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Coordinates in three words

I get really good concentration when I tote my laptop for coffee and a snack at hints.avid.together. The Apple Store I normally visit when I need to ask questions about my Mac or iPod is at speedy.ferrets.phased.

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Using images in documents

As a  longtime technical writer, it’s second nature for me to add images to text documents. While I used to use Adobe Framemaker all the time to create complex technical manuals, I find it’s best to stick with Microsoft Word when I collaborate with non-technical subject matter

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The Power to change the game

Former world squash player, Jonathon Power teams up with Maria Toorpakai Wazir to empower girls around the world through sport.

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Review: Lumos StepUp

A month into 2014, parents might be wondering how their kids might make “better” use of the smartphones and tablets bestowed upon them over the holidays. Maybe the kids would like to do a little learning on their tablets, the kind of learning that supplements the stuff

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Digital dictation software becoming the norm

Several years ago, Mark Davis was preparing for a trial over the Christmas holidays. He was the only one in the office, and didn’t have an assistant to transcribe recordings from his digital voice recorder. So he strolled to a nearby electronics outlet, bought Dragon Naturally Speaking,

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Editing images on the cheap

Photography and layout pros use high-end image editing tools when they work. Adobe Photoshop rules this particular category of software, to the extent that “to photoshop” has become a commonly-used term meaning “to alter an image.” Photoshop is expensive, and for good reason – it offers many

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Who watches your browsing?

Thanks to people like Edward Snowden, more people understand how little privacy we actually have these days. Yet few people realize how many “trackers” follow their every click as they browse the Internet. That’s where people like a team at the Emily Carr University of Art +

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Permanently deleting computer files

2013 was an “interesting” year in Toronto municipal politics. For months, Mayor Rob Ford denied May allegations of crack cocaine use. He had to – media reports claimed that somebody shot a video of him smoking crack. Those allegations lasted until October, when Toronto police reported that

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The sure-footed Mazda CX-5

Driving home from a Christmas party one snowy Saturday night, my girlfriend and I approached a traffic light at the bottom of a valley. The light turned green as we approached, but I still had to brake since the upward slope past the light made the vehicles

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Wacky mobile phone facts

They’re ubiquitous. We take them for granted. But the mobile phone phenomenon supplies all sorts of nutty statistics.

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