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Foster D. Coburn III

Foster D. Coburn III
Foster D. Coburn III is the author of thirteen books on CorelDRAW, the latest being CorelDRAW X6 Unleashed. He has been a contributor to numerous magazines. Foster has taken many projects, including this Web site and many more, from the early design stage through to a finished piece. He has been a featured speaker at many graphics and Web conferences.
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Bluetooth FM Transmitter Delivers Tunes and Hands Free Calling

I will be embarking on a very long road trip this summer through areas that have few, if any, radio stations. If I want some music for the journey, I have to provide it. My phone has some great playlists, but my vehicle doesn’t support Bluetooth. That led me on …

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Tech News Digest for May 19, 2017

This week was absolutely dominated by the WannaCry ransomware attack. If you are on Windows XP, PLEASE upgrade now! If you don’t have really good anti-virus software, PLEASE get the awesome ZoneAlarm Extreme Security Suite. And for those who aren’t backing up their computers at least weekly, get with it …

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Three Webcams To Consider For Video Calls

Last week I wrote about the Echo Show and one of its big new features is making video calls. Of course the ability to make video calls isn’t unique to the Echo Show and is not even that new. I’ve been making video calls through Skype for nearly a decade. …

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eCut Designer Toolkit Updated to Support CorelDRAW X3-2017

The popular eCut Designer Toolkit for CorelDRAW has been updated to add support for CorelDRAW 2017. While the name indicates eCut can be used for a variety of cutting functions, it also has quite a few other functions. I encourage you to read some previous posts that described those functions …

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Protect Yourself from Dangerous WannaCry Ransomware

One of the worst Ransomware infections is going on right now. Please prepare yourself so that your data isn’t taken hostage. If you haven’t heard about it, read about this widespread form of malware. While the initial malware has been slowed, new variants are still out there running wild. How …

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Tech News Digest for May 12, 2017

Getting the Tech News out last week was stressful with my computer not working. Now it is working well and I tried to find a little bit extra for this week’s edition. There is food, both chicken nuggets and tomatoes. You’ll find competing home automation speakers. Windows needs to die, …

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Echo Show Adds Screen to Popular Amazon Device

I first saw Amazon’s Alexa device almost exactly two years ago. Now the family of devices uses the Echo name and there is a new member in the family. Thanks to the FTC, I have to tell you that I do earn a pitiful little commission if you order using …

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SimpleSeps SmartRIP and SimpleSeps Raster Updated for CorelDRAW 2017

Two more popular CorelDRAW plugins have been updated to support CorelDRAW 2017. Of course they also support several other versions of CorelDRAW so make sure you check the list that each product supports. First is SimpleSeps SmartRIP 4.5 which works in CorelDRAW X6-2017. In short, it is a full-blown RIP …

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Disable Your Anti-Virus When Installing Software and Updates

My main computer was useless for about 24 hours and it was all my fault. One simple change and I could have avoided a lot of headaches. Instead I had a computer that wouldn’t reboot after installing some routine Windows Updates. Thankfully I had other working computers so I could …

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Tech News Digest for May 5, 2017

Feliz Cinco de Mayo! This week’s edition of Tech News has fewer headlines than normal. I installed the latest Windows Updates and now my primary computer won’t boot. So I’ve had to spend time getting it running again. Thankfully the data is all safe. Enjoy the headlines below and I’ll …

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