Author Archive | Martin Brinkmann

audacity 2.1.3

Audacity 2.1.3, released on March 17, 2017, is the first version of the popular audio editor that supports Microsoft's Windows 10 operating system officially. The audio software can record live audio through microphones or mixers, digitize recordings from other media, and also capture audio when a supported sound card is available. Apart from recording audio, […]

windows 10 kb4015438

The new cumulative update for Windows 10 version 1607 (Anniversary Update) KB4015438 patches two issues introduced by last week's Patch Day. This raises the version of the Anniversary Update version of Windows 10 to 14393.969. The KB4015438 update seems to fix two issues introduced last week that affected some users of the operating system after […]

turn off ads windows 10

The following guide offers instructions on turning of all ads on Windows 10, and most of them with a simple double-click. Not all Windows 10 users have seen advertisement yet on devices that run the operating system, but the number is certainly growing. The main reason why it is growing is that Microsoft is pushing […]

ifttt android

IFTTT, which stands for If This Then That, is a service that may automate a lot of things related to PCs, online and your mobile devices for you. Basically, what it allows you to do, is create so called recipes that run automated actions when an event occurs. Events can be nearly anything, from you […]

whatsapp lower data usage

The following guide provides you with instructions on lowering the data usage of the popular messaging application WhatsApp. Created for Android devices, you can use the guide if you run WhatsApp on another mobile operating system as well. Applications that you run regularly on your mobile devices can use a considerable amount of data when […]

adblock plus review

If you are a Firefox user and pay attention to user reviews and ratings on the Firefox add-ons website, you may have noticed an increase in anonymous ratings. The ratings are left by anonymous user "random six character string", and only have a rating but no review itself. This in itself is strange for veteran […]


It is sometimes difficult to find the right time to make a purchase. If you have a budget for instance, you may want to make sure that the purchase is within its limits. You may also set upper limits for certain items even if your budget would allow you to pay a higher price for […]

root isolator

Riot Isolator is a free multi-purpose security and privacy tool for devices running Microsoft's Windows operating system. You may install the program on a Windows machine, or run it without installation. Please note that Riot Isolator requires the Microsoft .NET Framework 4.x or higher. The program interface itself lists the four main options Eraser, Toolbox, […]

veeam backup

A fresh installed Windows 10 operating system, regardless of whether it is store-bought, an upgrade from an earlier version of Windows, or a reset of Window 10 machine, is a good opportunity to apply some useful tweaks and fixes to the operating system. While deep customization of Windows 10 depends largely on what you use […]


ShellNewSettings is a free program for Microsoft Windows devices that allows you to remove items from the new menu of Explorer. The new menu of Windows Explorer may grow considerably over time. Microsoft ships the menu with a couple of entries already, for instance to create a new folder or plain text file. Third-party programs […]

twitch desktop app

PopularĀ  game streaming service Twitch revealed its new beta desktop client on March 16 for the Microsoft Windows operating system. First thing you will notice is that the client is quite large. The download has a size of about 80 Megabytes thanks to -- you guessed that one right -- Electron. Second thing worth noting […]

pwn2own 2017

The tenth anniversary of the Pwn2Own gathering of hackers, Pwn2Own 2017, saw eleven teams attempt to exploit products across four categories. The products that teams were allowed to target this year included operating systems and web browsers, but also the new product categories Enterprise applications and server-side. Programs like Adobe Reader, and Apache Web Server, […]

march 2017 windows security updates

Microsoft announced some time ago that new silicon as the company called it back then would not be officially supported on Windows 7 or 8.1. This meant basically that only Windows 10 would support Intel's, AMD's and Qualcomm's new processors, while Windows 7 or 8.1 would not. This does not mean that Windows 7 or […]