Martin Brinkmann, Author at gHacks Technology News - Page 2 of 944

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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Two new Firefox Test Pilot projects: Price Wise and Email Tabs

Mozilla launched two new Test Pilot experiments for the Firefox web browser today. Price Wise is a price tracking extension that monitors products on select sites for price drops. Email Tab, the […]

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Debian Project releases Debian 9.6

The Debian Project announced the release of Debian 9.6 on November 10, 2018; it is the sixth release of Debian 9 which was released in 2017. Debian, one of the oldest GNU/Linux […]

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Perceptual Ad Blocking Study paints grim picture

Advertisement blockers address a growing number of issues related to online advertisement: from online tracking to sell higher paying ads over saving bandwidth and improving page load time, to blocking malware that […]

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Cloudflare launches DNS app for Android and iOS

Cloudflare launched the DNS resolver in April of 2018 promising better privacy and security compared to DNS services offered by Internet Service Providers and companies that offer third-party DNS resolvers. DNS […]

Add AV1 codec support to Windows 10

AOMedia Video 1 (AV1) is an up- and coming open video codec that is backed by a large number of tech companies including Mozilla, Google, Apple, Microsoft, Facebook, Netflix, or Nvidia. AV1 […]

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Thunderbird 52 to 60 update rollout started

The development team behind the email client Thunderbird released Thunderbird 60 in August 2018. Updates from Thunderbird 52.x to 60.x were not activated back then; users had to install Thunderbird 60 manually […]

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Latest F.Lux gets grayscale mode

The most recent version of the display manipulation software F.Lux introduces a new grayscale mode that users can enable in the application. F.Lux is a popular application for desktop and mobile operating […]

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Daram Renamer is a great rename tool for Windows with one tiny flaw

Daram Renamer is a free open source program for Microsoft Windows devices to rename any number of files in one swift operation. The program requires the Microsoft .NET Framework 4.7.2 or higher, […]

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Firefox 64: direct removal of extensions

Mozilla plans to roll out a number of changes in Firefox 64 that are extension related. The organization plans to roll out an update to about:addons that changes the design of the […]

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Microsoft confirms File Association bug in Windows 10 version 1803

Microsoft confirmed on November 8, 2018 that the option to set custom file associations is broken for some users on Windows 10 version 1803. The issue, first reported on November 5, 2018 […]

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A look at Fiddler Everywhere preview

Telerik, the company behind the free HTTP debugging application Fiddler, released a preview of Fiddler Everywhere today. Fiddler Everywhere is the next version of Fiddler that has been designed from the ground […]

Ghacks Deals: NordVPN: 2-Yr Subscription (66% off)

All VPN Providers seem to become more active during the Holiday season. After highlighting a Private Internet Access deal last week, it is time to highlight yet another deal of a highly […]

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Microsoft is having Activation Server issues right now

Reports are coming in from all over the Internet that Windows 10 licenses get revoked on some systems currently and that activation is not available either at the time of writing. The […]


You can now buy Linux on Microsoft's Store

WLinux is the first commercial version of Linux, more precise the Windows Subssystem for Linux, on the Microsoft Store. It is advertised as a "fast Linux terminal environment for developers and pro-users […]

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How to improve the readability of Windows console windows

Windows console windows like the command prompt window use a default size and layout by default on all Windows PCs. The command prompt window for example always opens up with a set […]

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Mozilla ran a cloud storage download experiment in Firefox

Is it a good idea to integrate options to save Internet files directly to cloud storage providers? That's a question that Mozilla tried to answer in a recent Shield experiment that it […]

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Windows 10 version 1903 may feature command prompt zooming

Work on the next version of Windows 10 continues while Microsoft is still preparing Windows 10 version 1809 for a re-release after the botched initial release of the new feature update for […]

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Microsoft releases Office November 2018 non-security updates

Microsoft released a batch of non-security updates for Microsoft Office yesterday. The company selected the first Tuesday of the month to release non-security patches for Microsoft Office. The updates apply to .msi-based […]