Martin Brinkmann, Author at gHacks Technology News

Martin Brinkmann

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Martin Brinkmann is a journalist from Germany who founded Ghacks Technology News back in 2005. Martin started his career as a tech support representative at a large German financial corporation which he used to finance his college education in English, Information Technology and History.


He quit college and his job when Ghacks began to attract a large enough readership. He made the decision to become a full time blogger and webmaster, and has not looked back since.


Martin is interested in all things tech. His primary focus is on desktop operating systems, web browsers, Internet services, and privacy related topics.


He published the book The Complete Windows 10 Privacy Guide: Windows 10 Fall Creators Update version in 2017. Martin writes a weekly column for fellow tech site Betanews as well.


You can reach Martin on Facebook or on Twitter. Please use the contact form at the bottom of the page to contact the author directly.


Martin has been quoted or mentioned in many major online and print publications, including Forbes, Lifehacker.com, ComputerWorld, LinkedIn, Reddit, Betanews.com, Bleeping Computer, TechCrunch, PC World, Tom's Hardware, Slashdot, Hacker News, The Register, and more.


Martin's articles on Ghacks

firefox 86.0 stable

Here is what is new and changed in Firefox 86.0

Mozilla released Firefox 86.0 Stable and Firefox 78.8 ESR to the public on February 23, 2021. The new versions of the browser are already available as direct downloads from the Mozilla website […]

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New Winamp Community Update Project (WACUP) preview released

Back in early 2019, a first preview of what the developers called Winamp Community Update Project was released; designed to improve the original Winamp music player through its extensive plugins system, WACUP […]

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How to turn off Text Predictions in Word and Outlook

Microsoft announced the upcoming release of a text prediction service in Word and Outlook last year. Text predictions, as the name suggests, predict words and phrases users are likely to type, and […]

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A first look at Kids Mode in Microsoft Edge

Kids Mode is a new parental control feature in Microsoft's Edge web browser that is currently being tested in Canary versions of the browser on US-English Windows and Mac OS systems. Kids […]

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If you don't agree to WhatsApp's new terms, your account will eventually be deleted

WhatsApp users who don't agree to the new terms and privacy policy by May 15, 2021, will have their accounts deleted eventually. Facebook-owned WhatsApp displayed a banner to its users in January […]

ecosia search engine

If you care about the environment, you should try the tree-planting search engine Ecosia

Ecosia is a search engine like many others available on the Internet on first glance. You open its website or add it to your browser, type in search terms, get a list […]

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Create your own SDelete shortcut for secure file deletion

When you delete files or folders on Windows, they are not deleted right away. Windows has a recycle bin, and it is the place that all deleted files go to by default. […]

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Microsoft reduces Windows 10 Enterprise LTSC support to 5 years

Microsoft announced today that the next Windows 10 Enterprise Long-Term Servicing Channel version will have a reduced support lifecycle of five years. When Microsoft released Windows 10 in 2015, it introduced Windows […]

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Microsoft Office 2021 for Windows and Mac will be released later this year

Microsoft revealed plans to release a new Long-Term Servicing Channel (LTSC) release of Microsoft Office for Windows and Mac devices today. Microsoft Office 2021 will be the successor of Office 2019, and […]

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Microsoft announces Windows 10 version 21H1 officially

Microsoft announced the next feature update for its Windows 10 operating system, version 21H1, today officially on the Windows Experience blog. John Cable, Vice President, Program Management, Windows Servicing and Delivery, confirmed […]

Ghacks Deals: The 2021 Complete CompTIA Certification Prep Super Bundle

The 2021 Complete CompTIA Certification Prep Super Bundle preps you for many important CompTIA certification exams. While designed for that purposes specifically, the courses may also be of use to users who […]

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Microsoft is pushing out Flash-killer update KB4577586 via Windows Update

Microsoft started to distribute the Windows update KB4577586, designed to remove Adobe Flash Player from Windows devices, yesterday evening. The update will be downloaded and installed automatically on devices with automatic updates […]

Ghacks Deals: The Master Learn to Code 2021 Certification Bundle (98% off)

The Master Learn to Code 2021 Certification Bundle includes 13 different eLearning courses that teach you various programming languages including Python, C++, C#, JavaScript, Ruby on Rails and Java. The following courses […]

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DNS Provider Quad9 moves to Switzerland

Not-For-Profit Domain Name System (DNS) provider Quad9 announced the move of its headquarters from California to Switzerland today. Quad9 is a non-commercial DNS provider that does not collect personal information nor sell […]

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How to migrate from LastPass to Bitwarden Password Manager

LogMeIn, parent company of LastPass, announced changes to LastPass Free yesterday that will disrupt workflows of some users of the service. The company made the decision to limit access to one of […]

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Microsoft switches to adaptive notification requests system in Edge browser

Microsoft is changing the notification system of the company's Edge web browser again by switching from quiet notification requests to adaptive requests. The company explains on the Microsoft Edge Blog that some […]

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LastPass Free will be severely limited on March 16, 2021

If you are using LastPass Free, the free version of the LastPass password management and synchronization service, then you may need to find another password management solution soon, or pay LastPass owner […]

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Firefox 89's user interface will be leaner and less convoluted

Mozilla is working on a refresh of the user interface of its Firefox web browser under the codename Proton. As it stands, Proton will land in desktop versions of the web browser […]