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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Windows 10 can run all your Windows 7 apps, says Microsoft (except a few)

The last twelve months of official unpaid support for Windows 7 have started; Microsoft's, still very popular, operating system will receive the last batch of updates in early January 2020. Extended support […]

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Malwarebytes update fixes freeze issue on Windows 7 PCs

Malwarebytes released an update for the company's security software for Windows -- named Malwarebytes -- that fixes an issue that caused the system to freeze (hang) entirely in certain situations on Windows […]

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Google Chrome for Android to support history gesture navigation

Google has been working on a new feature for Google Chrome for Android for a while that adds options to the mobile browser to go back and forward in history by using […]

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Firefox will block DLL Injections

Mozilla Firefox will soon block the injection of DLLs by antivirus applications and other third-party programs in an effort to improve stability, security, and privacy. Antivirus applications on Windows and other third-party […]

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Windows 10 updates KB4480977, KB4480959, KB4480967 and KB4480976 released

Microsoft released the cumulative updates KB4480977, KB4480959, KB4480967 and KB4480976 for various versions of the company's Windows 10 operating system and Windows Server 2016 in the past couple of days. The updates, […]

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Basilisk browser drops WebExtension support

Basilisk browser, a web browser that is maintained largely by the Pale Moon team, won't support WebExtension-based extensions going forward. The browser is based on the Unified XUL Platform, a forked version […]

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The future of the digital assistant Cortana

Microsoft introduced the personal assistant Cortana in 2015 when it released the Windows 10 operating system (and even earlier on Windows Phone). Just like Microsoft tried to get a fast start with […]

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The end of Windows 10 Mobile: the facts

Microsoft plans to end support for Windows 10 Mobile on December 10, 2019. The company revealed plans to end support for the mobile operating system on a support page on the company's […]

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Privacy-Oriented Origin Policy for Firefox

Privacy-Oriented Origin Policy is anew browser extension for the Firefox web browser that blocks Firefox from sending Origin headers under certain circumstances. To understand what Privacy-Oriented Origin Policy does, it is necessary […]

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Pale Moon 28.3.0 released

Pale Moon 28.3.0, a new version of the desktop web browser, was released on January 15, 2019. The new Pale Moon version is a major release; it includes security fixes and protective […]

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Check all KeePass passwords against the Have I Been Pwned database locally

The following tutorial walks you through the steps of integrating password security checks in the KeePass password manager. The checks use the latest Have I Been Pwned database of leaked passwords and […]

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AskWoody.com (Tech Sites We Love)

AskWoody.com offers news, tips, and support for Microsoft Windows, Office, PCs and other tech. It is run by Woody Leonhard and one of the prime news sources for Windows administrators and users […]

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Permission Inspector for Firefox

Permission Inspector is a new extension for the Firefox web browser that provides details on permissions that the installed Firefox extension requested. Firefox displays a permissions prompt when users install extensions from […]

Ghacks Deals: The Complete Front-End Developer Bundle (97% off)

The Complete Front-End Developer Bundle is a huge eLearning bundle that teaches you development-related skills such as CSS, Bootstrap, JavaScript, or React. Courses are designed for beginners and advanced users alike, and […]

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Nuclear is a free Spotify alternative for the desktop

Nuclear is a free Electron-based program for desktop operating systems such as Windows, Linux, or Mac OS X to stream music from popular free sources on the Internet. The music app is […]

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Microsoft to split Search and Cortana in Windows 10 version 1903

Microsoft's upcoming operating system Windows 10 version 1903 splits Cortana and Search to separate one from the other. Cortana, a digital assistant created by Microsoft, was integrated in the Windows 10 operating […]

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DuckDuckGo Search switches mapping to Apple Maps

Privacy-focused search engine DuckDuckGo announced yesterday that the search engine's map and address related searches and functions are now powered by Apple's MapKit JS framework. The new functionality is live already for […]

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Windows 10 1903 may display Let's make Windows even better prompt

Windows 10 version 1903, the next feature update for Microsoft's Windows 10 operating system, may display a prompt to users to link more of their devices and services to the operating system […]