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 explains Windows 7 update error 0x8000FFFF

A group of administrators and users who tried to install the August or September 2018 patches on Windows 7 devices reported that the update installation would fail with error 0x8000FFFF. The issue affected […]

Mozilla wants to estimate Firefox's Telemetry-off population

Mozilla Firefox is one of the few web browsers out there that gives users and system administrators options to turn off Telemetry. Telemetry, which Mozilla introduced in Firefox 7 back in 2011, […]

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Firefox gets improved autoplay blocking soon

The Firefox web browser will soon block autoplaying media on webpages visited in the web browser more reliable. Mozilla added options to control HMTL5 video autoplay in 2015 in Firefox and while […]

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Windows 10 KB4458469, KB4457136, KB4457141 and KB4457127 updates

Microsoft released new cumulative updates for supported versions of the company's Windows 10 operating system on September 20, 2018. The updates KB4458469, KB4457136, KB4457141 and KB4457127 address a huge number of issues in […]

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Pale Moon 28.1.0 Release Information

Pale Moon 28.1.0 was released on September 20, 2018 to the release channel. The new version of the web browser is a performance and security update. It replaces Pale Moon 28.0 which […]

FastStone Image Viewer 6.6 is a lot faster

FastStone released a new version of the company's picture viewer FastStone Image Viewer today that brings the version of the application to 6.6. FastStone Image Viewer 6.6 improves the performance of certain […]

Ghacks Deals: The Ultimate MCSE Certification Training Bundle (95% off)

The Ultimate MCSE Certification Training Bundle includes four eLearning courses the prep you for four Microsoft Windows Server 2016 certification exams. The exams are Microsoft 70-740, Microsoft 70-741, Microsoft 70-742, and Microsoft […]

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Cumulative .NET Framework updates for Windows 10

Microsoft plans to change how .NET Framework updates are delivered and deployed on devices running Windows 10 in the near future. Starting with Windows 10 version 1809, the October 2018 Update, .NET […]

Disable notifications on Android's lock screen

Recent versions of the Android operating system display notifications on the lock screen of the device by default. Some users may like this as it gives them access to notifications on first […]

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New CCleaner scandal: forced automatic updates

2018 has been a troublesome year for users of the computer program CCleaner. The popular Windows program to delete temporary files and data to free up disk space went through a series […]

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Bing Search does equations and text transcriptions now

Microsoft's Bing Search engine is doing quite well as we have found out in 2017 and it should not come as a surprise that Microsoft updates the search engines functionality regularly to […]

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Sony unveils PlayStation Classic with 20 games

Sony, the company behind the PlayStation gaming console, unveiled a remake of the company's first console, the PlayStation Classic yesterday. Remakes of classic game consoles are trending right now. Nintendo showed everyone […]

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Microsoft on freeing up space for Windows 10 Updates

Microsoft published a new support article "Windows 10 update issues on devices with low storage space" yesterday. Released in time for the next feature update for the operating system, Windows 10 version […]

Ghacks Deals: The 2019 Interactive Coding Bootcamp: Lifetime Access (92% off)

The 2019 Interactive Coding Bootcamp is huge online course that teaches users of all experience levels HTML, CSS and JavaScript, full-stack development, and more. The course is not all theory, however, as […]

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What you can do if your browser uses too much Memory

While web browsers were never the leanest applications memory-wise, memory usage of web browsers seems to have exploded in recent time. It is not uncommon anymore that browsers such as Chrome or […]

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Prevent Firefox from reopening on Windows 10 start

Microsoft added a feature to the Fall Creators Update of Windows 10 that restarts select applications that were open when the restart or shutdown command was activated. The feature lets users continue […]

What is Microsoft Managed Desktop?

Microsoft pushed Software as a Service ever since the company's CEO changed. First, in the form of Office 365 which the company launched as a subscription-based option next to the classic Office […]

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Windows 10 version 1809: removed and deprecated features

As is the case with all new Windows 10 feature releases, some features have either been removed outright from the new version or put on hold for removal in a later version. […]