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Editorial Team: Who’s Behind?

Founded in 2008, AddictiveTips is a tech blog focused on helping users find free and simple solutions to their everyday problems. We began by reviewing the best freeware apps and services from around the web and routinely covering tips and guides on Windows, Mac,  and other operating systems so that users would not have to buy applications and services for the simplest of problems and also, so it would be easier for them to find what they were looking for.

As the number of platforms grew, the web landscape changed to people being snowed over by apps that weren’t all that useful and we undertook the task to sort the good stuff from the bad. AddictiveTips effectively expanded its scope to include popular mobile platforms like Android, Windows Phone and iOS. AddictiveTips aims to give both experienced and budding developers a voice, and encourage them to create better and useful apps.

Meet the editorial team

Fatima Wahab, Senior Editor

Fatima has been writing for AddictiveTips for six years. She began as a junior writer and has been working as the Editor in Chief since 2014.

Fatima gets an adrenaline rush from figuring out how technology works, and how to manipulate it. A well-designed app, something that solves a common everyday problem and looks good doing it can make her day.

Fatima is an aspiring author and a fan of zombie flicks, good and bad.

Diego Villena, Head Editorial

Diego VillenaDiego is a copywriter and editor who bounces back and forth between Amsterdam, Charleston, Madrid and Paris. A self-proclaimed connoisseur of miscellany and minutiae, he possesses a diverse educational background ranging from classical and jazz music to physics and computer science. Thanks to an intense interest in politics and international affairs, Diego delights in procuring content centered on internet security and VPNs for an audience who needs it more than ever.

When not engaged at work, he is planning his “one-bag” excursion around the world. Diego is very likely the only Mandocellist you’ve ever met.

Derrik Diener, Linux Jedi

Derrik is a Linux blogger and a person who appreciates the open source technologies and all they mean to society. He loves talking about all things Linux, and has been using the platform both as a hobby and professionally for almost 10 years.

In his off time, he works on making content for his YouTube channel called “Fun With Linux”. It is a YouTube channel that centers around making Linux fun for everyone, with an educational spin to it.

Davis Spencer, Information Security Ninja

David is a freelance PR consultant and writer currently based in Taiwan. He has worked with a number of high profile tech companies and has been writing about information security, privacy, and VPNs for several years. When not delving into the tech world, David enjoys trying to learn mandarin, hiking, and family time.

Geoff Walters, Content consultant

Geoff is a content marketing consultant based in Berlin, Germany. He specialises in producing high-quality informational content in technical niches such as hardware and Internet privacy. Prior to moving into the content marketing space, Geoff studied languages at Cambridge University and was on the founding team of several tech startups in Germany and the UK.

In his spare time, you can often find him writing, composing or playing classical music.

Alex Ion, Editor in Chief

Alex has spent the last 15 years building online businesses. His latest venture is AddictiveTips — which he’s now trying to turn into a venture which empowers consumers looking to purchase tech products and services, or to answer their specific question in the tech field.


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