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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Brave Search Beta is now available publicly

Brave Search, a new search engine by the makers of Brave Browser, is now available publicly. Brave revealed some time ago that it was working on an independent search engine that would […]

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First look at the improved Window Snap feature of Windows 11

A development build of Microsoft's upcoming Windows 11 operating system leaked last week. One feature that looks like it is going to be improved is the window snapping functionality of the operating […]

Avira Prime Review and Exclusive Deal

Avira Prime is a powerful security suite that protects all of your devices from security and privacy threats, and includes system maintenance tools on top of all that. Most Internet users access […]

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How to download all photos from Google

If you have uploaded photos to your Google account in the past, you may wonder how to download all photos from Google at a later point in time. Google users may upload […]

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Microsoft is trying to stop the distribution of the leaked Windows 11 ISO using DMCA

A development version of Microsoft's next version of Windows, Windows 11, leaked earlier this month. It did not take long for the leaked copy to go viral. People from all over the […]

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The next PowerToys tool will keep your PC awake

Work on Microsoft's open source tools collection for Windows continues. The next tool that the developers plan to integrate is called Awake, and as the name suggests, can be used to keep […]

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Windows 11: The Return of the Gadgets?

Introduced in Windows Vista, gadgets would display in a fixed sidebar initially that would provide users with information, entertainment and more. You could use them to display weather information, photos, news, a […]

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How to check the country that Google associates with your account, and how to change it

Some Google customers are receiving emails by the Internet giant currently that inform them about an update made to their Google Account". In the email, Google states that it is associating customers […]

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Microsoft fixes game performance and blurry text issues in Windows 10

Microsoft released a new update to the Beta and Release Preview channels of its Windows 10 Insiders program that fix several issues affecting some users of the company's operating system. Most updates […]

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Disk Space Analyzer WizTree 4.00 has been released

A new version of the disk space analyzer WizTree has been released for Microsoft's Windows operating system. WizTree is a very fast program that displays the space distribution on local hard drives. […]

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Will you be able to upgrade to Windows 11 for free?

When Microsoft released Windows 10, it made the decision to offer free upgrades for devices running Windows 7 and Windows 8.1, provided that these devices were activated with a genuine license. A […]

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Python is the most popular programming language in 2021, and the Complete 2021 Python Expert Super Bundle is exactly what you need to get started or to dive deeper into Python. The […]

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2021 looks to become another record year for the DuckDuckGo search engine

Can a privacy-focused search engine survive on today's Internet? It appears that it can, as DuckDuckGo is looking to end the year 2021 with another record-breaking traffic increase. I have followed the […]

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What a centered Start Menu means for users in Windows 11

Windows 11 was leaked earlier this week and new features of the upcoming operating system are showcased on social media sites and blogs. One screenshot, which you may have seen published everywhere, […]

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Firefox 89.0.1 security update is now available

The web browser Firefox 89.0.1 is now available. The new version of Mozilla's web browser fixes a security issue and several non-security related issues. Most Firefox installations should receive the update automatically. […]

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Windows 11 leak gives us a glimpse of Microsoft's next version of Windows

Microsoft plans to reveal the future of Windows next week. A leaked ISO of Microsoft's new operating system, called Windows 11, provides us with a glimpse of what users can expect from […]


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