Martin Brinkmann, Author at gHacks Technology News - Page 2 of 916

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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Save and restore Firefox tabs with Session Boss

Session Boss is a free browser extension for the Firefox web browser to save and restore Firefox tabs for safekeeping, backups or working with different tab sets. The well-designed extension saves sessions […]

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Secunia retires Personal Software Inspector (PSI)

When Secunia launched Personal Software Inspector (PSI) almost a decade ago, it was welcome with open arms by users who wanted to run security scans on Windows systems to detect security issues […]

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Game Saturday: Unpuzzle 2 (Puzzle, Online)

Unpuzzle 2 is a free puzzle game in which you try to remove connections between all puzzle pieces in each level to proceed to the next. The only option that you have […]

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Firefox 60 ships with Windows Group Policy Support

Mozilla is working on integrating Group Policy Support for Firefox running on Windows devices in the upcoming Firefox 60 release. Firefox 60 is the next Extended Support Release of the web browser […]

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Ghostery: open source and new business model

The source code of the privacy extension Ghostery for the web browsers Firefox, Chrome, Opera and Edge, has been published on GitHub by the development company. Ghostery is a very popular browser […]

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Recent WizTree updates bring improvements across the board

WizTree 3.19 is the latest version of the large folder and files browser for Microsoft's Windows operating system.  It is my favorite application of its kind as it is super fast and […]

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Report: Forced Windows 10 version 1709 upgrades that bypass Windows Update

Reports are coming in that Windows 10 systems running an earlier feature version of the operating system are upgraded to Windows 10 version 1709 forcefully in some circumstances. The issue seems to […]

Ghacks Deals: ZenMate Premium: Lifetime Subscription (94% off)

If you are still looking for a primary, secondary or tertiary VPN solution, ZenMate Premium may be worth a closer look considering that the following offer may look to good to be […]


McAfee acquires VPN company TunnelBear

Security company McAfee announced the acquisition of TunnelBear, a Toronto-based company best known for its VPN product TunnelBear, today. We reviewed TunnelBear's VPN solution in 2015 for the first time when the […]

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A look at NordVPN's browser extensions

NordVPN is a fairly popular VPN service provider that supports many of the features that users come to expect from a service of its kind this day and age. It claims that […]

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Microsoft adds two new privacy options to Windows 10 setup

When you set up Windows 10 on a computer or in a virtual machine, a privacy settings screen is displayed during setup which lets you change some privacy-related settings before the first […]

Interactive Malware Analysis Tool Any.Run launches

Any.Run, an interactive malware analysis tool based in Russia opened its doors to the public yesterday. A free community version is available at the time which allows anyone to register an account […]

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Malwarebytes 3.4.4 update released

Malwarebytes, maker of the security software of the same name, released Malwarebytes 3.4.4 for the Microsoft Windows operating system yesterday. The new version is the first stable release for Windows in 2018. […]

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Google Chrome 65 release information

Google started the rollout of the web browser Google Chrome 65 for desktop and mobile systems earlier today. The release post on the official Chrome Releases blog does not reveal much about […]

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Microsoft Office March 2018 Patch Day

Microsoft released non-security updates for Microsoft Office 2010, 2013 and 2016 yesterday. The company releases non-security updates for Office on the first Tuesday of each month, and security updates along with security […]

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How to protect individual shows or movies on Netflix with a PIN

Netflix announced plans to improve the built-in parental control functionality of the streaming service to give parents more control over what minors may watch on the service. The service's parental controls are […]

Ghacks Deals: The Complete C Programming Bundle (94% off)

Programming and learning to code bundles are highly popular on Ghacks Deals. Today's bundle, The Complete C Programming Bundle , includes seven eLearning courses to lean C programming (with a bit of […]

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Pale Moon 27.8 released

The developers of Pale Moon released two new versions of the browser in the past couple of days. Pale Moon 27.8.0 was released on March 2, 2018 and the follow-up release Pale […]