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Microsoft Word 2016: a rant in ten parts

Late last year, I took the advice of a friend and upgraded to Microsoft Office 365. I regret that decision. I lean mostly on Word, and until I upgraded to 365 I had no idea how much I depended on Word simply being a canvas that I

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The 2018 Acura TLX A-Spec

One fine fall day, I pulled out of a parking lot, momentarily forgetting what I was driving, and hit the accelerator with a little more oomph than was wise. I woke up quickly to the power on tap that drove the 2018 TLX A-Spec SH-AWD. First impressions Acura’s

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Switching languages on Apple iOS

Two weeks ago, I published a blog post explaining how I switch between English, French, Italian and Spanish on my Mac. Today’s post talks about similar options on my iOS devices. Switching keyboards in iOS When I type any sort of text in iOS, I need to

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Kia’s luxury tourer, the 2017 Cadenza

Completely redesigned for this model year, the 2017 Kia Cadenza provides a luxury tourer’s subtle looks and comfort without the luxury price. From the looks to the technological conveniences to the power, this Cadenza ought to catch German sedan buyers looking. First impressions The Snow White Pearl

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Switching languages on the Mac

I speak four languages and I regularly switch between them on my digital devices (all from Apple). When I bought my MacBook Pro years ago, I got it with the French keyboard. (That’s an option here in Canada, with its two official languages.) That keyboard makes it

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A new looker on the road: the 2018 Hyundai Elantra GT

Budget hatchbacks don’t tend to catch the eye. But sometimes one comes along to buck the trend. That’s one of many reasons why Hyundai’s 2018 Elantra GT proved a pleasant surprise. First impressions The updated exterior is one of the updates from last year’s Elantra. My Fiery Red

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Is increased productivity worth the time required to learn new skills?

There’s a story making the rounds about a senior lawyer (perhaps a partner in a firm) and a sizeable spreadsheet. This lawyer needed to find rows in this spreadsheet that met specific criteria. When a colleague checked into his (her?) progress, he saw this lawyer bent over

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The fastback look on the Mazda MX-5 RF

Diminutive sports cars stand the test of time. From the old-time barchetta (pronounced “bar-KETT-a”) to the Japanese hatchbacks of the late 70s and early 80s to the “spiders” from various manufacturers, that mix of just the right amount of power and driving dynamics in a tight package

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Google Pizza – is this satire?

I usually publish “factual” things on my blog: opinions, how-to tips, insights, etc. This week’s post may be helpful and insightful, even if, on the surface, it’s satire. A friend posted this on an email list I belong to. She didn’t note the original author, so if

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A souped-up hatchback: the 2017 Kia Forte5 SX

Four-door hatchbacks are still the same. Yet they’ve come a long way. Sure, they’re utilitarian runabouts that are economical to run. And yet they often look better than ever, drive like they don’t need modifications and offer the creature comforts formerly limited to higher-end models. You can expect all

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