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
The Thunderbird development team has released two updates for the two supported branches of the email client. Thunderbird 60.9.1 and Thunderbird 68.2.2 are now available; both releases fix issues in the email […]
The A to Z Cyber Security & IT Certification Training Bundle is a huge eLearning bundle that focuses on cyber security and certification. It includes several courses that prep for security related […]
Nirsoft updated the free SoundVolumeView application to version 2.0 recently; the new version introduces an option to the application to create sound related shortcuts for any program on Windows systems. Ever wanted […]
Microsoft revealed that the new Chromium-based Microsoft Edge web browser will be released on January 15, 2020 officially (and that it will come to Linux) this week. What the company did not […]
Microsoft released a new Windows 10 Insider Preview build yesterday to the Fast Ring that brings the build number to 19018. Brandon LeBlanc, Senior Program Manager of the Windows Insider Program, revealed […]
Google Chrome will soon block all mixed content by default. Google revealed a plan in October that details how the company's Chrome browser will handle mixed content in the next release versions. […]
Dropbox announced today that it is making its new data transfer tool Dropbox Transfer available to all customers of the service. The company launched Dropbox Transfer Beta earlier this year as a […]
The Premium 2020 Learn to Code Certification Bundle is a huge eLearning bundle designed for anyone who wants to learn programming and programmers who want to learn different languages or concepts. The […]
Malwarebytes released Malwarebytes 4.0, a new version of the company's security program, for Microsoft Windows systems on November 4, 2019. The new version of the program includes the company's new Katana Engine, […]
Mozilla added a number of extensions for the Firefox web browser that execute code remotely to the organization's blocklist in the beginning of November. The bugzilla listing shows only IDs of the […]
Microsoft revealed today that it plans to release the first Stable version of the new Chromium-based Microsoft Edge web browser on January 15, 2020. The company released the first Release Candidate build […]
Organize Downloads by Date is an extension for the Google Chrome web browser that saves downloads to date folders automatically. Chrome, like any other browser out there, saves downloads to a single […]
From next year on, Firefox will hide push notification requests from websites by default. Websites may use the Notifications API to displays notifications to users of the web browser, even if the […]
Google revealed plans in 2015 to remove support for the FTP protocol from the company's Google Chrome web browser; several other browser makers, Mozilla in particular, announced plans to remove FTP support […]
Better ClearType Tuner is a free portable program for Microsoft's Windows 10 operating system to configure font smoothing settings. Microsoft's Windows operating system includes the ClearType Text Tuner tool that users of […]
Mozilla announced this week that the organization's Firefox web browser will stop supporting extension sideloading in Firefox 74. Current versions of the Firefox web browser support three different methods when it comes […]
Mozilla released Firefox 70.0.1 on October 31, 2019 to the web browser's stable channel. The new Firefox version addresses several issues including a major issue that caused some pages or page elements […]
The ITIL Premier Club Essential Pack includes all 20 ITIL V3 courses plus 4 ITIL courses. It includes video lessons, course materials, sample exams and more. The package comes with direct access […]
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.