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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Use F7 in File Explorer to move downloaded files to another location

MoveFileHere is a handy program for Microsoft Windows devices to move the newest file from the operating system's downloads folder to the active folder in File Explorer. The developer of the program […]

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Wine 6.0 is out with better Direct3D support and other improvements

The team behind Wine, a compatibility layer to run Windows applications and games on systems such as Linux or Mac OS, has released Wine 6.0 to the public. Downloads, a compatibility database, […]

Ghacks Deals: Babbel Language Learning: Lifetime Subscription (All Languages) (55% off)

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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First screenshot and video of Windows 10X for single-screen devices leaked

A first screenshot of Microsoft's upcoming Windows 10X edition of the company's Windows 10 operating system has been posted today on Twitter. The screenshot shows the operating system's taskbar and Start on […]

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Microsoft increases OneDrive's maximum file size to 250 Gigabytes

Microsoft announced yesterday that it raised the file size limit of its OneDrive file storage platform to 250 Gigabytes per uploaded file for all Microsoft 365 customers. The previous limit was 100 […]

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Tweak Windows 10 with WinSlap

WinSlap is a free open source program for Microsoft's Windows 10 operating system to quickly modify system settings and tweak the system. Designed for use right after installation on first use, it […]

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How to browse hashtags on YouTube

Google introduced a change to its YouTube video site this week that brings dedicated hashtag pages to the site. Hashtags are used by video publishers to label content; a tech video could […]

Ghacks Deals: BitDegree Academy AWS Online Courses & Practice Exams

BitDegree Academy AWS Online Courses & Practice Exams is an eLearning course that teaches you core AWS concepts and preps you to pass the AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner certification exam. Here is […]

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Microsoft Windows Security Updates January 2021 overview

Today is the first patch day of the year 2021. Microsoft released security updates and non-security updates for the company's Windows operating system and other company products such as Microsoft Office. In […]

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Thunderbird 78.6.1 is a security and bug fix update

Thunderbird 78.6.1 has been released on January 11, 2021. The new version of the open source cross-platform email client fixes a single critical security issue (the same that affected the Firefox browser […]

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Microsoft Edge's download management is going to improve soon

Microsoft's Edge web browser lists downloads in the main interface during the session and on the dedicated Downloads page. The listing in the main interface takes away space that websites use usually, […]

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Make a temporary copy of a region on Windows with RaptureReplica

RaptureReplica is a free application for Microsoft Windows devices to make a temporary copy of a region displayed on the screen. The temporary copy remains on top and may be moved around […]

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Display custom Battery Icons on Windows devices

Battery Icons is a freeware for Microsoft Windows devices that displays a battery level indicator in the system tray area when executed. It is designed to replace the default battery indicator of […]

Firefox 86: AVIF support enabled by default

Mozilla plans to enable support for the AVIF format in Firefox 86 Stable so that AVIF image files will be displayed just like any other supported image format in the web browser. […]

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Password Manager KeePass 2.47 has been released

A new version of the versatile password manager KeePass is now available. KeePass 2.47 introduces new features, improvements and fixes, and is already available as a download from the developer site. You […]

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7 Tips to make you more efficient on eBay as a Buyer

The auction site and marketplace ebay is a popular destination when it comes to buying things online. I use it predominantly to find items that are not available in shops anymore, e.g. […]

We no longer recommend the Chrome extension The Great Suspender. Here is why!

The Great Suspender is a popular Chrome extension with more than 2 million users on Google's platform alone. The extension is designed to improve the RAM use of the Chrome browser by […]

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Linux Mint 20.1 long-term support release is out

Linux Mint 20.1 is now available; the first stable release of Linux Mint in 20.1 is available in the three flavors Cinnamon, MATE and Xfce. The new version of the Linux distribution […]