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
Preview builds and leaks of the Windows 11 operating system have been around for a while. While the operating system is still in active development, it is clear already that it will […]
The team behind the popular Linux distribution Linux Mint released Linux Mint 20.2 "Uma" this week. The new version of Linux Mint is available as a standalone download and as a direct […]
Water Resistant Tester is an application for Google's Android operating system. It is designed to test the water resistant level of the device to tell you if the device is water resistant. […]
Searching on mobile devices is not really that comfortable if you want to access multiple sites displayed in the results. While you can long-tap on results to open them in new tabs, […]
Auto Cookie Optout is a new open source extension for Mozilla's Firefox web browser to respond to cookie prompts on sites automatically. Most sites display so-called cookie prompts, permissions to store cookies […]
Vivaldi Technologies is testing a new feature called Command Chains currently in the Vivaldi Browser. Command Chains allow users to chain commands so that all of them are executed when invoked. Sometimes, […]
As a Google customer, you do get 15 Gigabytes of storage space for free. The storage space is shared across several of Google's products, including Google Mail (GMail), Google Photos and Google […]
Devices that run Microsoft's Windows 7 or Windows 8.1 operating systems can't be upgraded to Windows 11 directly using inplace upgrades. Direct upgrades are only available on Windows 10 devices. A recent […]
The developer of the lightweight PDF Reader SumatraPDF has released SumatraPDF 3.3 this week. Sumatra 3.3 is the first release since the release of Sumatra 3.2 in March 2020. The new version […]
Nintendo announced the new Nintendo Switch (OLED Model) yesterday and plans to release it later this year. The new Nintendo console won't replace any of the existing offerings; the regular Nintendo Switch […]
The Complete 2021 Microsoft Power BI Super Bundle teaches you data analytics and visualization skills in 9 courses and more than 50 hours of video content. The bundle includes introductory courses as […]
Windows 11 has stricter system requirements than Windows 10; this means that devices that run Windows 10 may not be compatible with Windows 11, even if they are not that old. Microsoft […]
Microsoft's Windows 11 operating system will be released later this year and systems that are compatible with the new version of Windows may be upgraded to it free of charge. Administrators have […]
Firefox Lite, a mobile version of the Firefox web browser designed specifically for Asia, won't receive any updates anymore after June 30, 2021. Developed by Mozilla Taiwan, Firefox Lite was released in […]
Microsoft's upcoming Windows 11 operating system will receive one feature update per year and each version will be supported for a longer period. Windows 11 shares many features with Windows 10, but […]
Audacity is a popular open source audio editor that is available for Windows, Mac and Linux devices. It is free to use and supports a wide range of editing features. It is […]
The last couple of months have been anything but pleasant for the new owners of the open source audio editor Audacity. It all began in May 2020 with news that Audacity was […]
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.