Martin Brinkmann, Author at gHacks Technology News - Page 2 of 953

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,, ComputerWorld, LinkedIn, Reddit,, Bleeping Computer, TechCrunch, PC World, Tom's Hardware, Slashdot, Hacker News, The Register, and more.

Martin's articles on Ghacks

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Migrate Windows users with User Profile Wizard

User Profile Wizard is a software for Microsoft Windows devices to migrate user accounts from one machine to another. The program is offered as a free for personal-use version, and the paid […]

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Google launches "your related activity" mobile search feature

Google announced the rollout of a new mobile search feature called "your related activity" that lets users pick up where they stopped previously according to Google. The feature is being rolled out […]

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Microsoft explains the Windows 7 KMS activation issue

Some Microsoft customers started to report activation issues that they experienced on Windows 7 devices on January 8, 2019, after installation of the latest security updates for the operating system. Microsoft updated […]

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How to compact the Firefox Add-ons Manager

Mozilla redesigned the add-ons manager of the organization's Firefox web browser in a recent update to the browser. The update modernized the add-ons manager and replaced the traditional layout with a cards-based […]

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Ivacy VPN offers all the features that one could want from a VPN Provider: unlimited data transfers, no logging policy, P2P support, leak protection support, secure DNS feature, an Internet Kill Switch, […]

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Password Manager KeePass 2.41 released

Dominik Reichl, the developer of the password manager KeePass Password Safe, released KeePass 2.41 on January 10, 2019. The new version of the password manager introduces a new security feature that prevents […]

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KB971033 causing activation issues on Windows 7 Enterprise PCs

The year 2019 begins like the year 2018 ended for administrators and users running Windows: troublesome. Microsoft's cumulative updates for Windows 7 released on the January 2019 Patch Day caused networking issues […]

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Firefox 64.0.2 fixes video stuttering on YouTube

Mozilla released Firefox 64.0.2 to the stable channel on January 9, 2019. The new version is a bug fix release that addresses several issues of the previous version of Firefox including a […]

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Firefox 66 may move New Tab search input to Address Bar

I think it was Google that started to display a search form for the first time on a browser's New Tab page; correct me if I'm wrong on that. Many browser makers, […]

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Windows 7 and Server 2008 R2 updates KB4480970 and KB4480960 causing network issues

Microsoft published the security updates KB4480960 and KB4480970 on yesterday's January 2019 Patch Day for the operating systems Windows 7 SP1 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1. Reports are coming in that […]

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Load AMP articles in Google Chrome on the desktop

Google is pushing Accelerated Mobile Pages, AMP, heavily in an effort to improve performance and other metrics no mobile devices. The main goal of AMP is to speed up the mobile web […]

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Block Facebook, YouTube and other site annoyances in Chrome

UnDistracted is a new browser extension for the Google Chrome web browser that has been designed to block distractions and annoyances on the Internet. The application comes with rules for Facebook, YouTube, […]

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Firefox 65: Task Manager with Memory readings

Mozilla is working on integrating a Task Manager of sorts into the Firefox web browser. I looked at Mozilla's plans back in October 2018; basically, what Mozilla wanted to do back then […]

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Microsoft Windows Security Updates January 2019 overview

Welcome to the first Microsoft Windows Patch Day overview of 2019. Microsoft released security updates for all supported client and server versions of the Windows operating system and other company products such […]

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Windows 10 reserved storage explained

Microsoft revealed today that it plans to integrate a feature called reserved storage in Windows 10 version 1903, the next feature update of the operating system. Windows 10 will set aside some […]

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The Complete Back-End Developer Bundle is a big eLearning bundle that covers popular programming languages and component libraries such as Ruby on Rails, Angular, Bootstrap, R, Java, and Python. I like courses […]

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How to disable Firefox's Adult Filter on the New Tab Page

Did you know that Firefox filters certain sites so that they don't appear in the Top Sites and Highlights listing on the New Tab Page? Firefox's Top Sites listing on the New […]

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The Firefox Nightly Updater is broken right now! Do this to fix

If you run Firefox Nightly on your devices you may have noticed that updates don't get downloaded and installed anymore. Firefox Nightly displays the update notification in its interface but downloads don't […]