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,, ComputerWorld, LinkedIn, Reddit,, 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 add-on behind! lets you download any image that is behind the cursor

It is sometimes difficult to download certain elements from websites. Some sites use code that actively prevents the use of save options of the browser that is being used; many use Javascript […]

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How to check whether your Chrome on Android is 32-bit or 64-bit

Google plans to migrate installations of the company's Chrome web browser on Android from 32-bit to 64-bit in the near future. While the migration is limited to devices running Android 10 or […]

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Windows 10 version 2004: OneDrive cannot connect to Windows issue

Some devices with the newest version of Windows 10, Windows 10 version 2004, experience issues with Microsoft's OneDrive file synchronization service that is baked into the system. Microsoft confirmed the issue on […]

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Why you may want to enable Hardware Accelerated GPU Scheduling in Windows 10

Microsoft introduced a new graphics feature in Windows 10 version 2004; called Hardware Accelerated GPU Scheduling, it is designed to improve GPU scheduling and thus performance when running applications and games that […]

Ghacks Deals: InPaint Photo Editing App Bundle for Mac & Windows (74% off)

The InPaint Photo Editing App Bundle includes five different programs for Microsoft Windows or Apple Macintosh devices. The main advantage that these tools provide is that they have virtually no learning curve, […]

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Latest Windows 10 Insider build features the redesigned Start menu

Microsoft released a new preview build of Windows 10 to the Insider channel on July 1, 2020. The new build features the previously announced redesign of the Windows 10 Start menu. The […]

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Closed Tabs may reopen faster in upcoming Chromium browsers

Chromium engineers are working on a new feature currently that is designed to speed up the process of reopening closed tabs in Chromium-based web browsers such as Google Chrome. All web browsers […]

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Mozilla pauses Firefox 78.0 rollout, prepares Firefox 78.0.1

Mozilla paused the rollout of the new stable version of the Firefox web browser that it released yesterday. The organization published Firefox 78.0 and Firefox ESR 78.0 yesterday, and has made the […]

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How to enable HTTP/3 support in Firefox

HTTP/3 is the next major version of the Hypertext Transfer Protocol and one of the main changes that will go along with it is that the new transport protocol QUIC will be […]

Glasswire review: firewall and security solution with lots of customization options

Glasswire is a network monitoring and security solution for Microsoft Windows and Google Android devices. On Windows, it is available as a free version as well as several commercial versions which are […]

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Critical Windows Codecs security issue affects Windows 10 and Server

Microsoft published details about two recently discovered security issues in Windows Codec that affect Windows 10 client and server versions. The issues were found in the Microsoft Windows Codecs Library, more precisely […]

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The main differences between Firefox 78 and Firefox ESR 78

Mozilla released Firefox 78.0 Stable and Firefox 78.0 ESR today. The new version of the Firefox web browser is a major release for both stable and ESR; ESR, Extended Support Release, because […]

Ghacks Deals: The WordPress Elementor & WooCoomerce Master Class Bundle (97% off)

WordPress is powering a huge number of sites on the Internet. The WordPress Elementor & WooCoomerce Master Class Bundle teaches you Elementor skills, a WordPress plugin to create WordPress themes without coding, and […]

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Here is what is new and changed in Firefox 78.0

Firefox 78.0 is the latest stable version of the Firefox web browser. It was first offered on June 30, 2020 and is the second major release of the browser in June 2020. […]

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Latest Spydish can now prevent the installation of major Windows 10 updates

The latest version of the Windows application Spydish introduces support for preventing Windows Update to offer and install new feature updates on the device. Spydish is a relatively new program for Windows […]

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Chrome will soon warn you if too much storage is being used

Google plans to introduce a new feature in the company's Chrome web browser soon that will inform users if too much storage is being used. New web technologies give sites and applications […]

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Linux Mint 20 Final has been released

The team behind the popular Linux distribution Linux Mint has released Linux Mint 20, codename Ulyana, to the public on June 27, 2020. The new version of the distribution comes in Cinnamon, […]

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You can now set the target Windows 10 version in professional editions

Microsoft removed the option to defer feature updates in the Settings application in Windows 10 version 2004 for professional versions of the operating system. The option was never there to begin with […]