I want to give everyone a heads up that our sister site, SharewareOnSale, will be running a sale of iSkysoft PDF Editor tomorrow (Friday, Nov 15). iSkysoft PDF Editor is a fully functional PDF editor for Windows. We will be giving away iSkysoft PDF Editor no free updates for free (100% discount off regular $69.95 price) and selling iSkysoft PDF Editor free lifetime updates for $9.90 (85% discount off regular $69.95 price).…Read More »
I spent all day Friday making modifications to dotTech (you probably saw it go down and or was slow for a large chunk of the day; let’s just say I would never make a good system admin). The end result is, hopefully, a much faster dotTech for pretty much everyone — especially those people who don’t live near the eastern coast of the United States.…Read More »
I want to apologize to everyone — readers and authors alike — for the lack of posts for the past three or so days. Out of the blue I’ve had a bad headache which makes me want to do nothing but rest.…Read More »
UPDATE: As luck may have it, GOTD deleted the fake comment in question just as I posted this article. So, carry on everyone, nothing to see here.
As many of you know, we write regular reviews on daily offers by Giveaway of the Day.…Read More »
Yeah, yeah — I know Gmail has its fair share of issues related to privacy. But I still love Gmail, and this is an example why.Read More »
Sony attended Gamescom this year with an intention, to get more gamers hyped up for the PlayStation 4. The company announced the launch date, which is set on November 15, PlayStation Vita price cut, and a plethora of Indie titles. But one thing that caught the attention of many gamers is the announcement of Twitch TV coming to the most powerful console on Earth, well, at least on paper.…Read More »
Introducing SharewareOnSale, dotTech’s new website that brings you free and cheap shareware software every day
dotTech — known as PMnet in its early days — was started in October 2008. Since that day, I’ve been blogging for five years and I’ve learned quite a bit about not only software but also the people that use said software; what attracts users, what makes people purchase something, etc.…Read More »
Hey ladies, you can now purchase your bras from a vending machine. I kid you not. Wacoal, an international lingerie company, revealed to the world a bra vending machine — but it is only available in Japan for now. We’re guessing women who purchase bras from this machine would have to know their bra size, since once you pay and the item comes out, you probably wouldn’t be able to put it back.…Read More »
A sad day for science, ladies and gentlemen, for the Kepler — a planet locating space telescope — journey has come to an end. At this point in its life, NASA is unable to restore full health to Kepler and has thus chosen to put it out of its misery.…Read More »
What you are about to witness will blow your mind, please take caution, as we won’t take responsibility of your possible state of shock and surprise.
If you whip out a few old movies from the 1950s, you might see all kind of crazy things, even a rocket taking off, then hovering straight back down to its launchpad, Well, the guys at SpaceX have done a similar thing with a 10-story Grasshopper rocket, and it gave us the chills.…Read More »
Rumors of Nokia entering the tablet game are on the rise as of late. The latest rumor claims the Finnish giant is working on a Windows RT tablet that is similar in design to the Surface RT tablet from Microsoft. The hardware is the big difference between the two tablets as Nokia’s tablet is more powerful in every way.…Read More »
If you’ve been keeping up with the movie, Ender’s Games, then chances are you would have laid eyes on a futuristic vehicle in the last trailer. Well, everything in Ender’s Game is futuristic, we’re just talking about a simple car that may or may not become a reality 500 years from now.…Read More »
By now you should have heard about Warner Bros. plans to go ahead with a Batman vs Superman movie that takes place a year after the events of Man of Steel. Earlier rumors claim Tyler Hoechlin as one of the front-runners to become the new caped crusader, followed by another rumor that Warner Bros.…Read More »
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 we write on dotTech — reviews, news, tips ‘n tricks, off-beat, etc.…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.…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 to you, your daily emails are up and running without issues.…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 is not dotTech’s doing.…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 “email@example.com” 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.…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 (has) receive a lot of emails in a short amount of time.…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 is spamming (when we aren’t).…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 have.…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 we address the spam complaint.…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.…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 with the subject of “I Want To Write About Windows 8“.…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 in making this successful.…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 the “best” for someone else.…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.…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 interesting tidbits on the happenings of the tech world.…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 *not* mark dotTech e-mails as spam.…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.…Read More »