Julio Ojeda-Zapata, Pioneer Press

Julio Ojeda-Zapata

Pioneer Press

Saint Paul, MN, United States

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  • Macworld

Recent articles by Julio:

Apple unveils new MacBook Pro laptops

Apple has unveiled new MacBook Pro models, the first upgrade to the laptop in five years. The new, thinner versions use Apple’s M1 Pro and M1 Max chips, which the company says are faster than previous models using Intel chips. Apple on Monday also unveiled the third generation of its popular entry-level AirPods earbuds. → Read More

What’s the latest in phones and tablets? Apple and Samsung update their product lines.

Samsung’s folding devices are marvels of engineering, but have their problems. → Read More

‘Foundation’ TV show adapts a classic science fiction trilogy using modern sensibilities – Twin Cities

“Foundation,” based on Isaac Asimov’s trilogy, tells the story of a galactic empire in decline, and of a scientist who foretells its eventual destruction. → Read More

Specialized Turbo electric bikes are alluring and app-savvy, but don’t come cheap – Twin Cities

Models include the Como SL for casual cyclists, and the Vado SL for more adventurous riding. We tried both. → Read More

Crave an ice-cream run on two wheels? These bicycling maps will help

Find parking, an ice-cream parlor, and a biking route to get from point A to point B. → Read More

Riding the Piram: New east-metro bicycle trail crams many wonders into 3.6 miles

For Twin Cities cyclists, the debut of a new trail is bit like Christmas. The Robert Piram Regional Trail is the latest gift. → Read More

Mac color is back: Apple’s new iMacs are a rainbow, just like the 1990s originals – Twin Cities

The new version of Apple’s all-in-one computer is thin and quiet, and it packs a punch courtesy of its M1 processor. → Read More

It’s bicycling season! Make the most of east-metro bike trails and routes. – Twin Cities

Try our interactive St. Paul biking guide with tips on parking, routes and what to look out for. → Read More

Apple’s AirTag lets you track down misplaced items, but needs better privacy safeguards – Twin Cities

The lozenge-like devices can be attached to a bag or keychain. If these are lost, an iPhone can find them even over great distances. → Read More

Watch: President Biden’s address to Congress, and the GOP’s response – Twin Cities

President Joe Biden declared Wednesday night in his first address to a joint session of Congress that “America is rising anew,” and pointed optimistically to the nation’s emergence from the pandemic as a vital moment to rebuild the U.S. economy and fundamentally transform government roles in American life. Read more. Sen. Tim Scott delivered the GOP response to Biden’s address to Congress. → Read More

Getting a COVID vaccination appointment can be tricky right now. Here are some tactics.

As of today in Minnesota, the COVID-vaccination floodgates are open. Anyone 16 and older is eligible to get a shot, with no other conditions, which has predictably triggered a stampede of state res… → Read More

Return of the portal: Ice and metal artwork, banished by city officials, gets a new home

The beloved ice portal has returned. St. Paul residents earlier this month were captivated by an ice and metal construct that loomed over a Summit Avenue median after mysteriously appearing like so… → Read More

Popular ice and metal sculpture vanishes from its Summit Avenue spot

Earlier this month, a dramatic yet whimsical ice and metal sculpture materialized at Summit Avenue and Griggs Street, drawing residents who braved subzero temperatures to marvel at it and share pic… → Read More

Go on an outdoor art tour — starting with a weirdly cool ice portal on Summit

If you need an excuse to haul yourself off the couch, throw on your parka and go get some fresh air, we have one. How about an art crawl? → Read More

Don’t stop cycling because of winter or COVID. Try these home-biking options. – Twin Cities

I stopped going to my office complex’s fitness center — and, generally, going to the office — last winter when COVID-19 began its inexorable spread across Minnesota. Staying home was my safest cour… → Read More

MN iPhone users have new way to learn if they were exposed to COVID-19

Minnesota users of Apple iPhone smartphones have a new way to be automatically notified if they were recently near someone who has tested positive for COVID-19, state officials announced Sunday. Ac… → Read More

Video: Pro-Trump protesters storm U.S. Capitol

Angry supporters of President Donald Trump on Wednesday stormed the U.S. Capitol in a chaotic protest aimed at thwarting a peaceful transfer of power. → Read More

Get this gear to chat with Mom, hit fitness goals and work from home like a boss

Up your tech game during the pandemic to be more relaxed and productive. → Read More

Ron Lindner, fishing pioneer and father of ‘algebra of angling,’ dies

BRAINERD, Minn. — Ron Lindner, a giant in the world of fishing who along with his brother left an indelible mark as innovators of the sport, died Monday, Nov. 30, at the age of 86. Driven by … → Read More

Apple’s new iPhones are the first with 5G. What does that mean for you? – Twin Cities

For Apple users and those looking to join the Apple ecosystem, autumn is iPhone season. This year, a range of iPhone 12-series smartphones are available for purchase. This fresh iPhone crop builds … → Read More