...
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How to fix Lenovo Legion 5 Wi-FI issue.

📰2 years ago3.7k views

The laptop: Lenovo Legion 5 15.6" 144Hz, GTX 1660 Ti

Is a powerful device but it comes with really bad WIFI chip that makes your signal low and high ping in games like CS2 and randomly disconnects. On top of that it has very fragile charging connector, just wanted to warn about this. 😂

 

There are multiple ways to fix it and here is a list of them:

1) Buy new wireless network card.
I got the Intel(R) WI-FI 6E AX210 160MHz chip and it works like charm.

2) Update WIFI drivers using Intel® Driver & Support Assistant.
Drivers older than 2022 usually cause this problem.

3) Buy a USB wifi adapter.
Will solve the problem but may not be fast enough depending if it has antena, also takes USB slot.
Good thing is that older operating systems like Windows 8 usually support these.

4) Try WIFI chip from old laptop.
This might work but if new drivers are not available then probably will have same problem.

 

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Top 10 YouTube alternatives with Dislike button

📰3 years ago680 views

Being able to rate videos we watch is important because it shows overall user opinion and saves us from scams as well as save us time.
Just look at TikTok for example, most videos there are straight up garbage and spreading misinformation.
And there is nothing viewers can do about them.
So, I been searching for YouTube alternatives and here is a list of best options so far.

 

  1. AIOZ Tube
  2. DTube
  3. Odysee
  4. PeerTube
  5. BitChute
  6. TILvids
  7. Rokfin
  8. MediaCMS
  9. BitTube (upvotes & downvotes)
  10. Utreon (upvotes & downvotes)

 

Bonus (star rating):

  • Veoh
  • VidLii
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How to use Windows Lockscreen Wallpaper as a Desktop Wallpaper

📰3 years ago577 viewsVideo

This tutorial demonstrates a quick and easy method to download and set Windows 10 & 11 lockscreen, spotlight, or bing images as your daily desktop wallpaper. By automating the process, the downloaded images will be applied automatically to both your lockscreen and desktop, ensuring that they match. This means you can enjoy a new wallpaper every day without any extra effort.

Get the app here:
https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/p/lockscreen-as-wallpaper/9nblggh4wr7c 

Internet of Things (IoT): A basic 101 Overview

📰3 years ago705 views

We are living in a truly digital age from our personal lives across to the workplace technology is the engine of how we get most activities done.

The Internet of Things, or IoT, refers to the billions of physical devices around the world that are now connected to the internet, all collecting and sharing data.

An IoT device is typically made up of a circuit board with sensors attached that use WiFi to connect to the internet. For example:

• A pressure sensor on a remote oil pump.

• Temperature and humidity sensors in an air-conditioning unit.

• An accelerometer in an elevator.

• Presence sensors in a room.

Communication

Typically, IoT devices send telemetry from the sensors to back-end services in the cloud. However, other types of communication are possible such as a back-end service sending commands to your devices. The following are some examples of device-to-cloud and cloud-to-device communication:

A mobile refrigeration truck sends temperature every 5 minutes to an IoT Hub.

The back-end service sends a command to a device to change the frequency at which it sends telemetry to help diagnose a problem...

Top 5 Google Search Features you should be using

📰3 years ago512 views

Here is a list of my favorite features that you can use right from the Google search bar.

  • Search by image

 

  • Search for a song (mobile only - requires Google app)

 

  • Convert currencies

 

  • Check Weather

 

  • Calculate

Top 10 must have apps for Android

📰3 years ago619 views

Here is a list of my favorite free Android applications that you should install right away if you just did a factory reset or got a new phone.

  • Google Keep Notes - A very useful app for making notes.
  • Google Translate - Simply the best app for language translation.
  • Google Maps - Maps with the most correct information.
  • Google Photos - A great default Gallery alternative with optional photo uploading that sorts images by date.
  • Simple File Manager - A lightweight file explorer app with no access to internet and no ads.
  • Simple Draw - A simple paint app that doesn't have access to the internet and doesn't show any ads.
  • Shazam - Must have app if you want to find music from sound.
  • QR Scanner - Qr code scanner with no ads and is easy to use.
  • Screen Recorder - Screen recorder with a lot of features and no ads.
  • CapCut - The best Android video editor app I ever used.

Top 10 must have Windows 10 programs

📰3 years ago596 views

Here is a list of my favorite Windows programs that you should get right away if you just did a fresh Windows 10 installation or got a new computer.
I also recommend using Ninite tool that will get most of these installed automatically.

  1. Google Chrome - Web browser with greatest features.
  2. Google Drive - Online cloud storage and synchronization service with great mobile app where you can open different files inside it.
  3. Media player Classic - Free, open source, and lightweight video player.
  4. 7-zip - Free, open source, and lightweight file archiver.
  5. qBittorrent - Free, open source, and lightweight torrent downloader client.
  6. Winamp - Old but good audio file and radio player.
  7. Paint.NET - Hands down the best free image editor.
  8. Windows Photo Viewer - Old Photo Viewer that works faster than new app.
  9. Steam - Any game you ever wanted is most likely available on Steam.
  10. Telegram - Awesome messenger that you can use to transfer files and text between devices.
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How to remove Chrome OS primary account

📰3 years ago413 views

When I was trying out this Chromium OS I could not find any quick way to change the primary account.
So instead I looked for a way how you can do a factory reset and turns out it is very easy.
Keep in mind that all accounts and local data will be erased, so be sure to make a backup on USB or save files on the cloud.


1. While on the login menu press Shift, Ctrl, Alt and R buttons at the same time and select Restart.
2. After done restarting select "Powerwash", confirm it and wait.
3. Now after second restart you can login to your Google account, remember that the first account you log on will be the primary.

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How to easily update CPU & GPU drivers on Windows (AMD, NVIDIA & INTEL)

📰3 years ago863 views

If you want to quickly update your drivers without even searching you came to the right place!
Luckily there are programs that automatically detect everything you need.

  • If you are using Intel you should download: Intel® Driver & Support Assistant (Intel® DSA)

  • If you are using Nvidia download: Nvidia GeForce Experience

  • If you are using AMD download: Combined Chipset and Radeon Graphics driver installer

 

All these tools are provided by the official respective company so there should not be any issues.
Hope you find this useful!

Why Google is still the best search engine

📰3 years ago504 views

There been many new search engines lately and some people seem to hate Google because of privacy concerns.
Honestly, it is not something to worry about, you can disable search history and other stuff in your account settings.

I have tried many but in my opinion nothing comes close to good old Google.
Google somehow manages to give more useful results than any other search engine I tried.

Also, it is more than just a search engine actually, it provides many cool features that others don't.
For example:
• Search by image.
• Search by voice.
• Search for a song - Shazam alternative (Requires Google app).
• Check your IP right in search without opening any site.
• Convert currencies using search.
• Calculate using search.
There is probably more:)

How to keep Windows 10 Fast and Stable (5 golden rules)

📰3 years ago552 views

1. Do not install feature updates.
Instead, do a clean install when you actually need it.
Microsoft has been slowing down and messing up computers with updates since Windows XP times.
The easy way to disable them is by setting your WiFi as Metered Connection in Properties.
Alternatively, you can open "Services" by searching it in the search box on the taskbar and disable "Windows Updates" completely.

2. Do not install unknown programs.
Unless you are using Microsoft Store.
Sure you might need to do it sometimes but you should test them on an alternative or virtual machine first to see if it's actually what you need.

3. Do not log in to Microsoft account.
Chances are you don't need features that MS account provides such as Cortana so there is no need to let them run in the background.

4. Maintain your system.
This includes:
• Updating your drivers if needed.
• Removing and disabling unwanted programs.
• Clearing cache/ temp files using the "Disk Cleanup" tool.

5. Use built-in Windows Security i...

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Linux is not better than Windows here is why!

📰3 years ago451 views

Following my experience with Linux, I wanted to warn others about why it may not be the best choice for the average user. It's important to note that this warning doesn't extend to popular operating systems that are built on top of Linux, such as Chrome OS.
So let's take a closer look at what Linux users typically say.


1. Installing programs is easier and safer on Linux because don't need to google and download.
You still need to know the actual command to type and you only find it by googling and just as easy you could find fake command and install virus.
Also, many programs work in a similar way as on Windows where you download file such as .deb and .appimage.

2. Linux doesn't require a reboot after installing programs.
Just like on Windows you get a message to restart the computer when you install drivers also when you change OS language.
So there is really nothing to brag about, it's about the same if you are doing same tasks.
By the way, if you are a Windows user you know that on Windows 11 you rarely need to restart your PC nowadays.

3. You can run Windows programs on Lin...

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How to Recover lost Chrome passwords after clearing history

📰3 years ago1.5k viewsVideo

Did you accidentally remove your saved passwords on your Chromium-based browser by clearing your browsing history? Don't panic! In this quick tutorial, I'll show you how to restore them.

Firstly, it's important to note that this method will only work if you have the sync function enabled on your other device.

Steps:

  1. Grab your phone or any other device that uses the same browser and account.

  2. Turn off internet on this device immediately to prevent syncing.

  3. Go to the browser's settings and click on the "Passwords" tab. Next, press "Export Saved Passwords".

  4. Transfer exported password file to your PC using a service like Telegram or Google Drive.

  5. On your PC, open the browser's settings and click on the "Passwords" tab. Here, you'll find the "Import" option. Select the file you just transferred and click "Import".

Voila! Your deleted passwords should now be restored.

Note: If you don't see the "Import" option, you may need to enable it first. Simply type "chrome://flags" into your browser's address bar and search for "password import". Set it to "Enabled" and you should now see the option to import your passwords.

Hope this helps :)

Top 10 Best mobile CryptoCurrency tracking apps in 2021

📰3 years ago674 views

Edit: This list is now outdated, check new list at: https://anim.cc/media/50d35b12


Hey everyone, this is a list of my favorite cryptocurrency monitoring apps for Android and IOS that I tried out recently. All of those will work on browsers as well.

  • CoinMarketCap

CoinMarketCap is the most popular and one of the oldest price tracking websites for crypto assets. I used to hate it because of the new UI rework but recently it has improved.
Most accurate prices
Dark mode:
Built-in news:
Add coins to favorites without registration:
Available on Google Play Store and Apple Store.

  • CoinGecko

CoinGecko is one of the largest and earliest crypto data aggregators.
Recently it has been gaining more popularity due to its OG style and features.
App also has a Cryptocurrency Converter and Calculator.
Best features
Dark mode:
Built-in news:
Add coins to favorites without registration:
Available on Google Play Store and Apple Store.

  • CoinStats

CoinStats - less known cryptocurrency and portfolio tracker with paid features.<br /...

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How to buy best laptop (things to consider)

📰3 years ago897 views

If you want to buy a laptop that fits your needs there are many things you need to consider, starting from specs and ending with materials it is made from.
But today I will tell you the ones that I think are most important.

• CPU
Of course, having a powerful processor is very important to keep your device quick and responsive throughout the years.
Better get more powerful right away.


• GPU
If you want to play games you will definitely need a dedicated graphics card such as Nvidia Geforce.


• RAM
Also known as Random-access memory usually is easier to upgrade after buying a laptop.
More ram gives you ability to do more stuff at the same time and speed up game loading.


• Display
With display, there are 3 main things to keep in mind.
1. Screen surface type
You will most likely want to have matt type because it doesn't cause much eyestrain like glossy.
2. FPS
The more the better especially if you are a gamer you will want more frames per second as long as your device is powerful enough to run game...