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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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YouTube is testing large thumbnails on the homepage

If you have been to the streaming video site YouTube lately you may have noticed that the design of the homepage changed. Google is apparently at it again with yet another test […]

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Microsoft Windows Security Updates August 2019 overview

Today is the August 2019 Patch Day over at Microsoft. The company released security and non-security updates for all supported versions of Microsoft Windows and other company products today. We publish detailed […]

Ghacks Deals: The Complete 2019 CompTIA Certification Training Bundle (97% off)

The big CompTIA bundle features 12 different eLearning courses to prep for 12 different CompTIA exams. While the courses are designed for acing the exams, they may also be useful to users […]

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Mozilla revamps Firefox's HTTPS address bar information

Mozilla plans to make changes to the information that the organization's Firefox browser displays in its address bar when it connects to sites. Firefox displays an i-icon and a lock symbol currently […]

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Goodbye Firefox Quantum, Hello Firefox Browser

The Firefox web browser has had a few names since the release of the first experimental build back in 2002. First known as Phoenix, a name Mozilla had to drop because of […]

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How to use the first page as the icon for Microsoft Office documents

Microsoft Office documents that you save on your computer or device use the same generic icon by default. The only distinguishing factors are the filename and the location of the document because […]

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How to disable OK Google and Google Assistant on Android devices

Many Android devices come with Google applications and services, even if the device is not a device created by Google itself but by another company. Google Assistant is available as a standalone […]

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Firefox 70: Site Isolation testing begins officially

Mozilla has been working on integrating site isolation in the Firefox web browser for a while. Called Project Fission, the goal is to improve security in the Firefox web browser by isolating […]

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Google Reminders to require Google Assistant

Google is rolling out a change currently on Android that affects customers who use the Reminders feature of the Google application. The Google application is installed on many Android devices and one […]

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How to disable "Get even more out of Windows" on Windows 10

Windows 10 may display a "Get even more out of Windows" prompt occasionally that displays additional services that users may set up. The prompt may be displayed on the first start of […]

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Firefox 70 shows an indicator when geolocation has been used

All modern web browsers support the HTML5 Geolocation API that allows sites, with the permission of the user, to get the geographical position. The feature is used by numerous services on the […]

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LibreOffice 6.3 with performance improvements

A new version of the open source Office suite LibreOffice, LibreOffice 6.3, is now available. The new version can be downloaded for all supported operating systems from the official project website or […]

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First Look at GOG Galaxy 2.0 gaming client

The game distribution service GOG flies a bit under the radar in the grand scheme of things. It is not the largest nor the store with the biggest selection of games. GOG […]

Ghacks Deals: The Complete 2019 Web Scraping Course with Projects (93% off)

The Complete 2019 Web Scraping Course with Projects covers the basics of web scraping and data extraction. The course covers setting up the development environment that is needed, provides instructions and syntax […]

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Pingo is a fast image optimizer for the Web

Pingo is a free software program for Microsoft Windows and Linux devices to optimize images for web publication and other purposes. Pingo is a command line utility but Windows users may download […]

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Not everyone likes the new Google Images preview format

More and more users of Google Images, the image search engine operated by Google, are switched over to a new display format and design. Google Images is a popular search engine to […]

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Microsoft introduces Caret Browsing feature in Chromium Edge

Work on the Chromium-based Microsoft Edge browser continues and Microsoft adds new features to preview versions of the browser on a weekly basis. The latest build introduces Caret Browsing, an accessibility feature, […]

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Mozilla launches Site Compatibility Tools for Firefox

Site Compatibility Tools is a new extension for the Firefox web browser designed to find and report site compatibility issues experienced in Firefox. If you take Internet Explorer and the old Microsoft […]