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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's articles on Ghacks

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Google tests heavy page warning feature in Chrome

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 […]

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Microsoft fixes July 2018 updates for Windows 7, Windows 8.1, and Server

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 […]

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KB4345421 for Windows 10 version 1803

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 […]

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What are Windows 10 Service Stack Updates?

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 […]

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Microsoft retires Skype Classic on September 1 2018

The Microsoft Skype team announced today that it started to roll out an updated version of Skype 8.25.0.5 that will replace Skype Classic (version 7.0). Microsoft reveals in the announcement that any […]

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How to restore the Windows Photo Viewer on Windows 10

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 […]

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Integrate Chrome and Firefox browsing with Windows Timeline

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 […]

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Disable Windows 10 hiding scroll bars

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. […]

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Game Saturday: Shorties's Kingdom 2

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 […]

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Windows 10: end of delta updates in 2019

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" […]

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Check all Firefox extension permissions with Project Insight

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 […]

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Microsoft Edge for Android gets translate functionality

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 […]

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Firefox will support Windows 10's dark mode

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 […]

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Grab the following games for free on Twitch in July 2018

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 […]

Ghacks Deals: VPNSecure: Lifetime Subscription (just $19.99)

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 […]

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Enable Site Isolation in Chrome for Android

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 […]

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Microsoft already working on next-gen operating system?

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 […]

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Notepad gets some love in Windows 10 Build 17713

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 […]