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Issue #946 I was reading the good piece about trying to get reasonable numbers on software product revenue. I can empathize with the challenge, because I was involved for many years (and even led efforts) in trying to guesstimate our... Continue reading
Posted 22 hours ago at upFront.eZine News Archives
The Gallery app might have a setting for you to specify which folders it should see. If not, I highly recommend QuickPic app, which lets you specify folders to view, as well as utilities such as renaming pictures, moving them to other folders, and so on. TIP: I take a picture of the WiFi box's SSID and password, and then rename the picture to remind me whose WiFi it is. Then I move the picture into a folder I named 'WiFi."
Issue #945 by Ralph Grabowski with Klaus Vossen CorelDraw is famous for being packed -- some might say "saturated" -- with supplemental programs and libraries of content. Even a decade ago, we were wondering, "What more could Corel Corp add?"... Continue reading
Posted Jul 10, 2017 at upFront.eZine News Archives
You are right: it would have been disabled by an updated that Logitech pushed onto your computer. I wonder if Logitech convinced themselves that double-click is dead, since there is the option in Windows to single-click instead.
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Global data roaming One of the headaches of traveling internationally is how to communicate using our cell phones in country to country. Roaming access (as it is known) can be expensive, whether to make phone calls, send text messages, or... Continue reading
Posted Jul 3, 2017 at WorldCAD Access
Issue #994 by Ralph Grabowski with Sandesh Joshi Thirty years ago, I went undercover at CADalyst magazine. I was the magazine's technical editor, and had been noticing ads for drafting services. Companies and individuals offered to take paper drawings and... Continue reading
Posted Jun 26, 2017 at upFront.eZine News Archives
You have done a good job fixing your system, and I agree that it is bizarre that graphics internal to the CPU would stop working.
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Set Up Nearby Device The worst thing in life is being punished for doing a good deed. I spent most of four days last week stripping wallpaper and painting my mother-in-law's bathroom. Listening to Radio Paradise on my smartphone, it... Continue reading
Posted Jun 20, 2017 at WorldCAD Access
Issue #943 Travelogue by Ralph Grabowski [In part i last week, I listed Graphisoft's master plan for BIM, the future of ArchiCAD, and some of the features found in the new ArchiCAD 21 release. The travelogue continues.] Tuesday evening Graphisoft... Continue reading
Posted Jun 19, 2017 at upFront.eZine News Archives
Issue #942 Travelogue by Ralph Grabowski Graphisoft holds an annual conference for its key customers, alternating locations between Japan and Europe. This year the Key Client Conference was in Kyoto, the former capital city of Japan. It also invites a... Continue reading
Posted Jun 12, 2017 at upFront.eZine News Archives
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And this is one of them There is one Android name for the operating system that runs on smartphones, tablets, and even a few laptops. But there are four versions of it, something iOS users are unaware of. Google releases... Continue reading
Posted Jun 7, 2017 at WorldCAD Access
Issue #941 Book authored by Andrew Huang Reviewed by Ralph Grabowski When a Kickstarter project fails, often it is because promoters aren't able to get the hardware built in China. (The other reason is that promoters become greedy, and then... Continue reading
Posted Jun 6, 2017 at upFront.eZine News Archives
It's good to hear the Super is working out for you. I keep checking for system updates, hoping the camera gets fixed!
Toggle Commented Jun 5, 2017 on Umi Super phone: 3 months later at WorldCAD Access
I continue to use the MX mouse, replacing it as it wears out every couple of years. I use a short USB cable extender to keep the receiver away from my desktop computer's case. Ironically, I keep it tethered to a thin USB cable, to keep the wireless mouse charged.
Thank you for figuring that one out!
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Live from Graphisoft Key Customer Conference 2017 in Kyoto, Japan [Our coverage of this event earlier in the day was curtailed due to the WiFi failing to connect to the rest of the Internet.] BIMx is the name of Graphisoft's... Continue reading
Posted May 29, 2017 at WorldCAD Access
Issue #940 by Ralph Grabowski with Peter Thorne When we talk about seat numbers, market shares, and future market projections, loud arguments begin. Do seat numbers include educational ones? Are market shares for a region or the whole world? This... Continue reading
Posted May 29, 2017 at upFront.eZine News Archives
I just tested the latest version of VLC (version 2.2.4) on my HP Spectre, a laptop with a 360-degree hinge that switches to tablet mode. It worked correctly in both modes, regular and tablet. I could change the volume by dragging my finger up and down, and fast forward (and rewind) by dragging my finger horizintally. I think the tweaks I discuss in this blog entry are no longer needed.
Toggle Commented May 23, 2017 on Using VLC on touch screens at WorldCAD Access
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$200 It's been three months since I got my latest smartphone, a $200 Umi Super that has the specs of phones 3x the price, and so I thought I'd update you on my experience. Was it worth buying a phone... Continue reading
Posted May 23, 2017 at WorldCAD Access
Checking online, I see no change to the EU ruling since it was made in 2012.
Issue #939 by Ralph Grabowski with Cedric Desbordes Writing a server-based CAD system is tough: You need to figure out how to make Web browsers load and display drawing elements quickly, and then react to viewing and editing changes even... Continue reading
Posted May 15, 2017 at upFront.eZine News Archives
This problem can occur when SetPoint is updated, overwriting your customized XML file. Don't update SetPoint! I created this xml file several months ago and it let me double-click using the wheel on my M510 for several months. Recently, it stopped working and can't get setpoint to use wheel to double-click anymore.. Commenter name: Ken Haase Commenter email: khaase@satx.rr.com IP address: 70.123.172.97 Authentication: None Enjoy! The Typepad Team P.S.: Learn more about replying to comments. Unpublished Publish Delete Mark as Spam Edit Comment Typepad, Inc. 10 Corporate Drive, Suite 300, Burlington, MA 01803 Manage Notifications | Support | Terms of Service | Privacy Policy Date: Tue, 9 May 2017 14:58:14 -0700 MIME-Version: 1.0 Content-Type: image/png Content-Disposition: inline; filename="email/buttons/bottom.png" Content-ID: <1494367094.4611C134.12521@oak-tp-worker004> Date: Tue, 9 May 2017 14:58:14 -0700 MIME-Version: 1.0 Content-Type: image/gif Content-Disposition: inline; filename="spacer.gif" Content-ID: <1494367094.f2C7D135.12521@oak-tp-worker004> Date: Tue, 9 May 2017 14:58:14 -0700 MIME-Version: 1.0 Content-Type: image/png Content-Disposition: inline; filename="email/footer.png" Content-ID: <1494367094.F8e01C136.12521@oak-tp-worker004> Date: Tue, 9 May 2017 14:58:14 -0700 MIME-Version: 1.0 Content-Type: image/png Content-Disposition: inline; filename="email/buttons/edit.png" Content-ID: <1494367094.bA4c137.12521@oak-tp-worker004> Date: Tue, 9 May 2017 14:58:14 -0700 MIME-Version: 1.0 Content-Type: image/gif Content-Disposition: inline; filename="email/tp-logo-small.gif" Content-ID: <1494367094.6B7c138.12521@oak-tp-worker004> Date: Tue, 9 May 2017 14:58:14 -0700 MIME-Version: 1.0 Content-Type: image/png Content-Disposition: inline; filename="email/buttons/spam.png" Content-ID: <1494367094.DDeB6fBF139.12521@oak-tp-worker004> Date: Tue, 9 May 2017 14:58:14 -0700 MIME-Version: 1.0 Content-Type: image/png Content-Disposition: inline; filename="email/buttons/publish.png" Content-ID: <1494367094.8A54Edf0140.12521@oak-tp-worker004> Date: Tue, 9 May 2017 14:58:14 -0700 MIME-Version: 1.0 Content-Type: image/png Content-Disposition: inline; filename="email/buttons/delete.png" Content-ID: <1494367094.3fDA21141.12521@oak-tp-worker004> Date: Tue, 9 May 2017 14:58:14 -0700 MIME-Version: 1.0 Content-Type: image/png Content-Disposition: inline; filename="email/header.png" Content-ID: <1494367094.Cb06142.12521@oak-tp-worker004> Date: Tue, 9 May 2017 14:58:14 -0700 MIME-Version: 1.0 Content-Type: image/png Content-Disposition: inline; filename="email/buttons/top.png" Content-ID: <1494367094.BFB6F6f143.12521@oak-tp-worker004>
James Heppelmann from last week's conference call There's been a lot of buzz about augmented reality [AR] generated recently by Facebook and Snapchat. That technology is fun for consumers, but it'll be transformational for enterprises. You may not have thought... Continue reading
Posted May 9, 2017 at WorldCAD Access
Issue #938 by Ralph Grabowski Onshape is currently the golden boy of the CAD world. They have the mindshare. And so other CAD vendors are finding ways to reflect some of that Onshape glow onto themselves -- if not seeing... Continue reading
Posted May 8, 2017 at upFront.eZine News Archives