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Five Free Books Provide Alternative to Olympics

The summer Olympics start in just a few days. Many people will spend a lot of time watching athletes go for the gold. Other will want to find an alternative and these free books may be exactly what you want. There is no catch to these free books as I …

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Tech News Digest for July 22, 2016

Windows 10 is almost a year old and it is one of the big storylines because the free upgrade is about to end and the first major update is about to be released. Pokemon is also filling the news, and the streets. Strangely, Pokemon doesn’t seem popular at all in …

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Verify Your Facebook Page

You may have noticed the lack of blog posts the last few days. I’m on vacation in Mexico and haven’t written much. But I’m still doing research while here. I was recently having dinner with a local couple and they mentioned a resistance by many of the local businesses to …

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Tech News Digest for July 15, 2016

It seems the last week has been all about Pokémon, though there was a little bit of other news this week. Below are some of the top tech stories. Yahoo sale could still draw Softbank, Alibaba Prisma uses AI to turn your photos into graphic novel fodder double quick Q&A: …

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Convert Graphics to Symbols in CorelDRAW

In Build Your CorelDRAW Files Efficiently, I told you how a blend group of 14 objects could be re-built as 2 objects. One of those objects was the label so it isn’t even part of the circle. Just by doing that, you can make a file more efficient if the …

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Build Your CorelDRAW Files Efficiently

I was sent a CorelDRAW file that was really slow. There were a variety of reasons for the slowness, but there was one issue that repeated numerous times. Look at the two red dots below. If you look really closely, you might see a difference between them. But you would …

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Affinity Designer Comes to Windows – Download Free Beta

Below is a press release about the release of a public beta of Affinity Designer for Windows. It is promoted as a professional-level tool for vector illustration. Thus it would be compared against products like Adobe Illustrator, CorelDRAW and Xara Designer Pro. I have downloaded and installed my copy and …

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Tech News Digest for July 8, 2016

With the Fourth of July holiday weekend, the news week started out slower than normal. There were still some big stories once the week got started. Below are links to the stories that caught my eye. U.S. Congress finally ditches the Blackberry Will Apple ditch its 16GB entry-level model with …

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Xara Releases Xara Designer Pro X365

Xara has released a new version of their Designer Pro software. Below is the press release with details of new features and changes. We’ll have a review after we’ve had time to give it a test drive. New Release Xara Designer Pro X365 This new release of Xara Designer Pro …

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Scaled Bitmaps Don’t Have to be Blurry

A few days ago, Jeff Harrison wrote a post entitled Scaled bitmaps on websites = blurry images. If at all possible, we should avoid using a bitmap on a Web site that is scaled. Yet there are times you can’t avoid it when designing a responsive Web site. Let’s look …

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Scaled bitmaps on websites = blurry images

Even a large entity such as the U.S. Postal Service can have graphics that are sub-optimal. Compare the difference for how the logo appears as of July 1/2016, relative to how it should look: Why does it look blurry? The logo is a fixed dimension PNG file, but it’s later …

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Tech News Digest for July 1, 2016

I’ve put together a fairly long list of news items this week on a wide variety of tech-related subjects. There are also a couple of fun ones thrown in there that you may enjoy. You’re loyal to Starbucks, but is Starbucks loyal to you? 7 Businesses That Are Doing Instagram …

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Where Do I Find the File I Downloaded?

This is a question I get quite often. Someone downloads a file from one of our Web sites and they have no clue where to find the file. If you don’t know where you saved the file on your computer, I don’t know where it is saved either. But if …

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Nvidia GTX 1070 Loaded With Graphical Power

For those of us in the world of graphics, a powerful video card can be very important so that you can push large amounts of pixels on screen with no delay. In fact, there may be 2-3 screens or even one really high-resolution screen. Not only does it beat some …

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Designing and Successfully Printing Unleashed Envelope

While this post will talk specifically about printing an envelope, it can easily be modified to work with other specialty paper sizes. For a company that is focused around various types of design, it always drove us a little crazy to hand write envelopes. We’ve tried various solutions over the …

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Keep Your Web Info Updated and Accessible

If you have a Web site, there can be several different products involved. Those products could all be managed in the same place or in different places. So let’s go over a few of the major items and talk about keeping them updated and accessible. A web site with a …

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Fashion Factory 3.5 CorelDRAW Plugin

We’ve added a new CorelDRAW plugin from Advanced Tshirts designed to help those in apparel design and anyone else needing to create unique artwork. Fashion Factory 3.5 does require CorelDRAW X5-X8, but not any of the crippled versions like “Home and Student”. In short, you have to have macro support …

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Tech News Digest for June 24, 2016

There was a lot of news on various social media networks this week, possible money coming from lawsuit settlements, big deals, new products and much more. Are quizzes on Facebook dangerous? Feeling ill? Google rolling out symptoms search Gain more control over your Android notifications with Notif Log Twitter now …

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Foscam C1 Lite HD 720P Indoor Wireless Security Camera

It used to be a major ordeal to set up a security camera to keep your home or office safe. Like other camera technology, it is becoming very easy to have an electronic eye watching your space. Prices have dropped so it is affordable for everyone and watching can be …

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