I talk Apple and local tech with Minnov8


In one of my most memorable Minnov8 Gang Podcast guest-hosting gigs ever, I joined Steve Borsch, Phil Wilson and Tim Elliott in a wide-ranging discussion that touched on recent Apple announcements, the thriving Twin Cities tech scene, and a planned documentary about that local tech community.

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I make a cameo in a 360-degree video clip

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Cool beans.  I make a cameo appearance in a 360-degree video shot by Twin Cities virtual-reality startup Visual.

The company is helping to pioneer a new variety of interactive and immersive video that can be viewed in every direction with the drag of a mouse or finger.

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John Hines and I talk Apple-gear rumors

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John Hines of WCCO Radio and I discussed impending Apple-product releases, such as upgraded iPhones, a revamped Apple TV, fresh Apple Watch accessories and a rumored “iPad Pro” monster tablet.

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I talk gadget warranties on KARE Sunrise

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I was on KARE-11 Sunrise to discuss warranty options for consumer-type mobile gadgets, such as phones, tablets and laptops.

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I write about backyard-movie obsession


Backyard movies became a big deal for my wife and me last summer.

This summer, again, we’ve been hosting outdoor gatherings with friends and neighbors to watch movies projected onto a giant screen.

We’ve done two such events so far, one in our big yard and another in our cozier adjacent patio, with at least a couple more in the works this season.

This has been so much fun that I decided to write about it for the Pioneer Press.

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I’m Julio Ojeda-Zapata, a nerd, boricua and tech writer living in St. Paul, Minn. This is my personal site.
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