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About ConsumingTech


ConsumingTech is a tech site focussing on how-to tutorials/guides, news, and reviews for all the prevalent computer software brands, including Windows, Android, Linux, Mac OS X, iOS, and more.

Founded in the year 2011 by a tech lover and, at the time, a budding software expert from Melbourne Australia, ConsumingTech has gradually grown into a reliable source of information for a variety of topics and regularly gets visits from people in over a hundred countries around the world. We have been used as a source of information by some of the leading technology blogs and sites on the Web, including XDA-Developers, AnandTech, Android Pit, OnePlus, Android Central, Android Guys, CyanogenMod, Microsoft Corp, and many more.

ConsumingTech enjoys helping people learn how to use their mobile devices, teaching them helpful tips with computing, providing free downloads for mobile and desktop operating systems, and covering the main news and reviews for each brand that routinely makes a name for themselves in the tech industry.

With hundreds of thousands of people using our website every month, putting their trust in the information coming from our pages, you can use our content with confidence in knowing that you are getting accurate information. If you notice any incorrect information, we urge you to get in touch with us from our contact page so we can fix it.

The ConsumingTech Writing Team

Mathew Diekhake: Mathew Diekhake is a certified Microsoft systems administrator from Australia and also the editor of ConsumingTech.com. His desire to cover technology is never ebbing. He is obsessed with Windows and Android but has spent immeasurable hours learning about a variety of computer software, both formally and as an autodidact. Mathew has obtained many Microsoft certificates and is a qualified Systems and Server Administrator. Mathew has over 25 years of experience using Apple and Windows computers, starting with a Mac desktop computer in his primary school hallway where he always took advantage of green and black 8-bit computer programs every chance the teacher let him. Once computers became a bit more mainstream, he started using Windows in the family home. Mathew has been writing about computers since 2011, and his work has received mentions from many popular tech publications. Notable examples include computer hardware magazines such as AnAndTech.com, and the world’s largest Android website, AndroidPit.com.

Mahesh Makvana: Mahesh is a technology enthusiast who loves everything about tech, be it Apple, Google, Android, iOS or any other cool gadget. He enjoys covering tips and tricks for consumer software such as Android, Mac, and iOS. He spends most of his time thinking about new helpful tips in front of his Mac but also knows mobile operating systems very well. Mahesh has been writing online for nearly a decade and has written for some of the most renowned tech websites in the world, including Make Tech Easier and TheUnlockr. Mahesh was once one of the premier Android rooting guide writers on the Web for TheUnlockr.com before covering Mac for MakeTechEasier.com. Here at ConsumingTech, he has covered rooting and other Android tutorials, as well as many Mac tutorials.

Arpit Kharbanda: Arpit is a 19-year-old technophile. He loves coding around in Python and Java. Arpit is a sapiosexual and always loves tweaking around with gadgets. He can be found either bugging out a code or writing blog posts. Arpit loves everything that comes under the realm of technology. He is extremely obsessed with all the geeky things around. So beware, he might kill you with his encyclopedic knowledge.

Amit Rahi: Amit is an engineer from India. He has also written online for several technology-based publications. Amit enjoys software development and has even created his own custom ROM.

Daniel Boaitey: Daniel is a writer from Atlanta, Georgia, in the United States. He enjoys reading as many technology-related publications as he can find. Daniel is an Android expert.

Readers Like You: We often get tips directly to our email on for topic suggestions, and we greatly appreciate them! If you have a tip you think we might be interested in, you can reach out to me directly at adminsitrator@consumingtech.com or send a message directly to our inbox on social media.

The Name

We wanted a name that was two words in total, where one of the words was “tech,” and the phrase made grammatical sense in the English language. Enter Consuming Tech: the two-word phrase we thought made the most sense because we wanted to create a website with heaps of tech-related content. More specifically, we wanted to cover software and one of the most common phrases for tech hardware and devices is “consumer tech,” so what more fitting than calling a website devoted to tech software “consuming tech”?

Also, ConsumingTech is designed to be an open-ended name that allows us to evolve along with technology and always cover whatever it is that comes our way in the future. Just because Windows is called Windows today doesn’t mean that Bill Gates won’t change his mind tomorrow, and in fact, some technology experts are predicting as much. It’s also a name that allows us to put all content from previous domains onto the one.

Ideal Browser Setups

There’s no way to create the ideal website for all of today’s devices. Most sites handle this dilemma by making sure the text is very large across all devices and zoom in so far that no one can think the text is ever too small. However, we recognize that isn’t creating the ideal experience for anyone — on any device. Since article appearance is an important part of what makes an article great, we don’t want to settle for a browser experience that isn’t ideal for anyone but is just alright for everyone. So instead of creating a site with extra-large text, we’ve perfected the experience for the most commonly used devices and then made it possible to perfect the experience for the rest of the devices via the browser zoom feature, which is easily accessible for every major browser. We recommend the following browser setup:

  • From desktops: Zoom in to 110%
  • From 17-inch laptops: Zoom in to 125%
  • From 15-inch laptops: No change is required
  • From smartphones and tablets: No change is required

Note: We perfected the devices that people use most such as mobile devices and 15-inch laptops, and left the manual changes for the lesser-used devices. These changes are not a requirement but will perfect the browser for each device should you wish to perfect the reading experience.

Assets

We own the following domain assets, some of which (such as WindowsTutorials.com) once were publications in their own right before being merged into ConsumingTech.com:

  • WindowsTutorials.com
  • macOSTutorials.com
  • BrowserTutorials.com
  • ChromeTutorials.com
  • FirefoxTutorials.com

Tutorials We Have Covered:

Operating Systems

An operating system is software that allows you a platform for other software. Without the operating system, your computer merely boots to nowhere of interest. A good OS is essential to any computer user.

  • WindowsTutorials
    We have thousands of articles covering Windows tutorials. We are Windows professionals, having spent years formally studying it. At one point in time, we held most certifications Microsoft had to offer. We hope to continue writing a lot more Windows tutorials in the future because they come easy to us.
  • macOSTutorials
    We have hundreds of articles covering Mac tutorials. While we aren’t certified in Mac, our Mac writers have years of experience using Mac laptops and virtual machines.
  • LinuxMintTutorials
    We have hundreds of articles covering Windows tutorials.
  • MXLinuxTutorials
    We have hundreds of articles covering MXLinux tutorials.
  • ManjaroTutorials
    We have hundreds of articles covering Manjaro tutorials.
  • FedoraTutorials
    We have hundreds of articles covering Fedora tutorials.
  • FuchsiaTutorials
    Fuchsia is a new operating system by Google. Tutorials coming soon.
  • ChromiumOSTutorials
    Chromium OS is an open-source operating system. Tutorials coming soon.

    • CloudReadyTutorials
      CloudReady is a new operating system based on Chrome OS. Tutorials coming soon.

Web Browsers

Web browsers are applications that become your portal to the internet. Without a web browser, we would not have a portal to the internet (online); and without a good one you won’t be enjoying your web browsing experience. As of writing this in 2020, there are a handful of browsers offering a very good browsing experience.

  • ChromeTutorials
    We have hundreds of articles covering Google Chrome tutorials. Most of our time on the internet is spent looking through Google Chrome’s eyes. We know how to optimize Chrome for a fantastic user experience, as well as solve many of Chrome’s nuisances.
  • FirefoxTutorials
    We have hundreds of articles covering Mozilla Firefox tutorials. If we aren’t on Chrome, you can probably find us on Firefox. Mozilla’s Firefox is the best web browser based on open source code in existence.
  • OperaTutorials
    We have hundreds of articles covering Opera browser tutorials.
  • VivaldiTutorials
    We have hundreds of articles covering Vivaldi browser tutorials.
  • ChromiumTutorials
    We have hundreds of articles covering Vivaldi browser tutorials.
  • BraveTutorials
    We have hundreds of articles covering Vivaldi browser tutorials.

And other premium domain names relating to computer software. With tens of thousands of dollars invested, he still owns the domains today. 

You may use the WhoIs domain lookup via GoDaddy to check who owns the domain names. At the moment, due to lots of spam phone calls from people who abuse our exposed phone number, we have currently put our WhoIs set to private. Once ICANN comes up with a more practical solution to show our information publicly without needing to display phone numbers at the same time, we’ll make the information public again.

Terms of Service

This website is maintained for giving people information for educational purposes. While it is true that each author writing for ConsumingTech has a long history in writing on tech, none of our work comes with a warranty or guarantee that it works for you when you visit. We do our best to create content and lay it out in a manner that gives people the highest level of assurance that things work; however, as with all things in tech, sometimes things can go wrong, and if they do, it falls back on you for choosing to do what you wanted to do.

We feel our website gives a great user experience from mobile devices, desktops, and most laptops. If you’re using a laptop that is manufactured not to show us optimally, you can zoom in and out from your web browser’s settings.

Due to the nature of much of the content on our site (tutorials in particular), we have created a full list of terms and conditions that you can read up on if you like. Read more: Terms of Service

Contacting ConsumingTech

We are interested in your tips, tricks, and informative information to help us create more content that helps serve the world. If you have any information that you think we might find valuable, send it to our contact page, and we will gladly take a look. We are always interested in topics for Linux, Windows, MacOS, iOS, Android and tech in general.

Contributing to Team ConsumingTech

If you’re a very good writer and could help the team, you can send in your résumé using the contact page also. We always enjoy hearing from people who are passionate about joining our team.

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