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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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GIMP 2.10.22 update introduces support AVIF and HEIC support

The developers of the GIMP open source image editor have released version 2.10.22 to the public for all supported operating systems. GIMP 2.10.22 introduces support for the formats AVIF and HEIC, Paint […]

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Firefox may soon display Sponsored Top Sites on the New Tab Page

Mozilla is working on introducing Sponsored Top Sites to the Firefox web browser's New Tab Page. The New Tab Page is displayed by default when users open a new tab in the […]

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Add Everything Search to the Windows Taskbar for even faster searches

Everything Search is without doubt one of the fastest search tools that is available for the Windows operating system. It is a lot faster than the built-in Windows Search tool as it […]

Ghacks Deals: Game Developer and Player Bundle Ft. PlayStation Plus (98% off)

Game Developer and Player Bundle Ft. PlayStation Plus combines a 12 month Playstation Plus subscription with five online learning courses that teach various game programming and development related skills, and a lifetime […]

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Microsoft is testing a new Windows 10 device setup feature

A vanilla installation of Microsoft's Windows 10 operating system may differ slightly depending on the customer's region, language selection, edition of the operating system, and whether an Internet connection is available during […]

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Chrome is blocking downloads? Here is why!

If you have upgraded the Google Chrome browser to version 86, released on October 6, 2020, you may have noticed that some file downloads don't work anymore in the browser. You click […]

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Google Chrome 86 is out with password changing improvements and security patches

Google released a new version of the company's Chrome web browser on September 6, 2020. The new stable version of the web browser is being rolled out gradually as usually. Desktop users […]

Ghacks Deals: The Complete eLearning Bundle Ft. 5 Lifetime Memberships (99% off)

The Complete eLearning Bundle Ft. 5 Lifetime Memberships combines lifetime memberships to five eLearning services in a single bundle. The following lifetime memberships are included: School of Game Design: Complete eLearning Lifetime […]

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Thunderbird 78.3.2 update is out

Thunderbird 78.3.2 has been released on October 7, 2020. The new minor update for the browser includes several non-security fixes as well as a change in the updating behavior of the desktop […]

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It took Google more than a decade to add tab bar scrolling to Chrome

When you open too many tabs in the Chrome browser, tabs won't be displayed anymore on the browser's tab bar. While tabs do get opened despite them not being visible on the […]

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Mozilla adds two Firefox add-on badges (verified and by Firefox)

Mozilla showcased two new Firefox add-on badges that users of the web browser will soon see on the organization's official add-ons store -- called Mozilla AMO -- and in the Firefox web […]

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How to block game news and offer notifications in the Epic Games and Steam clients

Most gaming clients that you install on your desktop machines or laptops set themselves up to be loaded during start of the operating system. While that is appreciated by computer users who […]

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How to disable Bing Search in Windows 10 version 2004 and newer

When Microsoft launched its Windows 10 operating system in 2015, it merged the local search functionality with the digital assistant Cortana and also Bing Search. Cortana has since been revamped completely and […]

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Use Google Photos to identify, translate and use text on photos

Google Photos is probably not the most loved application for viewing, editing and managing photos on Android devices. The app is available on many different devices, and while its functionality differs, as […]

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Surface Laptop Go or Surface Go 2: a comparison

Microsoft has expanded its line of Surface devices in October 2020 adding the Surface Laptop Go to the mix. It is a cheaper, smaller, lighter, and less powerful device than the Surface […]

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First Look at Microsoft Edge's upcoming Reset Sync feature

Microsoft's new Chromium-based Edge web browser supports the syncing of user data like most browsers out there. Edge users may enable sync to synchronize personal data such as their Favorites, Settings, passwords, […]

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Vivaldi 3.4: add custom links to menus

Vivaldi Technologies improved the customization options regarding the browser's main menus and context menus further in the latest Vivaldi 3.4 snapshot; this time, the company's developers added an option to create custom […]

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You may soon buy games from other Stores in the Gog Galaxy client

Gog announced the launch of a private beta feature in the company's Gog Galaxy software yesterday that integrates third-party store game purchases directly in the client. Computer users have access to a […]