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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What is Meet Now in Windows 10 and how to remove it

If you are running a development version of Microsoft's Windows 10 operating system, you may have noticed the new Meet Now taskbar icon that the company added in October 2020. Microsoft plans […]

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Gog Black Friday Sale for games is on: here are 8 suggestions

All major game stores are running sales currently as part of Black Friday. Valve's Steam Autumn Sale is already underway, and so are sales on the Epic Games Store and Gog. The […]

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How to hide the extension icon (jigsaw) in Google Chrome

An extension icon that looks like a piece of a jigsaw puzzle is displayed when you have at least one extension installed in Google Chrome. Google added the icon to the Chrome […]

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Ghacks Black Friday Deal: AdGuard Lifetime Subscription

AdGuard is a content blocker that is available for Windows, Mac, Android, iOS and as a browser extension for many popular browsers. The program runs in the background instead of just in […]

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WizFile 3.00: massive update for fast file search tool

The developer of the file search tool WizFile has released WizFile 3.00 to the public. The program was released in 2018 and you can check out our initial review of WizFile here and […]

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Change the color scheme of websites permanently with Midnight Lizard for Firefox

Midnight Lizard is a powerful extension for the Firefox web browser that you may use to change the color scheme of sites individually that you open in the Firefox browser. While it […]

Ghacks Black Week Deals: The Ultimate Microsoft Excel Certification Training Bundle

The Ultimate Microsoft Excel Certification Training Bundle includes six eLearning courses that take you from Excel beginner to professional, and improve already existing Excel skills. It includes a beginner to advanced course […]

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Steam Autumn Sale 2020: here are 8 game suggestions

There are plenty of sales on Steam throughout the year, some smaller, some bigger. The Autumn Sale is a bigger sale as it runs from November 25 to December 1. As is […]

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EmuOS: run retro games and apps right in your browser

If you experienced the late DOS days or early Windows days first hand and want to relive that, or experience it for the first time, then you may want to hop over […]

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How to change the display brightness if Windows 10 does not let you

There are plenty of ways to change the display brightness of a Windows 10 PC. What if some of these are not available? I ran into the issue the other day on […]

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Vivaldi Mail, Feed Reader and Calendar can now be tested

What a surprise. Vivaldi Technologies, maker of the highly customizable Vivaldi web browser, have released a first technical preview of the long awaited mail component. When we interviewed Vivaldi CEO Jon von […]

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You can now test Smart Copy in Microsoft Edge Canary

Smart Copy is a new feature of Microsoft's Edge web browser that is designed as an alternative to the regular copy functionality of the web browser. Smart Copy, in a nutshell, aims […]

Ghacks Black Week Deals: Babbel Language Learning: Lifetime Subscription (All Languages)

Babble is a popular service when it comes to the learning of languages. The lifetime deal gives you access to all 14 languages that Babbel supports. These are: Spanish (Spain) German Italian […]

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Configure Microsoft Edge's Paste behavior when copying URLs from the address bar

Sometimes, you may want to share an URL with someone else, or copy an URL for use in another application on the system. I copy URLs regularly as part of articles, as […]

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Be careful when you install Microsoft Edge extensions from the Microsoft Store

Browser extensions can extend the functionality of the web browser they are installed in or a site significantly; this is true for all browsers that support extensions, and the new Chromium-based Microsoft […]

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Control Internet traffic on your Windows device with NetLimiter

NetLimiter is an Internet traffic control and monitoring tool for Microsoft Windows devices; our last review of the software dates back to 2008 and NetLimiter 2. A lot has changed since then […]

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You can now play Flash content on the Internet Archive using emulation

Adobe Flash support ends officially on December 31, 2020. The aging technology has been replaced by others for the most part and browser makers and operating system companies revealed that their applications […]

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How to disable Sponsored Top Sites in the Firefox web browser

Some Firefox users noticed over the weekend that the browser listed "sponsored" links in the browser's address bar and on the New Tab page. The links, clearly marked as sponsored by Mozilla, […]