Martin Brinkmann, Author at gHacks Technology News - Page 3 of 1055

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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Switch between Firefox profiles with Profile Switcher for Firefox

Profile Switcher for Firefox is a brand new open source extension for Firefox to integrate Chromium-like profile switching to the browser. Firefox has supported profiles for a long time. Basically, what a […]

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Use the Windows Task Manager to find power leeching processes quickly

Sometimes, when you are using a mobile Windows device, e.g. a laptop or notebook running Windows 10, you may notice that the device's battery power is consumed rather quickly. Sometimes, this can […]

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You can now test Firefox's local translation implementation

Firefox users who rely on third-party extensions to add translation functionality to the browser may soon have a native option at their disposal that is privacy-focused as it runs locally in the […]

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Linux Mint will inform users about important security updates but not enforce them

Last month, the Linux Mint team announced that it wanted to do something about systems not being upgraded to newer versions. Systems that were not supported anymore were vulnerable to attacks, and […]

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Firefox Proton design refresh is almost ready: here is what is new

Mozilla Firefox is getting another design refresh; Mozilla has been working on a refresh of the web browser's design under the Proton codename for some time. The organization plans to launch the […]

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Update Visual C++ Redistributable Runtimes with VisualCppRedist AIO

VisualCppRedist AIO is an open source program to install, update or remove all or select Visual C++ Runtimes. Some Windows programs require Visual C++ Redistributable Runtimes to run; if the right runtime […]

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Make any YouTube embed click-to-load using uBlock Origin

Part of YouTube's success comes from the fact that it is easy to embed YouTube videos on third-party sites. Many website owners publish YouTube videos on the site itself but also on […]

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PicPick 5.1.5 update fixes a vulnerability in the screenshot software

The developers of the screenshot software PicPick have released an update that fixes a security vulnerability in the application. I reviewed PicPick twice here on this site already and concluded that it […]

Ghacks Deals: Babbel Language Learning: Lifetime Subscription (All Languages) (60% off)

Babble is a popular service when it comes to the learning of languages. The lifetime deal gives you access to all 14 languages that Babbel supports. These are: Spanish, German, Italian, French, […]

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Here is the easiest way to get rid of Google's "Before you continue to YouTube" prompt

If you visit Google's YouTube website in private browsing / incognito mode, you will get the company's cookies and data prompt each time you do so. The reason for that is simple: […]


1Feed promises to keep you up to date faster

Keeping track of things that interest you can be quite time consuming. While it depends a lot on your interests and the sources that feed these, it is quite easy to spend […]

Microsoft could move third-party drivers to a new folder in Windows 10 soon

Microsoft is testing a fundamental change in the company's Windows 10 operating system that moves third-party drivers to a dedicated location outside the system32 folder. First spotted by Albacore and revealed via […]

Ghacks Deals: The 2021 Complete Computer Science Training Bundle (97% off)

The 2021 Complete Computer Science Training Bundle is a big eLearning bundle that includes nine different computer science related courses in total. It covers Python, Linux, data analysis, as well as machine […]

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How to download YouTube videos with Internet Download Manager

Internet Download Manager (IDM) has been my preferred download manager for quite some time on Windows devices. It is easy to use, very powerful, and one of the best video and media […]

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Vivaldi explains how it managed to speed up the browser

Vivaldi Technologies released version 3.7 of its Vivaldi web browser recently. Vivaldi 3.7 included major performance boosts, specifically in regards to tabs and windows in the browser. Performance benchmarks released by the […]

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Microsoft will remove the Paint 3D menu item as well in future versions of Windows 10

Microsoft revealed plans some time ago to remove the Windows 10 applications Paint 3D, 3D Viewer and the 3D Objects Folder. The removal is applied to new installations only at this point […]

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Thunderbird teams up with secure and private email provider Mailfence

Mailfence announced a partnership with Thunderbird on the company's blog just a few days ago. Mailfence is a secure and private email provider headquartered in Belgium promising a tracking-free privacy-preserving email service […]

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Don't get too excited about the features of Windows 10 version 21H1

The next feature update for Windows 10 is coming soon. Many Windows 10 administrators and users may be interested in the update, especially what it is going to change, introduce or remove […]