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Tech Geek and More

The site started in 2009 as a way to “Help Make Tech Easy”. Many technology sites write using a lot of “Geek” terms that the average person just doesn’t understand, while Tech Geek and More focuses on explaining things in a simple, normal way that even the least technical person could understand.

Over the years, Tech Geek and More has grown to the point where the site now averages 20,000 visitors and over 80,000 pageviews a month. According to Google Analytics stats, Tech Geek and More, has reach the milestone of over 1,000,000 pageviews.

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From the start of Tech Geek and More, I promised myself that Tech Geek and More would not do all those things that drive me nuts when I web surf. I did NOT and do NOT want pop up ad’s, pop under ad’s, ad banners in the middle of the a post (where you see an ad between each paragraph on a post), for any ad’s that are shown to be confused for something other than an ad, or for the site to look like a NASCAR driver uniform .

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Unfortunately, all those things that drive me crazy on other sites are there for those sites to make money. With Tech Geek and More not doing those things, we have limited a revenue stream, and it does take money to keep a site running.

Up to now, it has been a combination of donations from visitors and using money from my “real job” that has financed operations at Tech Geek and More. Unfortunately, I lost  my “Real Job” last month, so I now need to the help of Teach Geek and More readers more than ever.

Donations:

If any of the posts or pages on Tech Geek and More have helped you, would you please consider taking a few seconds to donate to Tech Geek and More. As I just said above, I know I’m not the only one with financial issues due to a job loss. If you are struggling making ends meet, I completely understand (and I’m rooting for you to succeed), but if you can affording anything at all, every penny is appreciated

Tech Geek and More uses PayPal for its donations. You can use all major credit cards, or funds from an existing PayPal account to pay for the donation. International donations are also accepted via PayPal (converted to $US). All donations will help pay for upcoming hosting and domain name charges, as well as pay for future enhancements to the site.

As always, I and everyone who has been involved with Tech Geek and More thank you for visiting and helping.Sincerely,

Alex

Head of Tech Geek and More

Thank You for Helping Tech Geek and More Reach A Milestone

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Tech Geek and More started in February 2009 as a pet project. I had a number of clients who all seemed to have the same issue, at the same time.  These clients understood enough that with direction, they could resolve their own issues. These are clients that just needed someone to give them the steps for the solution.  I knew that I needed to find a better way to get the info and solutions I discovered to people without me sounding like a broken record (repeating myself 4 or 5 times a day), and that’s how Tech Geek and More was born.

By November 2010, I started getting messages and emails from others who happened to come across Tech Geek and More with requests for help (most tech support posts are inspired by requests), so I actually added Google Analytics to start tracking visits to Tech Geek and More.  This morning Tech Geek and More reached the 1,000,000 pageviews mark.

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There have been a number of people who have helped me with all aspects of Tech Geek and More since 2009, and I would like to make sure and say a really BIG THANK YOU to the following

  • Andrew
  • Carla
  • Dawn McKinley (http://www NULL.youragentseveryday NULL.com/)
  • John Edden (http://www NULL.jadedjargon NULL.co NULL.uk/)
  • Julie Murray (http://www NULL.etsy NULL.com/shop/HandmadeofAwesomes?ref=seller_info)
  • RJ
  • Arran Sheppard (http://www NULL.tcrfm NULL.co NULL.uk/)
  • The staff at Facecrooks (http://www NULL.facecrooks NULL.com)
  • The staff at Tech and Life (http://www NULL.techandlife NULL.com/)

Lastly I need to acknowledge everyone who has visited Tech Geek and More over the years. To all who have visited I send out a

THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU

Thank you for another great month – TGM stats April 2012

TGM Logo  Just want to say Thank You to everyone who visited Tech Geek and More during the month of April (2012). Again I can say, Thank You for making April the biggest month for Tech Geek and More yet.

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March 2012 – Best Month Yet for Tech Geek and More – Thank You

     This is just a quick note to say Thank You to all those of you who visited Tech Geek and More during the month of April. We not only had the best 1 day visitor total but also the best month ever for Tech Geek and More. (Numbers for the month shown below)

 

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     We hope that you will support and continue to make Tech Geek and More a regular stop while you surf the web. Thank you once again.

Sincerely

Alex

Head of Tech Geek and More

Jan 2012 – Thank You for visiting Tech Geek and More

TGM Logo  As we start February, I just want to take the time to say Thank you to everyone who visited Tech Geek and More in January.  We are still a small site, and we know it, there are no big heads here, but we continue to grow. January 2012 continued the trend of being our best month ever (according to Google analytics), with over 12,000 visits and over 47,000 page views. The mission of “Technology explained for all” continues in 2012….please check in regularly, and let us know what you think.

 

 

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Lastly, a very BIG Thank you also goes to those who have been involved with developing Tech Geek and More….. I couldn’t have done this without you.

 

Alex

Tech Geek and More needs your help – Fund Raising

TGM Logo  Since the start of Tech Geek and More, there have been some rules we have tried to live by

  • Make Tech Simple
  • Explain things in Normal language NOT GEEK SPEAK
  • Limit advertisement on the site (including posts)
    • Clearly Label any advertisements as ADs or Sponsors
    • No ADs mixed in the middle of posts

     The reason for these rules is that those are things that drive us nuts when we visit other sites.  Simple as that!

     Now comes the part where we need to ask for help, due to our limit advertising we are very dependent on donations. We are coming up on some expenses and are currently a little short.  We want to continue with Tech Geek and More but need your help to make ends meet. 

     Let me start by saying we all understand how things our tough, TRUST US WE KNOW.  What we are asking is if you can spare any funds, if you cant we understand, but if you can afford a little could you please click on the

 

 

Sincerely

Alex

Head of Tech Geek and More

Android: Tech Geek and More Preferred Apps List. (Updated 1/8/12)

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I’ve been enjoying my Sprint EVO phone since it’s release. Coming from years of using Windows Mobile, learning Android has been “interesting” to say the least. Since I converted to droid, I have found some apps that were nothing more than garbage, while at the same time finding many others that I now find myself not being able to live without.

     The Tech Geek and More Android Phone list has now been updated (1/8/12). You can visit the Preferred Apps page to see the complete list (LINK) http://www.techgeekandmore.com/android-tech-geek-and-more-preferred-apps-list-updated-1111/

The list are apps that are currently in my “Cant live without” category.

Thank you for a GREAT! 2011 – Final count on Tech Geek and More

TGM Logo  Happy 2012. Tech Geek and More would like to say thank you to the 116,787 visitors (According to Google Analytics) who visited TGM during 2011

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Overall 2011 was best year for Tech Geek and More.  The goal for Tech Geek and More will continue in 2012, to make “Technology Easy”. Thank you once again and we hope to see you back again (many times) in 2012.

Sincerely

Alex Novelo

Head of Tech Geek and More

Tech Geek and More Needs your Help

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I started Tech Geek and More a couple of years ago as a way to communicate Tech issues and Tech suggestions to clients I work with, friends, and family. Since the start TGM has been a labor of love for me, and a way that I could help inform people about tech things in a simple NOT tech way.  I think TGM has met and continues to meet the goal of “Tech Made Easy”.

In addition, I’ve also tried to focus on content for TGM not its advertising.  No pop up/under ad’s or ad’s in the middle of story posts, or ad’s all around a a post so that you don’t know what’s the ad and what’s the post.  Those are all things that drive me crazy when I visit other tech sites, and I have never wanted to do that to those who visit Tech Geek and More. Up until now, the donations that I’ve received plus those limited “sponsored ad’s” that I try and make as unobtrusive as I can have covered expenses for Tech Geek and More.

Unfortunately, another round of expenses is coming up (Domain and Hosting) for TGM and right now funds are low.

So now I have to if you like what we are doing with Tech Geek and More, and can spare a little change (or a lot) please help support Tech Geek and More.

I thank you for visiting and supporting Tech Geek and More





Sincerely

Alex

Head of Tech Geek and More

Tech Geek and More’s Preferred Android Apps (as of July 2011)

android     I’ve been enjoying my Sprint EVO phone since it’s release.  Coming from years of using Windows Mobile, learning Android has been “interesting” to say the least.  Since I converted to droid, I have found some apps that were nothing more than garbage, while at the same time finding many others that I now find myself not being able to live without.

I have just posted my current app list (these are the apps that are loaded on my phone). In the list I’ve labeled “TGM Favorite” the apps I consider best of the best (in my opinion)

My list can be found here (LINK) http://www.techgeekandmore.com/android-tech-geek-and-more-preferred-apps-list-updated-1111/

The list is as of July 1, 2011

Phone: HTC Evo 4G
95 total, 90 free (94%), 5 paid (5%),

**Please keep in mind that I use a rooted Phone. So a few of these app’s are limited to Rooted phone users. Those app’s that require rooted phone’s are labeled accordingly whenever possible.