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Small but mighty – the 2018 Ford EcoSport

Subcompact crossovers continue to increase in popularity, and not just on North American roads. Take the Ford EcoSport. It has been built and marketed overseas since 2003 in places as far-flung as Brazil, India, Thailand and Romania, and sold in many more markets. Ford finally started to

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New Gold on the Road: The All-New BMW X2

The evolution of an automaker’s vehicle lineup can’t be an easy thing to manage. Fortunately, when an automaker offers a wide range of vehicles, it can experiment with several evolutionary lines at the same time. BMW’s all-new X2 takes the pride of Bavarian manufacturing in the direction of

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Alternatives to free email for small business

I’ve stopped counting the number of times I’ve seen people use free email services (like Gmail, Outlook and Yahoo) as their business email addresses. Those addresses create the wrong impression, especially when all other customer touchpoints – business cards, websites, store signs, brochures and so on –

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Maximum MINI with verve: the 2018 John Cooper Works MINI Countryman ALL4

As I promised in an earlier review, I took a MINI Countryman, the biggest Mini of the bunch, out for a spin in John Cooper Works trim. As I said when I reviewed the Countryman ALL4, the crossover personality battles MINI design. Seeing the Countryman next to

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Five cyber security strategies to keep your website safe

Firewalls, scanning and SSL may make website owner’s eyes roll in boredom. But there things become more interesting when those same owners get acquainted with brute force attacks, zero day attacks and other tools that compromise their websites. Also, when people visit their sites, the owners don’t

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Taking value-priced cars upscale: the 2018 Kia Rio 5-door Hatchback

I’ve enjoyed plenty of fine vehicles over the years, but I still have a soft spot for practical cars that eschew unnecessary frills and deliver a good ride at a competitive price. Over the years, Korean automakers have competed hard using this philosophy. Competitive vehicle pricing is a

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Mac Autocorrect Keyboard Shortcuts

Autocorrect features help you prevent misspellings, but they have other uses as well. For instance, you can create shortcuts to help you quickly insert: special symbols that don’t appear on your keyboard (like ©, ®, ¿ and ¡) boilerplate text emojis These features ship standard on every

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From sports coupe to CUV: the 2018 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross

You might remember the Mitsubishi Eclipse sports coupe. Production ended years ago, but Mitsu clearly sees potential in the name and the concept. That potential ended up in the form of a new crossover from the Japanese automaker. I spent a week with the Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross SE in Diamond

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Thoughts on driving and distraction: infotainment versus driving information systems

Several months ago, a friend upgraded from his 1987 Cutlass to a (drum roll please) top-of-the-line 2018 Honda Civic. Not being the most tech-savvy of people, he took me out for a ride in his new ride, hoping to learn a few things about all the flashing

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An economy car icon goes upscale: the 2018 Volkswagen Golf Highline

Small cars aren’t just for the frugal. Dress up an economy car with luxury touches, add an engine that provides extra oomph, and you could be inside the 2018 Volkswagen Golf TSI Highline. First impressions The Golf may be Volkswagen’s second-most iconic vehicle still in production. And why

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