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's articles on Ghacks
Super Netflix is a free browser extension for Google Chrome designed to give Netflix users more control of the service. The extension comes with some much-requested features, among them options to block […]
ReIcon, Restore Desktop Icon Layouts, is a free program for Microsoft Windows devices that you may use to save and restore desktop icon layouts. You may add files, folders and shortcuts to […]
Listly is a web service that you may use to convert data on web pages to Excel spreadsheets. The service is available as a free and subscription-based version, and as a Chrome […]
Malwarebytes for Firefox is a new browser extension for the Firefox web browser by security company Malwarebytes. The release of the browser extension came out of the blue; the Malwarebytes website makes […]
Microsoft announced the general availability of PowerShell Core 6.0 on January 10, 2018. PowerShell Core is a new version of PowerShell, a command-line shell and scripting language that ships with Microsoft Windows. […]
Tab Warming is a relatively new feature of the Firefox web browser that can best be described as preloading when switching tabs. Mozilla’s intention with the feature is to speed up the […]
Microsoft announced yesterday that the most recent update for Windows 10, the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update, reached its final rollout phase. Microsoft released the Fall Creators Update on October 17, 2017 […]
The friends over on DonationCoder hold an annual software development event called NANY — New Apps for the New Year — in which programmers pledge to release programs and apps. The results […]
The author of the archiving software 7-Zip, Igor Pavlov, released 7-Zip 18.00 Beta today to the public. The new version of the Windows software is the first release of 2018. The first […]
The Complete Android O Developer Course is an introductory course to Android O, the most recent version of the Android operating system. The course is available to users of all experience levels, […]
Devices running Linux are affected by Spectre and Meltdown vulnerabilities as much as their Windows counterparts. Development teams work on updated kernels for the various distributions, and users need to update browsers […]
Web browsers are the main target for attacks targeting the recently disclosed Spectre vulnerability. For home systems, one could argue that web browsers are the major attack vector. Why? Because browsers connect […]
Mozilla Corp. acquired the Read-It-Later service Pocket in 2017 and promised to turn Pocket into an Open Source service to address criticism and reservation that some users had towards the service. Mozilla […]
Mainstream support for Windows 8.1 ended on January 9, 2018. Yesterday’s Patch Day marked the end of mainstream support for the two operating systems and the beginning of extended support. Microsoft distinguishes […]
KeePass 2.38 is the latest version of the password manager. It features minor improvements and fixes for the most part. Whenever someone asks me if I use a password manager, I answer […]
Paint.net 4.0.20 was released today. The new version of the image editor for Windows comes with dark theme and high DPI support and requires the Microsoft .NET Framework 4.7. Paint.net started out […]
A security notice was posted on the official Linux Mint blog on January 9, 2017. It informs users of the Linux distribution about the recently discovered security issues in modern processors called […]
Welcome to the first Microsoft Patch Day review of the year 2018. Microsoft released security updates for all supported versions of Windows and other company products on January 9, 2018. This overview […]
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.