Martin Brinkmann, Author at gHacks Technology News - Page 2 of 1033


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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Internet Explorer: end of support for Microsoft Accounts and Apps in November

Microsoft is putting Internet Explorer slowly but steadily to rest. The company's Microsoft 365 team announced in August that it would phase out support for Internet Explorer 11 starting with the end […]

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Opera adds sidebar Music Playback to Opera Browser for Spotify, Youtube and Apple

Opera Software released a new Developer version of its Opera web browser yesterday. The new version introduces support for music playback from the browser's sidebar. Opera Developer is the cutting-edge development version […]

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Microsoft Edge 86: here is what is new

Microsoft released a new stable version of its Chromium-based Microsoft Edge web browser on October 9, 2020. Microsoft Edge 86 introduces a rollback feature to go back to previous versions of Edge, […]

Ghacks Deals: The Google Cloud Certifications Practice Tests + Courses Bundle (95% off)

Get an extra 20% off with the code OCTSALE20 on Ghacks Deals until October 14, 2020.  The Google Cloud Certifications Practice Tests + Courses Bundle includes seven eLearning courses that focus on […]

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DuckDuckGo Maps gets Directions feature

Privacy-focused search engine DuckDuckGo has had maps integrated for years. Users could open the Maps part of the offering to look up places powered by Apple's MapKit JS Framework. One thing that […]

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First Tor Browser Alpha for Android based on new Firefox is now available

Tor Browser is based on Mozilla's Firefox web browser both on the desktop and on Android. Mozilla released a redesigned version of the Firefox web browser for Android recently, and the developers […]

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The Global Privacy Control (GPC) explained in 500 words

The Global Privacy Control (GPC) is a new initiative by researchers, several newspaper organizations from the United States, some browser makers, the EFF, some search engines, and some other organizations to improve […]

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GIMP 2.10.22 update introduces support AVIF and HEIC support

The developers of the GIMP open source image editor have released version 2.10.22 to the public for all supported operating systems. GIMP 2.10.22 introduces support for the formats AVIF and HEIC, Paint […]

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Firefox may soon display Sponsored Top Sites on the New Tab Page

Mozilla is working on introducing Sponsored Top Sites to the Firefox web browser's New Tab Page. The New Tab Page is displayed by default when users open a new tab in the […]

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Add Everything Search to the Windows Taskbar for even faster searches

Everything Search is without doubt one of the fastest search tools that is available for the Windows operating system. It is a lot faster than the built-in Windows Search tool as it […]

Ghacks Deals: Game Developer and Player Bundle Ft. PlayStation Plus (98% off)

Game Developer and Player Bundle Ft. PlayStation Plus combines a 12 month Playstation Plus subscription with five online learning courses that teach various game programming and development related skills, and a lifetime […]

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Microsoft is testing a new Windows 10 device setup feature

A vanilla installation of Microsoft's Windows 10 operating system may differ slightly depending on the customer's region, language selection, edition of the operating system, and whether an Internet connection is available during […]

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Chrome is blocking downloads? Here is why!

If you have upgraded the Google Chrome browser to version 86, released on October 6, 2020, you may have noticed that some file downloads don't work anymore in the browser. You click […]

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Google Chrome 86 is out with password changing improvements and security patches

Google released a new version of the company's Chrome web browser on September 6, 2020. The new stable version of the web browser is being rolled out gradually as usually. Desktop users […]

Ghacks Deals: The Complete eLearning Bundle Ft. 5 Lifetime Memberships (99% off)

The Complete eLearning Bundle Ft. 5 Lifetime Memberships combines lifetime memberships to five eLearning services in a single bundle. The following lifetime memberships are included: School of Game Design: Complete eLearning Lifetime […]

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Thunderbird 78.3.2 update is out

Thunderbird 78.3.2 has been released on October 7, 2020. The new minor update for the browser includes several non-security fixes as well as a change in the updating behavior of the desktop […]

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It took Google more than a decade to add tab bar scrolling to Chrome

When you open too many tabs in the Chrome browser, tabs won't be displayed anymore on the browser's tab bar. While tabs do get opened despite them not being visible on the […]

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Mozilla adds two Firefox add-on badges (verified and by Firefox)

Mozilla showcased two new Firefox add-on badges that users of the web browser will soon see on the organization's official add-ons store -- called Mozilla AMO -- and in the Firefox web […]