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Jose Vilches (Jos)
TechSpot Staff, Male, from Ecuador
I've been fascinated with everything technology-related and taking stuff apart for as long as I can remember. Got my first system, an Apple Macintosh Color Classic, around 1993 and became 'obsessed' with the Internet and computers towards the end of that decade, when personal websites on Geocities were all the rage and getting online required asking everyone at home not to unhook the phone. Curiosity and countless hours online led to some self-acquired knowledge of hardware, software, and later on to venture as an independent web developer. I landed on TechSpot back in 2007 to help with the Downloads and Drivers sections and have since moved to take on other roles. I have a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Informatics and hope to pursue a Master's in management soon. Besides technology, I enjoy sports (mostly soccer and MMA), traveling, gaming, grabbing a cold beer on weekends, and just spending time with family, friends, and my soon-to-be-wife.
- Jos was last seen:
- Mar 6, 2014 at 4:55 PM
Microsoft's recent marketing efforts have focused on how Chromebooks are not real laptops because they don't have Windows or Office, how they are supposedly useless when offline, and how they just make it easier for Google to capture your personal...
Google has released a complete redesign of its Hangouts mobile messaging app on iOS. Version 2.0 is the first major update since the company added phone calls late last year, and aside from introducing a visual refresh that's more consistent...
Fitness trackers have been getting a bit of attention lately, with the likes of Samsung and Huawei taking on more established players like Jawbone, Fitbit and Nike. But where existing devices do a decent job quantifying a number of physical...
As if Steam's coordinated sales events weren't doing enough damage already to the wallets of gamers stocking up on great games, Valve is now rolling out an option for developers to start their own limited-time discounts. The new feature arrives...
Samsung kicked off its Mobile World Conference announcements with the new Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo a few hours ago. But the company kept mum on another wearable technology device until just now: the Gear Fit. The latter is...
WhatsApp has purposely kept its messaging client focused on core features since launching in 2009. While some of its rivals have found success in adding stuff like stickers and games, a note taped on CEO Jason Koum's desk that reads...
Better keyboard alternatives are finally making their way onto iOS. Following last month's arrival of SwiftKey's predictive keyboard on Apple's mobile platform through a note taking app, Fleksy, which has been working on a similar end-run around Apple's restrictions, has...
Facebook has agreed to buy leading instant messaging platform WhatsApp for a whopping $16 billion. The company made the surprise announcement in a blog post just minutes ago, detailing its reasoning for the deal as well as how it plans...
Mobile broadband speeds have come a long way in the last few years with the rollout of LTE networks across the US and several other countries. But as the number of data-hungry smartphone and tablet users continues to rise, even...
Late last year former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer confirmed that a version of Office for the iPad was in the works. While there was some speculation recently that the company might be dragging its feet as it prioritized a touch-first...
Following a similar proposal in the state of California, four Democratic senators have begun pushing the Smartphone Theft Protection Act, which would require cellular devices makers to equip them with a kill switch of sorts to be permanently deactivated if...
Even though overall WhatsApp has taken the lead for monthly active users, the mobile messaging app landscape continues to be highly fragmented, with different services doing well in different global regions. What are you using for your mobile messaging needs?
As mobile messaging apps continue their rapid rise in popularity, Japanese e-commerce giant Rakuten has announced plans to buy its way into the action by gobbling up Viber for around $900 million in cash. The deal should add over 300...
Chromebooks are slowly gaining traction among consumers as most of the average user's computing activities can be done through a web browser nowadays. But making strides into the business world poses different challenges as companies depend on legacy software and...
Less than a month after announcing the deal Google has officially closed its $3.2 billion Nest acquisition, a regulatory filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission revealed this morning. The company hasn't revealed much about its plans for the smart...
- May 20
- TechSpot Managing Editor
- Full Name:
- Jose Vilches
- System Specs:
- PC name:
- Work PC
- 2.5GHz Intel Core i5-2410M
- Intel HD 3000
- 500GB 5400rpm
- Operating System:
- OS X Lion 10.7.3