Author Archive | Martin Brinkmann


Rufus is an easy to use portable software program for Microsoft Windows devices to create bootable USB drives using ISO images. It appears that I have never reviewed Rufus before here on Ghacks, even though I mentioned it a couple of times in the past when it came to the creation of bootable USB media. […]

A report on Cnet suggests that 3D TV won't be the next big thing after all, as the last two major TV makers of 3D TVs announced that they would stop producing 3D TVs in 2017. The revival of 3D in home entertainment began with the release of Avatar back in 2010, but the technology […]

windows 10 insider preview 15014

Microsoft pushed out a new Windows 10 Insider Build today, bringing the latest version of the development version to version 15014. The company published a blog post on the Windows Experience Blog that highlights major changes, and issues that users may experience. As always, the features listed here will likely be part of the Windows […]


MediCat DVD is a bootable troubleshooting environment that ships with Linux and Windows boot environments, and troubleshooting tools. The author of MediCat DVD designed the bootable toolkit as an unofficial successor to the popular Hiren's Boot CD boot environment. Hiren's Boot Cd has last been updated in 2012, and while it works in many cases, […]

The The Full Stack Programmer Bundle is a massive eLearning course offering more than 130 hours worth of content that teaches you how to program in several languages, and how to build products such as computer and mobile applications, and websites, using those languages. Among the many languages are JavaScript, Python, PHP, C#, Ruby on […]

gmail phishing

Researchers have discovered a new phishing attack that is currently underway that is targeting Google Gmail accounts in a sophisticated way. What's interesting about this specific attack is that it uses a new method, one that could even lure tech savvy users into its trap. The attacks begin with compromised Gmail accounts. The attackers use […]


Cloudshot is a free screen capture program for Microsoft Windows devices that is easy to use, and supports local and online storage locations. The name of the application reveals one of the program's main features already: the ability to upload screenshots that you take to various online services that it supports. The service supports Dropbox, […]

firefox permissions

Back in mid-2016 we gave you a glimpse of the new permissions system that Mozilla was working on at the time for its Firefox web browser. Mozilla worked on it a bit more in the meantime, and plans to launch an updated version of it soon that improves the user interaction with permissions in several […]

microsoft ad chrome extension

If you run Windows 10, you may have noticed an increase in native advertisement creeping in ever since the operating system was first revealed. The operating system may display ads on the system's lock screen to you, on the start screen, as taskbar notifications, and soon also in the share interface when the Creators Update […]

If you don't like Windows 10, one viable option that you have when support for your current operating system expires is to migrate to a Linux distribution. The Linux Power User Bundle offers essential skills and information for users who are new to Linux. The bundle includes the following courses: Linux for Beginners -- Get […]

pick save images

Pick & Save Images is a free browser add-on for the Firefox web browser that improves the browser's image downloading functionality significantly. All web browsers ship with built-in options to save images, or to browse the local Internet cache to pick them from there instead. While that is sufficient most of the time, you may […]

game mode

Microsoft will introduce a truckload of new features in the Creators Update for Windows 10, including the new Game Mode feature and one where drivers may get installed automatically when certain Store games are downloaded and installed on a device running Windows 10. While I'm not playing that many games anymore, I'm still a gamer […]

chrome tab annoyance

If you have a medium number of tabs open in a Google Chrome window, you may experience that new tabs that you open in the browser are not shown at all anymore in the interface. One big annoyance of Google Chrome is the browser's tab display behavior in my opinion. Chrome reduces the size of […]


One key focus of Microsoft when it comes to promoting the company's latest operating system Windows 10 is to hammer home that Windows 10 is better for security. The company published a blog post recently on the Microsoft Malware Protection Center blog which exemplified that by analyzing how Windows 10 handled two 0-day exploits, or […]