Oscar nominations 2020

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Like every year, the Oscar nominations capture everyone’s attention and interest, especially to consider which is actually the best film. Although from an theoretical point of view the Oscar should represent the best film, it often represents the most successful film, which is not necessarily the best.

This year the most successful film was Joker and in fact Joaquin Phonenix was nominated for 11 nominations. If the film is really the best there would be much to debate. I honestly don’t like it, although I haven’t seen it. Already the idea of ​​going to see the film of one character extrapolated from another makes me lose my curiosity.

Nominations are also often given as career awards. There would be many famous actors who could receive it because they still lack the statuette. Among these is certainly Bred Pitt. But there are also many other names, such as Tom Cruise who, however, this year is not among the candidates for the Oscar and who next year could certainly win the statuette with his new film and sequel TOPGUN2.

While in the United States the winners of the statuettes are expected, in Italy Checco Zalone conquers the cinemas with his Tolo Tolo. And another film that is very controversial is the one about Bettino Craxi, which offers a rehabilitated image of the politician, who has always been considered a condemned man, despite being exiled to Tunisia to escape the condemnation of Italian justice.

 

This is a partial list of all the Oscar nominations, the main ones.

For more info https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/92nd_Academy_Awards

Best Picture

Ford v Ferrari – Peter Chernin, Jenno Topping, and James Mangold
The Irishman – Martin Scorsese, Robert De Niro, Jane Rosenthal, and Emma Tillinger Koskoff
Jojo Rabbit – Carthew Neal and Taika Waititi
Joker – Todd Phillips, Bradley Cooper, and Emma Tillinger Koskoff
Little Women – Amy Pascal
Marriage Story – Noah Baumbach and David Heyman
1917 – Sam Mendes, Pippa Harris, Jayne-Ann Tenggren, and Callum McDougal
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood – David Heyman, Shannon McIntosh, and Quentin Tarantino
Parasite – Kwak Sin-ae and Bong Joon-ho

 

Best Director

Martin Scorsese – The Irishman
Todd Phillips – Joker
Sam Mendes – 1917
Quentin Tarantino – Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
Bong Joon-ho – Parasite

 

Best Actor

Antonio Banderas – Pain and Glory as Salvador Mallo
Leonardo DiCaprio – Once Upon a Time in Hollywood as Rick Dalton
Adam Driver – Marriage Story as Charlie Barber
Joaquin Phoenix – Joker as Arthur Fleck / Joker
Jonathan Pryce – The Two Popes as Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio

 

Best Actress

Cynthia Erivo – Harriet as Harriet Tubman
Scarlett Johansson – Marriage Story as Nicole Barber
Saoirse Ronan – Little Women as Josephine “Jo” March
Charlize Theron – Bombshell as Megyn Kelly
RenΓ©e Zellweger – Judy as Judy Garland

 

Best Supporting Actor

Tom Hanks – A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood as Fred Rogers
Anthony Hopkins – The Two Popes as Pope Benedict XVI
Al Pacino – The Irishman as Jimmy Hoffa
Joe Pesci – The Irishman as Russell Bufalino
Brad Pitt – Once Upon a Time in Hollywood as Cliff Booth

 

Best Supporting Actress

Kathy Bates – Richard Jewell as Barbara “Bobi” Jewell
Laura Dern – Marriage Story as Nora Fanshaw
Scarlett Johansson – Jojo Rabbit as Rosie Betzler
Florence Pugh – Little Women as Amy March
Margot Robbie – Bombshell as Kayla Pospisil

 

Best Animated Feature Film

How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World – Dean DeBlois, Bonnie Arnold, and Brad Lewis
I Lost My Body – Jeremy Clapin and Marc du Pontavice
Klaus – Sergio Pablos, Jinko Gotoh and Marisa RomΓ‘n
Missing Link – Chris Butler, Arianne Sutner and Travis Knight
Toy Story 4 – Josh Cooley, Jonas Rivera, and Mark Nielsen

 

Best International Feature Film

Corpus Christi (Poland) in Polish – Directed by Jan Komasa
Honeyland (North Macedonia) in Turkish[a] – Directed by Tamara Kotevska and Ljubomir Stefanov
Les MisΓ©rables (France) in French – Directed by Ladj Ly
Pain and Glory (Spain) in Spanish – Directed by Pedro AlmodΓ³var
Parasite (South Korea) in Korean – Directed by Bong Joon-ho

 

Best Documentary Feature

American Factory – Steven Bognar, Julia Reichert and Jeff Reichert
The Cave – Feras Fayyad, Kirstine Barfod, and Sigrid DyekjΓ¦r
The Edge of Democracy – Petra Costa, Joanna Natasegara, Shane Boris, and Tiago Pavan
For Sama – Waad Al-Kateab and Edward Watts
Honeyland – Ljubomir Stefanov, Tamara Kotevska and Atanas Georgiev

 

Best Documentary Short Subject

In the Absence – Yi Seung-Jun and Gary Byung-Seok Kam
Learning to Skateboard in a Warzone (If You’re a Girl) – Carol Dysinger and Elena Andreicheva
Life Overtakes Me – John Haptas and Kristine Samuelson
St. Louis Superman – Smriti Mundhra and Sami Khan
Walk Run Cha-Cha – Laura Nix and Colette Sandstedt

DUA LIPA – Don’t Start Now

 

Lyric

Did a full one eighty
Crazy, thinking about the way I was
Did the heartbreak change me?
Maybe, but look at where I ended up

I’m all good already
So moved on it’s scary
I’m not where you left me at all
So if you don’t wanna see me dancing with somebody
If you wanna believe that anything could stop me

Don’t show up
Don’t come out
Don’t start caring about me now
Walk away
You know how
Don’t start caring about me now

Aren’t you the guy who tried to
Hurt me with the word goodbye
Though it took some time to, survive you
I’m better on the other-side

I’m all good already
So moved on it’s scary
I’m not where you left me at all
So if you don’t wanna see me dancing with somebody
If you wanna believe that anything could stop me

Don’t show up
Don’t come out
Don’t start caring about me now
Walk away
You know how
Don’t start caring about me now

Don’t come out
Don’t show now
Don’t start now
Don’t come out
I’m not where you left me at all

So if you don’t wanna see me dancing with somebody
If you wanna believe that anything could stop me

Don’t show up (Don’t show up)
Don’t come out (Don’t come out)
Don’t start caring about me now (About me now)
Walk away (Walk away)
You know how (You know how)
Don’t start caring about me now

(Don’t come out, out, out)
(Don’t show now, walk away, walk away)
So (Don’t come out, out, out)
(Don’t start now, walk away, walk away)

COLDPLAY – ORPHANS

 

LYRIC

Boom boom ka, buba de ka
Boom boom ka, buba de ka
Boom boom ka, buba de ka
Rosaleem of the damascene
Yes, she had eyes like the moon
Would have been on the silver screen
But for the missile monsoon
She went, “Woo woo, woo woo ooh ooh ooh”
Indigo go up to heaven today
“Woo woo, woo woo ooh ooh ooh”
With bombs going boom ba-boom-boom
She say
I want to know when I can go
Back and get drunk with my friends
I want to know when I can go
Back and be young again
Baba would go where the flowers grow
Almond and peach trees in bloom
And he would know just when and what to sow
So golden and opportune
And he went “Woo woo, woo woo ooh ooh ooh”
Tulips the color of honey today
It’s true true, woo woo ooh ooh ooh
With bombs going boom ba-boom-boom
He say
I want to know when I can go
Back and get drunk with my friends
I want to know when I can go
Back and be young again (yeah)
Woo woo, woo woo ooh ooh ooh
Woo woo, woo woo ooh ooh ooh
Cherubim, Seraphim soon
Come sailing us home by the light of the moon
Oh I want to know when I can go
Back and get drunk with my friends
I want to know when I can go
Back and feel home again
Woo woo, woo woo ooh ooh ooh
I guess we’ll be raised on our own then
Woo woo, woo woo ooh ooh ooh
I want to be with you ’til the world ends
I want to be with you ’til the whole world ends
Boom boom ka, buba de ka
Boom boom ka, buba de ka
Boom boom ka, buba de ka
Boom

U2 – New Year’s Day

 

This is most likely one of the best known songs for the new year.

“New Year’s Day” is a song by Irish rock band U2. It is the third track on their 1983 album War and was released as the album’s lead single in January 1983. With lyrics written about the Polish Solidarity movement, “New Year’s Day” is driven by Adam Clayton’s distinctive bassline and the Edge’s piano and guitar playing. In 2010, Rolling Stone magazine placed the single at number 435 on their list of “The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time”. This song was also included in the Pitchfork 500.

Lyric

Yeah
All is quiet on New Year’s Day
A world in white gets underway
I want to be with you
Be with you, night and day
Nothing changes on New Year’s Day
On New Year’s Day
I will be with you again
I will be with you again
Under a blood red sky
A crowd has gathered in black and white
Arms entwined, the chosen few
The newspapers says, says
Say it’s true, it’s true
And we can break through
Though torn in two
We can be one
I, I will begin again
I, I will begin again
Oh, oh
Oh, oh
Oh, oh
Oh, oh
Oh, oh
Oh, oh
Oh, oh
Ah, maybe the time is right
Oh, maybe tonight
I will be with you again
I will be with you again
And so we’re told this is the golden age
And gold is the reason for the wars we wage
Though I want to be with you, be with you
Night and day
Nothing changes
On New Year’s Day
On New Year’s Day
On New Year’s Day

Robbie Williams – Time For Change

 

Time for change is a single excerpt from the album The Christmas Present.

he Christmas Present is the 12th studio album by British singer-songwriter Robbie Williams, and his first studio album since 2016’s The Heavy Entertainment Show. It was released on 22 November 2019, and features guest appearances from Tyson Fury, Rod Stewart, Jamie Cullum, Helene Fischer and Bryan Adams. Williams performed a pair of concerts dubbed the “Robbie Williams Christmas Party” at the SSE Arena on 16 and 17 December 2019 in promotion of the album.

 

LYRIC

For once in your life, make it matter
For once in your life, let it be
Why don’t you hand it all over?
And sing it loudly with me?
Soon we will all be forgotten
But while we’re all still here on Earth
Sing about love and forget about loss
And shout for whatever you’re worth
C’mon, spread the word
(Christmas time)
Doesn’t everyone hurt?
Do you remember the gold old days
When all the children would cheer?
Well, the time’s around, my friends
Santa’s nearly here
Christmas time, Christmas time, merry Christmas
And a happy new year
Seasons come, seasons go, winter song
Time for change is here
Mum’s got a lot to get together
And dad, he provides what he can
They’ve been saving up forever and ever and ever
Just to do it all over again
Got me dreaming of home
(Christmas time)
Fills my heart full of hope
Do you remember the gold old days
When all the children would cheer?
Well, the time’s around, my friends
Santa’s nearly here
Christmas time, Christmas time, merry Christmas
And a happy new year
Seasons come, seasons go, winter song
Time for change is here
A time for a change
Must be here
So send all your loving out into the world
It’s your gift
Do you remember the gold old days
When all the children would cheer?
Well, the time’s around, my friends
Santa’s nearly here
Christmas time, Christmas time, merry Christmas
And a happy new year
Seasons come, seasons go, winter song
Time for change is herew

 

 

The best software for musical notation

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MUSESCORE

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Musescore is absolutely the best FREE program for writing music. It is only passed by FINALE – considered a professional level – but it is paid.

It allows for fast and easy note entry on a virtual note sheet. It has an integrated sequencer to allow for immediate playback of the score. MuseScore can import and export MusicXML and standard Midi files.

MuseScore is available in more than 40 languages and is rapidly becoming the leading free music notation software and often praised as a cost effective alternative for expensive software.

https://musescore.org/it/download

 

 

TUX GUITAR

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Simple and essential program that does its job perfectly. Originally created for Linux, it has the main tools.

Imports and exports gp3,gp4 and gp5 files

https://sourceforge.net/projects/tuxguitar/

 

 

Frescobaldi

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Frescobaldi is a LilyPond sheet music text editor. It aims to be powerful, yet lightweight and easy to use. Frescobaldi is Free Software, freely available under the General Public License.

Powerful text editor with syntax highlighting and automatic completion
Music view with advanced Point & Click
Midi player to proof-listen LilyPond-generated MIDI files
Midi capturing to enter music
Powerful Score Wizard to quickly setup a music score

https://www.rosegardenmusic.com

 

 

FINALE

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This software being of professional level I recommend it to those who really require all the tools and functions, because obviously they are paid and it is not cheap …

Finale is proprietary scorewriting software developed by MakeMusic, Inc. It displays music primarily in music notation and allows for multiple tracks and very specific tweaking of instrument sounds for each track.

https://www.finalemusic.com/free-trial/

The monstrous goal of Cristiano Ronaldo against the Sampdoria.

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Have you seen Ronaldo’s last goal? Yesterday, 18th December, Juve played against Sampdoria and won with two splendid goals from Dybala and Ronaldo. In particular, Ronaldo’s goal was monstrous in technique and athletic level. CR7 hit the head ball with an incredible elevation remaining suspended for an infinite time. Cristiano Ronaldo has accustomed us to similar goals, with enormous elevations, but this goal seemed to be from another planet. One of the best goals in football.

The Best Linux Distro [december 2019]

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01] Ubuntu

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It is undoubtedly the most used distro and it probably has the largest number of supporters, both in terms of code of the Operating System and in terms of use. It is suitable for those with no particular needs and is a beginner in the Linux world. But it’s also good for those who are environment veterans.

(based on Debian)

www.ubuntu.org

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02] Opensuse

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Opensuse is renowned for being one of the first desktop-oriented distros and taking care of the graphic environment. Today with the advent of Ubuntu it is a little bit more complex for those who are beginners in the use of the package management system.

The distribution uses software packages in rpm format and adopts the Zypper command line program as their manager. In the graphical environment, the program for package management is YaST.

https://opensuse.org/

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03] LinuxMint

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Linux Mint is a GNU / Linux distribution for personal computers, known for its ease of use and ease of installation. It is based on Ubuntu (itself based on Debian) and uses both its own repositories and those of Ubnutu.

https://www.linuxmint.com/

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04] ArchLinux

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Arch Linux is a GNU / Linux distribution with i686 and x86-64 architecture, created by Judd Vinet according to the KISS philosophy (Keep It Simple, Stupid). Initially inspired by CRUX Linux, it is known to be light, fast, extremely scalable and adaptable to your needs. The peculiarity of this distro lies in being able to decide which packages to install, depending on your needs.

https://www.archlinux.org/

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05] Tails

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Tails is the well-known Linux distribution that installs on a USB pen and starts it in live mode. It is renowned for surfing the web without leaving any kind of trace on the web, taking advantage of the famous TOR browser. Also on the PC it does not leave any kind of trace.

https://tails.boum.org/

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06]Β Fedora

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It is among the most well-known distros in the Linux world. The applications of this distro are distributed under opensource license and cover all sectors making it complete even at the server level. Although it is a distro that lacks nothing, the management of installation packages is less easy than that of ubuntu. The management of software packages is the job of the DNF utility (previously yum).

https://getfedora.org/

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07] Debian

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It is the distro on which ubuntu is based and therefore have many features in common. The most substantial differences are that Debian has a much broader support community which creates numerous packages for the distro which may even be non-free. In fact, on the official website it is also possible to download the DVD version consisting of three large .iso files.

https://www.debian.org/

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08] Mageia

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Although it can be overshadowed by the better known Distro, it has the right to be mentioned to be the successor of Mandriva, as well as being based on it.

https://www.mageia.org/

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09] Gentoo

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Gentoo (or Gentoo Linux) is a GNU / Linux distribution focused on execution speed and customization possibilities.

It is unsuitable for non-experts as it is known to be a source-based distro, ie the installation of programs is done by compiling source codes on your computer rather than by pre-compiled packages.

This close relationship with the source code makes Gentoo particularly suitable to be optimized for the hardware and configured according to the needs of the user.

https://www.gentoo.org/

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10] Korora

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Korora is a Linux distro based on Fedora and at the beginning of its Gentoo-based launch.

The main objective that Korora aims to achieve is to provide a complete and user-friendly GNU / Linux operating system; in fact it includes several software not present in Fedora.

Korora is an installable Fedora Remix Live USB image which aims to provide a complete out of the box experience for new users, including support for multimedia.

https://kororaproject.org

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11] ChromeOS

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Chrome OS (or Chromium OS, referring to its open source project) is an operating system designed by Google and based on the Gentoo Linux distribution.

It is especially lightweight but can only be installed on Chromebooks. To get rid of the curiosity anyway, you can install it on a virtual machine.

https://www.chromium.org

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12] Knoppix

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And the most famous of the live distros and still today boasts the title of best live distro for reliability and completeness in applications. There is also a version that can be installed on the hard disk of your PC.

www.knopper.net/

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13] PuppyLinux

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Puppy Linux is a GNU / Linux Live CD distribution created by Barry Kauler in 2003, aimed at ease of use and limited system resource consumption: it is therefore recommended for those with old PCs.

The operating system also contains only the essential programs and weighs only about 200MB

www.puppylinux.org

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14] Slackware

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It is probably the most long-lived distro and the one aimed exclusively at the most experienced. Its installation, like that of all packages,
must be carried out mainly from the command line.

www.slackware.com/

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15] Elementary OS

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As the name implies, Elementary OS is a distro with the characteristic of ease of use. Another feature is its minimalism, that is the poor possibility of customizing the graphics. As installer he uses Ubiquity, while as windows manager he uses Gala, a modified version of Mutter. The operating system can be run directly by starting it in LiveCD mode (although with a loss of performance)

https://elementary.io/it/

The Best plugin for Google Chrome Browser

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Here are some of the best plugins with which to navigate in peace. Obviously every plugin is not 100% effective, so I suggest you install even more plugins with the same function, so you will be sure to surf with total protection.

 

Flash Video Downloader

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It is one of the best plugins to download videos of any kind: flash, youtube etc …

https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/flash-video-downloader/aiimdkdngfcipjohbjenkahhlhccpdbc?utm_source=chrome-ntp-icon

 

 

360 Internet Protection

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Together with Avast it is one of the best tools for the protection and security of unwanted web pages: indispensable.

https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/360-internet-protection/glcimepnljoholdmjchkloafkggfoijh?utm_source=chrome-ntp-icon

 

 

AVAST Security Browser

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It collects data on phising sites and warns you if you are visiting one.
Provides access to Avast’s website reputation system, supported by a community of over 220 million users.
Shows the rating of a site next to its link in the search results.
Warns if you visit a website with a bad reputation.
Blocks intrusive advertisements and analytics sites and prevents you from tracking your online activities.

https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/avast-online-security/gomekmidlodglbbmalcneegieacbdmki?utm_source=chrome-ntp-icon

 

 

ADBLOCK ORIGIN

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uBlockβ‚€ is an efficient ad-blocker: it takes up little memory and little CPU, but can use thousands of filters more than other similar software.

https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/ublock-origin/cjpalhdlnbpafiamejdnhcphjbkeiagm?utm_source=chrome-ntp-icon

 

 

ADBLOCKER PLUS

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Browse the web without annoying and intrusive ads.

Adblock Plus for Google Chrome blocks video ads, banners, pop-ups and other forms of intrusive and annoying advertising, as well as blocking tracking and malware.

An easy-to-use, customizable ad-blocking browser extension, Adblock Plus gives you control over your Google Chrome browsing experience. Block annoying and intrusive ads for a cleaner

https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/ublock-plus-adblocker/oofnbdifeelbaidfgpikinijekkjcicg?utm_source=chrome-ntp-icon

 

 

DISCONNECT

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Disconnect lets you visualize and block the invisible websites that track you. Load the pages you go to 44% faster. Stop tracking by 2,000+ third-party sites.

https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/disconnect/jeoacafpbcihiomhlakheieifhpjdfeo?utm_source=chrome-ntp-icon

 

 

GHOSTERY

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Ghostery allows you to view and block trackers on websites you browse to control who collects your data. Advanced Anti Tracking anonymizes your data to further protect your privacy.

Ghostery’s Smart Blocking feature speeds up page loading and optimizes performance by blocking and unblocking trackers according to page quality criteria.

https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/ghostery-%E2%80%93-privacy-ad-blo/mlomiejdfkolichcflejclcbmpeaniij?utm_source=chrome-ntp-icon

 

 

PRIVACY BADGER

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Privacy Badger 1.0 blocks spying ads and invisible trackers. It’s there to ensure that companies can’t track your browsing without your consent.

The extension is designed to automatically protect your privacy from third party trackers that load invisibly when you browse the web.

https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/privacy-badger/pkehgijcmpdhfbdbbnkijodmdjhbjlgp?utm_source=chrome-ntp-icon

 

 

ZENAMTE

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Our Web Firewall is a security solution that blocks malware, trackers & security threats, plus free Ad Blocker against Malvertising!
Based on the high performance uBlock Origin Engine, the fastest engine on the market, ZenMate Web Firewall is a unique & advanced Internet security solution and the ONLY ad blocker to include proprietary 0-day threat intelligence security.

You’re protected from malware, phishing, spyware & other security threats.

https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/zenmate-vpn-best-cyber-se/fdcgdnkidjaadafnichfpabhfomcebme?utm_source=chrome-ntp-icon

 

 

The Best sites to download software

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Very often it happens that we have to download programs. Other times it can happen that we have to download more
software together to update them or because we have to resite our PC after formatting it. In this case we come to the aid of some sites with which we can search for all the best known software, updated to the latest version. Furthermore, it is always advisable to download the software that does not need any applications that without our knowledge install other software that we do not want.

Here is a list of the best known and, above all, more reliable sites for both the amount of software and their constant and continuous updating to the latest version.

 

FILEHIPPO

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Here is a list of the best known and, above all, more reliable sites for both the amount of software and their constant and continuous updating to the latest version.

https://filehippo.com

 

 

FILEHORSE

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Filehorse is one of the best sites. Finding the differences with filehippo is difficult. It probably happens that you don’t always find the updated versions of some software. However the site better sorts the software by category than by filehippo.

https://www.filehorse.com

 

 

SOFTPEDIA

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It contains a large amount of software but I believe that it is not the best as a visual impact. It does not categorize the software well and is very dispersive.

https://www.softpedia.com

 

 

MAJORGEEKS

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Although not often but sometimes I found it useful to download some very hard to find software, which were not present in filehippo and in filehorse.

https://www.majorgeeks.com

 

 

UPTODOWN

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As for MajorGeeks I found it useful to download software only in the circumstances in which it was difficult to find it in other sites. A valid alternative

https://it.uptodown.com

 

 

SOFTONIC

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Although it is one of the most popular sites for downloading software freely, I find it very messy and full of advertising. I recommend it only when you can’t find particular programs. It also often installs third-party software.

https://it.softonic.com