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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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I never thought I'd ever say this, but cool Barbie.
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The Saint Paul Saints? There's an app for that ... finally.
The Saint Paul Saints? There’s an app for that … finally. And fans can use it to have beer, pop and peanuts brought to their seats at CHS Field. The city’s minor-league baseball t…
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Another major update to Google Docs for iOS ... and it STILL doesn't support Split View. WTF
This ensures that your recent work is available for you even if you wander into one of those pesky Internet dead zones.
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The Rhapsody music-streaming service debuts VR-video apps, courtesy of local startup Visual.
The Rhapsody music-streaming service has entered virtual reality with help from a Minneapolis-based tech startup called Visual that specializes in 360-degree video content. Seattle-based Rhapsody, …
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Hogwarts' founding mother has a point: Banning Trump from UK means descending to his level.
J.K. Rowling, who once called Donald Trump worse than her fictional Harry Potter villain Voldemort, said Monday that the billionaire mogul has her support to visit the United Kingdom and "be offensive and bigoted there."
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As repulsive as Trump is, this points out a far bigger problem with liberals/progressives. This constant desire to "ban" ideas, people or speech you are uncomfortable with or <gasp> disagree with is the most anti-American and ridiculous thing I have ever seen.

Rowling is right. Just because you don't like Trump or the things he says doesn't mean you can ban him or his speech.
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Um, Google, my use of your new Spaces app isn't off to a good start ...
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Google Apps user? I don't think it's available for Google Apps yet.
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Racist, indeed.
This Chinese laundry detergent commercial will likely leave you feeling like you need a shower. UPDATE: the company still doesn't think the ad is racist.
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Comcast's regional HQ is just an elevator ride away from my offices, but today was the first time I penetrated the company's inner sanctum.
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Track your cable guy? Store your TV recordings online? Comcast details slew of new features.
Comcast on Wednesday announced new services and initiatives that it hopes will enhance its customers’ video and Internet experiences, as well as its customer service — including being able to…
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Tech to help Hamline University commencement announcers NAIL graduates' name pronunciations.
The last thing graduating collegians want to hear, after four years of hard work, and with bursting-with-pride relatives present at commencement ceremonies, is announcers butchering their names. Ha…
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Required reading.
Instead of an expression of liberty, the Trump phenomenon is a threat to it.
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And don't be fooled...he is a LEFTIST fascist.
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I salute Twitter for (soon) not counting photos, links in character counts. Obvious, overdue
Twitter Inc. is making a major shift in how it counts characters in Tweets, giving users more freedom to compose longer messages.
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  • The St. Paul Pioneer Press
    consumer-technology reporter and blogger, present
  • Minneapolis Star Tribune
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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.
Food: Poor - FairDecor: GoodService: Poor - Fair
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