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.
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
Firefox 69.0.3 will be released to the Stable channel later today. The new version of the web browser addresses two issues, a download issue and a Yahoo Mail issue. Mozilla released Firefox […]
The Complete SEO & Backlink Master Course provides webmasters, Internet marketers, and beginning search engine optimizers with information on improving a site's visibility in search engines. It covers important information such as […]
Piriform, maker of the popular temporary file cleaner CCleaner, started to integrate a new Health Check feature in the latest version of the client. The release notes of CCleaner 5.62.7538 reveal that […]
The video streaming site YouTube keeps track of every video that a user watches on the site and every search that is made. It uses the information for its recommendation engine that […]
Opera Software released Opera 64 Stable to the public this week; the new browser features several improvements including a new tracker blocking feature. The company integrated native ad-blocking functionality in Opera 37 […]
Hide Private Mode is a brand new extension for the Firefox web browser that closes a private browsing mode detection loophole that sites use to detect if the browser is in private […]
Microsoft released security and non-security updates for the Microsoft Windows operating system and other company products on October 8, 2019. Our overview of the monthly release of patches provides administrators and home […]
iMazing is a software application for Mac and Windows devices that you may use to manage iPhone, iOS and iPad devices. The program works without jailbreaking and may be used to transfer […]
The next major version of the open source cross-platform email client Thunderbird will support the OpenPGP encryption standard natively. Thunderbird users may use the extension Enigmail currently to use OpenPGP functionality in […]
The developers of the open source cross-platform encryption software VeryCrypt released version 1.24 of the software on October 6, 2019 to the public. We reviewed a beta version of VeraCrypt 1.24 in […]
TLDR; Softonic acquired www.liaohang900.com. I remain editor of the site and all writers remain on board. We have full editorial control over the content and articles will be published just like before. […]
ScreenToGif is a popular screen recorder for the Windows operating system designed to record part of the screen on Windows. The program's name may suggest that it can save recordings as animated […]
Mozilla plans to integrate kiosk mode functionality in version 71 of the Firefox web browser that users of the browser may launch from the command line. First requested more than 17 years […]
Google implemented a new experimental feature in Chrome Canary that gives users options to clear third-party cookies in the web browser. All major web browsers offer controls when it comes to cookies. […]
A new version of the cross-platform e-book manager and reader Calibre was released on October 4, 2019. Calibre 4.0 is a major update that features a completely rewritten e-book viewer among other […]
Mozilla plans to integrate a new search-related feature in Firefox 71 that gives users options to set a custom search engine for private browsing. Private browsing is a special browsing mode designed […]
Mozilla released Firefox 69.0.2 today; the stable channel update fixes two potential crashes in the web browser and fixes the detection of Parental Controls on Windows 10. The update is already available […]
Microsoft released cumulative updates for all supported versions of the company's Windows operating system on October 3, 2019. The updates are cumulative and address two issues, printing issues and a feature on […]
Ghacks is a technology news blog that was founded in 2005 by Martin Brinkmann. It has since then become one of the most popular tech news sites on the Internet with five authors and regular contributions from freelance writers.