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.
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
Thunderbird 68.4.1 was released a couple of days ago. The new version is a security update for the email client that patches a security vulnerability that is exploited in the wild as […]
Adobe Scan is a free application for Google Android and Apple iOS operating systems that supports scanning any document using the device's built-in cameras. Apart from that, it is also capable of […]
When Microsoft launched the Windows 10 operating system in 2015, it included a Windows Store application designed as a central repository for applications and other offers. One of the main ideas behind […]
Firefox Voice is a new experiment by Mozilla that has just been launched as a beta. The experiment brings voice controls to the Firefox web browser and is currently only available for […]
Microsoft released a new application for the company's Windows 10 operating system recently that helps administrators troubleshoot Windows Search related issues. Windows Search is a core part of the operating system as […]
Microsoft will end support for its Windows 7 operating system next week on January 14, 2020. The last Patch Day for Windows 7 will provide users with a last round of security […]
Version 74.0 of the Firefox web browser will drop support for the encryption protocols TLS 1.0 and TLS 1.1 entirely. Sites that don't support at least TLS 1.2 will show a "secure […]
Google announced plans in 2019 to auction off three of the four positions of a new search provider selection screen on Android devices that are set up for the first time from […]
A new document by Microsoft reveals that Microsoft Partners may request Windows Update blocks for their devices or hardware if they find out that certain drivers are incompatible with new feature updates […]
The Complete Information Security Certification Bundle includes seven information security related eLearning courses. It covers several hot topics, including Docker, NGINX and AWS, and preps you to take several certification exams in […]
MovieMaker is a video editing program by MiniTool for Microsoft Windows devices. It should not be confused with the retired Windows Movie Maker that Microsoft offered a decade ago to Windows users […]
Mozilla has released Firefox 72.0.1, a new stable version of the Firefox web browser. The release may come as a surprise to many considering that Firefox 72.0 was released just a few […]
Mozilla Firefox 72.0 was released yesterday and one of the changes in the release was that it toned down web notification requests. Now it is Google's turn with something similar. From Chrome […]
Weather, or Weather Extension depending on which browser you are using, is an extension for web browsers to display weather information directly in the browser. A free and pro version of the […]
BrowserDownloadsView is a new portable software program by Nirsoft (one of our favorite developers). The program, like many programs by Nirsoft, provides a list view of data; in this case, it retrieves […]
Seed4.Me is a VPN provider that provides applications for major desktop and mobile operating systems, and access to servers in over 30 countries. The provider does not log user data (other than […]
Mozilla is working on a new mobile browser for Android that is called Firefox Preview currently. Firefox Preview is in development at the time of writing and available as Stable, Beta and […]
Firefox 72.0 is the latest stable version of the web browser; it was first released on January 7, 2020 which makes it the first stable release of the web browser in 2020. […]
Ghacks is a technology news blog that was founded in 2005 by Martin Brinkmann. It has since then become one of the most popular tech news sites on the Internet with five authors and regular contributions from freelance writers.