Author Archive | Martin Brinkmann

windows 10 explorer app

It is no secret that Microsoft is porting traditional native desktop programs of Windows to the company's new Universal Windows Platform (UWP). Rumors were floating around on the Internet for some time now that Microsoft was working on a Windows Explorer / File Explorer UWP version. Windows 10, just like Windows 8, ships with File […]


Microsoft pushed out the new cumulative update┬áKB3194496 for Windows 10 that -- again -- mixes lots of updates into a single massive 753 Megabyte patch (420 Megabytes for the x86 version) for the Anniversary Update version of Windows 10. The update log released here highlights some of the key changes in the cumulative patch. The […]

microsoft news pro

Microsoft Garage's newest application for Android, News Pro, For You, In Depth, is a port of the iOS application that is designed to deliver news "around your work and life every day" according to the application's description on Google Play. The main idea behind the app is to provide you with personalized news -- a […]

quantum break

Quantum Break, Remedy Entertainment's latest blockbuster title for PC and Xbox is now also available on Steam. Microsoft released the game exclusively for Xbox One and Windows Store when it first came out. This meant among other things that gamers could only play the game on PCs if they ran Windows 10, Microsoft's latest operating […]


The Ultimate Software Testing Bundle is an eleven course eLearning bundle about software testing. At least some courses are designed for users of all experience levels, while others may require beginner, intermediate or even advanced experience levels. These courses usually built-up on each other though so that you go through the beginner level course first, […]

vivaldi tab dragging

Vivaldi is without doubt one of the most promising web browsers that came out in the last couple of years. While it has made great improvements ever since its first snapshot was released -- a first stable version was released earlier this year for instance -- there are still some features that are not implemented […]

turn off the lights

Turn off the Lights is a new browser extension for Microsoft Edge on Windows 10 that ports the functionality of the popular extension to the browser. The extension has been designed to darken the screen when watching videos to improve the experience. Turn off the Lights is compatible with all versions of Windows 10 starting […]

windows 10 menu

TileIconifier is a free portable program for devices running Microsoft's Windows 10 operating system that enables you to make program tiles displayed in the operating system's start menu prettier. If you have worked on a Windows 10 system before you may know that two types of tiles may be displayed in the start menu. First […]

gnmt google translate

Google Translate is a widely used translation service by Google that is probably the most used translation service on the Web these days. Google states for instance that the system processes 18 million translations per day from Chinese to English alone. Up until now, Google Translate used a phrase-based translation model to power the translation […]

firefox page shot

Mozilla launched the three new Firefox Test Pilot experiments Page Shot, Min Vid and Tracking Protection today on the official site. The main idea behind Test Pilot is to showcase and test features that may one day be integrated into Firefox if feedback is positive. The new system offers several advantages over how features were […]

utorrent altruistic mode

BitTorrent Inc has just added a new feature to the popular BitTorrent client uTorrent called Altruistic Mode that may throttle downloads in order to keep a 2:1 ratio at all times. The main idea behind Altruistic Mode is to make sure you give back more than you take from the community of peers. This is […]

das keyboard model s professional

Microsoft's chief envisioning officer Dave Coplin believes that the days of using a Qwerty keyboard to interact with computing devices are numbered. In an interview with the UK's Evening Standard newspaper, Coplin stated that it was bizarre that today's workforce was still relying on technology invented in the 19th century. Coplin mentioned the Qwerty keyboard […]


CredentialsFileView is a new Nirsoft application for Windows that enables you to decrypt and display data that is stored in Windows credential files. The program is portable which means that you can run it from any location on a machine running Windows. CredentialsFileView is compatible with all versions of Windows starting with Windows XP and […]


ImgDrive is a free program for devices running Microsoft's Windows operating system that allows you to mount up to seven disc images on the PC. Mounting disc images can be quite useful. First, it may be the only option you have if your computer does not have an optical drive. Second, doing so speeds up […]