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Julio Ojeda-Zapata
Works at The St. Paul Pioneer Press
Attended Colegio Espíritu Santo in Hato Rey, Puerto Rico; St. John's University in Collegeville, Minn.; University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Lives in St. Paul, MN
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Chipotle mania dying down? (Tip: St. Paul's El Burrito Mercado has great Mexican grub.)
Analysts predict stock prices could fall by 20 percent this quarter.
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Bing Maps, Microsoft's underdog Google Maps rival, has undergone a major update.
When we set out to redesign Bing Maps, we listened to a lot of user feedback. People using a variety of map sites, from a variety of countries, told us what they love about, and what they struggle with when using map services. We heard that people want one experience that brings together the ...
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Crap ton of French comics headed for Comixology. Good news for variety, diversity.
The French are staging an invasion of their own. Luckily, there’s no Napoleon threatening our shores; instead, it’s the French comics market that has just conquered Comixology, bringing over 150 French series from independent comics publisher Delcourt over the course of the next year.
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Can Lyft survive as a #2 to Uber? Hope so, this is a space that needs competition.
The ride-sharing service used to be recognized as the anti-Uber. Now the boundaries aren’t so clear.
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The looooong list of groups and people who are telling the Donald to go eff himself.
Noted asshole Donald Trump recently made asshole history, giving a goddamn presidential campaign announcement so racist that the network responsible for Outsourced was uncomfortable remaining associated with him.
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Sorry, Minnesota: Prince is among the artists missing from Apple's new music service.
Apple Music scores with Taylor Swift and Thom Yorke, but holdouts include The Beatles, Prince, and The Black Keys.
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Come on over to Google play music, they have the full Prince catalog. 
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A portable, wireless mic records to iPhone or iPad; aimed at podcasters, musicians, etc.
A portable, wireless mic records to your iPhone or iPad, designed for podcasting, interviews, and music.
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+Jeremy Wilker: Nope, not yet. It's still in the prototype stage.
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Strange, this has NEVER happened to any of my Apple Lightning cables. Go figure.
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It has happened to me with three different MagSafe chargers for my MacBooks. Pathetic. 
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I have vowed to always live an easy public-transport commute away from work.
For a lot of people, hours spent transporting to and from work are the most wasteful of the week. It's great for radio ratings, but instead of bumper-to...
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Instagram now storing photos in 1080x1080. This may get me to use the service again.
Just over a week ago, I wrote plaintively about Instagram's archaic 640 x 640 resolution and the need to move with the times and give users the ability to upload larger images. This past Friday, it...
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From my tech blog: The Twin Cities gets another batch of electric-car charging stations.
The metro gets more e-car chargers. unnamed. Good news for electric-car owners: Another batch of car-charging stations has been installed at various locations along the Mississippi River. Of the 10 charging stations, five are in St. Paul — at Bruce Vento Nature Sanctuary, Upper Landing Park, ...
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Journalists like brevity, so I love the obit this guy ordered up for himself: "Doug died."
Douglas Legler's obituary in today's Fargo Forum is shorter than his name, the paper notes.
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  • The St. Paul Pioneer Press
    consumer-technology reporter and blogger, present
  • Minneapolis Star Tribune
  • Chicago Reporter
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Tech writer. Nerd. Boricua. Cover picture by Steve Borsch.

I’ve had a lifelong fascination with technology, and I’ve been a journalist all my life — starting with my cute little articles for my grade-school newspaper, “La Flama,” in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

So, in a way, I’m one of the luckiest persons alive: I work as a technology journalist.

Today, I cover consumer technology for for, a MediaNews Group and Digital First Media property, and its St. Paul Pioneer Press dead-tree counterpart.

I report on a wide range of tech topics, post often to my tech blog, and slap together tech videos from time to time (when I’m not in one).

I also write books on occasion.

My third, recently released book, The Mobile Writer, is aimed at those who want to be productive on mobile devices (such as iPads and Android tablets) but don’t know how to get started. The book is a tech-gear and how-to guide for those wanting to get real writing done on ultraportable computing gadgets, but confused about their many hardware and software options.

Buy The Mobile Writer  here.

I’m also the author of iPad Means Business and Twitter Means Business. A fourth, coffee-themed book is in the planning stages.

I’m active on TwitterGoogle+ and Facebook, among other social networks.

I make frequent appearances on local and national TV-news broadcasts, radio programs and technology podcasts. This blog has archived video or audio of most such media appearances.

I speak with some regularity about journalism, technology and social media (and how the three intersect). A number of such engagements are archived here in video or audio form.

I’m a nerd (in the sci-fi-fanatic and tech-enthusiast senses of the word). I love to merengue, make sushi and brew that perfect cup of café (watch me rave about my favorite coffeemaker).

A native of Quito, Ecuador, I spent most of my childhood in San Juan and wear the “boricua” badge with pride.

I live with my wife and son in St. Paul, Minn., where I sometimes grumble about the non-tropical climate but love to strap on a snowboard.

  • Colegio Espíritu Santo in Hato Rey, Puerto Rico; St. John's University in Collegeville, Minn.; University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
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Tata (what my wife and son call me), Bombi (high-school nickname), Julio (pronounced "JULE-ee-oh" instead of the usual "HOO-lee-oh; nickname on my mother's side of the family), July (nickname on my father's side of the family)
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Get out of your KFC rut. Pollo Campero, a fast-food chain of Guatemalan origin, serves divine grilled chicken along with to-die-for empanadas, tasty beans, awesome yucca fries (that could make you forget all about the potato variants) and fried plantains. I eat here a lot with my family and the staff knows and pampers us now ... but you'll be treated well, too. You won't have your food brought to your table at KFC. Oh, Campero has fried chicken, too. It's good, but the grilled chicken is better. You may disagree. Check it out and see! You may never again go to KFC.
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Two bites into her rama spinach peanut curry, my wife reacted badly to something in the dish and almost coughed up a lung. I sent the dish back, explaining that my wife was in distress, and asked for something else on the menu. Management refused to provide a replacement dish and insisted on charging us for the mostly uneaten plate. We refused to pay for it, paid for the rest of the bill (no tip) and left. We will never eat there again.
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