Author Archives: Adam Volk

About Adam Volk

My name is Adam and I'm a copywriter with Corel’s Marketing Department. In a past life, I've been employed as a book editor, journalist and video game screenwriter. I enjoy reading, biking and cheesy 80s action movies. I can neither confirm nor deny rumors that I am a massive nerd.

The Top 5 Summer Camping Apps

Summer is here, and if you’re anything like me, chances are you’re going to pack up your cooler, air out your moldy tent and sleeping bags, slather yourself in bug spray and hit the great outdoors for a little R … Continue reading

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The 2nd Annual Ottawa ComicCon

It’s that time of the year again here in Ottawa. The tulips are blooming, the skies are blue and recently our fair city’s fangirls and fanboys – including yours truly – donned their capes, masks and spandex underwear and headed … Continue reading

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How to Create a Kick-ass Kickstarter in Five Easy Steps

Do you have a great idea for a project? Maybe you’re looking to publish a book, make a movie or record your band’s very first album? If so, you might just consider launching your very own Kickstarter. If you haven’t … Continue reading

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6 Simple Ways to Shoot Better Smartphone Videos

These days you can’t swing a USB cable around a BestBuy without hitting the latest state-of-the-art video camera. As a new father, I’ve been shooting a diaperload of baby videos starring my four-month old son Ignacio. Unfortunately, I don’t have … Continue reading

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The Top 5 FREE Winter Apps

I’m not sure what it’s like where you live, but here in the snowy wastes of Ottawa, Ontario (home to Corel’s corporate headquarters), one thing in certain: Old Man Winter is one miserable sack of road salt. The fact is, … Continue reading

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The Top Tech Trends of 2013

Unless you own a Harry Potter-style crystal ball or a DeLorean (with prerequisite time travelling flux capacitor) chances are the future is pretty difficult to predict. That’s doubly true when it comes to technology, which tends to change faster than … Continue reading

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Run for your lives! It’s… Black Friday!

Every year around this time, the moon is swallowed in darkness, an ill-wind howls through empty shopping mall parking lots and the employees of the world’s big box stores load their pricing guns, strap on their name tags and whisper … Continue reading

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Welcome to the new world: An inside look at Corel and Windows 8

Windows might have started out as as a twinkle in Bill Gates’ eye almost 30 years ago, but since then it’s gone on to become the most dominant operating system on the planet. Now, after a whole mess load of … Continue reading

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The Corel World # 12: The Top Five FREE Back to School Apps

It’s that time of the year again. Yes, despite what Alice Cooper would have us believe, school isn’t going to be out forever. In fact, as I write this, millions of students around the world are currently gearing up for … Continue reading

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The Corel World # 11: How to Create a Webcomic in Five Easy Steps

These days it seems like the internet was designed almost entirely for people to tweet about things they just ate, post photos on Instagram of things they’re about to eat, or find things on Facebook they’d like to eat in … Continue reading

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