Picks: A note to YOU about software, reviews, editorial, and solutions.
|Published:||Jan 2, 2008|
|Author:||Michael E, Callahan|
In this first week of 2008 I'm taking a pause in my regular software reviews to talk with all of you about software, reviews, and editorial. I also want to talk about problems and solutions. Around the middle of 2007 the Tucows editorial staff switched our focus. Up to that point we'd been providing you with solid editorial, but our perspective was different. We provided software reviews, mashups, "how-to" articles, smartphone software reviews, reviews of freeware, favorites, and editorial on a wide range of topics.
In mid 2007 we decided to change the perspective of our articles so that we could provide you with solutions to your every day computer problems. We want to help you use your computer and the software you run on it so you can get things accomplished. We want our articles to give you insights into the software you use. We want our articles to provide you with easy-to-use solutions that you can easily implement for yourself. Oh, we're still going to review software, freeware, smartphone software, and have articles on a wide range of topics, but we're going to write them from the perspective of providing you with solutions. Providing you with what you need to get things done.
Since we made the change in mid-2007 the number of emails I've received asking questions has doubled! To me that's a good thing. The number of those questions that became articles here on Tucows was 97%. In 2008, however, I want us to do even more. I want every visitor to Tucows that's having a software or computer problem to feel free to ask us for help. We'll provide help in a variety of ways. Some will be in the form of software reviews that cover your problem. Other solutions will be podcasts that address your issues. Vlogs,or video blogs, that speak to the things that concern you. We'll have active demos that will answer your question and provide a solution right in the program you've asked us about. And more.
So, to make it even easier for all of your to email me, and the editorial staff, you can click on the link HERE. I try to reply to every email, but if I can't at least know that every request will be considered and answered if possible.
In 2008 the editorial staff at Tucows is further dedicated to helping each of you work with software and computers more easily. When you have a question or a concern, ask us. If there's something new on the scene that you've heard about and you need clarification, ask us. We're here to provide engagin editorial that provides solutions for you!
If you have a question on how to do something on the computer you can ask me and I'll review some software that will give you a solution to your problem. You can email me by clicking HERE You may not receive a reply, but all requests will be considered.
Michael E. Callahan, known around the world by the trademarked name Dr. File Finder, is regarded as the world's leading expert on shareware. Dr. File Finder works with software programs and developers full-time, and in the average year he evaluates 10,000 programs. Since 1982 he has evaluated over 250,000 software and hardware products. Mr. Callahan began evaluating software online in 1982 and no one has been at it longer. He currently works doing online PR and marketing for software companies, and is the Senior Content Producer for Butterscotch.Com.