Martin Brinkmann, Author at gHacks Technology News

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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

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Firefox may soon ask for the Windows Password to interact with saved passwords

Mozilla plans to introduce a change to the password management system of the organization's Firefox web browser on Windows that improves the security of the data. Firefox users may save logins using […]

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Microsoft releases Windows 10 updates KB4541329, KB4541330, KB4541331 and KB4541333

Microsoft released so-called C-D Week updates for older versions of the company's operating system Windows 10 on March 17, 2020. The updates KB4541329, KB4541330, KB4541331 and KB4541333  are considered preview updates and […]

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GitHub Mobile for Android and iOS stable is now available

GitHub released a beta version of its mobile application for Google's Android and Apple's iOS operating system in November 2019. The company announced yesterday that the two applications are now available as […]

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Microsoft launches its Bing Coronavirus Tracker

Keeping track of Coranavirus news can be quite the time-consuming process and a burden as well considering that you need to find reliable information. Microsoft just launched its Coronavirus tracker on Bing. […]

Ghacks Deals: KeepSolid VPN Unlimited: Lifetime Subscription (just $39)

A lifetime subscription of KeepSolid VPN Unlimited for just $39? Yes, that is today's deal. The no-log service gives you access to servers in over 80 locations and does not restrict your […]

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Gog Spring Sale 2020 with more than 2500 discounted games until March 30

Gog unveiled the company's annual Spring Sale yesterday. The gaming platform holds several sales throughout the year and Spring Sale is just one of them. Customers and new users find more than […]

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Sumatra 3.2 PDF reader drops Windows XP support

Sumatra PDF is my favorite PDF reader on Windows; it is lightning fast, resource friendly, and generally a well designed application. The developer of the application has released Sumatra 3.2 to the […]

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Microsoft announces retirement of the TechNet Gallery (and all its scripts)

Microsoft announced plans to retire the company's TechNet Gallery last week. TechNet Gallery was a  community-powered website that allowed members to share scripts, tools, and guides for use with Microsoft products and […]

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Google introduces improved cookie controls in Chrome for Android

Google plans to improve cookie controls of the company's Google Chrome web browser for Android. The company launched SameSite cookie changes in Chrome 80, released in February 2020, and has recently added […]

VideoProc – Easy to use yet powerful 4K video processor and editor [Review & Giveaway]

VideoProc is a 4k video processing and editing software for Microsoft Windows and Apple Macintosh devices that is ideal for users who want a reliable easy-to-use software to edit, convert, download and […]

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Vivaldi introduces ad-blocker in latest browser snapshot

Vivaldi continues its work of integrating protective features into the company's web browser. The company launched tracking protection in a recent snapshot to block known trackers automatically when the feature is enabled. […]

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Microsoft adds option to change New Tab search provider to new Edge browser

Microsoft updated the list of features recently that it plans to introduce into the company's new Chromium-based Edge browser in the coming months. Some of the features are planned for a March […]

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Firefox OS Successor: Mozilla and KaiOS announce partnership

Firefox OS, formerly known as Boot2Gecko, was Mozilla's attempt at establishing a mobile operating system. First designed as an open alternative to the rising Android and iOS operating systems, then with a […]

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NV Updater (Nvidia Driver Updater) 0.4.0.1 released to customize Nvidia driver installations

We reviewed NV Updater, a tool to customize installations of Nvidia drivers by blocking certain unwanted components from being installed with the driver, in February 2020. The developer of the application released […]

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What is Opera Browser Assistant and how to disable it?

If you have a version of the Opera web browser installed on your devices there is a chance that Opera Browser Assistant is running. Additionally, you may also notice, at least on […]

Ghacks Deals: The 2020 All-in-One Data Scientist Mega Bundle (99% off)

The 2020 All-in-One Data Scientist Mega Bundle is a huge set of eLearning courses with 141 Hours of Training on Analytics, RPA, Machine Learning, Tableau & More. The entire bundle is available […]

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Windows 10 version 2004: better Reserved Storage management

Microsoft introduced Reserved Storage in Windows 10 version 1903. Reserved Storage reserves storage for the operating system that is used exclusively for system updates, temporary files and other system activities. The main […]

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Firefox Preview 4.0 Stable brings uBlock Origin support

Mozilla released Firefox Preview 4.0 on March 9, 2020, the latest stable version of the upcoming re-interpretation of Firefox for Android. The new browser version is only available on the project's GitHub […]