Martin Brinkmann, Author at gHacks Technology News - Page 3 of 920

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's articles on Ghacks

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Microsoft retires Office Mix on May 1, 2018

A notification that Office Mix is retiring on May 1, 2018 is displayed when you open the official Office Mix website right now (I'm writing this in April 2018). Microsoft made the […]


How to verify Digital Signatures of programs in Windows

Software developers and companies may sign software programs they develop or distribute which is used to validate the integrity of the program to ensure that it has not been altered after it […]

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Video Speed Controller for Firefox

Video Speed Controller is a Firefox add-on that adds shortcuts to the web browser that you may activate to control the playback speed of HTML5 videos on sites like YouTube and others. […]

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Why I'm using multiple web browsers

I get asked frequently about the web browser that I use and I usually answer that I use them all. While that is a bit exaggerated, there is some truth to that. […]

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Opera teases upcoming R2 announcement

Opera Software revealed yesterday that it will make an announcement soon about something the company just calls R2 at the moment. The announcement on the Opera blog reveals little about what R2 […]

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Enable the Ultimate Power Plan on Windows 10 Pro or Home

Microsoft announced in February of 2018 that the upcoming Windows 10 Pro for Workstations version would get a unique power scheme called Ultimate Performance. Windows 10 Pro for Workstations is a special […]

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Mozilla starts to enable TLS 1.3 on Firefox Stable

Eagle-eyed Firefox users and administrators may have noticed that Mozilla dropped a new system add-on on systems running the stable version of Firefox recently. First spotted by Bleeping Computer creator Lawrence Abrams, […]

Ghacks Deals: The Complete 2018 Learn to Code Bundle (Price Drop)

The Complete 2018 Learn to Code Bundle is a big programming bundle that teaches you various programming languages and skills. The bundle had a price drop to $34.99 recently, and you can […]

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TabWalk for Firefox: move between recently active tabs quickly

TabWalk is a new browser extension for the Firefox web browser to switch to recently active tabs quickly with the help of keyboard shortcuts. The extension is developed by Giorgio Maone, best […]

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New InSpectre release reveals if microcode updates are available

We reviewed the InSpectre application by Gibson Research when it first came out in January 2018. The program checked whether Meltdown or Spectre patches were installed on the Windows machine and gave […]

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CloneApp: backup Windows program settings

CloneApp 2.0 is a free program for Microsoft Windows devices to back up preferences, settings and other data of supported applications. Windows users have access to plenty of backup programs to back […]

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How to change Steam Privacy settings

Valve Software announced a major change to privacy settings on Steam today that improves user privacy for all users of the gaming platform. Steam users may select now who has got access […]

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YouTube Container for Firefox isolates YouTube in the browser

YouTube Container is a free extension for the Firefox web browser that isolates YouTube domains that you open in the web browser from the rest to improve privacy. The extension is a […]

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DoNotSpy10 4.0: new privacy settings and PUP offer

DoNotSpy10 is the latest version of the popular privacy tool for Microsoft's Windows 10 operating system that gives users control over many privacy-related features of the operating system. It is a […]

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Microsoft Windows Security Updates April 2018 release overview

Welcome to our monthly overview of Microsoft's Windows security updates. We provide you with full details of all released security and non-security updates for Windows and other Microsoft products. Check out the […]


Ghacks Deals: Zoolz Cloud Storage: Lifetime of 2TB Storage

The new Zoolz Cloud Storage offer on Ghacks Deals gets you lifetime access to a total of 2 Terabyte of online storage space divided into 1 Terabyte of instant vault space and […]

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Firefox 61 will block FTP subresources

Mozilla plans to disable support for FTP subresources (subresource requests) in the stable version of Firefox 61. Firefox 61 will be released on June 26, 2018 to the stable channel according to […]

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The ultimate Google Chrome Zoom guide

Google Chrome supports native zoom functionality that users of the browser may utilize to change the size of text and media elements such as images on webpages. Chrome's zoom capabilities can be […]