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Gourd Artist Web Site Overhauled Via WordPress

I’m going to introduce a new feature to the blog with today’s post. In these posts, I’ll feature information on how a Web site was designed. Some of you do Web design and others simply have a site for your business. With each post, I hope you will learn more …

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CorelDRAW Brush Packs Moved, Price Lowered

Last week I told you about the massive makeover of our Web sites that is nearing completion. If you have not read that post, I encourage you to do so now. As part of that makeover, we recently moved another set of popular artwork packages from the unleash.com site to …

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Easily Track Your Billable Time With Paymo App

Many of you bill out your work based on the time involved. As I have moved moved more into Web design, this has been increasingly important to me. Not only did I need to track the time I spent on projects, I needed to log that time so I could …

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Close Encounters of the Unleashed Kind

As a kid, one of my favorite movies was Close Encounters of the Third Kind. I’ve lost count of how many times I’ve watched it over the years. There was even a family vacation where we visited Devils Tower in Wyoming, featured prominently in the movie. Unfortunately no spaceships landed …

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Foster To Be Interviewed on Tech Talk Radio

I was contacted by Andy and Slick of TechTalkRadio about doing an interview about the current state of graphics software on their show on Saturday, October 10, 2015. I realize most of you are outside of the footprint of their broadcast, but you can listen live online or recordings are …

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GoPro HERO+ Delivers Powerful Action Video At Great Price

I’ve often written about GoPro action cameras. Their latest offering actually removes a few of the high-end features, but allows you to get a powerful camera for only $199.99. You can still film at 1080p, just not the ultra high-resolution that most people couldn’t watch anyways. The GoPro HERO+ has …

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The Big unleash.com Makeover Nearing Completion

If you have ever purchased anything in the Graphics Unleashed Media Marketplace, I urge you to read this entire post as it will have an effect on products you’ve purchased. It was nearly two and a half years ago that I wrote One Door Is Closing, Another To Be Opened. …

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Right-Clicking in Browser Can Be Life Saver

I’ve had various interactions with users in the last week where the solution involved right-clicking in their Web browser. It surprised me that they weren’t aware of the numerous right-click options that I thought were commonly used. Maybe not, so I thought I’d share them with you today. First were …

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Facebook Hoaxes and Identity Theft

There are some of you who refuse to use Facebook and that is certainly your prerogative. Many of us get enjoyment, connection and business marketing from Facebook along with much more. Those of you who were active on the service were no doubt seeing people posting two hoaxes repeatedly in …

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iXCC Dual USB Fast Travel Charger

We all have devices that are charged via a USB cable. These devices never last as long as we would like on a single charge. Even when we plug in the device to charge, it never seems to charge fast enough. Loyal readers know I’m a big fan of having …

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Thousands of Hours of Video Training For One Low Price

Most loyal readers are already aware that my days of creating CorelDRAW training videos are over. I’ve also been asked over the years about providing training on other software products. While I won’t say it isn’t possible, there are no plans to create anything. That doesn’t mean you can’t get …

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Introducing Adobe Photoshop Elements 14 & Premiere Elements 14

Software companies often give a press briefing before software is launched. I got just such a briefing on the newly released Adobe Photoshop Elements 14 and Adobe Premiere Elements 14. With mature products, many of the improvements are minor. One new feature really stood out and that was the haze …

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Shooting A New Promotional Headshot

It seems like I look in the mirror every day and something has changed about my face. Either that or I just have a bad hair day every day. Since it had been a couple of years since I took my last promotional headshot, I thought it was about time …

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Speed Up Your Graphics and Run at 4K with Gigabyte GTX 970

I’ve talked many times about the importance of a good graphics card. Cards are often promoted for gamers, but they are also a key piece of hardware for anymore working with digital graphics. As monitors have moved to 4K resolutions, you need more power to push that huge numbers of …

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Should You Be On Instagram?

I admit that I haven’t been a person who embraces the latest social media platform immediately. Even when I have created an account on a social media platform, I took my time before becoming active. Things were different with Instagram. I created my account (follow me @fostercoburn) earlier this year …

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Is It Time to Move to Windows 10 Yet?

A loyal reader recently asked if the time had come to move to Windows 10. That is truly a decision that you have to make for yourself. I’ll share a few of the reasons that I’ve not yet made the jump and don’t expect to make the jump in the …

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Email Template Math Doesn’t Add Up

I was preparing an e-mail blast for a client recently and it was decided to switch to a different template. A preview of that template is shown below. As a designer, I love that the exact widths of the various sections are clearly defined. But when I first saw the …

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USB Cables For Most Phones, Tablets and More

A realtor friend was holding an open house in my neighborhood last weekend and she has various Apple products. She mentioned needing more USB connector cables as some had gotten lost or broken or both. I’m a huge fan of having plenty of charging cables. I’ve always got at least …

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