Easily find alternative software options

If you manage IT resources, you may often find yourself having to make decisions about what software to get for various purposes. To make sound decisions, it’s helpful to have a resource for finding alternatives to any particular software. One website catered to this need is alternativeTo (http://alternativeto.net). This site lists alternatives to the search…

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Know the limits of your Cisco interfaces

Cisco routers and switches use interface descriptor blocks (IDBs) to keep track of the information for each interface. These include hardware IDBs (HWIDB) and software IDBs (SWIDB). The former control hardware interfaces (at least two are needed per interface), and the latter control sub-interfaces. With today’s heavy use of virtual interfaces, IDBs can be a…

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Tips From the Expert: InDesign

Author: Debra Novara Corporate Branding Manager, New Horizons Everyone has their own way of doing things. But no matter how long you’ve been using InDesign, it’s fun to learn a few new (or old) tricks. Here’s a few of my favorites. 1. Copy Effects to another object This is super easy, just select the object…

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Adobe Illustrator’s Custom Pattern Brush

Author: Debra Novara Corporate Branding Manager, New Horizons Great Lakes Here’s a fun tip that will show you how to make pattern brushes and borders using the Brush Pattern Tool. By following these 4 simple steps, you’ll be able to make an array of creative borders. My border uses 3 colored boxes, but the sky’s…

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Presto! Convert Images from RGB to CMYK in a Snap.

Author: Debra Novara Corporate Branding Manager, New Horizons I’m sure you have witnessed just as I have, how many publications and marketing materials that are no longer printed, residing only on the web. And even though this is true, I still find myself with those few jobs per year that (thankfully) go that way. Many…

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Should you sync your Creative Cloud apps?

When you launch a Creative Cloud app, such as Photoshop, Illustrator, or InDesign, you may receive a dialog box which reads (specific to the app): “Photoshop securely syncs your preferences and presets to Creative Cloud. Click Sync Settings Now to sync updated settings.” So, should you sync settings or disable sync settings? You might want…

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What to Expect With Windows 10

Windows 10 Brings Major Changes While Apple has been enjoying its fair share of media attention as of late with the announcement of new devices, one of its chief competitors is gearing up for changes of their own. Microsoft will release a preview version of the Windows 10 operating system on September 30, marking the…

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Improve page load times with CSS3

One of the most important ways to attract and retain website visitors is to make sure your pages load quickly. Fast load times not only help users but may also improve page rankings in search engines. A major way to speed up page load times is to simply reduce the amount of content that needs…

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App Developers are in High, High Demand

Web & Mobile Application Development The latest mobile devices and applications are changing the way we communicate, do business and access news and entertainment. Businesses, consumers and programmers have embraced this innovative technology, making mobile application development one of the most demanded and fastest growing IT careers. Mobile developers write programs inside of a mobile…

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