Every now and then I like to solicit feedback from the people who are most important, you all, regarding how dotTech is doing. In particular, I’d like to know what you feel about the quality of our articles. This is the overall quality of all types of articles [...]Read More »
Are you a blogger, writer, or would like to become one? This is your chance — dotTech is hiring!Read More »
Most of you dotTechies have been with us since the beginning and probably know me by the name I go by, ‘Ashraf’. Some of you have asked me in the past why don’t I reveal more details about myself. As I’ve explained before, I enjoy my privacy and [...]Read More »
Before I begin, let me clarify that if you are subscribed to dotTech’s one-email-per-day newsletter managed by Feedburner (the one where you get one email every day and that email lists all the new articles on dotTech), you don’t need to read this article — it doesn’t apply [...]Read More »
UPDATE: This appears to have been fixed now by Feedly.
I have just been notified that, for some reason, dotTechies subscribed to dotTech via Feedly have been seeing an image of a semi-naked women next to some posts:
I’ve looked into this matter and I assure you this [...]Read More »
I just wanted to give everyone a head-up that some scumbag is using dotTech’s email to spend spam emails.
If you receive an e-mail from “firstname.lastname@example.org” that is not characteristic of the emails we send (i.e. not an article or comment notification), then the email is probably spam. [...]Read More »
Lately, it seems like dotTech has been having server issue after issue, and I seem to be apologizing a lot. However, when an apology is due, I’m not one to stand by.
Today dotTech had an issue that overloaded the CPU on our server. This not only caused dotTech [...]Read More »
Earlier this week dotTech had its emailing capabilities disabled. Our emails have now been restored. Because we were not able to send any emails over the past few days, there are a lot of emails queued. So everyone on our one-email-per-article list and everyone subscribing to comment notifications will [...]Read More »
Once again dotTech’s one-email-per-new-article email notifications have been disabled thanks to some jerk falsely flagging our emails as spam. I’m working with my webhost to rectify the issue but they are asking me to pay $125 because this is the third incident this year and they suspect dotTech really [...]Read More »
Some of you probably noticed dotTech was down all day. The downtime was caused by a bad hard drive and it took my web host the better part of the day to run diagnosis, backup data, replace the drive, and restore data. Now, however, we are back and [...]Read More »
dotTech last made a server upgrade roughly two years ago. Because dotTech has been growing, recently sometimes dotTech would slow to a crawl due to more traffic than our old server could handle. So I decided to upgrade servers and move to a stronger machine, and move we [...]Read More »
On Tuesday dotTech’s ability to send e-mail reminders, comment updates, etc. was disabled by our web host due to a bogus spam complaint. That issue is still being resolved but due to how long it is taking, our web host has agreed to unblock dotTech’s e-mailing ability while [...]Read More »
Back in September my web host blocked dotTech’s access to send e-mails because someone decided to start marking our e-mail reminders as spam. That issue was resolved in about a day plus another day or two for the back log of emails to clear. Back then I asked [...]Read More »
I’m looking for a Windows enthusiast to cover Windows 8 for dotTech. The responsibilities for this position will be to cover Windows 8 software and apps, and tips and tricks. This is a paid position.
If you are interested, please send an e-mail to admin [at] dottech [dot] org[...]Read More »
A few days ago I asked a simply but loaded question — should dotTech start its very own “Best Free Windows Software” section? While there were (are) some naysayers, the overall answer was a resounding “YES”. So I’ve decided to take the dive; however, I need your help [...]Read More »
Last week Janet, a loyal reader, made a striking comment. She more or less questioned why dotTech would review anything but the best software in each category. I fired back that we like to provide our users with choice and that the “best” for someone may not be [...]Read More »
Longtime readers know I like to ask for feedback every time a major change happens here on dotTech. In the past few weeks dotTech has “returned to its roots” in the sense that we are now focusing more on reviews of software and apps rather than tech news. [...]Read More »
I just wanted to give everyone a heads-up that there will be less activity on dotTech for the next few days as I assemble a new team of superheroes. This is, of course, temporary and I see us back at full throttle by the weekend at the latest.[...]Read More »
dotTech is currently in need of writers. More specifically, we need people who can review:
- Windows software
- Android apps
- iPhone/iPad apps
- Add-ons/extensions for browsers
- Mac OS X programs
Basically we need writers who can do what Locutus, Brett, and Brendan have been doing. In other words, writers who [...]Read More »
I’ve recently made a few changes to dotTech and would greatly appreciate any and all feedback you all have.
A few months ago I decided to make a major change in what dotTech covers. Instead of just doing reviews and tips and tricks, dotTech started posting [...]Read More »
The e-mail ban issue mentioned yesterday has been resolved and my host has restored access to port 25. This means dotTech e-mails will resume from now onwards. I apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused and would like to take this moment to remind you to please [...]Read More »
This is just a friendly reminder that you if you are subscribed to our e-mail notifications, whether that be one-email-per-article list or one-email-per-day list, please do *not* mark our e-mails as spam just because you don’t like them. If you don’t like our e-mails, unsubscribe. Marking our e-mails [...]Read More »
Just over two weeks ago dotTech went to the salon and got a makeover. At the time I promised dotTech’s mobile version would get a similar remodeling. That time has arrived. Hit up http://dottech.org on your mobile device and you should see dotTech Mobile 4.0.
If you visit dotTech on [...]Read More »
Welcome to dotTech 4.0.
This is the fourth major revision of dotTech and, if I do say so myself, it is our best one yet. Not only does this new theme give dotTech a fresh, modern look but it simply kick-ass. [Insert philosophical bullsh!t here.]
Please report any [...]Read More »
dotTech is looking to hire a writer who will cover Android. I’m primarily looking for someone who is familiar with Android modding because this position will be writing How To guides on rooting, unlocking bootloader, installing custom recovery, Android tips, tricks, etc. You will be using third-party sources, [...]Read More »
As I’m sure some of you noticed, iOS Apps of the Day have been inactive for a few days. The reason for this is we need an iOS Apps of the Day writer. If you are interested in writing for dotTech, keep reading.
This position requires that you [...]Read More »
I can’t remember if I have mentioned this already or not, but 2012 is make or break for dotTech. Since its inception, I have run dotTech has a hobby — something to do in my spare time and potentially earn some pocket money in the process. Now, however, [...]Read More »
As I’m sure most of you have noticed, lately dotTech has only been doing Windows Software of the Day, Android Apps of the Day, and iOS Apps of the Day articles. By now some of you must be wondering where the freebies, tips, tricks, news, and reviews have [...]Read More »
As much as I would like to type up a witty New Year’s greeting, I feel the best thing to say right now is: Thank you. Thank you for all the support each and every one of you have provided over the past year, despite the ups and downs. dotTech [...]Read More »
Earlier today I made an announcement about some potential downtime while I make some changes to dotTech. Well the changes have been made and hopefully almost no one had any downtime. This announcement is intended to inform everyone about the new improvements made to dotTech.
It [...]Read More »
Just a quick announcement.
I am making some back-end changes to dotTech (a post will be made later on exactly what has happened after I have made the changes). I am doing my best to ensure little to no downtime but in the next 24-hours some of you may experience [...]Read More »
As I am sure most everyone has noticed by now, I have added a new SHARE bar to dotTech. This article is intended to ensure everyone is informed about what this bar is, what it is intended for, and what it is not.
Update: Listening to dotTechie feedback, I have [...]Read More »
Frequent dotTechies who post comments may have noticed for a long time the ability to edit comments – after they have been posted – has been broken. I have applied a temporary fix to make it work. What used to happen is when you clicked on the Click to Edit[...]Read More »
Tired of getting e-mails about Android apps? Now you can control what articles you are e-mailed about
As I am sure many of you noticed, dotTech has had a flurry of Android articles lately. I know many e-mail subscribers may not have Android phones and may not be interested in Android articles; I understand that some of you may be sick of being “spammed” with e-mails you [...]Read More »
[New dotTech Feature] Have a freebie, program, website, service, etc. you want to share with the world? Now you can through dotTech’s Community Content section!
Here on dotTech we have a forum where users can share information regarding programs, websites, freebies, etc. However, many posts on the forums go unnoticed, regardless of how good the freebie/program/website/etc. may be. Therefore, I have decided to introduce a new section on dotTech: Community Content.
The idea behind Community [...]Read More »