Author Archive | Martin Brinkmann

filezilla master password

The developers of the FTP client program FileZilla have integrated support for a master password protection in the FTP software. FileZilla is a popular FTP client that you may use to access FTP servers that are in a private network or on the Internet. While you can use modern web browsers for that as well, […]


fling web searches windows

Fling is a new program for Microsoft Windows devices that adds global web search capabilities to PCs the program runs on. Most Windows programs come without options to run web searches for terms or to look up information. While Microsoft did integrate web search capabilities in Windows Search, it is a rather mediocre solution as […]


windows defender security center

Windows Defender Antivirus is the default security solution that ships with all versions of the Windows 10 operating system. It offers basic protection when compared to third-party solutions, but the overall protection that it offers has improved and the product does not test at the very bottom of every AV Comparatives or AV Test runs […]


kb4020102

Microsoft released a new cumulative update for Windows 10 version 1703 -- the Creators Update -- yesterday evening through Windows Update. The update raises the build version of Windows 10 to 15063.332 once it is installed. It fixes errors and issues in previous versions of the Windows 10 Creators Update operating system. The update has […]


programming bootcamp

The Complete Programming Language Bootcamp is an eight course eLearning bundle that teaches you programming languages. Most of the courses that are included are designed for users of all experience levels. They provide you with a thorough introduction and foundation that you can then build on to advance your skills. It includes the following eight […]


mixerTelltale

Microsoft revealed today that the company's Xbox One and Windows 10 streaming service Beam has been renamed to Mixer. The name change, according to Microsoft, was necessary to grow the service in every major market in the world, and because it symbolizes better what the service is about. That's "bringing people together" according to Microsoft. […]


splash

Splash is a video and audio player for Microsoft Windows that is developed by Mirillis, makers of the screen recorder Action!. The media player vertical is quite crowded on Windows. You got dedicated audio or video players, as well as media players that support both audio and video formats. Programs like VLC Media Player, SMPlayer, […]


travel mode enabled

AgileBits, makers of the 1Password password manager, introduced a new Travel Mode feature in recent versions of the program for paying customers. This new mode hides password vaults when you enable it, so that they are not revealed when someone opens the passwords in the application. Traveling internationally with electronic devices can be an unpleasant […]


close website overlays

BehindTheOverlay is a browser extension for Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox web browsers to close annoying website overlays. HTML5 Overlays are the new popups, they have been for quite some time now. They are used on a lot of sites to throw newsletter signup forms or special offers on the screen. What makes them problematic […]


alt-tab windows

You can use the keyboard shortcut Alt-Tab on modern Windows devices to display and switch between all open program windows. While you have other options to switch to other programs, Alt-Tab may be faster than those. One reason for that is that it displays previews of those open windows on the desktop so that identification […]


setup firefox autofill profile

Mozilla is working on a new form autofill system in the Firefox web browser that will replace the current system eventually. Form autofill is a handy feature, as it allows users of the browser to fill out form fields automatically. The current implementation uses frecency (frequency + recency) for that, and has been part of […]


quicklook

QuickLook is a relatively new program for Microsoft Windows PCs that enables you to preview files in Explorer with a tap on Space. Windows Explorer -- File Explorer on Windows 10 -- ships with its own preview functionality, but it is limited to select file types only. The preview feature adds a third column to […]


google home chrome android

Chrome Home is an experimental feature of Chrome for Android that makes major changes to the mobile browser when enabled. Chrome has the reputation of being a very stable browser, one that is kept more or less like it is in regards to the user interface and functionality. While that is certainly the case, Google […]


net user output

The following guide provides you with information on the Net User -- or Net Users -- command of the Windows operating system. Net User is a command line tool that allows system administrators to manage user accounts on Windows PCs. You can use the command to display account information, or make changes to user accounts. […]