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 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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First look at Firefox Lockbox for Android

Firefox Lockbox is a new password manager for Android by Firefox-maker Mozilla designed to provide Firefox Account users with easy access to saved passwords. Firefox Lockbox is not a typical password manager. […]

Ghacks Deals: The AWS Certification Training Master Class Bundle (95% off)

AWS Certification Training Master Class is a big bundle of eLearning courses that introduce new users to AWS, teach new AWS concepts to users who know the basics, and prep advanced users […]

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Firefox Shield study to import Windows root certificates

Mozilla wants to evaluate the impact that the importing of Windows root certificates has on Firefox. Firefox uses its own certificate store when it validates certificates of site connections by default. While […]

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Bidvoy: the value of products based on eBay data

Bidvoy is a free online service that returns product price trends and recommendations to you when you use the service. The marketplace eBay is a great resource even if it changed significantly […]

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How to block WhatsApp media from appearing in Android's gallery

WhatsApp Messenger supports media attachments just like most messaging apps. Media that you receive is automatically added to the device's gallery by default. Means: any photo, image, gif, or video that you […]

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Display hidden results on Google Search with Google Unlocked

Google Unlocked is a browser extension for Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox that displays hidden results on Google Search automatically. Google hides results from Google Search when it receives DMCA complaints. The […]

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Google is working on an Extension Icon for Chrome

Recent versions of Google Chrome Canary include a new experimental feature that adds an extension icon to the main Chrome toolbar. Most extensions for Google Chrome add an icon to the main […]

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This is the Chromium-based Microsoft Edge browser

Microsoft revealed plans in December 2018 to use Chromium as the core for the company's Microsoft Edge web browser instead of the company's own engine. Chromium is used by Google Chrome, Opera, […]

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Game Backup Monitor: automate game backups

Game Backup Monitor is a free open source program for Windows to back up game saves locally or in the cloud. Losing game saves can be a very frustrating experience; while many […]

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Mozilla releases security updates Firefox 66.0.1 and 60.6.1 ESR

Mozilla has just released Firefox 66.0.1 and Firefox 60.6.1 ESR to the public. The two new versions of Firefox patch critical security vulnerabilities in the web browser. Firefox users should receive the […]

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Firefox 66 has PowerPoint and Word bugs (Fix available)

Firefox users who upgraded the web browser to the recently released version 66 may experience text vanishing issues when they use the online version of Microsoft PowerPoint. A new bug report on […]

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A look at Chrome's new Focus this Tab feature

Focus Mode is a new experimental feature of Google's Chrome web browser. Google added a Focus Mode flag to Chrome Canary in February 2019 but enabling it at that time did not […]

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APKGrabber: update Android apps without Google Play

APKGrabber is an application for Google's Android operating system to update installed applications without using Google Play. The application is a fork of APKUpdater which we reviewed in 2017, twice. APKUpdater development […]

Ghacks Deals: The Foundational Cisco CCNA Security Bundle (96% off)

The Foundational Cisco CCNA Security Bundle preps you to pass the Cisco certification exams Cisco 100-105, Cisco 200-105, and Cisco 210-260. The bundle is divided into three courses to prep you for […]

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AdGuard 3.0 for Android: Redesign, Stealth Mode, Custom Filter Lists

AdGuard 3.0 is now available. The new version of the popular content blocker for Android  features a redesigned interface, new stealth mode, support for custom lists, and more. The new version of […]

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Windows 10 1809: full rollout begins

With Windows 10 version 1903 just a month or so away, it is quite puzzling that a large number of devices have not yet received the update to Windows 10 version 1809. […]

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Windows 10 version 1903: new Windows Update policy

Windows 10 version 1903, the soon-to-be-released next feature upgrade for Microsoft's Windows 10 operating system, features a new Windows Update related policy. Windows Update is a core updating service that is an […]

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Google adds Sensor permission controls to Chrome

Google added "Motion and light sensors" permission controls to Chrome Canary recently so that users of the web browser may control the functionality. Browser makers like Mozilla or Google add new functionality […]