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Run Chrome Stable, Beta and Dev side-by-side on Windows

Chrome uses on Windows could not use Chrome Stable and one of the pre-release versions of the browser side-by-side up until now.

This changes with today's announcement as Google lifted the restriction. This means that it is now possible to install and run Chrome Stable and pre-release versions of Chrome on Windows.

YouTube’s improved Blur Faces tool launches

Ryan Stevens, Software Engineer at YouTube, announced today that YouTube has updated the service's Blur Faces tool to improve its accuracy and ease of use.

YouTube introduced a face blurring tool back in 2012 as a feature to anonymize faces in videos. The feature blurred all faces that the algorithm detected automatically which limited the use of the feature significantly.

Selenium IDE Firefox add-on end of life

The Selenium IDE add-on for Firefox, an add-on used to automate tests in Firefox for web development and other testing scenarios, is not compatible with Firefox 55.

We reviewed Selenium IDE back in 2006 and concluded that it is an excellent tool in a web developer's and tester's arsenal.

Microsoft removes ReFS file system create option from Windows 10 Pro

Microsoft will remove support for creating ReFS (Resilient File System) storage devices for all versions of Windows 10 except for Windows 10 Enterprise and the upcoming Windows 10 Pro for Workstations in the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update.

The company published a list of features that will be deprecated or removed in the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update in July.

Plex drops telemetry opt-out

Plex, the creator of client-server media streaming solutions, has updated its privacy policy and removed the option for users to opt-out of telemetry collection.

The company provides free and commercial products, and the inability to opt-out affects all users of the service.

Terms of Service; Didn’t Read: TOS Summaries

Terms of Service; Didn't Read is a free online service and browser extension that provides you with terms of service summaries.

Whenever you sign up for an online service, or install most software programs or applications on your devices, you agree to the terms of service of the developer, company or manufacturer.

On1 Effects Free: professional photo filter program

On1 Effects Free is the free version of the professional grade photo effects and filtering program for Microsoft Windows and Apple Mac OS X devices.

The free version of the application comes with options to apply filters, preset, borders and textures to photos (or any other image), photo editing tools t make quick adjustments, and more.

On1 Effects Free is a free download, but you are asked to fill out a form on the developer website before the download. You are asked to enter your name, email address and can only download the program if you do so.

Google rolls out autoplaying videos on Android

Google announced on August 18, 2017 that company engineers enabled autoplaying videos in Google Search results in Chrome and the Google application for Android. The feature will roll out to all Google app and Chrome users on Android in the coming weeks.

Microsoft promises speed boost for Edge in Windows 10 Fall Creators Update

The Windows 10 Fall Creators Update will be released soon, and one of the improvements of this minor feature update for Windows 10 sees Microsoft Edge render sites faster thanks to a series of improvements.

Microsoft Edge is the default browser on Windows 10. While that helped give it a couple of percent of usage share in the browser market, it never managed to absorb the usage share losses of Internet Explorer.

OneDrive Uninstaller for Windows 10

OneDrive Uninstaller is a free batch script for Windows 10 that removes Microsoft's file storage and synchronization service completely.

Windows 10 devices come with OneDrive included. The file sync and storing service is used to sync data between devices if you use a Microsoft Account to sign in on Windows 10.

It furthermore provides access to files on OneDrive without having to install the OneDrive application, and several applications make use of OneDrive as well if available.


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