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Unleashed Move to Windows 10 Complete

I told you about about a month ago that Free Upgrades to Windows 10 End of July 29, 2016. This means that any user still on Windows 7 or 8.1 will need to make a decision about moving to Windows 10 before the deadline. While I can make the decision …

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Keeping Your Accounts and Data Safe

Most users have unsafe computing habits. This leads to their accounts getting hacked, their identity being stolen and other very costly attacks. One of the worst are the constantly changing variants to the Cryptolocker infection. So how do we fix and/or avoid this? First and foremost, you have to use …

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Moving Mailings to MailChimp and Lists We Offer

A week ago, I shared Evaluating Different Mailing Services and discussed that we were testing a new service to send mailings to subscribed readers. The tests all went very well and we have now migrated all of our lists and mailings to MailChimp. We were already familiar with the service …

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Evaluating Different Newsletter Service

There have been numerous changes in our online properties in the past couple of years. One thing has remained mostly unchanged and that is the provider we used to send both daily and weekly e-mails to subscribers. The only significant change was Mail List Cleansing Saves Money, Removes Idle Subscribers. …

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Free Upgrades to Windows 10 End On July 29, 2016

Windows 10 Upgrade

When Microsoft first made the announcement that Windows 10 upgrades would be free, they said the offer would only be good for a year. Of course many of us wondered if they would change their mind and make upgrades free for a longer period of time. The official word has …

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The Many Elements Involved in Web Site Speed

Whether a Web site is fast or slow depends on many different things. I’ve been very disappointed with the speed of some of our sites lately and I am working on addressing the issues I can change. This is important to those visiting the sites and is also a factor …

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CorelDRAW Colored Nodes Registry Hack Now Supports X5, X6, X7 and X8

I’ve never understood why there isn’t a setting in CorelDRAW’s Options dialog to turn on colored nodes, especially after this feature has been available for four versions now. There is a setting in the Options dialog to enlarge nodes, but to color code them you need to hack the registry. …

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Mail List Cleansing Saves Money, Removes Idle Subscribers

We started building our email list in the 90s. Over the years it grew and grew and grew. But there were likely a large number of subscribers who had changed jobs, changing email addresses, changed interests and some who are no longer with us. So it was time for us …

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Your Email Is Being Filtered

Your email is being filtered. Some of you will disagree strongly as did one user who refused to believe me when I declared it a couple of weeks ago. It is happening and you need to be aware of it. When you send an email to someone, you expect it …

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Not Importing Old Workspaces in CorelDRAW X8 is a Good Thing

A few years ago I wrote Never Import Workspaces From a Previous Version. Why? It’s quite simple, it almost always leads to severe instability. The users have crashing problems will reset their workspace and then immediately re-import the old workspace insuring that the crashing continues. Just don’t do it! Both …

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