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.
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
Brother Industries, a Japanese electronics and electrical equipment company, has launched an ink and toner subscription service called EcoPro in France, Belgium and the Netherlands. Not to be confused with the EcoPro […]
Container Tab Groups is a browser extension for the Mozilla Firefox web browser. It extends Firefox's partitioning feature Containers with a tab grouping feature. Firefox's Container feature is a unique feature of […]
Microsoft released the first feature update for Windows 11 this week. The Windows 11 2022 Update introduced several usability improvements and changes to Microsoft's newest operating system and additional content, including File […]
From next year onward, extensions for Google Chrome and most other Chromium-based browsers, will have to rely on a new extension manifest. Manifest V3 defines the boundaries in which extensions may operate. […]
Microsoft released the Windows 11 2022 Update this week and revealed plans to push the first feature drop in October. Included in the October feature drop is the long awaited support for […]
Mozilla plans to launch a small update for the stable version of the organization's Firefox web browser later today that restores the original focus behavior on startup. Firefox users who installed Firefox […]
Windows users with NVIDIA powered graphics cards may want to skip the upgrade to the Windows 11 2022 Update feature update for now, as several, who have made the plunge, reported that […]
When it comes to selecting files in File Explorer, Windows users have plenty of options. From left-clicking to selecting individual files to drawing a rectangle around files for selection. Keyboard shortcuts help […]
Some Windows administrators who tried to update their Windows 11 devices to the newly released Windows 11 2022 Update reported that they have received the error code 0x800f0806 during the process. The […]
The 2023 Professional CompTIA Exam Certification Prep Bundle preps you for several CompTIA exams, including CompTIA PenTest+, CompTIA Network+, CompTIA A+ and CompTIA Security+. The following prep courses are included: TOTAL: CompTIA […]
Microsoft released the first feature update for Windows 11 this week. The new version of Windows 11 introduces a number of usability improvements and some new features, with more promised to be […]
Brave browser users may have noticed translate prompts in the browser when they visit foreign language sites for several weeks now. Brave, which relied on Google Translate up until now, has switched […]
Thunderbird 102.3 is now available. The new version of the open source email client is a security and bug fix release. The update is published already and most Thunderbird installations should receive […]
Microsoft released the first feature update for its Windows 11 operating system on September 20, 2022. It includes improvements and new features, and while it may be tempting for some to upgrade […]
Microsoft announced just a moment ago that the first feature update for Windows 11, the Windows 11 2022 Update, is rolling out to users from all over the world. Panos Panay, EVP, […]
Mozilla published Firefox Stable and Firefox ESR updates on September 20, 2022. Firefox 105 Stable and Firefox 102.3 ESR are the new versions that are now available. The main improvement in Firefox […]
If you always wanted to learn how to code in Python, this is the ultimate way to achieve that goal. The bundle includes 14 Python related courses, including several designed for beginners […]
Remember when Mozilla switched to WebExtensions? Back then, developers had to port their extensions to the new extensions system for them to remain compatibility with Firefox. Mozilla did not release major APIs […]
Android users who run Google Chrome on their devices may have noticed an improvement in the startup time of the browser. Thanks to a new feature that Google calls Freeze Dried Tabs, […]
Google Chrome and Microsoft Edge include options to improve the basic spellchecking functionality of the web browser. Chrome's Enhanced Spellcheck and Microsoft Edge's Microsoft Editor are designed to improve spellchecking further, but […]
LastPass informed customers about a security breach on the company's official blog in August 2022. This week, the company published additional information about the hack after its investigation. Back in August 2022, […]
Net Signal Pro is a commercial application for Android to check the strength of wireless connections and to display various Wi-fi related information. A free ad-powered version is also available. The app […]
Websites that make use of text have two main options to display it. Use a font that is available on the majority of user devices or use custom web fonts, which are […]
Microsoft released a security update for the stable version of the company's Edge web browser. Microsoft Edge 105.0.1343.42 fixes eight security issues in the web browser. The security update is already available. […]
If you are still using YouTube, you may have been hit with an increase in unskippable advertisement recently. Up until now, YouTube viewers saw up to two so-called unskippable ads before the […]
Avast, a company known for its security products and services, has acquired the popular browser extension I don't care about cookies. The extension deals with cookie notices that most websites display these […]
Like Windows 10, Windows 11 comes with dozens of default applications created by Microsoft. Some of these, such as Notepad, Alarm & Clock, and Media Player, provide core functionality, while others may […]
Windscribe is a popular VPN provider thanks to its generous free version. The Pro version of Windscribe gives users unlimited data, access to all server locations, a config generator, content blocker and […]
Firefox Relay, Mozilla's email alias service to protect your real email address, is soon getting support for protecting phone numbers as well. The service will also be integrated into Firefox and the […]
Bitwarden is a popular choice when it comes to password managers. A late entry to the niche, it is open source, free for personal use and does not restrict functionality artificially for […]
Windows administrators may use the Windows Package Manager winget to install supported Microsoft .NET applications. Microsoft released Windows Package Manager 1.0 back in 2021, opening it up for use on production machines. […]
The Supercharged Cybersecurity Bundle is a huge bundle that includes ten different security released ebooks. Ebooks may be downloaded for offline access, and length of access is set to lifetime. Here is […]
Microsoft released security and non-security updates for Windows and other company products on the September 2022 Patch Day. These updates address security issues in Microsoft products, and may also introduce improvements, fix […]
Windows copy dialog is displayed when you copy files from one location to another. Depending on the number of files, their sizes and locations involved in the copy job, copying may take […]
Windows 10 is the most popular desktop operating system from a usage share point of view. While some Windows 10 owners decided to upgrade to Windows 11 when the operating system came […]
The developers of the open source photo editor PhotoDemon have released PhotoDemon 9.0 after two years of development. The new release features user interface improvements, support for new image formats, reduced resource […]
It is already the eighth part of our "what is new in Windows 11 version 22H2" series. This time, we are taking a look at Focus Assist and Quick Settings improvements in […]
Microsoft implemented a new feature in the company's Edge Canary browser for Android. Called Edge Block Video Ads, its purpose is to block video advertisement on sites such as YouTube. The experimental […]
Two months ago, the developers of the audio player Winamp released a first release candidate of Winamp 5.9. The player, which many thought dead and buried, came back to life and users […]
KeePass 2.52 is the newest stable version of the popular password manager. The new release introduces new features and improvements to the application, including improved importing support for passwords from other password […]
Ghacks is a technology news blog that was founded in 2005 by Martin Brinkmann. It has since then become one of the most popular tech news sites on the Internet with five authors and regular contributions from freelance writers.