Martin Brinkmann, Author at gHacks Technology News

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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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Thunderbird add-on developer launches Kickstarter campaign to ensure continued compatibility

The extension system of the Thunderbird email client is changing. The email client is based on Firefox code to a large degree and since Mozilla changed the extension system to WebExtensions, it […]

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200 Gigabytes of development and design tutorials from 3D Buzz released

3D Buzz was a community website for game developers and designers, and users interested in becoming developers or designers. Apart from the community aspect, it was home to a huge number of […]

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Google blocks paid Chrome extension publishing and updating

Google Chrome extension developers who try to publish new paid extensions for the Chrome web browser or update existing ones started to notice last week that Google would reject these outright with […]

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That Windows 7 Wallpaper Bug Microsoft introduced? Buy ESU to get it fixed

Microsoft released a final cumulative update for the company's Windows 7 operating system on the January 2020 Patch Day before support ended officially. KB4534310 fixes several security issues on machines running Windows […]

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Microsoft releases KB4534321 and KB4534308 for Windows 10 version 1809 and 1803

Microsoft has released two updates for the company's Windows 10 operating system. KB4534321 for Windows 10 version 1809 and KB4534308  for Windows 10 version 1803 include non-security improvements and changes only. Both […]

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Mp3tag 3.0 released with improvements

The developer of Mp3tag has released version 3.00 of the application for all supported versions of Microsoft's Windows operating system. Mp3tag is a long-standing music tagger for Windows; our first review of […]

Ghacks Deals: The Complete 2020 CompTIA Certification Training Bundle (97% off)

The Complete 2020 CompTIA Certification Training Bundle helps you ace 14 different CompTIA exams.  The bundle is available for just $89 and includes the following courses: CompTIA A+ (220-1001) -- Grasp Basic […]

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LastPass no longer listed on the Chrome Web Store

LastPass customers and new users searching for password managers on Google's Chrome Web Store may have noticed that the LastPass extension for Google Chrome is currently no longer listed on the store. […]

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Microsoft will install a Bing Search extension in Chrome on some customer systems

Microsoft revealed today that it plans to install an extension in Google Chrome called Microsoft Search in Bing for some customers that will make Bing the default search engine in the browser […]

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0Patch releases patch for Internet Explorer vulnerability (also for Windows 7)

Microsoft ended support for the company's Windows 7 operating system on January 14, 2020 and revealed a day later that it would not support Internet Explorer 11 on Windows 7 either anymore. […]

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Wine 5.0 has been released

Linux users rejoice; the team behind the Wine application has released Wine 5.0 for all supported operating systems.  Wine 5.0 is as usual available as a binary for certain systems, e.g. Android, […]

Google wants its users to find a better balance with technology

Do you find it difficult to keep your hands and eyes off of your electronic devices? Google launched a set of digital wellbeing experiments designed to assist Android users when it comes […]

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DuckDuckGo Lite: efficient lightweight search

DuckDuckGo Lite is a tiny resource-friendly search option by the search engine DuckDuckGo that is as fast as it can get. Users of DuckDuckGo use the search engine for its stance on […]

Ghacks Deals: Whizlabs Online Certifications: Lifetime Membership (98% off)

Whizlabs is known for its online certification training courses and practice tests. You may now get lifetime access to the company's portfolio of online courses for just $59 on Ghacks Deals. Courses […]

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Climate Finder: find places based on temperature and other data

What is the nearest country that has an average of 20 degrees Celsius in the Winter months? How about cities with good air quality in Summer, a specific humidity, cities in Asia […]

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Firefox 72.0.2 will be released later today

Mozilla is about to release Firefox 72.0.2, an update for the stable channel version of the web browser.  The new version of the Firefox web browser is a stability and bug fix […]

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Password Manager KeePass 2.44 is out

The developer of the password manager KeePass, Dominik Reichl, released KeePass 2.44 today after releasing the KeePass 1.38 update last week. KeePass is a well-designed and audited password manager that is used […]

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Has Mozilla created a two-tier add-ons system?

"This extension isn't monitored by Mozilla. Make sure you trust the extension before you install it." is displayed on the Firefox Browser add-ons website when users open all but some of the […]