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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 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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Linux Mint 20.1 long-term support release is out

Linux Mint 20.1 is now available; the first stable release of Linux Mint in 20.1 is available in the three flavors Cinnamon, MATE and Xfce. The new version of the Linux distribution […]

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Firefox 86 will block the Backspace-key to go back action by default

The Firefox web browser is one of the few web browsers left that supports using the Backspace-key to go back. Hit the Backspace-key on the keyboard to go back to the previous […]

Ghacks Deals: The Premium 2021 Project & Quality Management Certification Bundle

The Premium 2021 Project & Quality Management Certification Bundle is a huge eLearning bundle with 22 different courses in total covering project management, Jira, Scrum, Six Sigma or Agile. The bundle preps […]

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WhatsApp makes data-sharing with Facebook mandatory

WhatsApp users who open the messaging client on their devices today receive an in-application notification that informs users about its updated terms and privacy policy. WhatsApp is updating its terms and privacy […]

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Windows 10's taskbar is getting another feature that you may not need

It is 2021, and Microsoft released a first new build of the upcoming version of Windows 10 to the Insider channel. Build 21286 introduces a new feature that Microsoft calls "news and […]

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Firefox 84.0.2 is a security update

Mozilla plans to release Firefox 84.0.2, a new version of the organization's stable version of the Firefox web browser, to the public on January 6, 2021. Firefox 84.0.2 is the first stable […]

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What is the status of Firefox's client-side translation feature?

Work on a project called Bergamot started in 2019 to develop client-side translation in a web browser. The project, run by several European universities and Mozilla, aims to create a translation service […]

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A year in the making, History and Open Tabs sync is finally coming to Microsoft Edge

Microsoft released the first stable version of its Chromium-based Microsoft Edge web browser in January 2020. The browser included basic sync functionality only initially and Microsoft added more options to the browser […]

Ghacks Deals: AdGuard: Lifetime Subscription (66% off)

AdGuard is a content blocker that is available for Windows, Mac, Android, iOS and as a browser extension for many popular browsers. The program runs in the background instead of just in […]

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Microsoft is working on unifying Outlook into "One Outlook"

Several different versions and editions of Microsoft Outlook exist today; there are desktop versions of Outlook for Windows and Mac devices, the Microsoft 365 subscription-based version, versions for Android and iOS, and […]

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Firefox 85 gets option to control Home and New Tab page extensions

When you install extensions in Firefox currently that change the layout of the New Tab page or Home, you will notice that the layout of the last installed extension is picked automatically […]

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Chrome will soon try HTTPS first when a user types an address in the browser

Google Chrome users have several options when it comes to loading sites and web applications in the browser. They may click on links, use bookmarks, or type in the address bar to […]

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Error Lookup tries to make cryptic Windows error codes meaningful

Error Lookup is a free portable open source tool designed to make Windows error codes meaningful by providing additional information that may assist users and administrators in figuring out why an error […]

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Protect your Android photos with Photok from prying eyes

Photok is a free open source application for Google Android devices that provides you with options to store photos on the Android device in a protected environment to add another layer of […]

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Use PictureThis to identify plants on your mobile

Ever wondered what the name of a particular plant that you came across was, where it originally came from, or what it favors in terms of light, soil and temperature? PictureThis is […]

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Mozilla is working on a Firefox design refresh

Mozilla is working on a design refresh for the organization's Firefox web browser that it refers to as Photon internally. The last major design refresh of Firefox was unveiled in Firefox 57 […]

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Use Firefox Updater to install and update Firefox on Android without Google Play

Firefox Updater is an open source application for devices running Android that provides its users with options to download, install and update the Firefox web browser and some other products without Google […]

You can still upgrade Windows 7 and 8.1 systems to Windows 10 for free

When Microsoft launched its Windows 10 operating system, it knew that it had to convince customers to give it a try. The bad adoption of Windows 8 still haunted the company and […]