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Best .RAR Files Extractor for Windows 10

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After installing the operating system, users usually don’t have enough programs for unpacking files. Such programs are named file archivers. Often, before the version of the OS Windows 10, users had to look for third-party programs to be able to unpack archives. In Windows 10 much has changed, ranging from the ability to use quality archivers from the application store and ending with a built-in explorer archiver.

In this article, we have selected five archivers for Windows 10. All the archivers that you need to download from official sites, without any problems, will suit users of the Windows 7 OS. And all applications installed from the store will be suitable only for the Windows 10 OS.

1.      WinRAR.

WinRAR is a powerful program for operating the archives, since it allows you to operate with large archives. It supports all popular operating systems, starting with Windows and ending with Android. WinRAR remains so popular because even after the end of the trial period allows you to use all of its features.

You can download WinRAR and exploit it as WinRAR is free up to a 40-day period, after which it will start unobtrusively reminding that it would be worth buying a license: but it still works. If you don’t have the task of archiving and unarchiving data on an industrial scale, and you resort to archivers once in a blue moon, you may have any inconvenience from using an unregistered version of WinRAR.

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Main features:

  1. Supporting most common archive formats for decompression.
  2. Allows to encrypt the archive with a password, create a multi-volume and self-extracting archive.
  3. Adding additional data to restore corrupted archives in its own RAR format (it can work with archives that have lost integrity), which can be useful if you use it for long-term data storage.

2.      7-Zip.

The 7-Zip archiver is a free open-source archiver and the only free program for working with archives that we can safely recommend.

Almost any archive that you will find on the Internet, on old disks or somewhere else, you can unpack in 7-Zip, including RAR and ZIP, 7z own format, ISO and DMG images, ancient ARJ and much more (it’s far from being a full list).

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In terms of the formats available for creating archives, the list is shorter, but sufficient for most purposes: 7z, ZIP, GZIP, XZ, BZIP2, TAR, WIM. At the same time, for archives 7z and ZIP, the password for the archive with encryption is supported, and for archives 7z – the creation of self-extracting archives. Working with 7-Zip shouldn’t cause any difficulties even for a new user: the interface of the program is similar to the usual file manager, the archiver also integrates with Windows (you can add files to the archive or unzip it using explorer’s context menu). You can download 7Zip on the official site.

3. HaoZip.

This is a free archiver, which allows you to open fifty different formats of compressed files. The application can create self-extracting containers, split libraries into parts and protect them with a password, keep the history of archiving and restore corrupted packed objects, contains the function of scanning suspicious files using online antivirus. When processing a large array of data, the utility uses the full potential of multi-core processors.blankHaoZip can extract information from 50 different types of archives, but only a few types of containers are available for compression – 7Z, ZIP, TAR. A common RAR format isn’t supported when creating libraries, this can be considered the main disadvantage of the utility.

It also has the availability of additional tools. Among them – the function of combining MP3-tracks, the converter of archives and the option of emulating optical drives.

The appearance of the application resembles the popular WinRAR archiver, it is possible to change the design of the interface through skins. The program menu is translated into different languages, but the help isn’t localized – it is only available in Chinese, it is not possible to change its language even for English.

4. Bandizip.

It is a utility for unpacking more than 30 kinds of compressed libraries, including RAR. Using Bandizip, you can create regular archives in the formats TGZ, TAR, ZIP, ISO, LSZ, 7Z, and also generate self-extracting containers, which can be extracted later without the help of third-party software. If desired, you can encode the contents of libraries using the modern algorithm AES 256 Bit. When processing data, the program uses all the cores of multiprocessor systems, which can significantly reduce the time to create large-sized containers.

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The developers of the utility tried to make the interface of their product as convenient as possible – it was translated into different languages, you can extract objects from the archives by simply dragging the mouse into the specified folder, there is a function to preview the contents of the container.

Advanced Bandizip users respond positively to the methods of encoding the file names used in the program. In their opinion, Bandizip is one of the few archivers that correctly saves the names of objects even if then the archives will open in a different operating environment (for example, Linux).

5. IZArc.

Multifunctional archiver IZArc allows you to fully work with packed files of various formats, can repair damaged libraries and open protected archives. The utility allows to perform additional actions with compressed files – add new objects, search, view and write comments. The program supports multi-volume libraries and is able to create automatically unpacking executable files.

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The main functions are controlled from the context menu of the explorer.

The special function of IzArk – the ability to work with images of optical discs created in the popular formats ISO, BIN, NRG, CDI. And, if necessary, you can re-encode one type of image into another. Such an option, as a rule, is found only in specialized software.

Main functions:

  • free archiver;
  • opening of a huge number of compressed library formats (7-ZIP, RAR, ZIP and others);
  • support for 256-bit data encryption algorithm;
  • reanimation of damaged archives;

• work with images of optical media.

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Google Chrome now has a ‘picture-in-picture’ feature

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Google is getting ready to make a big change to how its Chrome browser works. This is because new browsers from startups like Arc are making the market more competitive. The company said on Wednesday that it will be adding a new feature called “Minimized Custom Tabs” that will let users tap to switch between a native app and their web content. When you do this, the Custom Tab turns into a small window that floats above the content of the native app.

The new feature is all about using Custom Tabs, which is a feature in Android browsers that lets app developers make their own browser experience right in their app. Users don’t have to open their browser or a WebView, which doesn’t support all of the web platform’s features. Custom tabs let users stay in their app while browsing. Custom tabs can help developers keep users in their apps longer and keep them from leaving and never coming back.

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If you make the Custom Tab into a picture-in-picture window, switching to the web view might feel more natural, like you’re still in the native app. People who send their customers to a website to sign up for accounts or subscriptions might also find this change useful, since it makes it easier for users to switch between the website and the native app.

After being shrunk down to the picture-in-picture window, the Custom Tab can be pushed to the side of the screen. Users can tap on a down arrow to bring the page back to the picture-in-picture window when it is full screen.

The new web experience comes at a time when Google is making it easier for Android users to connect to the web. People can find their way to the web with AI-powered features like Circle to Search and other integrations that let them do things like circle or highlight items.

The change is coming to the newest version of Chrome (M124), and developers who already use Chrome’s Custom Tabs will see it automatically. Google says that the change only affects Chrome browsers, but it hopes that other browser makers will add changes like these.

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Threads finally starts its own program to check facts

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Meta’s latest social network, Threads, is launching its own fact-checking initiative after leveraging Instagram and Facebook’s networks for a brief period.

Adam Mosseri, the CEO of Instagram, stated that the company has recently implemented a feature that allows fact-checkers to assess and label false content on threads. Nevertheless, Mosseri refrained from providing specific information regarding the exact timing of the program’s implementation and whether it was restricted to certain geographical regions.

The fact-checking partners for Threads—which organizations are affiliated with Meta—are not clearly specified. We have requested additional information from the company and will revise the story accordingly upon receiving a response.

The upcoming U.S. elections appear to be the main driving force behind the decision. India is currently in the midst of its general elections. However, it is improbable that a social network would implement a fact-checking program specifically during an election cycle rather than initiating the project prior to the elections.

In December, Meta announced its intention to implement the fact-checking program on Threads.

“At present, we align the fact-check ratings from Facebook or Instagram with Threads. However, our objective is to empower fact-checking partners to evaluate and assign ratings to misinformation on the application,” Mosseri stated in a post during that period.

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Google developed several pioneering social applications for Android, such as Twitter and various others

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Here is a lesser-known piece of startup history that may not be widely known outside of the technology companies themselves: Google itself developed the initial iterations of well-known Android applications, such as Twitter. The revelation was made during a recent podcast featuring Sara Beykpour, the former senior director of product management at Twitter and current co-founder of the AI news startup Particle.

Beykpour discusses her involvement in Twitter’s past in a podcast with Lightspeed partner Michael Mignano. She details her employment at Twitter in 2009, where she started as a tools engineer, during a time when the company had a workforce of approximately 75 individuals. Subsequently, Beykpour transitioned to working on mobile applications at Twitter during a period when third-party applications were gaining traction on different platforms, such as BlackBerry and iOS. Twitter bought one of those applications, called Loren Brichter’s Tweetie, and used it as the basis for its initial official iOS app.

Beykpour stated that Twitter’s Android app originated from Google.

The Twitter for Android client was a prototype app that Google created and gave to them, according to her statement on the podcast. “During that period, Google developed all the popular social apps such as Foursquare and Twitter, resulting in a similar appearance among them.”

Mignano interrupted, requesting clarification on the matter. Did Google develop applications in order to encourage companies to adopt Android?

“Yes, precisely,” Beykpour replied.

Following that, Twitter took over control of the Google-developed Android app and started to improve its features. According to her, Beykpour was the company’s second Android engineer.

Google documented its efforts on the Android Twitter client in a blog post in 2010. However, the media coverage during that time failed to acknowledge Google’s contribution, resulting in this aspect of internet history being overlooked. Google’s post details the integration of early Android best practices into the Twitter app. Beykpour informed TechCrunch that Virgil Dobjanschi, the post’s author, held the primary role of software engineer.

“We were expected to direct any inquiries to him,” she recalls.

Beykpour also recounted additional anecdotes regarding Twitter’s early stages. As an example, she was involved in the development of Vine, Twitter’s video app, after returning to Twitter from working at Secret. She faced pressure to release Vine on Android before Instagram launched its own video product. According to her, she managed to meet the deadline by introducing Vine approximately two weeks prior to the release of Instagram Video.

The latter had a significant impact on Vine’s metrics, and according to Beykpour, it was the main factor that caused the downfall of the popular app.

She claimed that, even though it took several years for Vine to finally shut down, “that was the day when the signs of its demise became evident.”

At Twitter, Beykpour spearheaded the discontinuation of Vine’s product—an application that remains highly popular, to the extent that even Elon Musk, the new owner of Twitter/X, continues to playfully hint at its potential revival. However, Beykpour believes that Twitter made a sound decision regarding Vine, as he acknowledges that the app was not experiencing growth and was costly to maintain. She concedes that others may have a different perspective, possibly contending that Vine lacked sufficient resources or support from leadership. However, the ultimate reason for the closure was Vine’s effect on Twitter’s financial performance.

Beykpour also recounted a captivating anecdote regarding his experience working on Periscope. She left Secret and joined the startup just as Twitter purchased it. She recalls the necessity of rejoining Twitter using an alias in order to maintain secrecy about the acquisition for a period of time.

During her presentation on Twitter, she also discussed the challenges associated with acquiring the necessary resources to create and enhance products and features specifically designed for power users, such as journalists.

“Twitter faced difficulties in defining its user,” she stated, as it “relied heavily on conventional OKRs and metrics.” However, it was a reality that only a small proportion of individuals engage in tweeting, and within this subset, only a portion of them are responsible for creating the content that is truly desired by everyone. Beykpour acknowledges that quantifying this subset was a challenging task.

Currently at Particle, her expertise in developing Twitter is influencing the approach for the AI news application, which aims to facilitate the connection between individuals and the news that is relevant to their interests and happening in their vicinity.

“Particle represents a new approach to consuming your daily news,” Beykpour states in the podcast. The objective of the app is to offer a comprehensive and diverse outlook on news while also granting users access to journalism of exceptional quality. The startup is seeking alternative methods to generate revenue from reporting, in addition to advertisements, subscriptions, or micropayments. Nevertheless, the precise details of Particle’s approach are still under deliberation. The startup is presently engaging in discussions with potential publisher partners regarding the remuneration for their contributions.

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