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
Windows users have quite a few options when it comes to the selection of so-called archivers. There are plenty of free and commercial programs available; while all support core features such as […]
WinFi Lite is a new networking program and app for Microsoft Windows devices designed to monitor, analyze, and manage wireless networks. The application is available as a Microsoft Store application and as […]
Firefox 69.0 is a new stable version of the Firefox web browser; the official release date is September 3, 2019. Mozilla pushes out updates to all Firefox channels when a new stable […]
Adobe Flash will be retired at the end of 2020; Adobe announced that it won't support Flash after 2020 anymore and major browser makers announced Flash shutdown timelines as well. While that […]
Malwarebytes launched a browser extension for Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox in early 2018 that it called Malwarebytes for Chrome and Malwarebytes for Firefox initially. The company changed the name to Malwarebytes […]
Microsoft released the cumulative update KB4512941 for Windows 10 version 1903 last week; soon thereafter, reports started to emerge on several Internet forums that the update was causing high CPU usage on […]
The classic DownThemAll extension for the Firefox web browser is now available as a WebExtension which makes it compatible with all recent versions of the Firefox browser. DownThemAll came to fame years […]
File Copier is a free program for Microsoft Windows devices designed to copy corrupt or damaged files from optical discs or hard drives. Note: The program requires the Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 […]
The second cumulative patch for the current version of Windows 10, in this case Windows 10 version 1903, is always late to the party. Microsoft released updates for earlier versions of Windows […]
Microsoft extended the functionality of the Task Manager in the Windows 10 operating system. Not all features that Microsoft introduced are great. The rather useless basic mode that reveals virtually no information […]
Sandbox Configuration Manager is a free program for Microsoft's Windows 10 operating system that helps users of the system create sandbox configuration files. Windows Sandbox is a new feature of Windows 10 […]
The latest Canary version of the upcoming Microsoft Edge browser that is based on Chromium supports an extensions menu to improve extension manageability; when enabled, it reduces space on the toolbar but […]
The A to Z Cyber Security & IT Certification Training Bundle includes 12 different eLarning courses; some of these prep you for IT and Security related certification exams, others teach you hacking […]
When Microsoft announced the general availability of Windows 10 version 1903 some months ago, I wanted to upgrade one of my machines running Windows 10 version 1809 to the new feature update. […]
AI Image Enlarger is a free software program for Windows and Mac devices, and an online service, that you may use to turn low definition photos and images into high definition ones. […]
What is the best protection against attacks on accounts? Microsoft believes that it is 2-factor authentication, and the company has stats to back it up. Microsoft says that 2-factor authentication, sometimes also […]
The Thunderbird team has released Thunderbird 68.0, a new major version of the desktop email client that is going to replace the current branch Thunderbird 60.x in the long run. Thunderbird 68.0 […]
Malwarebytes, maker of the security application Malwarebytes, released the first beta version of the upcoming major release Malwarebytes 4 to the public. Anyone may download and install the beta version. Existing users […]
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.