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Tails OS 3.0 offers new features, improved security

Tails is one of my favorite operating systems. It's a great platform if you're looking to transition from Windows to Linux, plus it offers top notch privacy features and tools out of the box. Among the main improvements in Tails 3.0 (based on Debian 9) we find a new startup and shutdown experience, a lot of polish to the desktop, security improvements, and key upgrades to the included software. You can download here and read the complete release notes.

A TSer asks: Backup software to selectively store/sync portions of a drive?

Long-time TS forum moderator SNGX is looking for software that can incrementally or manually back up certain directories (movies, TV, music, photos) to specific locations (essentially syncing say I:\Movies to F:\Movies etc.). The goal is syncing files that are scattered across several drives to a single one. Allway Sync n Go has been suggested -- do you have any experience with that?

Mozilla: Firefox 54 is our "best release ever"

Chrome has been taking advantage of sandboxing and multiple processes for many years now, however that's also been partly the culprit of some of its memory hogging issues. Firefox is catching up in this respect, enabling up to four processes to run all tabs, what they say strikes just the right balance between speed and memory use. Mozilla is celebrating this new milestone with Firefox 54 now available for Windows, macOS, Linux and Android.

How to Merge and Remove Duplicate Contacts in Android

It's not the worst thing that can happen to your phone, but if you have a ton of duplicate contacts it can be really inconvenient when you try to communicate with your friends and family, probably sending a message or trying to reach an old number. Let alone trying to dial in with the help of Google's voice assistant. The good news is that these can be easily managed and organized.

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