Author Archive | Martin Brinkmann

firefox pioneer

Firefox Pioneer is a feature of SHIELD, a system that Mozilla implemented in Firefox to test new features and changes on a subset of Firefox users. Firefox Pioneer is an opt-in feature of SHIELD. It is offered as a browser extension for the Firefox browser that users need to install. Once installed, users may be […]

windows security updates november 2017

Microsoft released security updates for Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Office, and other company products on the November 2017 Patch Day. This guide provides end users and system administrators with information on all security and non-security updates, and security advisories that Microsoft released since the October 2017 Patch Day. It offers an Excel spreadsheet that lists all […]


SDelete is a free command line utility by Microsoft's Sysinternals team that you may use to delete files and free disk space securely. While you can delete any file on a hard drive connected to a machine running Windows using Explorer, the command line or other means, deleting files this way won't remove the data […]

legacy extensions

Mozilla Firefox 57 will be released today; we have reviewed the new version of the web browser yesterday already. The new version comes with light and shadow; light, because it is faster and more responsive across the board, and shadow, because it dropped the old add-on system which Mozilla now calls legacy extensions. All classic […]

firefox quantum 57

Mozilla plans to release Firefox 57.0 to the stable channel on November 14, 2017. The new version of the web browser is a major release as it introduces big changes to the browser's performance, interface, and add-on compatibility. In short: the new version of Firefox is a lot faster than previous versions, replaces the Australis […]

classic firefox 57

Custom CSS for Fx is a collection of CSS styles for Firefox 57 and newer by the author of the popular Firefox add-on Classic Theme Restorer. Firefox 57 won't support Classic Theme Restorer or any other interface changing extensions or themes anymore because of the switch to a WebExtensions exclusive system. The new WebExtensions system […]


DMEX is a free program for Microsoft Windows operating systems that adds a large number of new features and improvements to Windows Explorer. The application is a rewrite of DMEXMenu and DMEXBar which added similar functionality to Explorer. We reviewed DMEXBar back in 2006, so check this out if you want to know more about […]


Progate is a -- currently free- web service that teaches you various programming, scripting and other computer related skills. The service was established in 2014 in Tokyo, Japan, and has been made available in English in October 2017. You need to sign up for an account to start using the service, but the email that […]


EdgeDeflector is a free open source program for Microsoft's Windows 10 operating system that unlocks the option to open hard coded Microsoft Edge links with other browsers. The initial version of Windows 10 came without browsing restrictions. You could set a default browser, and any link would open in that browser. Microsoft introduced hard coded […]

sorry this content is age restricted

YouTube may place age restrictions on content, for instance if the content includes violence or disturbing images, nudity, vulgar language or the portrayal of harmful activities. This age restriction flag is placed by YouTube's review team. The flag prevents that users who are not logged in may watch the video, that logged in users who […]

classic add-ons archive

Classic Add-Ons Archive is a new add-on for the Firefox web browser that can be best described as a local catalog of classic Firefox add-ons. The current version of the catalog lists 16706 Firefox add-ons that developers created over the past 14 yours based on Firefox's XUL/XPCOM technology. The add-on can be installed in development […]

privacy pass

Privacy Pass is a new browser extension for Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome to reduce the number of captchas that legitimate users get when they access CloudFlare protected properties on the Web. CloudFlare protects a large part of the Internet, and that is why the company's captcha solutions designed to determine whether a visitor is […]

controlmymonitor edit monitor settings

ControlMyMonitor is a new application for Windows by Nirsoft that you may use to view and modify settings of the computer monitor. The application is a portable program that can be run from any location. It is supplied as an archive that you can extract to any location, including USB Flash Drives or even discs. […]

intel graphics 4k hdr

A new Intel graphics driver adds support for streaming 4K HDR media on Windows PCs and laptops provided the right hardware available. Microsoft's Fall Creators Update -- the company launched the operating system update in October 2017 -- introduced support for 4K High Dynamic Range (HDR) streams. Only certain Nvidia graphics adapters supported -- Pascal-based […]

pale moon

Firefox 57 is probably the most important release of the browser for Mozilla ever since the browser was released in its initial version. The browser comes with the first bits of Quantum, a new technology that improve rendering and other areas, the deprecation of the legacy add-on system and the overboard throwing of legacy components, […]

Learn to Code 2018 Bundle is a massive eLearning bundle that includes ten programming courses. You get access to one of then courses if you pay at least $1, and access to all ten courses if you beat the average (currently at $11.68, which means you pay a little bit more than 1,16 for each […]