Martin Brinkmann, Author at gHacks Technology News - Page 3 of 929

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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NoScript guide for Firefox 57+

The developer of the popular Firefox security add-on NoScript launched a Firefox 57 compatible version of the extension shortly after the release of the Firefox 57 browser. He worked with Mozilla to […]

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Local Sheriff reveals if sites leak personal information with third-parties

Local Sheriff is a browser extension for Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox that reveals to you if sites you visit share or leak personal information with third-parties. The main difference between Local […]


WindowManager: remember window sizes and positions in Windows

WindowManager is a long-standing shareware program for the Windows operating system that remembers window sizes and positions so that they are launched using the same screen position and dimensions each time. The […]

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Unlock all Windows 10 TTS voices system-wide to get more of them

Microsoft's Windows 10 operating system comes with a set of voices for each language installed on the device. Only some of the installed voices become available system-wide so that third-party software and […]

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How App Publishers game the Microsoft Store

The Microsoft Store is the main place where Windows 10 users can buy, download, and install apps and games for the operating system. While it is possible to sideload apps and games […]

Windows 10 Setup Command Options

Windows 10 comes with a set of command line options to control the setup of the operating system. While most Home users probably execute setup without supplying any command line options to […]

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The Gmail Web Interface and Contacts

Google removed the direct Contacts link on Gmail when it launched the new Gmail interface some time ago. Users of the classic Gmail interface could still open contacts from the main menu; […]


Ghacks Deals: Pay What You Want: AI & Deep Learning Bundle

Pay What You Want: AI & Deep Learning Bundle offers a collection of ebooks and courses about Deep Learning and artificial intelligence. As is the case with all of these offers on […]

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Control native notifications in Chrome for Windows 10

Windows 10 users who have upgraded the Chrome web browser to version 68 today or installed the browser anew today may have noticed that the new version of Google Chrome supports Windows […]

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Firefox 61.0.2 release information

Mozilla released a new version of the organization's Firefox web browser to the release channel on August 8, 2018. Firefox 61.0.2 is a bug fix release for the most part but it […]

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The "Your Password" Email extortion scam

If you have received an email with the subject line "Your password" followed by a password that you used in the past or are still using, you may wonder whether the allegations […]

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A look at File Explorer's Dark Theme in Windows 10 version 1809

Microsoft plans to launch a dark theme for the built-in file manager File Explorer in the upcoming feature release for Windows 10. Windows 10 version 1809 features an option to turn on […]


Microsoft reveals InPrivate Desktop sandbox feature for Windows 10

Microsoft revealed a feature that it calls InPrivate Desktop last week on the Windows 10 Insider Feedback Hub before it pulled the quest quickly again. Bleeping Computer was fast enough to grab […]

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LibreOffice 6.1 Open Office Suite released

A new version of the popular open source and cross-platform application LibreOffice has been released today. LibreOffice 6.1 brings along with it improvements to the user interface, performance, and new features and […]

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Microsoft releases August 2018 non-security Office updates

Microsoft released non-security updates for Microsoft Office 2013 and Microsoft Office 2016 on August 7, 2018. The non-security releases for Office follow a monthly schedule; Microsoft publishes the updates on the first […]

Ghacks Deals: The 2018 Cyber Security Bootcamp Bundle (98% off)

The 2018 Cyber Security Bootcamp Bundle is a big, big eLearning bundle that consists of cyber security courses, more than 800 tutorials, and 115 hours of video instructions. The courses cover a […]


Psiphon anti-censorship tool review

Psiphon is an open source project designed to assist users across the globe to circumvent censorship and other access restrictions. The project maintains clients for Microsoft Windows, Android, and iOS, and supports […]

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Firefox experiment recommends articles based on your browsing

Mozilla launched a new Test Pilot project for Firefox today called Advance that provides article recommendations based on your browsing. The new experiment is a cooperation between Mozilla and Laserlike. Laserlike is […]