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.
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?
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.
Kaspersky says Microsoft is disabling its anti-virus software in favor of 'inferior' Windows Defender solution
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.
A new version of the Unreal Engine just got released (4.16) full of new features and improvements. As you may recall, UE is free for most to play with. The release notes are extensive, along with a cool video showcasing some of these: low-level clothing simulation, image-based (FFT) convolution for bloom, distance field lighting optimizations, games on Nintendo Switch, and physics simulation in VR mode.
Android phones have a habit of getting bogged down after 6 to 12 months of use (or do they?). A phone that was once a speed demon starts to feel a bit sluggish. But before you hand over some hard-earned cash for a new smartphone, there are some things that can be done to speed up your phone experience, and some things that do utterly nothing.