Martin Brinkmann, Author at gHacks Technology News - Page 3 of 977

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, 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

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If you lost all passwords in Firefox, read this!

Reports are coming in by Firefox users from all over the world that saved passwords are no longer available when they start the web browser. Firefox, just like any other modern browser, […]

Ghacks Deals: Pay What You Want: Cisco Networking & Cloud Computing Certification Bundle

Cisco Networking & Cloud Computing Certification Bundle is a new Pay What You Want Bundle on Ghacks deals that includes six courses in total. As is the case with all Pay What […]

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Microsoft introduces Windows Subsystem for Linux 2 in latest Windows 10 20H1 build

Microsoft plans to integrate the Windows Subsystem for Linux 2 in the first major Windows 10 feature update after Windows 10 1903, the Windows 10 20H1 update. The company released a new […]

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GIMP 2.10.12 update: faster painting, support for user-installed fonts, and more

The development team behind the open source graphics editor GIMP released GIMP 2.10.12, a new stable version of the program on June 12, 2019. The new version is labeled as a bug […]

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Chrome's Adblocker controversy: Google raises maximum limit

You have probably read a lot about the upcoming Manifest V3 for Google Chrome extensions and the controversy surrounding changes affecting ad-blockers and other extensions on the platform. A first draft of […]

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Can't pair certain Bluetooth devices anymore on Windows 8 or 10? That's intentional

Microsoft released security updates for all supported versions of the Windows operating system on June 11, 2019. Some of the released updates patch a Bluetooth security vulnerability by "intentionally preventing connections between […]

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Windows 10: Event Viewer error after installing KB4503293 and KB4503327

Windows administrators who open the local Even Viewer after installation of KB4503293 or KB4503327 may receive an error message when they select Custom Views in the Event Viewer. Microsoft released cumulative updates […]

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Revo Uninstaller Free: Windows Apps uninstallation added

Revo Uninstaller is a popular established program for Windows to uninstall programs and to deal with traces of uninstalled programs that default uninstallers often leave behind. Revo Uninstaller invokes the default uninstaller […]

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A closer look at Firefox's Tracking Protection feature

Tracking Protection is a privacy feature of the Firefox web browser designed to block certain unwanted elements on sites visited in the browser. All Firefox users have options to control Tracking Protection […]

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Microsoft Windows Security Updates June 2019 overview

Microsoft released security updates for all supported versions of the Microsoft Windows operating system on the June 11, 2019 Patch Day. Our overview of the June 2019 Patch Tuesday provides with you […]

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Opera launches Opera GX, a browser for gamers

Opera launched a first version of Opera GX, a new browser made specifically for gamers and gaming, on June 11, 2019 during the E3 2019 event. Opera GX uses the desktop Opera […]

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Here is what is new in Firefox 67.0.2

Mozilla released Firefox 67.0.2 to the Stable channel on June 11, 2019. The new version of the Firefox web browser is already available and Firefox installations configured to check for updates automatically […]

Ghacks Deals: The 2019 Certified Data Scientist Architect Bundle (98% off)

The 2019 Certified Data Scientist Architect Bundle is a big Data Science eLearning bundle. The six courses feature 130 hours of video training and cover topics such as data science, machine learning, […]

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Firefox 68: add-on release notes in add-ons manager

The Firefox Add-ons Manager will soon display the release notes of updated extensions directly in the web browser. Mozilla plans to release the new feature in Firefox 68 which is scheduled for […]

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A look at Win-X Menu 3.0 for Windows

Win+X Menu Editor is a free software program by Happy Bulldozer to change the Windows-X power menu of the Windows 10 operating system. Version 3.0 of the program was released recently; reason […]

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Xbox Game Pass for PC: Price, Games, Availability, and my thoughts

Microsoft launched the subscription service Xbox Game Pass for PC officially during its press event at the E3 2019 conference. Head of Xbox and gaming at Microsoft, Phil Spencer, revealed the new […]

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Firefox 69: support page lists path to Firefox binary

Mozilla added the path of the Firefox binary to the web browser's support page in Firefox 69 to make it easier for Firefox users to find out from where Firefox was started. […]

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Sysmon update introduces DNS Query Logging

A new version of the Sysmon tool will be released on Tuesday 11, 2019 that introduces DNS query logging to the Windows system monitor. Mark Russinovich, the creator of the tool and […]