WELCOME


AddictiveTips focuses on helping users find free and simple solutions to their everyday problems. Since 2008 when we launched, we undertook the task to sort the good stuff from the bad, for our readers.

We aim to give both experienced and budding visitors a voice, and encourage them to create better and useful experiences online. We wouldn’t be able to do that without our great team.

OUR PEOPLE MAKE US WHO WE ARE. AWESOME.

Fatima Wahab

Senior Editor

Fatima gets an adrenaline rush from figuring out how technology works, and how to manipulate it. A well-designed app (in terms of UI/UX) or simply  something that solves a common everyday problem, can really make her day.

On top of these all, Fatima is also an aspiring author and a fan of zombie flicks, good and bad.

Diego Villena

InfoSec Editor

Diego VillenaDiego is a copywriter and editor who bounces back and forth between Amsterdam, Madrid and the US.

A self-proclaimed connoisseur of miscellany and minutiae, Diego delights in sharing his experience centered on information security (+ how to use VPNs) for a privacy-conscious audience who needs it more than ever.

Derrik Diener

Linux Jedi Master

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 more than 10 years. As hard as it may sound, Derrik also strongly believes in making Linux fun for everyone.

David Spencer

Online Privacy Writer

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.

Alex Ion

Owner + Chief Editor

Alex has spent the last 15 years building online businesses. On AddictiveTips he’s trying to build a platform that empowers consumers looking to purchase tech products and services, or to answer their specific question in the tech field.

Alex inadvertently makes life harder for himself by being a perfectionist.

Renaud Langlois

Network Management, Online Privacy

Renaud is a former IT manager with over 30 years of experience in Electronics Engineering and Information Technology. Today, he does what he loves the most and uses his experience to write about tech.

And when he’s not writing about technology, he tries to get his hands on it as much of it as he can.

Matthew Seiltz

Privacy Writer

Matt is a copywriter based out of the U.S. He’s written in tech, SaaS, and health. He spent his honeymoon digging trenches for waterlines by hand in Nicaragua with his wife.

An avid reader and fitness enthusiast, when not writing, he can be found with a book, in the gym, or spending time with his wife and two young sons.

Stefan Gheorghe

Owner + Online Privacy Editor

A deep thinker in a modern world, Stefan has been in the publishing industry for more than a decade. In the last couple years, Stefan grew more aware of people’s disregard of privacy risks online — needless to say he’s trying to change that.

Stefan is an advocate of keeping personal details, personal.