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's articles on Ghacks
Not all web pages are created equal. Some are heavier than others and if you dig down more, you will notice differences in size, script execution, use of resources, or cookies that […]
A lot of things went wrong on the July 2018 Patch Day on July 10, 2018. System admins and users flocked to forums and support sites to report all kinds of issues […]
Microsoft has released KB4345421, a new update for Windows 10 version 1803, the April 2018 Update, yesterday evening. The update is available through Windows Updates but users and administrators can download and […]
The following guide attempts to provide some clarification in regards to Servicing stack updates for Microsoft's Windows 10 operating system (applies to Windows 7 and 8.1 as well). You may have come […]
The Microsoft Skype team announced today that it started to roll out an updated version of Skype 126.96.36.199 that will replace Skype Classic (version 7.0). Microsoft reveals in the announcement that any […]
The default image viewer on Windows 10 devices is the Photos application. Users can install third-party apps from the Microsoft Store or desktop programs like IrfanView, XnView, or FastStone Image Viewer to […]
Windows Timeline Support is a free browser extension for Chrome-based and Firefox-based web browsers that integrates the browsing history with Windows 10's Timeline feature. Microsoft introduced Timeline in Windows 10 version 1803 […]
One of the changes that Microsoft introduced in the company's Windows 10 operating system affected the appearance of scroll bars on the system. The default behavior hides scroll bars automatically in Windows. […]
Shorties's Kingdom 2 (yes, that is how the developer spells it) is a strategy game that you can play in your web browser. It is a relaxing browser game as you control […]
Microsoft employee Mike Benson revealed on Wednesday that Microsoft will retire delta updates in February 2019 to use Express Updates exclusively. Microsoft introduced cumulative updates in Windows 10 to "reduce ecosystem fragmentation" […]
Project Insight is a new extension for the Firefox web browser to check permissions of all extensions installed in the browser. Mozilla Firefox displays permissions that an extension requests when you hit […]
Microsoft Edge for Android will soon get a new feature that adds native translate functionality to the mobile web browser. Microsoft launched Edge exclusively for Windows 10 in 2015 when it launched […]
The Firefox web browser will soon respect the dark and light mode setting of the Windows 10 operating system. Mozilla launched a new version of Firefox Nightly yesterday that introduces support for […]
If you are an Amazon Prime customer, and who is not really in this day and age, you may know that you get a lot of benefits out of Amazon Prime apart […]
You can grab a VPNSecure lifetime subscription right now on Ghacks Deals for just $19.99. Price dropped by another $15 for a limited amount of time. The deal is good for up […]
Google integrated the Site Isolation, or Strict Site Isolation, security feature in Chrome 63 but did not enable it by default until it released Chrome 67. The company revealed today that it […]
Windows 10 is a fundamental shift from Microsoft's previous practice of developing and releasing operating systems for client and server devices. Windows as a Service changes the development and release model by […]
Microsoft released Build 17713 to the Fast Ring Windows Insider channel today. The new build of the upcoming Windows 10 version 1809, out later this year, includes another massive list of new […]
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.