Alexander Fox

Alexander Fox



University of the Arts


Computer Hardware

Photo and Video Production


Microsoft Office


  • Written about making technology work since 2016 for publications such as AppleGazette, MakeTechEasier, and SpyreStudios.
  • Experience with real work technical problems and solutions through his work as a digital technician.
  • Built his first computer in 1998 and has experience with technology from the Commodore 64 to Arch Linux.


Alex is a former freelance contributor to Lifewire who has been writing about technical problems and their solutions since 2016. He built his first computer in 1998 to play Half-Life. Since then, he's been obsessed with computer hardware and software.

He's worked as a digital technician for photo and video productions, handling on-set tech and media management for several production companies. He's also managed tech support at multiple small businesses and helped countless relations and friends of the family remove a mountain of malware from their computers.

By understanding complex systems down to their most basic level, Alex develops solutions and explanations that even the least technically savvy person can understand. His articles have appeared in publications like AppleGazette, MakeTechEasier, and SpyreStudios.


Alex holds a BS in Media Communication from the University of the Arts, specializing in photography, documentary video, and magazine writing.

A Message from Alexander Fox

Technology you understand gives you enormous power, but technology you don't understand has power over you.

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