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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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My Comcast Xfinity broadband downloads (but not uploads) more than doubled today.
Comcast doubles+ my broadband. Internet-Speed-Tests-Header. Comcast today was due to roughly double Internet-download speeds for those on two of its most-common residential-broadband tiers … and to substantially increase speeds for those on a third tier. Did it come through?
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At last! Google rolls out a standalone Hangouts website like Facebook's Messenger site.
Google has built Hangouts its own website, but it's not spinning it out of Gmail completely like the company did with several properties to form its new
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#murica! Oh, wait, this happened in Australia.
Adam Lancaster is an Australian man who just had a rare encounter with Australia's largest bird of prey in a very unusual way. While flying his drone quadcopter around the countryside near Melbourne, a large female wedge-tailed eagle seemed to take offense to it and decided to punch it out of the sky using her talons. Luckily for us, all of this was captured by the drone's camera. According to Lancaster, the eagle was unharmed and flew away after...
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Why can't I plug a perfectly fine USB drive into a store photo kiosk and get prints?

Working the problem. Is it because my flash drive is Mac-formatted? I PC-reformatted it and tried again. Nope. Is it because my pictures are nested in folders, instead at the top level? Testing that theory shortly.

What is annoying, however, is how customers are on their own if they have issues such as this one. Staffers lack the training to render even elementary tech assistance. I am screwed.

Is it any wonder the photo print is dead?
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It is probably due to the format. What file system? What is the capacity of the USB drive?
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I've been doing backyard movies for a couple of years now, and it's been a total hoot.
I had long been envious of homeowners who can turn their back yards into summertime movie venues using projectors, giant screens and the like. 3 metro households bring backyard movies to a new level
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And how are you addressing the copyright issues around exhibition?
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Pocket launches a public beta (iOS, Android and desktop Web). Highly recommended.
Save-for-later service Pocket is testing out recommendations for the first time, introducing personalized picks for articles and videos into a public beta channel it is opening today. Pocket's 17...
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The answer is yes: Brands are starting to take emojis a bit too far, and it's annoying.
Are we witnessing a revolution in brand communications, or just some good old-fashioned millennial pandering?
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Dipshit Sharpton surrounded by Puerto Ricans but doesn't know they are U.S. citizens.
  The Reverend Al Sharpton has a nationally syndicated news program on MSNBC. Every day, he reaches millions of television viewers. Four days ago, on August 17, he used that platform to state ...
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Sue, me? the cause was address?
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Definitely true for me: the iPhone 6 Plus is the best e-book reader I have ever used.
It’s not the e-reader that will be driving future books sales, it’s the phone; how publishers are rethinking books for the small screen
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I had a Budweiser after years of craft-beer drinking. It was dreadful, just dreadful.
Blame Prohibitionists, German immigrants, and factory workers who just wanted to drink during their lunch break.
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Give me a Mich Golden any day.
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I love doing backyard movies but these Twin Citians make me look like a total amateur.
Backyard movies have become popular ways to catch up with friends and bond with the neighbors. We looked at three. metro households that have aspired to o
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Reeder 3 for Mac now available as a (free for now) public beta. Best Mac newsreader.
Mac: Reeder is our favorite RSS client for Mac and today a public beta of the new version, Reeder 3 is available for free.
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  • The St. Paul Pioneer Press
    consumer-technology reporter and blogger, present
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San Juan, Puerto Rico - Chicago, Illinois - Urbana-Champaign, Illinois - Minneapolis, MN
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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.

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  • 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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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.
Food: Poor - FairDecor: GoodService: Poor - Fair
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