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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If you run uBlock Origin, use the Firefox version as it offers better protection

The latest version of the popular content blocker uBlock Origin comes with a new protective feature that is exclusive to the Firefox web browser. The latest version of uBlock Origin for Firefox, […]

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Mozilla rolls out DNS over HTTPS for users in the US: on by default

Firefox users from the United States will have the web browser's DNS over HTTPS feature enabled by default in the coming weeks . Starting today, Mozilla is going to roll out the […]

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Opera 67 Stable launches with Workspaces feature

Opera Software has released a new stable version of the Opera desktop web browser on February 25, 2020. Opera 67 is available for all supported operating systems as an in-browser update or […]

Ghacks Deals: AdGuard: Lifetime Subscription (66% off)

AdGuard is a popular content blocker that is available for various operating systems including Windows, Mac, iOS and Android. You can now get a lifetime subscription for just $19.99. Note that the […]

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Study finds Brave to be the most private browser

Are you concerned about your web browser sending data back to the company that created it? A new study, Web Browser Privacy: What Do Browsers Say When They Phone Home?, looked at […]

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Google tries to persuade Edge users to use Chrome

Microsoft's new Chromium-based Edge browser offers several advantages over the classic Edge browser. Since it is based on the same core as Google Chrome, one of these advantages is the ability to […]

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Textfinder is a very fast bulk text search tool for Windows

Textfinder is a free program for Microsoft Windows devices to find text in multiple files quickly. The program has been created in 2001 and updated in 2006 for the last time; tests […]

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Firefox Monitor gets resolve feature

Firefox Monitor is a service by Firefox maker Mozilla that allows anyone to check whether an email address or username has been part of a data breach. Mozilla launched Firefox Monitor back […]

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How to add a Menu Bar to Microsoft Edge

The Menu Bar, once a given for any desktop web browser, has been removed from the majority of web browsers. Some, Firefox or Vivaldi, still support a menu bar but even these […]

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NV Updater is a tool to customize Nvidia driver installations

NV Updater is a free software program for Microsoft Windows devices that assists administrators when it comes to the installation of Nvidia graphics drivers. Nvidia graphics driver install the driver for the […]

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Google implemented a controversial feature in Chrome

Google has implemented a new feature in version 80 of the company's Chrome web browser called Scroll To Text Fragment designed as a global method to deep link to any part of […]

Adobe Photoshop turns 30 (your chance to win a 1-year subscription)

The first version of Adobe Photoshop was released on February 19, 1990 for Apple’s Macintosh operating system exclusively before it was ported to Windows in 1993. Newer versions of the application are […]

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Google updates its Terms of Service to include Chrome and Chrome OS

If you visit a Google website right now you will likely see a notification at the top stating that the company has changed its Terms of Service and that the new terms […]

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byenow is a command line tool for Windows to delete folders faster

Deleting large folders or collection of files on Windows may take quite some time. The deletion speed depends on a number of factors but even if you have a super fast computer, […]

Ghacks Deals: Seed4.Me VPN: 3-Yr Subscription (Unlimited Devices)

Seed4.me is a VPN provider that is based in Taiwan. The service is available for Windows and Mac systems as well as Android and iOS, and devices that support  PPTP/L2TP. The company […]

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An overview of all internal Microsoft Edge URLs

All web browsers come with a set of internal URLs or addresses that users may open; these internal pages provide additional information, may be used to configure certain browser settings, for management […]

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A Look at Microsoft's new Office app for Android

Microsoft published its new Office application for Android and iOS on February 19, 2020 designed to improve the Office experience on mobile devices. The new Office application was in preview for a couple […]

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Mozilla launches Firefox Private Network VPN for Android

Mozilla launched Firefox Private Network VPN for Google's Android operating system recently. The standalone Android application extends support to Android devices. The organization launched a beta of Firefox Private Network VPN back […]