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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Microsoft extends Exchange Server 2010 End of Support with a surprising remark

Microsoft announced today that it will extend end of support for Exchange Server 2010 to October 13, 2020. Exchange Server 2010 support was about to run out on January 14, 2020 initially […]

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Highlight Ads on Google and Reddit by fading them in Chrome

NoDisguisedAdsAnymore is a new extension for the Google Chrome web browser that changes the design of ads on Google and Reddit to make it easier to distinguish content from advertisement. Google has […]

Windows 10 version 1903: list of known issues growth, and growth, and growth

If you have followed the development of the Windows 10 version 1809 and 1903, you know that both versions were plagued by lots of bugs. Microsoft had to pull version 1809 even […]

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How to download and install an earlier version of Windows 10

Microsoft maintains support for several versions of its Windows 10 operating system for Home users and even more versions for Enterprise customers. While it is often a good idea to upgrade or […]

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How to speed up the Brave browser

The following guide lists tweaks and suggestions on how to speed up the┬áBrave web browser to reduce lag and improve the browser's performance. We have published guide on speeding up the Opera […]

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Opera GX Browser update introduces network limiter

Opera Software unveiled its Opera GX web browser in June 2019 after it released a teaser a month earlier. The web browser was specifically designed for gamers and the three core features […]

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DeepL Translator desktop programs for Windows and Mac

The translation service Deepl released desktop programs for Microsoft's Windows and Apple's Mac OS operating system on September 12, 2019. DeepL Translator was launched in August 2017 to provide better translation services […]

Ghacks Deals: The Microsoft Technology Associate Mastery Bundle (92% off)

The Microsoft Technology Associate Mastery Bundle preps you for three Microsoft MTA certification exams. The courses are designed for all experience levels and certification of completion is included. The following courses are […]

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Microsoft confirms second search bug in a row in Windows 10 1903

It took Microsoft just one day to acknowledge an issue related to the Start Menu and Windows Desktop Search in Windows 10 version 1903 caused by the recently released cumulative update KB4515384. […]

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Firefox Premium for Enterprises is now available

Organizations that run the Firefox web browser in Enterprise environments may subscribe to a newly established Premium plan to extend support. Firefox Premium Support is a new offer for Enterprises that provides […]

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Windows September 2019 Updates: more search woes and Telemetry

Microsoft released security updates and regular updates for all versions of Windows on yesterday's September 2019 Patch Tuesday. It does not take long, usually, before an assessment can be made on the […]

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Google plans to test DNS over HTTPS in Chrome 78

Google revealed plans to test the company's implementation of DNS over HTTPS (DoH) in Chrome 78. DNS over HTTPS aims to improve security and privacy of DNS requests by utilizing HTTPS. The […]

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KeePass 2.43 Password Manager released

A new version of the password manager KeePass was released on September 10, 2019. KeePass Password Safe 2.43 is an update for the 2.x version of the password manager that introduces new […]

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Sandbox program Sandboxie is now freeware (soon open source)

Sandboxie, a sandbox program for Microsoft's Windows operating system, has been turned into a free application. The latest version, Sandboxie 5.31.4 was released on September 10, 2019; it is the first version […]

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Microsoft Windows Security Updates September 2019 overview

It is September 10, 2019 and Microsoft has just released security and non-security updates for its Microsoft Windows operating system and other company products. Our overview of the September 2019 Patch Day […]

Ghacks Deals: The Complete Information Security Certification Bundle (97% off)

The Complete Information Security Certification Bundle is a big Information Security certification and eLearning bundle. It includes the following courses: NGINX: Beginner to Advanced 2019 -- Beginner's Guide to Master the HTTP […]

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Mozilla relaunches the Firefox Test Pilot program to test privacy-focused products

Mozilla relaunched the Firefox Test Pilot program on September 10, 2019 to test privacy-focused products. The organization shut down the program twice already, the last time in January 2019. The second "Test […]

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FireMonkey uses Firefox's official API for userscripts and userstyles

FireMonkey is a new browser extension for the Firefox web browser that enables users to manage userscripts and userstyles using the userscripts API that Mozilla introduced in Firefox recently. The extension offers […]