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Tech News Digest for April 14, 2017

I don’t think there was any more news this week than in a normal week, but more headlines caught my eye than in a normal week. Should you use a PC or a Mac? There are a couple of stories on that subject. Chicken nuggets and Whoppers are in there …

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Corel Releases CorelDRAW Graphics Suite 2017

Breaking with their tradition for the last decade and a half, Corel released CorelDRAW Graphics Suite 2017 just a year after their previous release. At the time of this writing, a press release was not yet available. Below is some of the promotional material Corel provides on their Web site …

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Metallic Headers Easy to Create

I was working on a project recently where I wanted to create headers referencing four different types of metal. I’ll start with the finished images and then I’ll discuss how they were created. First, I needed to know what color represented each kind of metal. A quick Google search gave …

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Using a VPN to Help Protect Your Privacy

Most of you have heard that the US Government has passed a law that allows Internet providers to sell data about your online activity. Yes, this means you have less privacy. Keep in mind that some of your privacy may have already been lost when you did searches on Google …

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Tech News Digest for April 7, 2017

Things have been crazy in Phoenix recently. Spring training baseball, college basketball’s Final Four and now it is Bike Week. In between fighting the local traffic, the tech news kept coming. New WiFi technologies may be coming, though what privacy you had left has been sold by the government. New …

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AMD Ryzen 7 Processor and ASUS Motherboard

When it comes to buying computers, I have to admit I’m an Intel guy. Plain and simple, I don’t give AMD processors a second look. I know there are some good ones, I have just always chosen to stay within the Intel family. Readers have asked about AMD processors so …

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Tech News Digest for March 31, 2017

The highlight of the week was definitely the announcement of the Samsung Galaxy S8 smartphone and there are several stories about it below. You’ll also find information on the Windows Creators Update coming on April 11. There is also news on the latest hacks, social media and a very late …

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Wireless Doorbell Kit With Two Ringers

sadotech wireless doorbell with two ringers

When I’m working at our Producciones Unleashed office in Loreto Bay, Mexico, it is very hard for me to know when someone is at the door. The outside door opens to an outdoor entryway and garden. So when indoors, it is hard to hear a knock. This meant I needed …

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Creating Consistent Product Shots For Web Shopping

If you only have a single product to display on your Web site for sale, you can have images at whatever size and aspect ratio that you want. Even with only a couple, you have flexibility. But with more images, it is extremely important that all images have identical dimensions. …

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Tech News Digest for March 24, 2017

This week’s news was dominated by a new iPad with a suprisingly smaller price. Of course there was also news on the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S8. The $10 million dollar comma, disappearing Titanic, change to eliminate spam and more are also covered. Click on the headlines below to read the …

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Corsair Dominator Platinum Series DDR4 DRAM

Recently I’ve covered both a powerful motherboard and a really speedy CPU. In between I wrote about a big, fast SSD drive. Today we’ll load up the computer with some fast DRAM modules. Yes, there will be Amazon links from which I can earn a tiny commission. No, I didn’t …

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Quick Answers to Wide Range of Questions

I’m convinced that people just don’t pay attention these days. Yes, myself included. That includes not reading the answer that is very clearly stated on a Web page. Not reading a sign with clear instructions. I’ve even missed at least a couple of things I’ve read in the past month. …

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Tech News Digest for March 17, 2017

Another week and more hacks to report. Along with the hacks, I try to pass along info that will help you avoid being a victim. Space sex, underwater magic and killer robots also made headlines this week. Click on the headlines below to read the full articles. Twitter got hacked …

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GIGABYTE Z270X Ultra Gaming LGA1151 Motherboard

GIGABYTE Z270X Ultra Gaming LGA1151 Intel 2-Way SLI ATX DDR4 Motherboard

A few weeks ago I wrote about the Kaby Lake 7th Gen Intel Core Desktop Processor i7-7700K. If you are going to get the latest and greatest processor, then you’ll also want a great motherboard. Today, I’m going to give you just such an option. As usual, there are Amazon …

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Do The Math For Yourself in CorelDRAW

After I had a couple of articles covering WordPress, it was time to get back to writing about CorelDRAW. There are some features that are really useful and very hidden unless you dig really deep. That’s what I chose to cover in the latest article for Insights magazine. So what …

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Tech News Digest for March 10, 2017

New drones were everywhere this week; flying in the sky, swimming in the sea, driving trucks and rolling down the sidewalk with pizza. Social media news from Facebook and Twitter slows bad stuff and brings new features. Yes, hackers are watching our devices. But there are things you can do …

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Crucial MX300 SSD Drives Up to 2TB

If you want a fast drive in your computer, SSD drives are great. Typically they’ve had two hurdles to clear. They cost more than mechanical drives and the capacity wasn’t big enough for all your data. Over time the costs have come down and the capacities have gone up. Crucial …

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Tech News Digest for March 3, 2017

Mobile World Congress was held this past week and that’s means there are a lot of new items about phones and other mobile devices. There is also a huge update (free for all current users) for Windows 10 coming in the near future and Microsoft will offer more update options. …

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