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
Extensions play an important part in the Firefox ecosystem; they add functionality to the browser, may improve privacy of users, or add features to sites that users visit in the browser. Mozilla […]
I run an Insider Build version of Microsoft's Windows 10 operating system on a separate PC to keep up with development. Joined the Insider Program when Microsoft made it available publicly and […]
One of the things that PC users have to make sure when they shop for new hardware for their devices is that the new hardware components are compatible with the device. It […]
Windows 10 Auto-Night-Mode is a free open source program for Microsoft's Windows 10 operating system to switch between light and dark mode automatically. Microsoft introduced dark theme support in Windows 10 and […]
A report by 9to5Google suggests that Google plans to shut down the consumer version of Google Hangouts in 2020. Google has not officially confirmed or denied the rumor, and the site cites […]
Mozilla is testing a new security feature in Firefox Nightly currently that adds rel="noopener" automatically to links that use target="_blank". Target="_blank" instructs browsers to open the link target in a new tab […]
Windows 10 users and administrators may assign graphics performance preferences to specific programs on the operating system. Windows 10 supports different power plans, e.g. power saver or the new ultimate performance plan. […]
A new version of the file cleaning software CCleaner for Windows, version 5.50, features new options to control program updates. The year 2018 has not been a very pleasant one for Piriform, […]
Microsoft's Bing search engine classifies the official site of the media player VLC as a site that might be dangerous currently. While you may type https://www.videolan.org/vlc/ directly to open the site in […]
We knew that the day would come on which Mozilla would remove all classic extensions, Mozilla calls them legacy, from the organization's AMO website. Legacy extensions are not compatible with recent versions […]
Mozilla plans to offer Firefox MSI installers for Windows systems with the release of Firefox 65. MSI installers will be offered alongside regular Firefox installers offered as .exe files for Windows PCs. […]
Intel switched the type of driver package that it provides for Intel hardware running on Windows 10 or Windows Server 2019 in November 2018. The new driver package, called Modern Windows Drivers […]
Dell confirmed in a press release published on November 28, 2018 that it detected and blocked unauthorized activity on its company network. According to the press release, hackers were after Dell customer […]
Microsoft published a security advisory today under ADV180029 -- Inadvertently Disclosed Digital Certificates Could Allow Spoofing -- that warns users and administrators about two Sennheiser software programs that may have introduced vulnerabilities […]
Opera Software released Opera 57 to the Stable channel today. The new version of the browser comes with personalized news improvements and a new Netflix recommendations feature. Opera users who run a […]
Mozilla published the State of Mozilla 2017 report yesterday which includes financial information for the year 2017. The organization managed to increase revenue by over $40 million U.S. Dollar in 2017 and […]
Microsoft released new cumulative updates for all supported versions of Windows 10 with the exception of Windows 10 version 1809. The updates fix a large number of bugs in these version. The […]
German IT security institute AV-Test published the results of its latest antivirus study for Windows today. The organization evaluated 19 different security products on machines running Microsoft's Windows 10 operating system over […]
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.