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 has been quoted or mentioned in many major online and print publications, including Forbes, Lifehacker.com, ComputerWorld, LinkedIn, Reddit, Betanews.com, Bleeping Computer, TechCrunch, PC World, Tom's Hardware, Slashdot, Hacker News, The Register, and more.
Martin's articles on Ghacks
One of the main advantages of the upcoming Microsoft Edge web browser that is based on Chromium is that it supports multiple extension stores. Microsoft Edge users may install extensions from Microsoft's […]
All files that you delete regularly on Windows are moved to the Recycle Bin first. Designed as a last resort to recover accidentally deleted files, files that sit in the Recycle Bin […]
The Complete Machine Learning A to Z Bundle is a big eLearning bundle; it includes nine different machine learning and AI related courses and has just dropped in price to $35. Designed […]
Google plans to integrate new functionality in the company's Chrome web browser to "drive down non-secure downloads" to reduce the impact that malicious downloads have on Chrome users. The company plans to […]
One of the things that I missed in current versions of Microsoft's Chromium-based Edge browser was native translation support. Microsoft released previews of the Chromium-based browser this week; previews are limited to Windows […]
Reports are coming in left and right that the recent security updates for Windows 7, Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows Server 2012 R2 are causing issues on machines they […]
MailStore Home 12.0 is the latest version of the free email backup software for Microsoft Windows devices. We have followed development of the email software since 2011 when we released our initial […]
The Java Master Class Bundle is a Pay What You Want elearning bundle. The bundle features 10 different Java related courses. If you pay at least $1, you get access to one […]
Mozilla plans to release Firefox 66.0.3, a minor upgrade to the web browser's stable channel, later today on April 10, 2019. Firefox 66.0.3 is the third minor release after the release of […]
Mozilla published a list of requirements that companies need to meet if they want to be included as Trusted Recursive Resolvers for Firefox's upcoming DNS-over-HTTPS feature. DNS-over-HTTPS aims to improve user privacy, […]
Microsoft released security updates for supported versions of Windows and other company today on the April 9, 2019 Patch Tuesday. Updates are provided in various ways: via Windows Update, as direct downloads, […]
Opera Software released Opera 60, also known as Reborn 3, to the Stable channel of the Opera browser on April 9, 2019. The company aims high with the release stating that it […]
The new Microsoft Edge browser that is based on Chromium has just been released officially; the previews of the browser are available for Windows 10 only and some channels are missing at […]
Mozilla, maker of Firefox, plans to establish a Recommended Extensions program for the Firefox web browser this summer. Extensions are a cornerstone of modern browsers such as Firefox. A lot has changed […]
Microsoft pushed the upcoming new feature update for the company's Windows 10 operating system, called the May 2019 Update, to the Release Preview ring today. The company announced just a few days […]
Microsoft has just unveiled official preview builds of the upcoming Microsoft Edge web browser that is based on Chromium. Interested users can head over to the Microsoft Edge Insider website to download […]
The development team of the free and open source image editor GIMP released GIMP 2.10.10 yesterday to the public. GIMP 2.10.10 is the first stable release of the program in 2019; the […]
Microsoft changed the default removal policy for external storage devices in Windows 10 version 1809 to quick removal. Two removal policies are supported for external storage devices in Microsoft's Windows operating system: […]
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.