Tag Archives: Downloads

VPN downloads soar following new China law

VPN downloads in Hong Kong have soared following the news that China will propose a new national security law that will give it even greater control over the city. NordVPN, Surfshark and ProtonVPN are just a few of the VPN providers whose apps are quickly moving up the charts in …

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Video conferencing apps saw record downloads in just one week

Demand for video conferencing apps for both business and personal use has grown tremendously during the coronavirus outbreak but according to a new report from App Annie, business conferencing apps hit their biggest week ever in March. Between March 14 and 21, video conferencing apps for business were downloaded 62m …

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YouTube and game downloads add to growing list of throttled services

In light of the unprecedented number of people that are now either working from home or self-isolated in other ways due to Covid-19, companies responsible for various major online services have had to adapt to the increased demand. Netflix has already acted by reducing the bitrate of its streaming content, …

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Chrome will soon block risky downloads

In a bid to make internet browsing more secure, Google will soon block insecure downloads via its Chrome browser. “Mixed content downloads”, which are initiated on HTTPS web pages but originate from less secure HTTP pages, are considered unsafe by Google. Chrome 83, slated to release in June, will automatically …

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Microsoft just made it harder to empty your Downloads folder in Windows

Windows’ Disk Cleanup tool will no longer empty your Downloads folder as part of its standard tidying up process. As Betanews reports, Microsoft claims it’s made the change as a result of feedback from users worried about accidentally deleting important files that they’d downloaded but not moved somewhere more permanent. …

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Fragmented streaming market could lead to more illegal downloads

New research from Broadband Genie has revealed that the number of streaming TV viewers using illegal sources to watch movies and shows could double as consumers become increasingly frustrated with the growing number of subscription services. The firm surveyed UK streaming users to find that almost a fifth (18%) admitted …

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Google overtakes Facebook in ad downloads

For the first time ever, ads on Google drove more app downloads than ads on Facebook according to a new report from the marketing analytics firm Appsflyer. The ninth edition of the firm’s Performance Index revealed that Google has increased its share of the app installation sector by eight fold …

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Google Chrome can now block dodgy software downloads

Google’s Advanced Protection Program (APP) now offers members an extra layer of protection against dodgy downloads in Chrome. After activating Chrome Sync (a tool that saves bookmarks, passwords and other info to a Google account), APP members will see a warning if they attempt to download software that’s potentially dangerous. …

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