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
Microsoft released the final version of Windows 10 version 1903, the May 2019 Update, at the end of May 2019. The release replaces Windows 10 version 1809 and will be around for […]
Valve Software, the company behind the Steam gaming platform, launched Steam Labs yesterday on the official Steam website. Steam Labs makes available experiments and tests to Steam users who want to participate. […]
Devices like Google Home, Google Assistant or Amazon's Alexa have risen in popularity in recent years. Their main purpose is to make life easier for people, by answering questions or controlling certain […]
How to Hack from Beginner to Ethical Hacking Certification is a big hacking-related eLearning bundle. It includes eight different ethical hacking courses for $39. Access is provided for lifetime, certification of completion […]
Microsoft released security updates for all supported operating systems on the July 2019 Patch Day. Windows 7 administrators get to choose between a security-only update or a monthly rollup update. The main […]
Dropbox unveiled a new product called Dropbox Transfer the other day. The new service is currently available to select customers only but will become available to all Dropbox users in the near […]
The Pale Moon team announced on July 10, 2019 that its archive server was hacked and used to spread malware. The team detected the breach on July 9, 2019 and shut down […]
A new version of the free Office suite FreeOffice 2018 by SoftMaker called the Anniversary Update is now available for all supported desktop operating systems. FreeOffice 2018 by German company SoftMaker is […]
VX Search is a powerful desktop search program for Windows that is available as a free version and commercial versions. Windows Search, the built-in search function of the Windows operating system, does […]
Dr. Mario World is Nintendo's latest mobile game. The game is now available for Android and iOS devices, and gamers from all over the world can download and install the game on […]
Microsoft released security updates and non-security updates for Microsoft Windows (client and server) and other company products on the July 9, 2019 Patch Day. Our overview provides system administrators, organizations, and home […]
The Ultimate AWS Data Master Class Bundle is a big eLearning bundle. It includes 9 different courses and is available for $39 at the time of writing. Certification of completion is included […]
So-called lite apps are quite en vogue right now. Lite apps are designed for low-end mobile devices or regions with slow Internet speeds. The apps are streamlined, use less resources and work […]
Microsoft revealed in a forum post on the official Microsoft Answers forum that it plans to shut down games servers for games that require Internet connectivity for its Windows 7, Windows XP, […]
Firefox 68.0 is a new major version of the Firefox web browser. The release date of the new stable version of Firefox is July 9, 2019. All Firefox channels are updated on […]
Google Chrome may soon get a Play Control button in the Chrome taskbar when a video or other media is playing in the browser. May, because the feature is tested currently. While […]
ABC-Update is a free program for Microsoft Windows devices to manage and control when Windows updates are delivered to computers in a network. The application is available as a command line version […]
Microsoft released a new beta version of the company's Swiftkey keyboard application for Android recently. The new beta release comes with a new feature called Puppets. Puppets works similarly to the Animoji […]
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.