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's articles on Ghacks

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Vivaldi Browser makes DuckDuckGo default search engine in private windows

Vivaldi Technologies revealed a moment ago that the search engine DuckDuckGo is the new default search engine in private windows, and that users may set a different search engine for the browser's […]

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What Mozilla has planned for Firefox in 2018 (ad-filtering and more)

As a user of the web browser Firefox or someone who is interested in trying it out, you probably would like to know more about what Mozilla has planned for Firefox in […]

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Mozilla may move Firefox New Tab Page settings to Home Preferences page

Firefox users who want to modify the look and feel of the browser's New Tab Page can do so directly on it in all recent versions of the Firefox web browser. A […]

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How to remove Malwarebytes

The following tutorial teaches you how to uninstall Malwarebytes, formerly known as Malwarebytes Anti-Malware, for Windows and Mac OS, from a computer system. Malwarebytes is a security software that protects the computer […]

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Windows Server 2019 Preview is out

Microsoft's Windows Server team released a preview of the next Windows Server product, Windows Server 2019, yesterday to the public. Windows Server 2019 Preview is available for any participant of the Windows […]

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How to disable being included in tests and previews on Netflix

The online streaming service Netflix changes things constantly on the site and monitors carefully what users do and don't do when they interact with the service. You may have noticed that Netflix […]


Ghacks Deals: Pay What You Want: 2018 Arduino Enthusiast E-Book Bundle

The Pay What You Want: 2018 Arduino Enthusiast E-Book Bundle includes ten Arduino ebooks. It is for people who are just getting started with Arduino as well as users who want to […]

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Keepa: Amazon price history and tracking

Keepa -¬†Amazon Price Tracker is a browser extension for Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Opera and Microsoft Edge to improve your online shopping experience on the Amazon website. Keepa was one of the […]

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Microsoft promises speedier Windows 10 Feature Update processes

Microsoft releases two feature updates for the company's Windows 10 operating system per year. Users and administrators will also install feature updates regularly as feature updates are only supported for 18 months […]

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Firefox, DNS over HTTPS and a controversial Shield Study

Mozilla plans to integrate Trusted Recursive Resolver (TRR) via DNS over HTTPS in a future version of the Firefox browser. Initial functionality lands in Firefox 60 but further improvements will land in […]

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List the trackers that apps use on Google Play

Google Play is the primary application store for Android applications. Most Android devices ship with Google Play installed by default and most Android users use it to browse, find and install applications […]

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Linux Mint 19 Cinnamon will open apps a lot faster

The Linux Mint development team plans to launch the next version of the popular Linux distribution Linux Mint in the coming months. Linux Mint 19 will be offered in multiple flavors including […]

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Washed out colors in VLC Media Player? Try this fix

When you play videos in VLC Media Player on a system with a Nvidia graphics adapter or improperly configured video output settings, you may get washed out colors. Different black levels of […]

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Firefox's Password Manager has a flaw, but it will be fixed

You may save passwords in the Mozilla Firefox web browser; the functionality is enabled by default, and you are prompted to do so when Firefox recognizes that you typed a username and […]

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The complete Google Chrome audio muting guide

Websites and services that you open in Google Chrome may use the browser's audio playback capabilities to play audio. While audio playback is wanted most of the time, for instance when you […]

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How to update the Microsoft Edge web browser

Microsoft launched the web browser Microsoft Edge as the default system browser of the Windows 10 operating system. The company made Edge the default browser but distributes Microsoft Internet Explorer 11 as […]


Game Saturday: The Wizard (RPG, Turn-based, online)

The Wizard is a turn-based strategy game with light roleplaying elements that you can play online in any modern browser. You control the apprentice wizard Kevin in the dungeon crawler who is […]

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Mozilla Firefox 59.0.1 is a security release

Mozilla plans to distribute an update to Firefox's stable channel today that brings the version to Firefox 59.0.1 on the stable channel. Firefox ESR is updated to version address the issue […]