Author Archive | Martin Brinkmann

tab ninja

Tab Ninja is a free browser extension for the Google Chrome web browser that gives you better options when it comes to controlling tabs in the browser. Google made the decision recently to remove certain tab features from the browser. The Close other tabs, and Close tabs to the right options will be removed from […]


startpage image search tools

The privacy focused search engine Startpage will launch new image search related tools soon that improve the user experience significantly. Startpage, just like Google, Bing and DuckDuckGo, offers a dedicated image search option that users can make use of. While you can use web searches to find sites with images as well, using the image […]


firefox photon design

Mozilla plans to make Firefox 57 a milestone release by introducing major changes to the web browser when the version is released. We talked about those in the past already; most notable probably is the focus on WebExtensions in Firefox 57. Classic add-ons will stop working at that time, as they are no longer supported […]


instagram setup two-factor authentication

Instagram announced on March 23, 2017 that the company did enable two-factor authentication support for all users of the service. Two-factor authentication adds a security layer to the sign in process on Instagram. What is meant by that is that you are required to complete a second authentication step before you are signed in to […]


firefox text to speech

TTSFox is a new add-on for the Firefox web browser that adds text to speech functionality to the browser, even when the device is offline. It can sometimes be useful to have something read aloud to you. This can be the case if you do something that is not directly in front of the monitor, […]


netflix firefox linux

Netflix announced on Tuesday that Linux users may use the Firefox web browser on their devices now to watch video streams on the website. Netflix started to work on HTML5 compatibility almost four years ago to improve the service's compatibility. The video streaming service relied on the use of plugins, most notably Microsoft Silverlight in […]


kb4016635

Microsoft released a new cumulative update for the company's Windows 10 operating system, KB4016635 that patches two issues. The update is not available through Windows Update, but exclusively available on the Microsoft Update Catalog. It is unclear right now whether Microsoft will make it available through Windows Update at a later point in time. The […]


opera telegram

Opera Software released several updates for Opera 45 Developer recently that brings Telegram integration, and improvements to the Reborn redesign of the browser. Reborn, a new design for the Opera web browser was revealed when Opera Software released Opera 44 Developer to the public. Reborn is not a complete change of the look and feel […]


data usage

The following guide walks you through the steps of looking up data usage information on devices running Microsoft's Windows 10 operating system. It can sometimes be useful to find out how much data is used on a device in a given period of time. Maybe you are on a metered Internet connection and want to […]


kb4012218

The March 2017 preview updates for Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 introduce Windows Update processor generation and hardware support detection. Microsoft published KB4012218 for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2, and KB4012219 for Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 and 2012 R2 yesterday evening. These previews are only available through the Microsoft Update Catalog, […]


get-command powershell

PowerShell is more than just a command line shell. It is a configuration management framework that the command line shell is part of, but also a scripting language. It is more powerful than the Windows command prompt but also more intimidating. While it has been there for more than a decade, most Windows users are […]


If you want to get started using Linux, but don't know where to begin, then you may find this week's deal of the week useful for that: The Linux Power User Bundle is a five course bundle that acts pretty much as an introduction to Linux. The following five courses are included in the bundle: […]


lastpass 4.1.42 exploit

Tavis Ormandy, a prolific member of Google's Project Zero initiative, revealed that he discovered a new security issue in LastPass 4.1.42 (and maybe earlier). Ormandy revealed that he discovered an exploit, but did not reveal it. Project Zero discoveries are reported to the companies who produce the affected products. The companies have 90 days to […]