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Resizing Disk Partitions For Windows 10 Anniversary Update

In last week’s post; Free Windows 10 Updates Over, Anniversary Edition Coming; I wrote that you needed to have at least 15 GB of free space on your system drive before you should proceed with installing the update. What happens if you don’t have enough free space? One possibility is …

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Photodex ProShow 8 Is Now Available

The folks at Photodex recently released ProShow 8, the latest version of their powerful tool for creating multimedia slideshows! It is one of my favorite tools to use as I always feel like I am playing instead of working. Below are a list of new features provided by Photodex. If …

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Tech News Digest for August 5, 2016

The free upgrades to Windows 10 are over…or are they? We’ve got a couple of links that will tell you about the best parts of the Anniversary Update. Plus a lot of links on new phones that are either out now or coming soon. Below are the top headlines from …

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Facebook Gives Pages a Facelift

I had heard that Facebook was testing a new look for pages. Not for personal profiles, we’re talking about business pages. If you don’t already have one for your business, make sure to read Verify Your Facebook Page for info about creating and verifying a page. Below is an example …

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Turn Your Phone When Shooting Photos and Videos

Loyal readers most likely noticed that I wrote very few blogs over the past couple of weeks as I was traveling in Baja, Mexico. Part of the lack of posts was due to spotty Internet connections and part was simply because I was on vacation. But it was a working …

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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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