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How Facebook is ‘expanding efforts’ to help protect elections in 2019
Facebook has released an article explaining how it will strengthen its platform, with this year’s elections in mind. In a blog post, titled ‘Expanding our efforts to protect elections in 2019′, a number of interesting points were discussed and highlighted. The report was jointly compiled by Facebook’s Katie Harbath... Read more
WhatsApp Business to add new web and desktop features to celebrate birthday
To celebrate its first birthday, WhatsApp Business has added some handy features to its desktop and web services. The WhatsApp Business features now available, via fresh web and desktop designs, have been confirmed. Published in an official blog post, the changes are hoped to speed up day-to-day business and... Read more
When Google+ for consumers will shut down has been confirmed
Google+ will start deleting consumer data on April 2.  Now users are being urged to begin backing-up their files. The global brand has officially confirmed when Google+ for consumers will shut down, by releasing a complete timeline. This is something that shouldn’t come as a surprise to users. In... Read more
Enjoy Privacy, Protection and Performance with Avast Secure Browser | Ad
Avast Secure Browser is fast growing an esteemed reputation. Built by security experts, this product sets out to excel in three vital areas; privacy, protection and performance. It’s fair to say Avast Secure Browser delivers on all three pledges. We here at FileHippo have had a play around with... Read more
Google quiz tells you how likely you are to fall for phishing – and it’s pretty scary
Receiving phishing emails or texts is never fun. We all get them and, hey, most of us will be caught out too at some point. But how likely are you to fall for a scam? That’s what a new quiz, designed by Google’s Jigsaw team, hopes to find out.... Read more
Fortnite tops 2018 gaming charts – are you surprised?
We all knew that Fortnite was popular, but a new report has proven its true worth to the computer gaming industry. Smashing all records, it topped the charts ahead of other huge gaming sensations. Fortnite also made A LOT of money; around $2.4 billion was amassed, according to SuperData’s... Read more
Claims that the ’10 Year Challenge’ could have AI consequences
From the Ice Bucket Challenge to posting a #NoMakeUpSelfie, everybody loves a Facebook Challenge. The latest trend, the ’10 Year Challenge’, also has celebrities and the wider public hooked. It’s all a harmless bit of fun, right? Well, one writer has now aired some intriguing suggestions about the dangers... Read more
Three Great Pieces of Software for Making Music on Windows
Easily accessible computer software for making music has given us the power to be more creative than ever before. Nowadays these types of programs go so much further than just offering standard sound editing options. We can manipulate and get the most out of our tunes in ways that... Read more
The people most likely to share ‘fake news’, according to recent study
The phrase fake news was relatively unheard of a few years ago. However, its notoriety has now seen it earn a spot in the dictionary, and it is regularly referred to by the President of the United States. It is undeniable that much of the rise in so-called fake... Read more
Digital solutions to supermarket shopping on the way, thanks to Microsoft and Kroger partnership
Microsoft is teaming up with America’s largest grocery store to create a smarter shopping experience. It was announced on Monday January 7 that the global technology company has partnered with Kroger. Together the brands hope to introduce digital solutions to the retail industry, piloting two ‘connected experience stores’ using... Read more
The questions you need to consider about your children’s screen time
As much as we love tech and software, spending too much time staring at screens is something many of us are likely guilty of. Now leading paediatricians have spoken out about children’s screen time. The guidance, shared as the BMJ Open medical journal published a new review, has prompted... Read more
Tech world reacts to Apple’s first sales forecast cut in 16 years
Weak iPhone demand is behind Apple’s first profits warning since 2002, amid a number of other factors. Chief executive, Tim Cook, published an open letter to Apple investors on Tuesday January 2. In the document he confirmed that Apple was revising its guidance for the fiscal 2019 first quarter.... Read more
The Best Mac Software To Get Organised In The New Year
The New Year is the perfect time to organise your life – and your Mac. Resolutions are made, healthy habits begin, but have you thought about rejuvenating your Mac? Here is some of the best Mac software to help get you organised in the new year.  Unless you were... Read more
The Most Popular Media Player Downloads on FileHippo
Media Players are among the most popular software downloads for FileHippo, but which are the highest rated? From movies to music, more and more people are consuming media through their laptops, tablets, and phones. But what software is being used to do so? And with so many to choose... Read more
Get Early Access To The New Microsoft Edge Browser
Join the Microsoft Edge Insider program to be among the first to try the preview build of Microsoft Edge browser in early 2019. In case you missed it, Microsoft announced big plans for it’s Edge browser earlier this month. Microsoft is one of the world’s largest supporters of open... Read more
Fortnite in Legal Dance-Off
Three dancers sue Fortnite over dance moves and emotes. In case you hadn’t heard, Fortnite is now the most popular and successful free-to-play console title of all time. This success means Fortnite is earning record revenues and currently boasts over 200 million players across the globe. But now Fortnite... Read more
Four of the best: CRM software with Outlook integration
Microsoft Outlook is one of the most popular email services out there. It’s used by more than 600 million people around the world and provides great communication offering. However, it’s not the best at helping you to manage customer relationships. So, the obvious answer to this dilemma is to... Read more
Christmas Software Deals from FileHippo
The Christmas software deals have begun, and we’ve hand picked a few of our favourites we think you should know about.  Christmas is a time for giving, but something that may not come to the top of your mind amongst shopping for decorations and gift wrap – is software. ... Read more