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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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From my personal blog: Super excited that my tech blog at work won a journalism award.
My work-related Your Tech Weblog technology blog has earned a Page One award in the “best newsroom blog” category from the Minnesota chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists. I’ll learn next month whether I placed first, second or third … but I am beyond thrilled regardless. I’ve been doing my tech blog for a long time, but the SPJ’s newsroom-blog category is a relatively new one, and the news-industry recognition means a lot. More …
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Behold, via photos, video and GIFs, how iGizmo cases are made right here in St. Paul.
Lovely iCases are made in St. Paul. IMG_7981. The Pad & Quill story has a strong St. Paul angle. I'm referring to the popular Minneapolis-based maker of accessories for Apple devices like the iPhone, iPad and Mac. I recently wrote a Sunday story about P&Q's new Apple Watch products.
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Here is the second official  "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" teaser. Han! Chewie! Chills!
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Cute on-air wedding proposal at WCCO-TV. Well played, Jason DeRusha and crew.
Love was in the air this morning at WCCO-TV.
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Father's first day alone with a baby is a snap ... and a hoot. Versatile, this dad is.
Home alone with baby? This dad has everything covered---literally.
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A few animated GIFs (via Google+ AutoAwesome) from this weekend's #MinniBar. Fun!
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From my tech blog: A few things to keep in mind when making an Apple Watch appointment.
My Apple watch-appointment tips. 01e2e311f8de9f2edb159c6f01d060714d5d383aa4. If you're curious about Apple's much-hyped smartwatch, you can make a 15-minute Apple-store appointment to try on the various models and their companion bands. To get the most out of your appointment (I made several), ...
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My tip is not to get one!
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MacBook (yeah, the brand-new one) courtesy of Apple; Star Destroyers courtesy of George Lucas' imagination; delightful early-evening weather courtesy of Mother Nature; Sammy Adams Summer Ale courtesy of a neighbor. Yep, the front-porch work area is a fully armed and operational battle station.
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Segway is now a Chinese company.
Can't say we saw this coming, but Segway has just been fully acquired by a Chinese company called Ninebot, which also specializes in self-balancing human
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Latest winner of SyFy "Face Off" is from Minneapolis, and $100K richer. Congrats.
Minneapolis' Darla Edin, 28, beat out 14 other contestants on the SyFy channel show that pits special-effects makeup artists against one another.
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wooohoooo minneapolis is on the map again Congratulations. 
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This (and all) Pocket news is of great interest since the service is from Minnesota.
Pocket is marking its latest funding announcement with the launch of a new app that it hopes will serve as a bridge across all platforms.
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A few pictures from a very entertaining  #minnebar . Thanks for hosting, Best Buy.
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Technology journalist
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  • The St. Paul Pioneer Press
    consumer-technology reporter and blogger, present
  • Minneapolis Star Tribune
    intern
  • Chicago Reporter
    reporter
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St. Paul, MN
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San Juan, Puerto Rico - Chicago, Illinois - Urbana-Champaign, Illinois - Minneapolis, MN
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651-315-7090
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345 Cedar St., St. Paul, MN 55101 U.S.A.
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Tech writer. Nerd. Boricua. Cover picture by Steve Borsch.
Introduction

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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Victory! The FAA Won't Make You Shut Off Your Electronics Anymore
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After years of will they or won't they, the US Department of Transportation's Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has finally given permis

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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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reviewed a year ago
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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