Author Archive | Martin Brinkmann

game zero

If you always wanted to get started programming your own computer or mobile games, but never knew how to start, the 2017 Zero to Hero Game Developer Bundle may be an excellent starting point for you. Also, it is handy for anyone else who likes to learn game programming in particular. Nine game development courses […]


windows super fast delete large folders

When you delete huge folders in Windows, you will notice that the process takes quite a bit of time to complete. I keep backup folders of Ghacks locally on a platter-based drive, and these folders come close to 30 Gigabytes in size with more than 140,000 files and 350 folders. When I need to delete […]


luminar photo editor

Luminar is a popular photo editor for Apple Mac OS X devices. The company Macphun has released a beta version of Luminar for Windows that brings most features of the Mac software to Windows devices. Luminar is offered as a beta version currently. You can only download it after you enter an email address on […]


windows 10 no longer supported

Windows 10 is no longer supported on this PC is an error message that Windows 10 may throw during the update to a newer version of the operating system. Microsoft moved away from the classic service pack / new version of Windows update scheme of the past to Windows as a Service with the company's […]


linkedin

Microsoft and LinkedIn announced today the release of the new LinkedIn application for Microsoft's Windows 10 operating system. The app, which will be rolled out gradually until the end of the month to the Windows 10 population is LinkedIn's first application for Windows 10. The company announced earlier that it made the decision to retire […]


texmaker

Texmaker 5.0, a new version of the crossplatform LaTeX editor for Windows, Mac OS X and Linux, has been released on July 17, 2017. The new version comes with a new interface, high DPI support for Texmaker on Windows and Linux, and other improvements. Windows and Linux users should not confuse Texmaker, a LaTeX editor, […]


canvas defender

Canvas Defender is a free add-on for Firefox and Chrome that manipulates the canvas fingerprint to protect against canvas fingerprinting. Canvas Fingerprinting uses the HTML5 Canvas element. The Canvas element may be used to draw graphics on a web page, and it is supported by all major web browsers. The fingerprinting makes use of the […]


royal rss reader

Royal RSS Reader is a free portable program for Windows that is a basic and compact program for reading RSS feeds on the desktop. While RSS feeds are still practicably found on most sites on the Internet, RSS reading seems to have taken a backseat in the eyes of companies in favor or notification systems […]


fotowall

Fotowall 1.0 is a software program for Windows and Linux that you may use to create original pictures by using the creative tools it offers. Jack Wallen reviewed an early version of the program back in 2010 for Linux, and focused in it on the creation of unique wallpapers. While one of Fotowall's applications is […]


ublock origin-official repository downloads

uBlock Origin is a popular cross-browser content blocker that is seen by many as one of the most efficient extensions of its kind. The browser extension is available for Firefox and Chromium based browsers, as well as Microsoft Edge. Basically, what that means is that you can install it in virtually any browser out there […]


whatsapp send any file

The most recent WhatsApp update for Android and iOS enables the sending of any file type to other users of the messaging service. File attachments were limited to a selection of files up until now. This meant that you could not send any file type not supported officially to other users of WhatsApp. This was […]


powershell optional features

Microsoft Windows ships with a set of so-called optional features that users may enable or disable using the "turn Windows features on or off" control panel applet. This works well for the most part, but requires that you open the Control Panel on the operating system unless you load the Features window directly by typing […]


firefox privacy google analytics

If you follow tech news or my site, you have probably stumbled upon the Firefox uses Google Analytics controversy by now. Let me refresh your memory if you have not. A user of Firefox discovered that Mozilla Firefox connects to Google Analytics when users of the browser load the Get Add-ons page of about:addons. That […]


pale moon 27.4

Pale Moon 27.4 has been released by the team responsible for the web browser, and is now available for direct download and automatic update. The new version of the browser introduces new features and changes to it; existing users may notice that most of the media streaming issues that some experienced should be fixed in […]


task manager groups

Microsoft published a new build of the upcoming Windows 10 Fall Creators Update today to the Fast Ring Insider channel. While users should not expect major features being integrated into the new version of Windows 10 at this stage in development, new builds do feature gradual improvements over previous ones. The last build featured for […]