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's articles on Ghacks
One of the most annoying things on the web for many Internet users is autoplaying content and here in particular autoplaying content with sound. While autoplay is expected in some situations, for […]
The Pale Moon development team has released a new version of the web browser. The new version is a security and usability update and as such a recommended update for users of […]
If you need to update an update, especially if you do so multiple times, something went wrong terribly in my opinion. Microsoft released a new version of KB4340558 on July 19 2018 which […]
Microsoft plans to integrate improvements in the upcoming Windows 10 version 1809 and Windows Server 2019 operating systems that improve the accuracy of time. The upcoming versions of Windows include compliant leap […]
The updates KB4345418 and KB4054566 which Microsoft released on July 16, 2018 seem to cause issues such as high CPU load or RDS connection issues on Windows Server 2012 R2 and Windows Server […]
WebRender is a new technology that Mozilla plans to integrate in the Firefox web browser. A milestone has been reached recently as WebRender has been enabled for part of the Firefox Nightly […]
Docker for Everyone is an eLearning course for users of all experience levels that is geared toward anyone looking to improve the way they build and distribute applications. The course covers setup […]
Vivaldi Technologies AS released a new version of the company's web browser Vivaldi today that integrates the privacy focused search engine Qwant in the browser. Vivaldi Technologies AS pushed out an update […]
Up until now, Firefox, Thunderbird, and SeaMonkey users, used a single portal for extensions for their products. Even users of Firefox-based browsers could point their browsers to https://addons.mozilla.org/ to search for, download, […]
Bitdefender Agent is an official program by Bitdefender that gets installed alongside other company products such as Bitdefender Antivirus Free Edition or Total Security usually. You may notice that Bitdefender Agent is […]
There are numerous services on the Internet to test the Internet speed of any device you are using. While you had to use programs that supported certain technologies in the early days […]
The following guide provides instructions on how to export passwords in Firefox 57 or newer. Mozilla released Firefox 57 Quantum in November 2017 and the release changed quite a few things in […]
Adguard has published a new online tool that users from all over the world may use to download applications from the Microsoft Store. You may remember that Adguard created a tool in […]
We reviewed the online translation service DeepL when it first appeared online in 2017 and concluded back then that it did offer high-quality translations that often beat those of comparable services such […]
If you are looking to expand the online storage space that is available to you, you may like the new Zoolz Cloud Storage offer as it gets you access to 3 Terabytes […]
Not all web pages are created equal. Some are heavier than others and if you dig down more, you will notice differences in size, script execution, use of resources, or cookies that […]
A lot of things went wrong on the July 2018 Patch Day on July 10, 2018. System admins and users flocked to forums and support sites to report all kinds of issues […]
Microsoft has released KB4345421, a new update for Windows 10 version 1803, the April 2018 Update, yesterday evening. The update is available through Windows Updates but users and administrators can download and […]
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.