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Sometimes Tools Can Get In Your Way

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Preview modes are great – they give you an idea of how your work will look or sound in the best possible scenario. The problem is that all such tools are gigantic crutches, and in most cases they will severely limit your creativity and your creative potential.

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Robocallers

Robocalls: The Do Not Call Registry Epidemic

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Even though my phone number is listed in the National Do Not Call Registry, I've started to receive Robocalls on my mobile phone. It's more than a mild annoyance. On a bad day I'll receive two or three of them, and about once a day I receive an unwanted Robotext.

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Have You Been Hacked

Hacked, Sort of … Maybe … IDK

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I got an email from Google AdWords thanking me for my payment. Payment? What payment? This is my personal, private email account; it's not tied to Google AdWords or anything else for that matter. Had I been hacked?

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7 Hottest Tech Trends in 1776

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In the 1770s, America was a relatively low tech, agrarian society. But all that was about to change. So here, for your Independence Day reading pleasure, are the seven hottest tech trends circa 1776.

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