Category Archives: CDPUG Blog

The Top Mistakes Content Creators Make –And How to Avoid Them

Or for anyone at the meeting, they’re more like “misconceptions” than mistakes. Regardless, the presentation was very informative with facts ranging from copyright laws to rules on fair use. The speaker that presented is a well-known figure named Sharon L. Toerek, Principle Toerek Law (if you want to learn more about her in depth, you can right here) who is… Read more »






Save 50% in Take Control’s Spring Book Bargain Bonanza

Good day, fellow Apple aficionados! We felt like having a big sale, but couldn’t find a good hook for it. Sure, tomorrow is World Backup Day, and Joe Kissell’s excellent Backing Up Your Mac: A Joe On Tech Guide is the latest incarnation of Take Control of Backing Up Your Mac, which was one of our most popular books of… Read more »






Gerry Shamray’s “Selfie” accepted in BAYarts Annual Juried Exhibition

CDPUG VP Gerry Shamray earned a spot in this year’s BAYarts Annual Juried Exhibition. The show opened on Friday, March 10 with a reception and will run through April 1. Gerry’s piece, “Selfie,” is a black and white digital drawing that depicts the artist reflecting on his life via illustrated selfies of himself and his dog. “Selfie” was also shown… Read more »






The Big Gumshoes: a new story by Bill Cohen-Kiraly

This is a shameless plug by me, Bill Cohen-Kiraly. I have published a new story on my site “Songs of a Befuddled Muse” (http://www.befuddledmuse.com)   Please check out “The Big Gumshoes” –What happens when Clumbo, a man dedicated to making kids laugh and bad guys cry, receives a gruesome package by UPS? The Big Gumshoes While on BefuddledMuse.com, check out some… Read more »






Safely Backing Up your Mac & PC – PDF Presentation

The Feburary 2017 CDPUG General Meeting featured our Programming Director, Spike Radway, and Ken Fanger, talking about backing up data on your Mac, PC, iOS & Android Devices. Both of their presentation slides are below for anyone who wants to see it again, or for those who couldn’t attend. Spike’s presentation is here.   Ken’s presentation is here.  






CDPUG January 26, 2017 Meeting Summary

Our January 26, 2017 General Meeting was held at the Garfield Heights, Branch of the Cuyahoga Library. Bill Cohen-Kiraly began with a quick overview of some new features on our website. The main attraction was Garfield Heights Branch Manager Lane Edwards II showing us the digital resources the library has to offer, with a focus on graphic design. Lane showed users… Read more »






To Pixar and Beyond. A Book Review and Comparison to Other Titles

A book review by Spike Radway I recently enjoyed the newly released book, “To Pixar and Beyond. My Unlikely Journey with Steve Jobs to Make Entertainment History” by Lawrence Levy. Enough to take the time to write a review and encourage Cleveland Digital Publishing User Group (CDPUG) members to read this recently released title. I have read a few books… Read more »






Diamond Visual Communications Grand Opening

Diamond Visual Communications is having a grand opening Thursday December 8, where you can see their Showroom and Production Facility. CDPUG Member, Mark Bailin is the owner of Diamond Visual Communications. Where: 4516 Renaissance Parkway, Warrensville Heights, Ohio 44128 When: Thursday December 8, 2016 at 12 PM – 2 PM and 4 PM – 6 PM If you want to… Read more »






Get Booked Solid – Even if You Hate Marketing and Selling Followup

Megan Apple did a great job getting down to the details about how to get booked solid with all of the clients you want – even if you hate marketing and selling! We were glad to have her come a second time and share more of her knowledge about the world of business with us. Megan was able to keep the audience… Read more »