Martin Brinkmann, Author at gHacks Technology News - Page 4 of 995


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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Hotfix for VeraCrypt 1.24 encryption software released

The developers of VeraCrypt have released a hotfix for the recently released VeraCrypt 1.24 which we reviewed earlier this month. The hotfix addresses several issues in the client and improves certain functionality […]

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How to restore the green lock icon in Firefox's address bar

Mozilla's Firefox web browser used to display a green padlock icon in the browser's address bar when secure sites were opened in the browser. Additionally, the browser would display extended information for […]

Switch is a cross-platform open source application launcher

Switch is a cross-platform open source application launcher that is available for Windows and Mac devices. The application adds a new bar to the right or left screen border that users may […]

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Privacy and anonymity focused Linux distro Tails 4.0 released

A new version of the privacy and anonymity focused Linux distribution Tails has been released this week; Tails 4.0 is a major update of the Linux distribution that improves performance and usability, […]

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Tor Browser 9.0 is out with important changes

Tor Browser 9.0 has been released this week; it is the first version of Tor Browser that is based on Firefox 68 ESR (opposed to Firefox 60.x which previous versions of Tor […]

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Waterfox development splits into Classic and Current branches

A new version of the web browser Waterfox has been released on October 23, 2019 that introduces a new versioning scheme and introduces two different branches called classic and current. The Waterfox […]

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Microsoft releases KB4522355 for Windows 10 version 1903

Microsoft released a new cumulative update for the current version of Windows 10, Windows 10 version 1903, on October 24, 2019. The new update is a non-security update that is completely optional […]

Ghacks Deals: The Complete Blockchain & Ethereum Programmer Bundle (98% off)

The Complete Blockchain & Ethereum Programmer Bundle provides you with ten eLearning courses to get started with blockchain and Ethereum, and to learn advanced concepts. Courses include certification of completion and the […]

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Good news: new Firefox for Android will support extensions

Mozilla is working on a new mobile browser for Android. Firefox Preview, that is the current name of the browser to distinguish it from the soon-to-be-replaced Firefox for Android, was released to […]

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Chrome 78 launches with security updates and tab overlay feature

Google started to roll out a new version of Chrome Stable on Tuesday; Chrome 78 is available for all desktop versions of the web browser (Linux, Mac and Windows). Most Chrome installations […]

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Mail client Thunderbird 68.2.0 is out

A new version of the email client Thunderbird is now available. Thunderbird 68.2.0 was released on October 22, 2019 (the same day that Firefox 70.0 was released). Thunderbird installations that are on […]

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A look at TouchTasks, an app to increase Windows touch screen productivity

Stardock TouchTasks is a new commercial software application for Microsoft's Windows operating system that has been designed to improve productivity when working with touch screen devices. Microsoft improved tablet and touch support […]

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Opera 54 for Android: new theme, Bitcoin support

Opera Software released a new version of the company's main web browser for Google's Android operating system on October 22, 2019. The new Opera 54 web browser features a new theme and […]

Ghacks Deals: The 2019 Ethical Hacker Master Class Bundle (99% off)

The 2019 Ethical Hacker Master Class Bundle is a big eLearning course bundle that is all about teaching you various hacking and forensics skills. It includes several certification prep courses next to […]

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Firefox 70.0 release information

Firefox 70.0 is the new stable version of the Firefox web browser as of October 22, 2019. Mozilla releases updates for all channels of the Firefox web browser at the same time; […]

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Play local multiplayer games on Steam over the Internet with Remote Play Together

Remote Play Together is a new feature of the Steam gaming client that unlocks capabilities to play local multiplayer games with friends over the Internet. Valve Software launched Remote Play Together in […]

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How to list all installed third-party drivers on Windows PCs

Drivers play an important part in Windows as they add certain capabilities or support for certain hardware devices to the operating system. Windows operating systems come with a set of default drivers […]

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Disney+ does not work on Linux devices

Linux users who plan to subscribe to Disney's Disney+ video streaming service may have a rude awakening when they are greeted with Error Code 83 when trying to play any TV show […]