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Windows 10 Start Menu Was a Non-Starter For Me

My laptop was showing its age after nearly five years so I got myself a new laptop, the Dell XPS15. I wrote about its little brother in the Dell XPS13 Touchscreen Ultrabook post a few months ago. As part of the new laptop, I knew that my only operating system …

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Your Designs Won’t Slip With Diamond Plate Seamless Textures

If you are doing some sort of industrial design, it could be very important to use some sort of diamond plate or grating. A new collection of seamless textures featuring 144 different diamond plate patterns has been added to our Textures Unleashed collections. With this collection, you’ll have a wide …

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Fonts Unleashed Packs of 100+ Fonts Available

As part of our big server move, the old Fonts Unleashed had to be removed. Re-creating all of those pages was just too much work with too little benefit. But I wanted to find a way to continue providing the fonts. Packs of 100+ fonts were already included as part …

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25 Most Popular Passwords of 2015

Password Usage 123456 password 12345678 qwerty 12345 123456789 football 1234 1234567 baseball welcome 1234567890 abc123 111111 1qaz2wsx dragon master monkey letmein login princess qwertyuiop solo password starwars unchanged unchanged up up down unchanged up down up down new new up up new down up down down new new new new …

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Get Up From The Computer and Get Fit

I was in Kansas City recently and drove past the headquarters for Garmin several times during my visit. This got me to thinking about a company known for building the consumer GPS industry. Once many of us turned to smartphones for GPS and mapping capabilities, Garmin had to re-invent themselves. …

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How to Read Kindle Books and Why Are Kindle Books Free?

I’ve recently done some posts where I listed Kindle books that were available for free at the time the post was written. Three Free Kindle Books on Murder, Space and Ghosts Start 2016 With Four Free Kindle Books Eight Free Kindle Books in a Variety of Genres These posts have …

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Home and Student Version Often Costs More in the Long Run

Everyone loves to save money. But there are times that trying to save money will cost you far more in the long run. Specifically, many users buy the “Home and Student” version of CorelDRAW because it costs less than the full version. While it may be the appropriate version for …

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Eight Free Kindle Books in a Variety of Genres

Thanks to a recent trip, I’ve already finished two books this year and I’m well on the way to finishing a third. Each of those books was a Kindle version I got for free. If you want to stock up, more books are listed below. The books I’ve listed were …

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Rainmeter Provides Serious Desktop Customization

I was really disappointed when Microsoft ended support for their “Desktop Gadgets” starting with Windows 8. Yes, I found a utility that allowed me to keep using them and wrote about it in Four Useful Add-Ons for Windows 8. Sure, I had a way to run my old gadgets but …

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Could You Design a Winning Lottery Ticket?

Unless you’ve been out of contact with the media over the past few days, you’re probably well aware there was a drawing for a $1.5 billion lottery prize. Clearly I didn’t win as I’m sitting here writing a blog post. In addition to the drawings of random numbers, there are …

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Is Your Software Outdated?

I’ll admit, the graphics at the top of the article is a bit of the exaggeration. While many of you are probably using outdated software, I seriously doubt many of you are still running MS-DOS based software. Windows 10 is gaining traction fast. No, I haven’t updated and don’t plan …

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One USB Cable Connects Most Devices

I was visiting a friend recently and he had the coolest USB cable I’ve seen. On one end it has a standard USB connector and the other had multiple connectors that fit most any gadget released in the past few years. The cable he had was a promotional item he …

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KN Pepper’s Holiday Cartoons for 2015

KN Pepper has always creating some great satirical cartoons around the holidays each year. Often the cartoons incorporate current events from the year. This year there are three different images shown below.

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eCut Add-On Does Much More Than Cutting

I think many of us will sometimes judge a product’s capabilities solely on the name of the product. One such product for me is the eCut Designer Toolkit for CorelDRAW. As it has “cut” in the name, I immediately suggest it to users who have the need to cut from …

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What Is The Value of Peace of Mind?

There are often situations that arise with other businesses that make me scratch my head. I can advise a business on what I feel is the best solution, but ultimately it is their decision. Let me share a recent story. This particular company has at least 50 employees who mostly …

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BenQ GW2765HT Monitor Give Big View For Bargain Price

I feel one of the most important pieces of technology for someone working with graphics is a great monitor. Big sizes and high pixel counts are important. But they also usually come with fairly high prices. The BenQ GW2765HT monitor delivers a 27 inch monitor with 2560×1440 pixels at a …

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Closing Dockers in CorelDRAW

Loyal readers are well aware that we moved the unleash.com Web site recently to a new server. This meant that anything attempting to connect to the old content would no longer function. As decisions were made about what content to move forward and what content to leave behind, we looked …

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Start 2016 With Four Free Kindle Books

Was one of your resolutions to read more books in 2016? Get started on that resolution by getting some free Kindle books. I’ve selected four of them currently being offered for free. Keep in mind you can read Kindle books on your computer, your smartphone, your tablet or a dedicated …

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Microsoft vs. Corel: The Slider Design Patent

Microsoft recently sued Corel over a variety of items recently. One of those items is the slider shown below. While most of you are most familiar with CorelDRAW (which has had variations on sliders for many versions), this lawsuit is targeted at Corel Home Office which includes Corel WordPerfect. The …

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