Martin Brinkmann, Author at gHacks Technology News - Page 3 of 958

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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Microsoft: help us test new gaming tech on Windows 10 1903 but we don't tell you anything about it

Microsoft released a new build to the Windows 10 Fast Ring Insider Channel yesterday evening. The new build, build number 18334, is a bug fix release mostly. Microsoft does advertise one new […]

NVCleanstall: customize the Nvidia driver installation

NVCleanstall is a free program for Microsoft Windows devices to customize the installation of Nvidia video card drivers on the device. Nvidia's driver package for its video cards seems to grow larger […]

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Why is quitting Skype so difficult on Windows 10?

Skype is still a popular application, especially on Windows 10 and in business environments. While I cannot say that Microsoft does its best to improve Skype and increase the application's popularity, it […]

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Google Chrome 73 to support multimedia keys on the keyboard

Google Chrome 73, the next version of the web browser, will support multimedia keys on keyboards that support them. The web browser will be the first desktop browser to support media keys […]

Ghacks Deals: The Artificial Intelligence Engineer Master Class Bundle (95% off)

The Artificial Intelligence Engineer Master Class Bundle is a big eLearning bundle that gives you access to five courses that teach you various AI skills. To name a few skills that you […]

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Opera for Android gets built-in VPN support

Opera Software released a new beta version of the company's mobile browser for Android today that includes support for browser proxy / VPN functionality. Opera is rolling out the feature to users […]

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Firefox's Project Fission: better security and more processes

Mozilla is working on a new process model for the Firefox web browser to enable full site isolation in the browser once rolled out. Firefox's current process model runs the browser user […]

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Microsoft: Don't buy Office 2019

It is rare that a company advises its customers to avoid a product that they produce. It sounds like a bad business decision, but that is exactly what Microsoft attempts to do […]

Would you pay Microsoft for extended Windows 7 support?

Windows 7 support ends in January 2020 and there is nothing that consumers and small business customers-- read non-Enterprise customers -- can do about it. Microsoft won't release security updates, any update […]

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A preview of VLC Media Player 4.0

VLC Media Player 3.0 was released in 2018; the non-profit organization that is behind the program, VideoLAN, revealed information about the upcoming VLC Media Player 4.0 recently in a presentation at FOSDEM […]

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Vivaldi 2.3 released: auto tab-stacking, usability improvements

Vivaldi Technologies AS released a new version of the Vivaldi web browser on February 6, 2019. Vivaldi 2.3 introduces new features such as the automatic stacking of tabs and usability improvements. The […]

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Google is shutting down the classic Google Tasks web interface

Anyone using the classic Google Tasks web interface? Google informs users who open Google Tasks using a web browser that the classic version is going away. Google does not mention a specific […]

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Google publishes Password Checkup extension for Chrome

Password Checkup is a new browser extension for the Google Chrome web browser by Google that informs users about unsafe usernames or passwords. Internet users have some options when it comes to […]

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Microsoft explains why Windows Update did not work on January 29, 2019

Windows users and administrators reported that Windows Update was broken for them on January 29, 2019. Affected systems received an "error encountered" error message when Windows Update was used to search for […]

Ghacks Deals: The Oracle Professional Certification Training Bundle (93% off)

The Oracle Professional Certification Training Bundle preps you for the certification exams Oracle SQL Fundamentals: 12c OCP 1Z0-061 and Oracle 12c OCP 1Z0-062. The first course covers the essentials and acts as […]

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Firefox 67: Cryptomining and Fingerprinting protection

Mozilla plans to launch cryptomining and fingerprinting protection in Firefox 67 to improve user privacy. Cryptomining and fingerprinting protection block JavaScript cryptominers and certain attempts by websites to fingerprint the user. The […]

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Google is testing Never Slow Mode feature in Chrome

A new commit on the Chromium development site suggests that Google is testing a new feature for Chrome called Never Slow Mode designed to speed up the loading of webpages. Websites have […]

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Mindful Break by Google reminds you to take breaks

Mindful Break is a free browser extension by Google for the Google Chrome web browser designed to remind users to take breaks and to provide tips on how to spend the time […]