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Vahika! Six New Fonts

How many times have you heard someone say Eureka when they found a great solution? When I saw the name Vahika on today’s six fonts, the similarity in the words immediately came to mind. So shout it out loud and get some new fonts. Get your free copy! Not sure …

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Make a Plan In Case Unexpected Events Hit

There are times you just assume everything will work. Then the unexpected happens and it doesn’t work. I had one of those unexpected events about a week ago when I tried to go somewhere and my garage door wouldn’t open. I tried with the electric opener and I tried it …

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Watch HDMI Source Video on Two Screens

We all have various video sources. It could be a computer’s video card, a cable/satellite box or most anything else that provides video. But what happens if you have one source and you want the video to appear on two screens? Typically you are out of luck! That’s where an …

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Disconnect Backup Drives To Protect Data

A couple of days ago I told you Cryptolocker Strikes, The Price Has Gone Up. The bad part about Cryptolocker and its variants is that they will encrypt every attached drive on your system. Therefore if you want a backup to be truly safe in case of disaster, the backup …

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Cryptolocker Strikes, The Price Has Gone Up

About a year ago I wrote a warning Beware of Cryptolocker Malware. If you don’t remember it well, I suggest you read it again. The cost for ignoring the warning is getting more and more expensive. In short, Crytolocker (and variants) are malware that gets installed on your computer. As …

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Pickin’ Up Great Vibes Font Oom Bop Bop

When I saw the name Great Vibes on today’s font, my mind immediately wandered to the Beach Boys Good Vibrations. It took me away to a beautiful day on the beach for at least a few seconds. Sadly I don’t think the font itself will take you away to the …

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Have Tools Handy For Working On Computer

Some of you love to work with tools and some are you are probably hesitant. It is always a good idea to have a computer toolkit available. Maybe all you need to do is open up the case to blow out the dust. Of course you might be changing a …

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Diagnosing a Locked CorelDRAW File

I had a loyal reader contact me about a problem he was having when trying to e-mail a file to a vendor for output. He had a logo in CorelDRAW that he converted to PDF. When he tried to attach the PDF file to an e-mail, he was always told …

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Aliens Seamless Textures To Invade Your Designs

Whether filling an area of a brochure or vehicle wrap, applying a cool surface to a 3D rendering or just modifying your Windows desktop, seamless textures provide infinite possibilities. A new collection of seamless textures featuring 144 different alien patterns has been added to our Textures Unleashed collections. If you …

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Arizonia Script Font For Your Design Desert

Most of you know that our office is in Arizona. So I just couldn’t refuse a font with the name of Arizonia as today’s font. I’d love to tell you a good story about how the name relates to our state, but I just can’t see the connection. What I …

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Cave Creek Geek Loves the Kansas City Royals

The Cave Creek Geek grew up a huge Kansas City Royals fan. Back in those days they had some great teams and players. Unfortunately the team went through a long funk after the Geek moved to Arizona. Twenty-nine years of futility ended this year and the Royals have clinched a …

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Zoom In Tight With Canon PowerShot SX700 HS Digital Camera

Most of us probably carry a digital camera with us most everywhere in the form of a smartphone. The quality of pictures and videos from smartphones continually is improving, but they are too small to contain the optics for megazoom. Manufacturers of smartphones also leave out other features to try …

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Separate Parts of a Bitmap in Corel PHOTO-PAINT

Do you have trouble getting good artwork from clients? Go ahead and nod your head. Even when you get good artwork, do they sometimes ask you to do things that aren’t easy based on what was provided? Yup, nod your head again. I was given a logo as a Photoshop …

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Special Offers on Popular Tools And One Crazy Offer

Vendors will sometimes send me special offers and ask if I can pass them along to readers. I have several special offers to pass along from vendors and one really crazy offer on one of our products. The folks at Corel sent me a note and asked if I would …

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Just Deserts – Free Kindle Book

Loyal readers may remember that I have a rental home in Baja California. Since I live quite a distance away, I monitor some online groups to keep up with the news of the area. It was through that news that I heard about an author by the name of Jinx …

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Light Up Your Art With Foglihten Family of Fonts

Yesterday it was kind of foggy in Cave Creek. We were dealing with the remnants of another hurricane from the Pacific coming through the area. Turning on a foglight would have been helpful. That’s what led me to the Foglihten family of fonts. Yes, it is spelled a bit strange. …

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GoPro Hero4 Cameras Take Movies to 4K

The GoPro series of cameras are one of the hottest sellers because they allow anyone to capture action movies, including underwater. Last year I wrote GoPro On 60 Minutes Provides Ideas For Creativity. Give it a read and watch the linked segment if you want to see the many things …

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