Author Archive | Martin Brinkmann

donation coder nany 2017

Donation Coder hold an event each year called New Apps for the New Year, or short N.A.N.Y, in which coders pledge and release new programs. What I like particularly is that there is always a wide variety of programs that get released during the event. You get Windows programs and Android apps mostly, but web […]


windows 10 build 14986

Microsoft released Windows 10 Build 14986 to the Insider Preview Fast Ring. The new build introduces a massive number of new features, improvements and changes. First, a word of warning. Since this is a preview build, there are things that may not work properly. It is recommended to run these preview builds on non-production machines. […]


top vulnerabilities 2016

If you needed another reason not to use Flash anymore, a new security report by Recorded Future may convince you to consider this at the very least. The company analyzed 141 exploits kits that were available between November 16, 2015 and November 15, 2016. The main takeaway of the research study is that Adobe Flash […]


windows 10 creators update security

Microsoft's director of program management, Windows Enterprise and Security Rob Lefferts, highlighted security related changes and improvements coming to the Windows 10 Creators Update due out in March 2017 recently in a blog post. Microsoft focused on consumers for the most part when it revealed the Windows 10 Creators Update a couple of weeks ago. […]


windows 10 end of support

Windows 10 is different in many regards to previous versions of Windows. One core difference is that it marks the move from releasing a new version of Windows every three or so years to Windows as a service. What is meant by that is that Windows will follow the same model that Office 365 and […]


notifications

Vivaldi is working on version 1.6 of the web browser currently and pushing out updates to the developer channel regularly that introduce new features. You have probably come across sites in the past that use the page title to indicate that updates are available. This is mostly done by social sites such as Twitter or […]


android updates

Google announced today that it has implemented a new updating method called file-by-file patching that reduces the size of app updates on Android by 65% on average. The company started to use the bsdiff algorithm earlier this year to reduce the size of application updates by 47% on average when compared to the full size […]


vlc 2.2 uwp

VideoLAN, makers of the popular VLC Media Player program for various desktop and mobile operating systems have released VLC 2.2 for UWP today. VLC 2.2 for UWP, what is that you may ask. When Microsoft released Windows 8, VLC ran a Kickstarter campaign to fund the development of a VLC app for that operating system. […]


SKEYE Nano 2 First-Person View (FPV) Drone is the world's smallest camera drone according to its manufacturer. As far as specs are concerned, the drone weights just 17g and has dimensions of 4cm x 4cm x 2.2cm.The 150mAh battery is good for a flight time of up to 5 minutes and the remote controlĀ  has […]


materialchess

MaterialChess is a free application for Google Android devices that lets you play and train chess in a variety of ways. One of the most refreshing features of the application is that it is completely free of charge. It does not cost a dime, does not request privacy invasive permissions, does not contain advertisement or […]


windows 10 dark theme

Themes in Windows have not changed all that much since the release of Microsoft's Windows 7 operating system. All versions of Windows ship with a selection of themes that you can switch between. Microsoft divides themes up into regular themes and high contrast themes, but that is about it. Each theme may change the desktop […]


google trusted contacts

Trusted Contacts is a new personal safety application for Android devices that allows others to find out your last known location. The main idea behind the app is to give one or more contacts the status of trusted contact. These can be family members, close friends, parents, or your spouse. Once you have given someone […]


opera predictors

Opera Software integrated what it calls an address bar speculative prerenderer in Opera 43 to speed up the loading of resources from the address bar. We talked about this back when the developer version of Opera hit version 43, but did not know much about the feature as Opera did not reveal an awful lot […]


google invisible recaptcha

Google is about to roll out an updated version of the company's captcha protection that tries to determine whether a connection was made by a user or Mr. Roboto. Captchas are designed to separate between humans and bots. While sites may want to allow entrance to all human visitors, they may not be as forthcoming […]