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GoPro Karma Drone Flies Again

The original release of the GoPro Karma drone happened a few months ago. Almost immediately sales were halted due to an issue with crashing. That’s definitely a bad thing for a drone. An investigation found that the problem could be solved with a piece of tape. Now the fixes are …

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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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Tech News Digest for January 20, 2017

Sure, the biggest news this week is in the world of politics. That doesn’t mean there wasn’t plenty of other news in the geeky tech world. I found tips to stop hacking, a way you may be able to be paid for buying milk, phone news, social media news and …

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Car and Home USB Charger in Single Device

I had a couple of friends visiting me this weekend. Soon after they arrived, they asked me where to find a USB port to charge their phones and tablets. I was actually excited that they ask since I had gotten a new charger just a few days earlier. Today, I’m …

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Tech News Digest for January 13, 2017

Today is Friday the 13th so I’m not sure if it is good luck or bad luck to include these headlines. There are some more nasty hacks that have nothing to do with politics. Some Google products are getting new features. The iPhone is ten years old! Does that make …

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Getting Started With WordPress

On February 7, 2017 I’ll be teaching a class where I build a live WordPress Web site as part of the 2017 International Awards & Personalization Expo. I’ll admit it is a bit scary to build a site live, in front of a group of people. Why? Because it relies …

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Try Amazon Music Unlimited Free for 30 Days

There are all kinds of reason we listen to music. What I like, you may hate and vice versa. My choice of music may at any time vary based on my mood or the task at hand. Over the years, I’ve gotten a lot of CDs. Hundreds of them. Then …

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Tech News Digest for January 6, 2017

The Consumer Electronics Show is in full swing and some of the biggest headlines from the show are listed below. There were also a number of forward looking stories about tech in 2017 that I’ve included. There’s nothing that frustrates me more than people perpetuating Facebook hoaxes and I’ve listed …

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Follow Up on 9-Port 60 Watt USB 3.0 Hub

Back in late September I wrote 9-Port 60 Watts USB 3.0 Hub with 2 Smart Charging Ports. The links included below to Amazon are affiliate links and I do receive a small commission if you buy something. When we recently got a new computer in the office, all of the …

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