explorer open command prompt

When it comes to opening command prompt windows or Windows Explorer / File Explorer windows, there is often a way to accomplish this faster. How would you for instance open a command prompt window that uses the same path as the open Explorer window quickly? Would you select File > Open command prompt > Open […]

google tracking privacy

Google made a significant change to the company's privacy policy recently which changes in a significant way how the company is tracking users on the Internet. Previously, the company kept its DoubleClick advertising engine apart from its core user services such as Gmail, Search or YouTube. While users could give Google consent to use the […]

chrome 54 no bookmarks recent tabs

I have talked about this back in August when the feature landed in development versions of Chrome for Android. Basically, what it does is add article recommendations to the New Tab Page. Chrome for Android users who open the New Tab page can swipe down on it to see the "articles for you" list. It […]


MBRFilter is a new open source software for Windows devices designed to protect the Master Boot Record against manipulation. The Master Boot Record holds information about how partitions and file systems are organized on a storage device. It triggers the loader of installed operating systems as well, which makes it an important part of any […]

malwarebytes adwcleaner

Malwarebytes, makers of the popular Malwarebytes Anti-Malware, Anti-Exploit, Anti-Ransomware and other security tools, announced on October 19, 2016 that it has acquired AdwCleaner, a program for Windows designed to clean adware from computer systems. We have reviewed the standalone version of AdwCleaner back in 2013 the first time, and then again in 2015 when AdwCleaner […]

google wallpapers

Wallpapers is a new Android application by Google which offers similar functionality as the built-in wallpaper app of the Google Pixel phone. Are you a smartphone user who never switches the default wallpaper the phone ships with, or someone who likes new wallpapers? If you belong to the latter group of users, you may find […]

firefox 49.0.2

Mozilla has released an update for the stable version of its Firefox web browser that brings the version of it to Firefox 49.0.2. Firefox 49.0.2 is a bug fix and security release that fixes several issues in the browser, among them two that we talked about just yesterday. The new version is already available, and […]


The Big Data & Analytics Master Toolkit is a massive eLearning course that features over 201 hours of content in 19 different lessons. Topics covered include SPSS, Minitab, SAS and R Studio. The eLearning course has been designed for users of all experience levels -- it includes introductory lessons such as SAS Programming for Beginners […]

firefox 49 system addons

Mozilla has started to distribute two new system add-ons for Firefox 49.0 and Firefox 49.0.1 to address two issues affecting Adobe Flash Player and graphics issues. The organization is working on Firefox 49.0.2 currently, but made the decision to release two new patches for the current stable version of Firefox as system add-ons to address […]

resolving host

Sometimes when you are using your computer you may experience issues when trying to connect to specific sites, services or using specific programs. Depending on the program in question, you may get a status message such as "resolving host" or something similar. Google Chrome for instance may display that message in the status bar when […]

security bugs fixes windows

Microsoft switched how updates are delivered to the client operating systems Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 -- and also server operating systems -- in October 2016. Updates were provided as individual patches, and classified as security or non-security updates in the past. This meant that users and administrators could pick what they wanted to install […]

windows-malicious-software removal tool telemetry

If you have the Microsoft Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool installed on your machine, either by having installed it manually or because it shipped with Windows, you may have noticed already that it is sending out so called Heartbeat Reports after certain scans. These reports are not linked to any of the major telemetry services […]

chrome enable-panels

Google has removed support for panels in Chrome 54 on all platforms except on Chrome OS. Panels, which were only enabled on developer versions of Chrome by default, and had to be enabled on other versions using the enable panels flag on chrome://flags, looked like notifications on first glance. They enabled extension developers to spawn […]