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ProtonVPN: privacy-focused VPN with strong security and features

Proton VPN is a Swiss-based Virtual Private Network (VPN) service that puts a strong focus on privacy and security.  It offers a strict no-logging policy, apps that are open source and audited, […]

12 Picks from 2019 to kick off the new year

Happy New Year everyone! The year 2019 has ended and I thought it would be nice to provide you with my top picks of articles and reviews that we published here on […]

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Ghacks has a new owner, and that is good for everyone

TLDR; Softonic acquired I remain editor of the site and all writers remain on board. We have full editorial control over the content and articles will be published just like before. […]

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Looking for a new writer for Ghacks

I'm looking for a new writer for Ghacks to complement the articles that I'm writing each day. While I'm pretty happy with the development of the site as of late, I'd like […]

The future of Ghacks (2018)

It has been three years since I revealed to you that the situation for the site was not the best, and that there was a chance that I'd have to shut down […]

You can now report content on Ghacks

I don't write a lot about things that go on behind the scenes here on Ghacks. We work on the site constantly to improve it and make tweaks to it, but most […]

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Ghacks New Theme is finally there

You may have noticed already that we have activated the new Ghacks theme finally on the site. I hope you like it as much as I do, and I'd like to take […]

Ghacks: moved to new server, new CDN network

We have moved the site Ghacks to a new hosting company, Kinsta, yesterday, and also switched to a new CDN provider KeyCDN in the process. I talked about the need to move […]

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Ghacks: Cloudflare, new theme, HTTPS, more

I would like to provide you with information on changes that have been implemented already on Ghacks, or are upcoming in April 2017. I first thought about publishing this article on April […]

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Help us test the new Ghacks theme

You have probably read about it already: we are planing to release a new theme for Ghacks soon. Since this is a rather delicate thing to do, not only to avoid angering […]

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Ghacks in 2017, and a look back

It is the last day of the year, a good time to look ahead at what is in store for Ghacks in the year 2017, and to look back at the last […]

This Is Ghacks (Stats April 2016)

I have published quite a few articles over the years in which I analyzed the rise and decline of operating systems or web browsers, but never really revealed how the situation looks […]


Ghacks turns 10: a look at the past, present and future of the site

When I posted Welcome to Ghacks on October 3, 2005 I did not know what to expect from this site. It was my first blog and initially designed to provide information about […]

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Adobe just lost over 50 links pointing to their site after legal threat

I received a legal document from Adobe Inc two weeks ago requesting the removal of deep links pointing to Adobe's own official FTP server. The article referenced in the document linked to […]

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Introducing Ghacks Deals

One of my core efforts this year is to reduce Ghack's dependency on a single service or traffic source. Ghacks Deals is a new optional service here on this site that lists […]

2 Months later: Ghacks is still dying, but there is hope

I wanted to give you all an update on my original post about Ghacks is dying from February this year. I don't want to rehash all the post to put those up […]

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Help us test the new comment system

Update: We have deactivated the commenting plugin for now as it had too many issues. We will take another look at it once it offers missing features. The native WordPress comment system […]


Ghacks is dying and needs your help

When I started in 2005 I never imagined what a ride it would be. The site became popular quickly and allowed me to quit my day job to become a full […]

The tech I use daily as a freelance writer

The other day my colleague Martin Brinkman wrote a bit about what he uses every day. Surprisingly, given we both do essentially the same job, we are somewhat separated in what we […]