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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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Google is ending free unlimited Google Photos storage on June 1st, 2021 for nearly everyone

Google announced changes to the company's Google Photos service in regards to storage usage on November 11, 2020. The change, which will take effect on June 1, 2021, drops the current storage […]

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Windows 10 microcode updates to fix new Intel CPU security issues

Microsoft has released a number of new Intel microcode updates for the company's Windows 10 operating system that address recently discovered security flaws in Intel processors. Microcode updates are released by Intel […]

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Microsoft releases .NET 5.0 Final

Microsoft has released .NET 5.0 final on November 10, 2020. The new version of the company's .NET framework is available for Windows, Mac OS, Linux, and ARM operating systems.  Microsoft promises that […]

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Microsoft Windows Security Updates November 2020 overview

Microsoft has released security updates for all support client and server versions of Windows as well as other company products such as Microsoft Office, Microsoft Edge, and Internet Explorer. Our November 2020 […]

Ghacks Deals: The Essential NordVPN & Password Manager 2-Year Subscription Bundle (75% off)

The Essential NordVPN & Password Manager 2-Year Subscription Bundle combines a 2-year subscription to the VPN solution NordVPN with a 2-year subscription to NordPass, the company's password manager. NordVPN ticks all the […]

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Firefox 82.0.3, Firefox 78.4.1 and Thunderbird 78.4.2 patch a critical security issue

Mozilla has released new stable versions of the Firefox web browser and the team behind the Thunderbird email client has released a new stable version to address a critical security vulnerability. Firefox […]

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Pre-Android 7.1.1 devices will face connectivity issues next year

From September 1, 2021 forward, Android devices still running pre-Android 7.1.1  will face connectivity issues for a large number of sites and services. Sites and services that implement HTTPS need to use […]

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Game Cleaner: remove temporary Steam, Epic and uPlay game files to free up space

Game Cleaner is a free software program for Microsoft Windows devices to free up temporary files and leftovers on the gaming platforms Steam, Epic Store, and uPlay. The main idea behind Game […]

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How to disable Windows 10's Programmable Taskbar feature

Microsoft revealed a new feature that it called Programmable Taskbar back in July when it released Build 20161 to the Windows Insider Dev channel. The basic idea behind the feature was to […]

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0Patch promises to provide security updates for out-of-support Office 2010

Support for Microsoft Office 2010 ended in October 2020. Microsoft released a last batch of security updates for Office 2010 on the October 13, 2020 Patch Day before it changed the status […]

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Microsoft will enforce Windows 10 version 1903 upgrades because of end of support

Windows 10 version 1903 will reach end of support next month on December 8, 2020 for all supported editions of the operating system. The version of Windows 10 was released on May […]

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Email client Thunderbird 78.4.1 is out

A new version of the cross-platform email client Thunderbird has been released on November 6, 2020. Thunderbird 78.4.1 is an update for the stable channel of the email client that addresses several […]

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How to display or hide the apps you use most often in the Windows 10 Start Menu

The Windows 10 Start Menu does a lot of things differently than the start menus of previous versions of Windows. Its tile-based layout, the list of all installed apps and programs, and […]

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Restore classic Google logos in your browser

Google started to roll out updates to the site logos of some of its most popular services including Gmail, Google Maps, Meet, Calendar, and Google Drive the other day. The logos are […]

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Microsoft Edge's newest feature? Shopping in Microsoft Edge

If you have used the Canary or Dev version of the Chromium-based Microsoft Edge web browser recently, you may have noticed a new icon in the browser's address bar when opening certain […]

Ghacks Deals: The 2021 All-In-One AWS, Cisco & CompTIA Super Certification Bundle (97% off)

The 2021 All-In-One AWS, Cisco & CompTIA Super Certification Bundle includes 22 eLearning courses in total that focus on AWS, Cisco and CompTIA certifications. The following courses are included in the bundle […]

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Yahoo Mail drops automatic email forwarding option for free users

Yahoo Mail owner Verizon announced this week that free users of the Yahoo Mail service will soon be unable to use automatic email forwarding options. The company will drop the feature for […]

Avast Business

Make your business' security airtight with Avast Business Antivirus Pro Plus

Avast Business Antivirus Pro Plus is a fully scalable security solution for Microsoft Windows devices designed specifically for use in small and medium-size business environments. The antivirus solution is offered as a […]