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.
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
The Chromium-based Microsoft Edge web browser that Microsoft is working on currently supports a number of features that the classic Edge browser does not support. One of these is the ability to […]
Microsoft modified the built-in Task Manager of the Windows operating system significantly when it released Windows 10 in 2015. Some of the changes did not add value to the administrative tool; a […]
Vivaldi Technologies released a first public version of the long awaited mobile version of the Vivaldi browser for Google's Android operating system today. The mobile version of the Vivaldi Browser is released […]
Clean Space is a free (and professional) software program for Microsoft's Windows operating system to remove temporary storage from the computer's hard disks. The application works similarly to other PC cleaners such […]
Valve unlocked a new experiment on its Steam platform with the aim to improve search functionality on the gaming platform. The company launched Steam Labs in July 2019 on Steam to give […]
Starting in late September 2019, DNS over HTTPS (DoH) is going to be rolled out to Firefox users in the United States. DNS over HTTPS encrypts DNS requests to improve security and […]
Firefox users who open the official Firefox Add-ons repository may notice a new warning message displayed on most extension pages. The warning reads: "This extension isn't monitored by Mozilla. Make sure you […]
It should not come as a surprise that the default search engine of Microsoft Edge -- regardless of whether it is the classic version or new Chromium version -- is Microsoft's Bing […]
The first public release of PowerToys is now available for download featuring the two utilities FanzyZones and Shortcuts Guide. Microsoft revealed in May 2019 that it wanted to revive PowerToys and make […]
Since the release of Microsoft's Windows 10 operating system in 2015, updating and patching was at the heart of criticism that administrators and power users leveled at Microsoft. It was not the […]
The Microsoft Network & Security Fundamentals Certification Bundle preps you for the two Microsoft exams MTA 98-366 Network Fundamentals and MTA 98-367 Security Fundamentals. The courses include quizzes, student worksheets and practice […]
I don't use Google Chrome on Android; while the browser offers good compatibility and performance, its lack of support for extensions and thus content-blocking is what puts me off. I don't mind […]
Open Shell is a fork of the popular discontinued Classic Shell program for Windows that may restore a classic Start Menu, Explorer and Internet Explorer shell on the system. Classic Shell was […]
Facebook announced the global roll out of the Face Recognition setting for new users and existing users who had access to the tag suggestions feature today. The company launched a feature called […]
The new Android 10 is available already for select devices; my Google Pixel 3a received the update some hours ago and it went through without issues. One of the features that Google […]
VIPRE Advanced Security is a highly rated security solution for Windows and Mac OS X that protects devices against malware, ransomware, and other threats. The package includes a firewall and other protective […]
DISM-GUI is a small 24 Kilobyte program for Microsoft's Windows 10 operating system that administrators may use to run certain admin commands with a click. The commands focus on DISM -- Deployment […]
Google revealed some time ago that it was working on a new Extensions Manifest file for the Chrome web browser. The company published an early draft of the Manifest v3 file and […]
Ghacks is a technology news blog that was founded in 2005 by Martin Brinkmann. It has since then become one of the most popular tech news sites on the Internet with five authors and regular contributions from freelance writers.