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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.

Working With Zip Files Is Basic Computer Skill

It happens too often. A user downloads a file from one of our Web sites. Soon afterwards we get a message telling us that they tried to open the file in an application and they were told it was corrupt. First, let me make it clear that there are corrupt …

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Tech News Digest for February 10, 2017

I was traveling this week so I don’t have as many articles as usual. Even though they are few in number, I think there are some really interesting ones. One explains the new trial versions from Affinity. I have purchased both Designer and Photo and find them to be very …

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Fast 64 GB Sandisk USB 3.0 Flash Drive

I met with a client last week who had purchased a new laptop. The old laptop only had USB 2.0 ports while the new one had USB 3.0 ports. We were using USB 3.0 flash drives. This meant it took a lot longer to copy data only the flash drive …

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The Dreaded Double Spaces After Punctuation

There are some memories from my childhood that are very vivid. One of those is sitting in a typing class and learning how to work a typewriter. While it probably didn’t seem important at the time, that skill has helped me as a writer. There were a handful of things …

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Tech News Digest for February 3, 2017

Even the technology news was again filled with a lot of politics. I tried to sort through it to find news that wasn’t political and that wasn’t easy. You’ll also find a couple of great tutorials that should be especially interesting to designers. Do dogs have a music preference? Mine …

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Bringing Ethernet Adapter to Newer Laptops

I’m going to be sitting in a room full of people next week and demonstrating to them how to build a Web site with WordPress. Maybe a few of you will be in the room. The last I heard, there were still a very small number of spaces available in …

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Most Popular Passwords of 2016 are Horribly Insecure

No matter how often you hear about it, people are still using horrible insecure passwords. In related news, those people should expect that their accounts will get hacked if they haven’t already suffered multiple hacks. The list of most popular passwords of 2016 has been released and it really isn’t …

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Corel Updates ParticleShop Plugin, Offers New Brushes

About a year and a half ago, Corel released the ParticleShop plug-in. It brings the particle brush technology from Corel Painter to other image editors via the plug-in. According to the product update, “ParticleShop 1.5 includes new brushes that generate continuous brushstrokes from discrete spots of color or speckles. With …

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Tech News Digest for January 27, 2017

For the millions upon millions of people using Windows on their computer, it is very important to know how it works. New versions are scary, new features are added non-stop and I’ve got info on both in this week’s headlines. You need tech support and your computer needs to be …

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Wacom Drawing Tablets to Meet All Budgets

If you are working with artwork or photos on your computer, you should be using a graphics tablet. It is a far more natural way to interact with your computer when compared with a house. Best of all, you can use a tablet and mouse at the same time. I’ve …

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