Why I Left the Better Business Bureau

The past few weeks have been busy for me as I add or renew personal and business memberships. I also dropped my membership in the Better Business Bureau (BBB). The reason for the latter has to do with passwords and privacy. I joined the BBB in 2011. Last year, the BBB...

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Nougat Update Article Now for the Galaxy Tab S2

Last month, Samsung rolled out the Android 7.0 (Nougat) update for the Galaxy Tab S2. Samsung introduced the Galaxy Tab S3 with Nougat in March, but if you think the Tab S2 is just fine, then a free upgrade to Nougat on your Tab S2 may be what you're looking for. If...

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My RoboHelp 2017 Course is Now on Udemy

I've used RoboHelp since 1996 (hard to believe that's 21 years ago, isn't it?) and I've also developed several online courses for Adobe's online help creation software for previous versions. Now my new course for the latest version, RoboHelp 2017, is available on...

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New Galaxy S7 Nougat Article (and Yes, More)

I'm back with a new article about using Android 7.0, called Nougat, on the Galaxy S7. Samsung released the Galaxy S8 and the Galaxy S8 Plus last Friday, and the media reaction has ranged from good to meh. This is a far cry (or at least a cry) from the universal...

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How Long is the Holiday Season?

I've heard others say they're happy that the holiday season is over, which strikes me as a bit odd. After all, the President's Day weekend has just begun. What's more, the gift and card sections at my local grocery and drug stores are filled with stuff for Easter. So...

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Google Chrome Security: What It Means for You

Google updated its Chrome browser to version 56 a couple of weeks ago. Chrome is still the most popular browser available with about 52% market share as of January 2017 according to StatCounter ( This new version contains some important security...

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Articles, PDF e-Books, and Other Valuables

One of the ways I want to help make this blog valuable to you is to offer not just the latest news and links to websites. I also offer articles that are available at a small charge. These articles supplement material in my recent books. For example, I've written two...

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Start 2017 Productively: Convert Office Files to PDF

Ten years ago, I wrote an e-book for an online publisher. He wanted to know how to create PDF files from Microsoft Office (especially Excel) with Adobe Acrobat. Things didn't work out between me and the publisher and so we negotiated a transfer of the copyright to me....

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The soft launch

Welcome to the new Blogging to Drive Business blog! It's still quite not where I'd like it, but 97 percent of it is where I like it and you can see the features that will be staples of this blog. On the right side of the screen, you see a number of different features:...

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Samsung will stream select live action UFC, X-Games and Live Nation events for Gear VR

::  30 May 2017 :: SamMobile :: Adnan F.  ::

Samsung today announced VR Live Pass on Gear VR, it’s a lineup of global lRead more

SamMobile Daily Recap: May 29, 2017 — Galaxy C10, Galaxy S8 and more!

::  29 May 2017 :: SamMobile :: Josh L.  ::

We publish a lot of stories on a daily basis. Unfortunately, the majority of newRead more

Daily Deal: Pick up a 64GB EVO+ microSD card for 31% off

::  29 May 2017 :: SamMobile :: Josh L.  ::

Good news for folks running low on storage: you can currently pick up a 64GB EVORead more

The Help Files: How to Start a Consulting Business

::  25 May 2017 :: Tech Writer Today Magazine by TechWhirl :: Craig Cardimon  ::

Monday mornings are bad. Ask the Carpenters, who sang about it in 1971, or mostRead more

Automation and Documentation: Do More and Be More

::  18 May 2017 :: Tech Writer Today Magazine by TechWhirl :: Phil Davis  ::

Consider that a technical writer, a hybrid beast, straddles the industrial (“tecRead more

Elementary, My Dear Watson: the Editor as Detective

::  4 May 2017 :: Tech Writer Today Magazine by TechWhirl :: Geoff Hart  ::

Editing requires many of the same skills as a detective, and uncovering means, mRead more

New Tech Books Help People 50+ This Holiday Season

::  16 November 2015 :: Que Publishing :: Press Releases

Que Publishing and AARP Release Six New Books in SeriesRead more

Que Publishing and AARP Release First Four Books of Series

::  13 November 2014 :: Que Publishing :: Press Releases

New tech books help people 50+ get tech-savvy.Read more

Que Publishing Releases Pottermore Secrets and Mysteries Revealed: The Unofficial Guide to

::  6 December 2012 :: Que Publishing :: Press Releases

Your Training at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry Awaits!Read more




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