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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What is Microsoft Edge's Link Doctor feature, and how to disable it

Microsoft released Microsoft Edge 83, a new stable version of its Chromium-based web browser last week. The new major version of Edge introduced several new and interesting features including extension synchronization and […]

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eBay is port scanning your system when you load the webpage

Have you been to eBay lately? The auction site is a popular destination to buy new and used items. It may surprise you that eBay is running a local port scan when […]

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Torrent client Transmission 3.00 is out

Developers of the open source cross-platform BitTorrent client Transmission have released Transmission 3.00 this week. The new major version of the program introduces several new features and improvements, as well as fixes […]

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Firefox 78 comes with option to view blocked resources

Firefox 78 Stable will support options to view website resources that were blocked during page load. Some site content may not be loaded; a common reason for that is that users make […]

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Winstall is a (web) GUI for Windows Package Manager (winget)

Microsoft unveiled the open source Windows Package Manager during the virtual Build 2020 conference this week. The command line program allows administrators and users to download, install and manage software applications. It […]

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Microsoft Edge 83 with Extension Sync and other improvements launches

Microsoft released a new stable version of the company's Chromium-based Microsoft Edge web browser. Microsoft Edge 83 is being rolled out gradually to all systems it is installed on. The company changed […]

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How to update the new Microsoft Edge web browser manually (works 100% of time)

Microsoft's new Chromium-based Microsoft Edge web browser has been out for some time now. Microsoft releases new versions of the browser regularly by following the Chromium release schedule closely. Microsoft Edge supports […]

Ghacks Deals: The School of Graphic Design Mastery Bundle (97% off)

The School of Graphic Design Mastery Bundle teaches graphic design skills. The bundle contains seven courses in total designed for users of all experience levels. It covers graphic design beginner, intermediate and […]

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Latest Vivaldi browser snapshot lets you customize menus

Vivaldi Technologies released a new snapshot of the company's Vivaldi web browser; the company introduces options to customize menus of the browser in this version. The Vivaldi web browser is certainly a […]

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Chrome 83: Google starts rollout of redesigned privacy and security settings

Google released Chrome 83 Stable for all supported operating systems this week. The new browser is being rolled out currently to all devices configured to update the browser automatically. Chrome 83 is […]

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Microsoft releases Windows Terminal 1.0

Microsoft revealed in May 2019 that it was working on an open source terminal application for Windows which it called Windows Terminal. The company released the first preview of Windows Terminal in […]

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Chrome 83: rollout of DNS over HTTPS (Secure DNS) begins

Google started the rollout of DNS over HTTPS yesterday in Chrome Stable with the release of Chrome 83 Stable to the public. The company calls it Secure DNS. DNS lookups are unencrypted […]

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Microsoft PowerToys 0.18 with Keyboard Manager and Application Launcher released

Microsoft released a new version of the company's open source re-imagination of PowerToys for its Windows operating system. PowerToys 0.18.0 adds two new tools, a keyboard manager and an application launcher, to […]

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First look at the Windows Package Manager

Microsoft released a preview of the Windows Package Manager today during the virtual Build 2020 conference. Windows administrators may use it to install first-party and third-party programs such as 7-Zip, KeePass, Arduino […]

Microsoft wants to unify UWP and Win32 with Project Reunion

Microsoft's virtual Build 2020 conference started today and one of the major announcements that Microsoft made today unveiled Project Reunion officially. Project Reunion is Microsoft's attempt at bringing Win32 programs and UWP […]

Ghacks Deals: The Premium Cisco CCNA & CCNP Lifetime Certification Prep Bundle (97% off)

The Premium Cisco CCNA & CCNP Lifetime Certification Prep Bundle is a big eLearning bundle that preps you for several Cisco certification courses. The entire bundle is available for just $34.93 on […]

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How to enable and test DNS over HTTPS on Windows 10 devices

Microsoft revealed plans to integrate DNS over HTTPS in Windows 10 in November 2019. DNS over HTTPS encrypts DNS lookups to improve privacy, security and reliability of the connection. Most devices that […]

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Google tests Tab Groups Collapse option in Chrome

Google added a new tab grouping functionality to the company's Chrome web browser last week as an experimental feature. Experimental means that the feature is in testing and that Google plans to […]