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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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Technology journalist
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    consumer-technology reporter and blogger, present
  • Minneapolis Star Tribune
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San Juan, Puerto Rico - Chicago, Illinois - Urbana-Champaign, Illinois - Minneapolis, MN
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Tech writer. Nerd. Boricua. Cover picture by Steve Borsch.
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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 TwinCities.com, 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.

Education
  • 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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Ridiculously late, but thanks.
Earlier today, Google Docs and Google Sheets for iOS were updated with Split View support. Google Docs also added the ability to insert images and page breaks in documents. With iOS 9, Apple introduced the ability to run two apps side-by-side on certain models of the iPad. In the ensuing months, Google Docs and Sheets […]
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Good hire, CNN.
Former Donald Trump campaign manager and CNN contributor Corey Lewandowski on Tuesday night suggested that President Obama did not release his Harvard transcripts in order to hide that he was not born in the United States. The comment came during a raucous CNN panel discussion in which CNN commentator Angela Rye mentioned that Donald Trump was the "spokesperson for the birther movement" and had called for Obama to release his Harvard transcripts...
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LOOK: "Supergirl's" Superman Makes Iconic Costume Change In New Set Pics - New photos from "Supergirl's" set show incoming Man of Steel Tyler Hoechlin doing what Superman does best.
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Amid criticism, the Science Museum of Minnesota has removed a placard honoring Philando Castile.
The Science Museum of Minnesota has removed a sign in honor of slain school worker Philando Castile after it received a torrent of criticism that ranged from the reasoned to the irate. The museum h…
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The Vikings announce a U.S. Bank Stadium fan experience brimming with interactive technology.
When visitors stream into U.S. Bank Stadium in the autumn, they won’t only be there to see the Vikings play. They’ll also have the chance to become Vikings football players. This will be poss…
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I'll try this ... but I suspect I'll need a second tortilla to complete the meal.
Chipotle offers four ways to consume its product: burrito, burrito bowl, taco, and salad. Instead, I recommend a fifth way.
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Watch the latest Philando Castile protest in 360 degrees.
Another in a series of Philando Castile protests on Friday afternoon began at J.J. Hill Montessori school, where the police-shooting victim worked, and wound through the Summit University neighborh…
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Nailed it.
His behavior has left them no more middle ground to keep dancing between embracing him and disowning him.
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Thanks, Minnov8 Gang, for having me on this week's podcast. We covered a lot of ground!
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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.
Food: Poor - FairDecor: GoodService: Poor - Fair
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