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My top 5 Free Software titles of 2015
It’s been a good year for Free Software, and I knows that I do like me some good free software. This year, like every year at FileHippo we’ve done our best to bring you, the people of internet the best free software available. I’ll be honest with you, I... Read more
Windows 10: Upgrade Now, Or Tonight. Now? 
Microsoft have begun putting pressure on people to make the upgrade to Windows 10, and not everyone is happy about it. If you’re one of those people still running Windows 7 or Windows 8 then by now you might have noticed Microsoft have begun pushing Windows 10 on you... Read more
Udemy Responds To ‘Pirated’ Course Content Criticisms
Udemy, one of the largest sites for online learning, and that also raised $65m in investment back in June, has come under fire for selling courses that contain pirated content from other courses. The site allows people to upload training materials and then charge Udemy users, of which there... Read more
Scrapped Windows 10 Update  Available Again After Privacy Issues Fixed
Microsoft has come clean about the action it recently took to pull the eagerly anticipated first major Windows 10 Update According to Microsoft, the Windows 10 Update for November in its original form might have reset four important privacy settings back their original default settings, but without informing the... Read more
Project Astoria – Windows Bridge for Android
Microsoft’s updated operating system Windows 10 was launched in 2015 to great acclaim. The latest Windows offering is designed with compatibility in mind, so the system links with a variety of devices. This cross-device functionality was first announced for Microsoft’s latest console, the Xbox One. Shortly after, news broke... Read more
Why You Need EaseUS Partition Master Free!
Create, resize, copy, format and split partitions with ease It’s a fact of life that hard drives just keep getting bigger. But while all that extra space allows you to install more programs and store more information than ever before, it also makes it a whole lot harder to... Read more
Has Microsoft Canned Project Astoria?
Future of Tool That Brings Android Apps to Windows In Doubt Project Astoria, Microsoft’s code name for its Android app porting tool, looks like it might have been kicked into the long grass, with Microsoft shifting its focus to iOS instead. It was only back in April of this... Read more
Is The First Big Update For Windows 10 Imminent?
Windows 10 Preview members got their hands on the new build of Windows 10 for testing.  Rumors had been doing the rounds on the Internet this last week or so, that Microsoft is finally going to release the first ‘real’ update for Windows 10 in the next few days.... Read more
Microsoft Names End Date For Windows 7
Fans of an older Windows operating system have reason to feel the pang of nostalgia today: Microsoft has quietly announced the end date for Windows 7. This end date will affect the sale of computers with the operating system pre-installed, but the announcement also lists two further dates when support... Read more
Windows 10 “Accidentally” Appears On Win 7, 8 Computers
In the world of updates and upgrades, it’s really important that you take the time to scan your screen for any unwanted checked boxes. How important is it? Windows-10-against-your-wishes important. According to multiple sources, Microsoft snuck in a fun little feature in their recent important updates package: Windows 7... Read more
Windows 10 For Mobile For Windows Phones Will Rollout December
Windows 10 is to begin rolling out for Windows phones this December. Microsoft’s Lumia division announced the release date, late Tuesday evening on the Lumia Facebook page…of all places. For those who can’t wait, Windows 10 for mobile will be available on Microsoft’s newest Lumia flagship 950 and Lumia... Read more
Edge Browser Enhancements Leaked For Windows 10 Build 10551
While some Windows insiders expected to have Windows 10 build 10551 drop at the end of last week, it sadly didn’t come to pass. At the time of writing it also looks somewhat unlikely the next build is going to come this week either. Microsoft have been busy though.... Read more
Crystal iOS Ad-Blocker Now Paid To Show Ads.
Popular iOS Ad-blocker, Crystal, is to allow companies to show you ads and has come in for some serious criticism for doing so. Crystal developer, Dean Murphy, has made an agreement with a company called Eyeo GmbH that will allow some ads to be allowed past Crystal’s ad filter. Murphy... Read more
Microsoft Sets Record Straight Over Privacy Fears.
Microsoft have released a blog post that responds directly to Windows 10 privacy concerns. In the blog post, released Monday, 28th September, Microsoft insists that users’ privacy is very important to them, stating that ‘trust,’ is the veritable core pillar of their vision for modern, personal computing. Indeed, the... Read more
Win A Surface Pro 3 Courtesy Of Opera And FileHippo.com
Opera and FileHippo.com have teamed up together to give you an exclusive chance to win 1 of 3 Microsoft Surface Pro 3’s. No gimmicks, no catches, just Opera, and Surface Pro. This is the best prize we’ve ever given away! I mean, who wouldn’t want a chance to use... Read more
Stay Safe Online With ESET’s NOD32 Antivirus!
ESET NOD32 Antivirus is a great all around antivirus program for both beginners and advanced users. In fact it is without a doubt, one of, if not the best, paid for antivirus solution you can get for your PC or Laptop. If you’ve never heard of ESET before, there’s... Read more
Online Petition Begs Microsoft To Release Patch Notes For Windows 10
An online petition started back in August now has “Thousands of corporate tech admins” voicing their disagreement with Microsoft’s decision to no longer give detailed descriptions on Windows 10 updates. Redmond based tech giant Microsoft has found itself under renewed pressure to release more information on its Windows 10... Read more
How Apple’s iPad Pro Apps Could Put A Dent In Windows 10
At $800, the iPad Pro has been firmly leveled at businesses, marking a distinct shift from the Steve Jobs ‘consumers’ approach of recent times. But the question several have been asking at the Apple event taking place this week, is why would people go with the new Apple workhorse over... Read more