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
Google announced a new block user feature for its Google Drive file hosting and synchronization service Google Drive last week that prevents others from sharing files and folders with you. Up until […]
NordVPN and ExpressVPN are two popular, highly rated, VPN services. If you are looking for a new VPN service to join, you may wonder which of the two comes out at the […]
Microsoft released a new stable version of its Edge web browser, Microsoft Edge 92, earlier this week. Edge 92 is a big update that introduces lots of new features for home users […]
While Microsoft is still working on the first stable version of its Windows 11 operating system, some features of the upcoming version of Windows appear set in stone already. Windows 11 ships […]
ExpressVPN is a VPN service by Express VPN International Ltd. It is available as a desktop program for Windows, Mac and Linux devices, as a mobile application for Android and iOS, and […]
NordVPN is a commercial VPN service with desktop programs for Windows, Mac and Linux devices, mobile apps for Android and iOS, and options to set up the service manually on modems, routers, […]
The 2021 Complete Microsoft Azure Certification Prep Bundle preps you for different Azure exam certifications so that you can ace them. The following Azure courses are included in the bundle: AZ-104 Azure […]
Brave added several privacy protection improvements to the company's Brave Browser recently. One of them improves the permissions dialog that the browser displays when sites request access to certain information such as […]
Earlier this week, security researchers discovered a vulnerability in recent versions of Microsoft's Windows operating system that allows attackers to run code with system privileges if exploited successfully. Overly permissive Access Control […]
Nvidia has released the first official graphics card driver for Microsoft's upcoming Windows 11 operating system. The company is second only to Intel, which released a Windows 11 driver last week. Microsoft's […]
Google released a new version of the company's Chrome web browser on July 20, 2021. Google Chrome 92 Stable is already available via the web browser's automatic updating system. It should be […]
Google will shut down its Bookmarks service on September 30, 2021. The service won't be available afterwards anymore and users who use it have until then to export their bookmarks to save […]
BullGuard VPN is a VPN service by security company BullGuard. The service has a lot to offer, including a strict no logging and tracking policy, state-of-the-art encryption, compatibility with all major operating […]
Internet search engine DuckDuckGo plans to launch an email protection service in the near future. Designed to relay emails for its users, email protection works similarly to Mozilla's Firefox Relay service. Basically, […]
Microsoft revealed new gaming features for its Xbox consoles back in September 2020. DirectX 12 Ultimate would be coming to the system as well as the new DirectStorage API. The API, designed […]
Mozilla launched a new Ideas platform this June on the third-party platform Crowdcity. The main idea behind the platform was to bring users and Mozilla employees together to share ideas related to […]
Mozilla is resurrecting the Simplified Printing feature in Firefox 91. The feature converts the webpage to a simpler version that focuses on the main article and content. Most site elements that are […]
The developers of the open source cross-platform video converter Handbrake have released Handbrake 1.4.0 just a moment ago (if you are reading this on July 18, 2021). The new version updates many […]
When Microsoft announced the upcoming operating system Windows 11, it revealed that users of its operating system would be able to install and use Android applications on the device. The company was […]
Intel released a new graphics driver for company products that is Windows 11 compatible. The new driver is available as a stable version and adds support for Auto HDR and the game […]
Microsoft plans to release Windows 10 version 21H2, a feature update for the company's Windows 10 operating system, later this year. The company unveiled Windows 11 earlier this year as the next […]
Valve, the company behind the popular Steam game distribution platform and maker of games like Counter-Strike and Half-Life, have unveiled Steam Deck, a handheld PC designed specifically for gaming. Steam Deck looks […]
The Complete IT for Beginners Bundle includes eight courses: four covering CompTIA's popular courses IT Fundamentals, A+ Core1, A+ Core 2 and Network, the other four include three Microsoft MTA courses, Networking […]
Raymond Hill's uBlock Origin and uMatrix browser extensions are popular content blockers. While uBlock Origin is maintained actively by Hill, uMatrix development ended in 2020. A fork, nMatrix, designed for the Pale […]
All major browsers display a lock icon or similar icons in the address bar next to the address of a site when the connection to the site is secure (uses HTTPS). It […]
Rumors about a new cloud-powered Windows by Microsoft circulated for quite some time. Microsoft put an end to the rumors with today's announcement of Windows 365 Cloud PC, a "hybrid personalized computing" […]
VeraCrypt is a popular open source encryption tool that may be used to encrypt files, create encrypted containers, encrypt entire hard drives and partitions, and even the system partition. Encryption of the […]
Microsoft updated the What's Next feature roadmap of its Microsoft Edge web browser recently, giving users and administrators a glimpse of the status of major upcoming features of the company's browser. You […]
It is the second Tuesday of the month and that means it is Microsoft Patch Day. Microsoft released security and non-security updates for all supported client and server versions of its Windows […]
The Professional Microsoft Excel Certification Training Bundle includes eight Excel courses for beginners and advanced users alike. It includes an introduction to Excel that helps beginners get more out of Excel and […]
Firefox 90.0 is the latest stable version of the Firefox web browser. It will be released later today and most Firefox installations will pick up the update automatically. All other Firefox channels […]
When you upgrade a Windows 10 machine to Windows 11, you have 10 days to uninstall Windows 11 and go back to the previous version of Windows. The grace period may be […]
Preview builds and leaks of the Windows 11 operating system have been around for a while. While the operating system is still in active development, it is clear already that it will […]
The team behind the popular Linux distribution Linux Mint released Linux Mint 20.2 "Uma" this week. The new version of Linux Mint is available as a standalone download and as a direct […]
Water Resistant Tester is an application for Google's Android operating system. It is designed to test the water resistant level of the device to tell you if the device is water resistant. […]
Searching on mobile devices is not really that comfortable if you want to access multiple sites displayed in the results. While you can long-tap on results to open them in new tabs, […]
Auto Cookie Optout is a new open source extension for Mozilla's Firefox web browser to respond to cookie prompts on sites automatically. Most sites display so-called cookie prompts, permissions to store cookies […]
Vivaldi Technologies is testing a new feature called Command Chains currently in the Vivaldi Browser. Command Chains allow users to chain commands so that all of them are executed when invoked. Sometimes, […]
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.