Martin Brinkmann, Author at gHacks Technology News - Page 3 of 938

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

Ghacks Deals: Stone River eLearning: Lifetime Membership (99% off)

Get a lifetime Stone River eLearning membership for a limited period on Ghacks Deals for just $59 (99% off the regular price) and gain access to 170 eLearning courses and 2000 hours […]

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Mozilla plans to change confusing Screenshot Tool terminology

The built-in screenshot tool of the Firefox web browser was added to the web browser in 2017 after it was released as a Firefox's Test Pilot before. The screenshot tool was not […]

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Internet Archive releases Winamp Skins Collection

The Internet Archive published a huge collection of skins for the media player Winamp the other day which anyone may browse and download. Winamp is still a popular media player despite the […]

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Bugs and issues of Windows 10 version 1809

Microsoft released the October 2018 Update for Windows 10, Windows 10 version 1809, on October 2, 2018 to the public. The update is not pushed out automatically through Windows Update but requires […]

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New generational terminology for Wi-Fi: Wi-Fi 6 incoming

The Wi-Fi Alliance, a worldwide network of of manufacturers and software companies, announced Wi-Fi 6 today based on 802.11ax technology. Wi-Fi 6 introduces a new naming scheme for Wi-fi generations that uses […]

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Microsoft releases Office October 2018 non-security updates

Yesterday was the first Tuesday of the October 2018 and that means that Microsoft released a bunch of non-security updates for Microsoft Office. While that is certainly not as big of a […]

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Firefox 62.0.3 is a security update

Mozilla released Firefox 62.0.3 to the Stable channel of the web browser on October 2, 2018. The new version of the Firefox web browser is a security update first and foremost; it […]

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How to download and install Windows 10 Feature Updates

Microsoft releases new feature updates for the company's Windows 10 operating system twice a year which introduce new features and changes. While there are plenty of good reasons not to install feature […]

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Style Firefox with Firefox Color version 2

Mozilla released Firefox Color in early June 2018 to the public. The Test Pilot Experiment enables Firefox users to change the appearance of interface elements of the browser. Firefox users needed to […]

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Microsoft wants $439 for Office 2019 Professional

Microsoft revealed a moment ago how much money it charges customers who would like to get their hands on the company's new Office 2019 Professional. The new version of Office is listed […]

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More than 1000 new Arcade games added to Internet Archive

The Internet Archive has just added more than 1000 new arcade games to the Internet Arcade. Revealed in 2014 for the first time as a way to preserve classic computer and arcade […]

Ghacks Deals: The Cisco Networking & Cloud Computing Certification Bundle (96% off)

The Cisco Networking & Cloud Computing Certification Bundle is a big certification training bundle. The bundle includes three training courses for Cisco's CCNA Routing & Switching exams, a Microsoft Azure Infrastructure Solutions […]

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Check the state of Spectre and Meltdown mitigations on Windows

SpecuCheck is an open source program for Microsoft Windows devices that reveals the state of Spectre and Meltdown mitigations on the system it is run on. In particular, it returns the state […]

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Google wants to make Chrome Extensions more secure

Google announced a number of changes to Google Chrome's extensions system designed to make the use of extensions more secure. The company has been in a constant battle against misuse of extensions […]

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Chrome 70 features option to restrict extension access

Extensions can be really useful for a huge number of things. From blocking unwanted content to changing websites, improving the usability of the browser or improving your shopping experience. Chrome extensions are […]

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How to create Instagram RSS feeds

Did you know that you can subscribe to any Instagram user using RSS directly using any RSS feed reader? Instagram happens mostly on mobile devices where users subscribe to users, post new […]

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What is Project Atlas? (BitTorrent, TRON)

When Justin Sun, creator of TRON, acquired BitTorrent INC and assets, it was clear that he had larger plans. Sun paid $140 million U.S. Dollars for BitTorrent Inc reportedly and Project Atlas […]

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NVSlimmer: remove unwanted components from Nvidia drivers

NVIDIA driver slimming utility (NVSlimmer) is a free portable program for Windows to remove unwanted components from Nvidia drivers before installation. Nvidia graphics drivers have grown considerably in recent time thanks to […]