Martin Brinkmann, Author at gHacks Technology News

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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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Firefox 70.0 release information

Firefox 70.0 is the new stable version of the Firefox web browser as of October 22, 2019. Mozilla releases updates for all channels of the Firefox web browser at the same time; […]

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Play local multiplayer games on Steam over the Internet with Remote Play Together

Remote Play Together is a new feature of the Steam gaming client that unlocks capabilities to play local multiplayer games with friends over the Internet. Valve Software launched Remote Play Together in […]

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How to list all installed third-party drivers on Windows PCs

Drivers play an important part in Windows as they add certain capabilities or support for certain hardware devices to the operating system. Windows operating systems come with a set of default drivers […]

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Disney+ does not work on Linux devices

Linux users who plan to subscribe to Disney's Disney+ video streaming service may have a rude awakening when they are greeted with Error Code 83 when trying to play any TV show […]

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Opera Software tests Cloudflare DNS over HTTPS in Opera 65

Opera Software released a new beta version of the company's Opera web browser on October 17, 2019 to the public. Opera 65 Beta includes support for DNS over HTTPS (DoH), a privacy […]

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Mozilla working on native Firefox translation feature

Mozilla is working on integrating a native translation feature in the organization's Firefox web browser that does not rely on cloud services. One of the advantages that the Chrome browser has over […]

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Windows Update Manager wumgr 1.0 released

The developer of the Windows Update Manager wumgr has released version 1.0 of the application for Microsoft's Windows operating system. The release is the first program update in 2019 and an indication […]

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Internet Archive's Wayback Machine gets Compare and Collections features

The Internet Archive launched several new (beta) features to the site's Wayback Machine recently that bring compare, better save to archive and collections features to the site. The site's Wayback Machine powers […]

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Google improves Site Isolation in Chrome 77, adds it to Android

Google rolled out the security feature Site Isolation back in 2018 when it released Chrome 67 to the public. Site Isolation was limited to desktop versions of the Chrome web browser back […]

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KB4520062 for Windows 10 1809 may break Microsoft Advanced Threat Protection

Microsoft released the second back of October 2019 updates for various supported Windows 10 versions on October 15, 2019. The cumulative updates, all non-security, fix various issues in Windows 10. It is […]

Ghacks Deals: The Cisco CCNA Routing & Switching Bundle (96% off)

The Cisco CCNA Routing & Switching Bundle is an eLearning course that provides students with the knowledge and skills needed to install, operate and troubleshoot a small to medium branch network, and […]

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The end of Yahoo Groups? Not quite yet but close

Yahoo announced far-reaching changes to the company's Yahoo Groups service recently. The changes affect the visibility of groups, uploaded content, and upload functionality. Yahoo Groups was one of the world's largest discussion […]

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End of Support notifications for Windows 7 Pro users

Microsoft started to inform Windows 7 Home users that support for the operating system was about to run out. From this week on, the notifications will also be shown to users running […]

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DuckDuckGo adds Indian servers and new options

The privacy-focused search engine DuckDuckGo announced the launch of new features and servers recently on the company's Spread Privacy blog. The company added servers in India to better serve Indian users, a […]

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Mozilla about to launch VPN beta

Mozilla, maker of the Firefox web browser, will launch the first beta of its upcoming VPN service in the coming weeks. The organization launched Firefox Private Network in September 2019 which added […]

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Microsoft releases October 2019 update previews for Windows

Microsoft released cumulative updates for various supported versions of Windows on October 15, 2019. The company released preview updates for Windows 7 Service Pack 1 and Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows 8.1 […]

Ghacks Deals: Codeanywhere Freelancer Plan subscriptions

Codeanywhere is a cloud-based development environment that works in modern browsers and on mobile devices. The environment supports over 75 different programming languages, auto-complete functionality, options to connect to Git repositiories, connect […]

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Microsoft adds a text cursor indicator to Windows 10

Where is that cursor? Have you ever asked yourself that question or similar questions? All recent versions of the Microsoft Windows operating system support an option to highlight the cursor when you […]