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Without the aid of specialised tools, everything you do online (and plenty of things you don't realised you're doing) is being tracked. Desktop browsers have the benefit of extensions and add-ons that block pages from tracking you, but mobile browsers tend to be a little less advanced. That's what makes Focus, Firefox's privacy-forward iOS browser, so refreshing.

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It's not unusual for running programs to write data to your hard drive. Say, saving a configuration file or committing to a database. A few megabytes never hurt anybody. But tens of gigabytes an hour? Up until recently, the Spotify client was wreaking this sort of data-based havoc, though a patch has supposedly solved the problem.

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The internet is a constantly changing place. There's no guarantee a page that existed a few years — or even days — ago will remain that way. Depending on how desperate you are, you can always give Google's web cache or the Wayback Machine a go, but wouldn't it be nice if your browser did this for you? Mozilla thinks so.

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Instagram announced earlier this week that they'd be changing their logo from a representation of a camera to a slightly more colourful and abstract representation of a camera. And people had feelings! The logo was variously described as "not quite picture perfect" a "travesty" and "so internet" by media outlets — and the hoi polloi were about as generous.

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Sometimes, you don't want a complicated full system backup, or a cloud service storing your files where someone else might be able to access them. If you just have a couple of folders of important files that you want to regularly and safely duplicate, then Bvckup 2 is the piece of software that you need, with no unnecessary frills.