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Lessmsi: view and extract Windows MSI files

Lessmsi is a free program for Microsoft Windows which you may use to view and extract the contents of Windows Installer MSI files.

While the program has been designed for Windows, it may also work using Wine.

It needs to be noted that lessmsi is not the only program that you may use to view and extract the content of msi files. Many programs used to create and extract archives, Bandizip for instance, can do this as well.

Screen Dragons: show frameless images on the Windows desktop

Screen Dragons is a free software program for Microsoft Windows devices that you may use to display frameless images on the Windows desktop.

You can make those images transparent, and move them around as you see fit.

One of the core ideas behind Screen Dragons is to add a logo or other image to a recording of the desktop. It may also be useful on kiosk PCs, and in situations where you'd like to see one or multiple images all the time on the desktop.

How to hide the Microsoft Edge button in Internet Explorer on Windows 10

Microsoft's Windows 10 operating system ships with two web browsers; the new Microsoft Edge web browser which is the default browser on Windows 10, and Internet Explorer 11.

While Microsoft wants users of Windows 10 to use Microsoft Edge, as it supports newer web technologies and is the browser that Microsoft puts the development focus on, it had to add Internet Explorer to Windows 10 for backwards compatibility purposes.

Backblaze Personal Backup review

Backblaze Personal Backup is a $5 per month online backup plan that promises unlimited storage, no file size and unrestricted bandwidth.

The California based company Backblaze has been in business since 2007. It offers three core plans that cater to different audiences:

New Tab Override WebExtension released

New Tab Override is a popular add-on for the Firefox web browser that you may install to customize the new tab page of the web browser.

Mozilla removed the option to pick any page as the new tab page in Firefox 41, and users of the browser had to rely on extensions to regain the functionality.

CrashPlan shutting down Home consumer backup service

CrashPlan CEO Joe Payne announced today plans to shut down the company's consumer backup service CrashPlan for Home entirely.

According to the announcement, CrashPlan for Home subscriptions are not offered anymore already, and renewals have been disabled as well.

Existing customer subscriptions are honored by the company, and an additional 60 days of service is added to each existing subscription to give customers ample time to migrate to another backup service.

Starting October 23, 2018, CrashPlan for Home will no longer be available.

Acronis True Image 2018 protects against ransomware

Acronis True Image 2018 is the newest version of the company's personal backup software for devices running Windows and Mac operating systems.

The commercial backup software comes with a range of new features, among them a security feature called Active Protection Technology that protects Windows devices against ransomware attacks.

The anti-ransomware technology protects Acronis True Image, back up data, and system data against ransomware threats.

Google launches Chrome Enterprise

David Karam, Google Chrome Enterprise product manager announced yesterday on Google's The Keyword blog the launch of Chrome Enterprise.

Chrome Enterprise is designed to be a "single, cost-effective solution" for organizations to "give them the flexibility and control to keep their employees connected".

Mozilla plans to collect anonymous Firefox browsing data

Mozilla plans to collect browsing data from Firefox users in a "privacy preserving way" to help Firefox product teams improve the browser based on the data.

Mozilla's Georg Fritzsche published information on the plan to collect additional data yesterday on the Mozilla Governance group.

Guides by Lonely Planet for Android

Guides by Lonely Planet is a free application for Google Android that provides you with free city guides curated by Lonely Planet.

It takes at least some preparation to visit a different city in your own country or another country. This ranges from figuring out how to get there and where to stay, but also what you may want to see and do once you are there.

Traditional travel guides are more and more replaced by online solutions, and one of the solutions is Guides by Lonely Planet for Android.

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