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's articles on Ghacks

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KUC Windows Update Checker

KUC is a free program for Microsoft Windows that system administrators may use to check for installing, missing or removable updates on Windows PCs, and to download and install missing updates. KUC […]

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How to block the Chrome Software Reporter Tool (software_reporter_tool.exe)

If you run Google Chrome on a Windows PC and monitor processes that run on the machine, you may notice the Software Reporter Tool process eventually. Software Reporter Tool, the executable file […]

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Game Saturday: Wondrous Lands (Flash, online, RPG)

Wondrous Lands is an online roleplaying game in which you control a party of three characters to, you guessed it, save the world from an evil overlord. The game begins on the […]

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Integrity Downloader for Windows: download manager with security focus

Integrity Downloader is a free portable program for Microsoft Windows devices that is a basic download manager on first glance. The built-in security features are what may make the program interesting to […]

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Microsoft releases KB4073291, KB4075199 and KB4075200 for Windows 10

Microsoft released another batch of updates for various versions of the company's Windows 10 operating system. This is the third batch of patches that address the AMD boot loop bug directly caused […]

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Firefox 59: security info and address bar suggestion changes

While Mozilla focuses much of its development resources on releasing Firefox 58 next week, work on the next Firefox version Firefox 59 continues as well. Firefox users who run Nightly, the cutting […]

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Firefox and Chrome extensions that block add-on management

A new breed of malicious browser extensions uses techniques to make the removal of these extensions more difficult to users and administrators. Malwarebytes revealed in a blog post how these extensions block […]

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Wine 3.0 with Direct3D 10 and 11 support

Wine HQ announced the release of Wine 3.0 today. The new version of Wine comes with support for Direct3D 10 and 11, improved DirectWrite and Direct2D support, and more features. Wine enables […]

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Windows 10 version 1803: privacy improvements

The next feature update for Windows 10, Windows 10 version 1803, will feature new privacy settings and improvements that give users and administrators more control over data on the device. Windows 10 […]

Ghacks Deals: The Computer Hacker Professional Certification Bundle (96% off)

The Computer Hacker Professional Certification Bundle is a certification training bundle consisting of five eLearning courses. All five courses are designed for users of all experience levels. The regular price of the […]

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How to find and install BIOS updates on your computer

The recently discovered Spectre and Meltdown vulnerabilities can only be patched fully with BIOS updates. Depending on your system, you may have installed the operating system, web browser and other software updates […]

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JSPaint is a web-based Microsoft Paint remake

JSPaint is a free web-based remake of Microsoft Paint, a basic but popular image editor for the Windows operating system. Microsoft announced some time ago that it would deprecate Microsoft Paint in […]

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Impressive WebAssembly Performance gains in Firefox

Mozilla has been on the forefront of WebAssembly development, a relatively new technology that offers better performance on the Web than JavaScript in many cases. WebAssembly offers several advantages over JavaScript. It […]

Windows 10 KB4057142, KB4057144 and KB4073290 released

Microsoft released the updates¬† KB4057142, KB4057144 and KB4073290 on January 17th, 2017 for the company's Windows 10 operating system. One of the updates, KB4073290, addresses the unbootable state issue for select AMD […]

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Tusk KeePass password web browser extension

Tusk is a relatively new web browser extension for Chrome and Firefox -- and also compatible web browsers -- that adds support for KeePass password manager databases in supported browsers. KeePass is […]

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ProtonVPN Android promises free bandwidth unrestricted service without ads

Proton Technologies, best known for the secure email service ProtonMail launched ProtonVPN for Android today. The company launched ProtonVPN to the public last year but had to shut down registration soon after […]

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Microsoft releases AMD-specific Windows 7 and 8.1 updates to fix unbootable state issue

Microsoft released updates for AMD devices running Windows 7 or Windows 8.1 designed to fix the unbootable state issue that some AMD devices ran into after installing the out-of-band security updates that […]

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Microsoft moves Fonts management to Settings and downloads to Store

Microsoft plans to move Fonts management from the Control Panel to the Settings application in future versions of the Windows 10 operating system. Paul Thurott managed to get a sneak peak of […]