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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KB4103714 cumulative update for Windows 10 version 1709

Microsoft released KB4103714 yesterday; the update for Windows 10 version 1709, the Fall Creators Update, brings the build number of the system to 16299.461. It is the expected update for Windows 10 […]

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Enterprise Policy Generator add-on for Firefox

Enterprise Policy Generator is a new add-on for the Firefox web browser by Sören Hentzschel to create cross-platform policy files for Firefox. Designed for use in Enterprise and business environments, policy generator […]

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Firefox 62: Developer Toolbar removal

Mozilla will remove the Developer Toolbar, also known as GLCI, from the Firefox web browser when it hits version 62 in September 2018. Firefox users who run an earlier version of the […]

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Thunderbird 52.8.0 security update released

Thunderbird 52.8.0 is a new version of the popular cross-platform email client that fixes several security vulnerabilities in the email client. Existing Thunderbird users can run a check for updates from within […]

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A look at Waterfox 56.2.0

The web browser Waterfox 56.2.0 was released by its developer Alex Kontos on May 16, 2018 to the public. The new version of the browser that is largely based on Firefox code […]

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How to download Google Chrome offline installers

A net installer is downloaded to your system when you hit the download Chrome button on the official Google Chrome download page. A net installer, as the name implies, requires a network […]

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Pale Moon 27.9.2 security update released

Pale Moon 27.9.2 is the latest version of the web browser; it was released yesterday to the public and is already available via the web browser's automatic update functionality. The new version […]

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Google News update launched and users are in uproar

Google began to roll out an update to Google News, the company's news site on the Web  yesterday following releases of the updated Google News application for Android and iOS. The new […]

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Veneta Viewer review

Veneta Viewer is a free open source image viewer for Microsoft's Windows operating system that supports a large number of image formats including APNG files and many RAW image formats. Windows users […]

Windows 10 version 1703 and 1607 updates KB4103722 and KB4103720

Microsoft released two updates for two versions of Windows 10 yesterday. KB4103722 and KB4103720 are cumulative updates for Windows 10 version 1703 and Windows 10 version 1607 that raise the build of the […]

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Google Chrome: removal of Secure and HTTPS indicators

The Google Chrome web browser displays a "secure" indicator in green in the browser's address bar when you open a site that supports the HTTPS protocol. For sites with extended certificates, Chrome […]

Ghacks Deals: The Complete Microsoft 365 Security Training Bundle (98% off)

The Complete Microsoft 365 Security Training gives you 1-year access to 36 cybersecurity training courses and 220 tutorials that cover a wide range of topics such as Office 365 Security, Windows 10 […]

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Mozilla Firefox 60.0.1 release information

Mozilla released Firefox 60.0.1 to the stable channel of the Firefox web browser on May 16, 2018. The new Firefox version is a bug fix release which addresses several issues in the […]

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How to add more Top Sites rows to Firefox

The Firefox web browser displays a list of top sites on the web browser's New Tab page by default next to a search field, highlights, soon downloads, and recommendations. Mozilla changed the […]

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What is YouTube Music, Youtube Music Premium and YouTube Premium?

YouTube Music, YouTube Music Premium, and YouTube Premium are new services that Google announced yesterday; they are Google's next, and maybe final, attempt at establishing a free and paid streaming service to […]

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Why you should always read Microsoft's English update notes

Microsoft publishes update notes, support articles, and other information in English and in other languages. The main language for all content is English but content may also get translated into other languages […]

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Test Windows Defender Antivirus (or other security software)

Windows Defender Antivirus is the default security application for devices running Microsoft's Windows operating system. Like Windows Firewall, it may not offer the best protection or functionality, but it is there to […]

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Windows 10 version 1803 microcode update KB4100347

KB4100347 is a new update for the latest version of Windows 10, Windows 10 version 1803, which Microsoft released on April 30, 2018 to the public. The feature update has its fair […]