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
It appears that Microsoft has started to block Windows ISO downloads that originate from Rufus. Rufus is a popular open source tool to create bootable media. Options to download Windows ISO images […]
Buying Microsoft Office 2021 and not the subscription-based Microsoft 365, is a deliberate choice for many users. Some prefer to pay once for a product instead of having to pay each month […]
YouTube is one of the most popular video streaming sites on today's Internet. What many desktop users do not know is that it supports keyboard shortcuts that may help save time on […]
KeepSolid VPN Unlimited is available as a 5-device and 10-device offer on Ghacks Deals currently. The VPN provider supports different platforms and protocols, has a zero-logging policy, supports torrent servers, kill-switch functionality […]
Canonical has released Ubuntu 22.04,1 LTS to the public. The first point release of Ubuntu 22.04 LTS -- Long Term Support -- marks an important milestone in development, as it is the […]
Microsoft added a ton of new features to its Bing search engine over the past couple of years. The latest addition to Bing is an annotations feature that adds information directly to […]
Online shopping has risen in popularity since the start of the Pandemic. Even people who used to shop locally most of the time have seen the benefits of making some purchases online: […]
Disney unveiled upcoming price changes to its streaming service Disney+, Hulu, and ESPN this week. The company announced plans to increase the price of a Disney+ subscription by $3 to $10.99 per […]
Security researchers have discovered vulnerabilities in Intel and AMD processors that may lead to information disclosure. Most Intel 10th, 11th and 12th generation processors are affected by a new vulnerability that the […]
Microsoft has the habit of being very cautious when it comes to communication with the public and its customers. The company's communication is often unclear and open for interpretation. Whether intentional or […]
Vivaldi Technologies, maker of the Vivaldi web browser, released Vivaldi 5.4 today to the stable channel. The new version of Vivaldi comes with a series of usability improvements, including custom rocker gestures […]
Microsoft released security and non-security updates for all supported client and server versions of the Windows operating system on the August 2022 Patch Day. The updates are available already via Windows Update […]
Last week, the Linux Mint team released Linux Mint 21, a new base version of the popular Linux distribution. Today, instructions have been published on updating existing installations of Linux Mint to […]
Microsoft's Windows 10 and 11 operating systems support several different account authentication options. There is the classic local user account and password option, the Microsoft account and password option, and options provided […]
Rescuezilla is a free open source disk imaging solution that supports data backups, restores and recovery actions. The application is operating system agnostic, as it needs to be put on an optical […]
Malicious actors have started to exploit a loophole in the defenses of many home users, organizations, email and security services, to send out phishing emails from legitimate services. Threat actors have found […]
Firefox users may soon have access to a single Extensions button in the browser's toolbar to manage all of the installed and enabled browser extensions. Firefox extensions that are installed in the […]
Thunderbird 102.1.1 has been released. The new version of the desktop email client fixes dozens of non-security issues in Thunderbird. The update is already available, but it is offered to devices with […]
We all know that Windows Updates may lead to issues on target devices during installation or afterwards. Updates in the past have caused all kinds of issues, from boot issues over lost […]
DuckDuckGo CEO and founder Gabriel Weinberg announced today that the company's apps and browser extensions will block Microsoft tracking scripts soon as well. DuckDuckGo found itself at the center of a controversy […]
Some say, it takes a fulltime job to keep track of Google's communication applications. The company has created, rebranded, merged and terminated so many communication apps, that it seems impossible to keep […]
YeetDL Premium is a download application for Windows that supports YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Vimeo. Unlike many other apps of its kind, it supports single and bulk downloads, including entire playlist […]
The Windows 11 Security feature Smart App Control was unveiled earlier this year by Microsoft. Back then, Microsoft described it as a protective tool that "blocks untrusted or potentially dangerous applications". What […]
Cybersecurity research analysts at Zscaler have uncovered a new large-scale phishing campaign targeting Microsoft email users. The main targets of the campaign are corporate users, specifically end users in Enterprise environments that […]
Brave Software released a new stable version of the company's Brave web browser today. The new version of Brave includes several security fixes, the ability to import data from the Chromium-based Microsoft […]
Nvidia ended support for Microsoft's Windows 7 and 8.1 operating systems in 2021 officially. The company announced that it would release critical security updates for unsupported systems until September 2024. Nvidia released […]
Google has released a new stable version of the company's Chrome web browser. Google Chrome 104 is available for all supported desktop operating systems, as well as for Google Android and Apple […]
AdGuard is a popular and effective content blocking solution. AsGuard's solution is not limited to specific browsers, it works system-wide and takes care of banners, pop-ups or video ads among other things. […]
Microsoft launched the Android application Outlook Lite in select countries this week. Designed to provide new and existing Microsoft customers with a resource-friendly version of Outlook's mobile version, it is more lightweight […]
Mozilla released a new stable version of the Firefox web browser this week. The new version fixes a shutdown crash and enables hardware acceleration on newer AMD cards. Firefox 103.0.1 is already […]
YouTube, at one time, supported RSS feeds. Anyone could subscribe to channel feeds to receive updates in any RSS reader. Google made it harder over the years to subscribe to channels, likely […]
The Linux Mint team has released a new version of the popular Linux distribution to the public. Linux Mint 21, codename Vanessa, is now available. Linux Mint 21 is a long-term support […]
Who Wrote That? is a browser extension for Mozilla Firefox and Chromium-based browsers, such as Google Chrome, that provides you with authorship information on Wikipedia. Most articles on Wikipedia are free to […]
When Microsoft releases its Windows 10 operating system in 2015, it made it clear that the days of the classic Control Panel were numbered. Back then, Microsoft introduced the Settings application as […]
Thunderbird 102.1.0 is now available. The new stable version of the email client patches four security issues in the application and makes some minor changes next to that. Thunderbird 102.1.0 is already […]
Amazon is sending out emails to customers that use Amazon Drive currently to inform them that it plans to retire the cloud storage service in 2023. Customers need to download files from […]
Microsoft Edge's Enhanced Security Mode is an optional security feature of Microsoft's web browser that is designed to improve protection against attacks on the Internet. Called Super Super Secure Mode during its […]
Microsoft plans to release a feature update for Windows 10 in the second half of 2022. Windows 10 version 22H2 will be the first feature update for Windows 10 of the year, […]
The Epic Python Developer Certification Bundle includes 12 eLearning courses that teach you Python as well as advanced Python skills such as Data Science, Network Programming, Machine Learning or pen testing. The […]
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.