Martin Brinkmann, Author at gHacks Technology News - Page 5 of 1022


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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USB Printer is missing on Windows 10 version 1903 and later (with workaround)

If you run a device with Windows 10 version 1903 or later, e.g. Windows 10 version 2004, and use an USB printer, you may notice that the printer is sometimes missing when […]

Initial price of Firefox Private Network browser extension service announced

Mozilla unveiled Firefox Private Network back in September 2019 when it revived the Firefox Test Pilot program. The new program would focus on privacy products and one of the first things to […]

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Microsoft Windows Security Updates June 2020 overview

Welcome to the overview of Microsoft's June 2020 security patch day. Microsoft releases security updates for all its products on the second Tuesday of the month. This overview provides you with detailed […]

Ghacks Deals: Zinstall FullBack Computer Backup (50% off)

Zinstall FullBack is a backup software that is available as a light and a pro version. The main differentiation between both versions is that the Light version supports backing up files on […]

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Dell and Lenovo publish list of tested devices compatible with Windows 10 version 2004

How do you find out if a particular device is compatible with Microsoft's latest version of Windows 10, Windows 10 version 2004 or the May 2020 update? While you could give it […]

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Restoring multiple closed tabs will get easier in Firefox 78

Mozilla plans to improve the process of restoring or reopening multiple closed tabs in the web browser in Firefox 78. Firefox users may restore closed tabs either with the keyboard shortcut Ctrl-Shift-T […]

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How to jump to the last row with data in Microsoft Excel or Google Spreadsheets

Tools like Microsoft Excel, LibreOffice Calc, or Google Spreadsheets are widely used both in the business world and also at home. If you work with large tables regularly, you may wonder if […]

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Cloudflare's Speed Test promises better performance insights

Cloudflare launched Speed Test some time ago; it is an online service that tests various networking related parameters such as the download speed, latency, or jitter. Speed tests are a dime a […]

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How to display "most visited pages" in Firefox's address bar

Mozilla released Firefox 77 last week and with it came another change of functionality affecting the web browser's address bar. When you activate the address bar, e.g. by clicking on it, you […]

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Windows Update stuck? Here is what you may do to fix it

Over the years, I ran into several issues regarding updates on Windows devices. A common issue that I experienced regularly was that updates appeared stuck after the initial reboot. Windows would display […]

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Drag & drop functionality changes soon in Chromium-based browsers

Most Internet users know that they can drop files on the browser window to have them displayed by the browser or opened provided that the file type is supported. If you drag […]

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Firefox 78: Close Multiple Tabs options moved to submenu

Mozilla plans to make a change to the tab right-click menu in the Firefox web browser that moves options to close multiple tabs to a submenu. You get a number of options […]

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Tor Browser 9.5 is out with major usability improvements

Tor Browser 9.5 has been released on June 3, 2020. The new version of the web browser includes security updates and several usability improvements. Tor Browser 9.5 can be downloaded from the […]

Ghacks Deals: The Epic Python Developer Certification Bundle (97% off)

The Epic Python Developer Certification Bundle includes 12 eLearning courses in total that teach Python and Python skills. It includes courses for absolute beginners as well as advanced users, and is available […]

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How to block the new Microsoft Edge on Windows 10 devices

Microsoft started the rollout of the new Microsoft Edge web browser that is based on Chromium via Windows Update this week. It is pushed to Windows 10 devices using Windows Update, but […]

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Thunderbird 68.9.0 is a security and small bug fix release

The team behind the Thunderbird email client has released Thunderbird 68.9.0 Stable to the public. Thunderbird follows the release schedule and versioning of Firefox ESR, Extended Support Release. Mozilla decreased the time […]

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Firefox 77.0.1 will be released today to fix one issue

Mozilla plans to release Firefox 77.0.1 to the Stable channel later today. The new version of the web browser comes just a day after the release of Firefox 77.0 Stable on June […]

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Windows Updates KB4541301, KB4541302 and KB4559309 replace old with new Microsoft Edge on Windows 10

Microsoft released a Chromium-based version of the company's Microsoft Edge web browser earlier this year. Users had to download and install the new browser manually up until now but Microsoft made it […]