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Google OnHub WiFi Router and Smart Home Hub

You may have heard that Google changed the company name to Alphabet. You’ll find CEO Larry Page’s explanation for the change on the G is for Google blog post. In short, there are many smaller companies that make up the new Alphabet of which Google is one piece. This is …

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Optimize Menus To Fit Available Space

I’ve been contacted by a few clients for Web sites recently that would like my help in making their sites better. In several cases, the menu at the top of the site suffered from having too many choices at the top level. One of the examples is shown below and …

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AbstractCurves Photoshop Plug-In Updated To Support 64-Bit

In January I wrote AbstractCurves Is Powerful Plug-In For Creating Unique Background Artwork. At that time, the one limitation is that it only worked in 32-bit image editing hosts. Of course I’ve said many times that users should install the 32-bit version of CorelDRAW X6 and X7 for this reason …

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Netgear N600 WiFi Router Good Value Choice

From time-to-time, I’m asked to do some minor IT tech support for a local company. Typically it involves a client having troubles connecting to the Internet and I’m asked to get them connected. I had just such a call this week and had to set up a Netgear N600 WiFi …

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Corel’s New ParticleShop Plug-In and Special Offers

Corel has released a new Photoshop plug-in that brings the particle brush technology of their Painter application to other host image editors. They list Adobe Photoshop CS5, CS6, or CC; Adobe Photoshop Lightroom CS5, CS6, or CC; Adobe Photoshop Elements 13; Corel PHOTO-PAINT X7 and Corel PaintShop Pro X7 as …

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Migrating Thousands of Web Pages to New Sites

Loyal readers are no doubt aware that we’ve created a number of new Web sites over the past year and that we’ve been transitioning content from the domain to these new domains. Today I wanted to talk about how we are transitioning the traffic and page rank from Google …

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Installation Bug For Windows 10 Is Reason To Wait

Just prior to the release of Windows 10, I wrote Is Your Computer Ready For Windows 10? In that post, I explained I would be waiting a month or two before I attempted an install to make sure any bad bugs were worked out. It is just over a week …

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Who’s At The Door? Ring Video Doorbell Alerts You

Someone rings your doorbell and you weren’t expecting anyone? Who is it? You’ll have to answer the door to find out. What if you aren’t home and a bad guy is ready to break in if you don’t answer? That’s where the Ring Video Doorbell comes to the rescue! You …

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New Malware Ransoms Data Disguised as Microsoft E-mail

Your data is very valuable and the criminals know this. They want to find ways to “kidnap” your data and hold it for ransom. I’ve warned you about this in Beware of Cryptolocker Malware and Cryptolocker Strikes, The Price Has Gone Up. The latest threat has the bad guys impersonating …

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Review of Xara Web Designer 11 Premium

I was excited to test the new version of Web Designer Premium. One of my first steps is always to see how easily files from the earlier version come into the new version and, as expected, files made the transition without a bump. What’s new? One thing I always do …

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Go Mining For the Yukon Gold Font

Today’s free font, Yukon Gold, shares the same name as a popular potato and a Canadian reality series. It is a very complex font that can be slow to render due to the complexity. Yet it could be the perfect headline font if you are looking for something rough. Get …

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Amazon Echo Responds to Your Commands

A couple of months ago I was at a graduation party at a friend’s house. They had this black cylinder on the counter and they were telling it what music to play. I’d never seen such a thing so I looked it up when I got home. At that point, …

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