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Facebook’s New Service Lets You Listen To Music With Friends [News]

Internet

Facebook’s New Service Lets You Listen To Music With Friends [News]

Music is becoming more and more social, right? Well, the folks at Facebook obviously think so. Facebook has just announced a new service which allows users to listen to music with your friends and do so in perfect synchronization. For now, the service only works with Spotify and Rdio, but more services should be added soon. So how does it work?

18-01-2012
Facebook’s New Service Lets You Listen To Music With Friends [News]
How To Find A Nearby Library Which Lends Kindle Books & Other eBooks

Internet

How To Find A Nearby Library Which Lends Kindle Books & Other eBooks

As our society becomes more paperless, more people are looking for ways to replace their paper habits. Buying eBooks online is not a bad choice, but not everyone is into buying their books. Many of us enjoy our local public library, which lets us lend books for a limited time, and then return them. This is the cheaper, environmentally-friendlier and generally calmer choice, which doesn’t involve a lot of shopping.

17-01-2012
How To Find A Nearby Library Which Lends Kindle Books & Other eBooks
Amazon’s New “Send To Kindle” App Lets You Easily Send Files From PC To Kindle [News]

Internet

Amazon’s New “Send To Kindle” App Lets You Easily Send Files From PC To Kindle [News]

Amazon has just released a new piece of software, aimed at making your PC-Kindle interaction even easier. The new app is called Send to Kindle, and can be downloaded onto any Windows machine from here (Mac support is coming soon). Send to Kindle adds new ways for you to send any personal document from your PC to your Kindle device or Kindle app.

17-01-2012
Amazon’s New “Send To Kindle” App Lets You Easily Send Files From PC To Kindle [News]
5 Critical Mistakes To Avoid When Setting Goals

Self Improvement

5 Critical Mistakes To Avoid When Setting Goals

Goal setting is a great way to cut down on procrastination and boost productivity. If you don’t have goals, you don’t have direction. Without direction, it’s easy for you to feel lost and confused. Fortunately, there are plenty of ways you can keep track of your goals, whether you use an online goal tracker, an iPhone app, or even just a pocket notebook.

17-01-2012
5 Critical Mistakes To Avoid When Setting Goals
7 Types Of Blogs You Can Write [Opinion]

Wordpress & Web Development

7 Types Of Blogs You Can Write [Opinion]

When you set out to write your personal blog, you’ll realize that there are a variety of different writer’s hats that you can wear. You may want to make a personal blog with your thoughts and records of your daily life, but on the other hand, you may want to make something a little more unique than that. Today, I’ve put together a few blog types that you may or may not want to avoid.

17-01-2012
7 Types Of Blogs You Can Write [Opinion]
5 Interesting But Useful Ways Of Using Wikipedia For Information Junkies

Internet

5 Interesting But Useful Ways Of Using Wikipedia For Information Junkies

There are many ways to look at and browse through Wikipedia. From browser extensions and plugins to web apps that make browsing Wikipedia more than a scholarly exercise. The vast bank of human knowledge stored within Wikipedia pages also makes for some interesting uses – some which you might not even consider seriously. But checking out these five useful ways of using Wikipedia could be worth your reading time.

17-01-2012
5 Interesting But Useful Ways Of Using Wikipedia For Information Junkies
Listen To Full Length Music Albums For Free With Bandcamp

Internet

Listen To Full Length Music Albums For Free With Bandcamp

Sometimes it feels like the entrenched music industry (embodied by the big labels) is doing everything it can to keep us feeling like pirates for wanting to download music. But no matter how much they try to keep the old model (“artist to label, label to consumer”) alive, it is actually dying. Things are changing, and artists have amazing tools for reaching listeners directly these days.

17-01-2012
Listen To Full Length Music Albums For Free With Bandcamp
The 3 Most Badass Female Video Game Characters Ever [MUO Gaming]

Gaming

The 3 Most Badass Female Video Game Characters Ever [MUO Gaming]

It is a sad fact that video games are an entertainment medium that caters mostly to men. As a result, most of the main characters in games tend to be male, and many females are stuck in secondary roles. Thankfully, that is shifting as more and more women get into playing, and more importantly, making video games. There are some badass girls out there in video games.

17-01-2012
The 3 Most Badass Female Video Game Characters Ever [MUO Gaming]
3 Ways To Stop Multitasking & Stay Focused To Be More Efficient & Productive [Windows]

Windows

3 Ways To Stop Multitasking & Stay Focused To Be More Efficient & Productive [Windows]

At MakeUseOf we have written countless articles on how to multitask. As it turns out, however, multitasking messes with your brain. Research shows that people who multitask a lot are “more susceptible to interference from irrelevant environmental stimuli and from irrelevant representations in memory” (Ophir 2009). In other words, people who multitask are much more easily distracted.

17-01-2012
3 Ways To Stop Multitasking & Stay Focused To Be More Efficient & Productive [Windows]
Why More People Would Use Mac If It Cost The Same As Windows [Opinion]

Mac Windows

Why More People Would Use Mac If It Cost The Same As Windows [Opinion]

I’m writing this on a Windows PC for one very good reason – Macs are too damn expensive. If only Apple was to lower the price of its full range of Mac computers then everyone could own one. Hell, it could even introduce a new entry-level base model of Mac to bring down the cost of owning a Mac, smashing the price-induced barrier to ownership in the process.

17-01-2012
Why More People Would Use Mac If It Cost The Same As Windows [Opinion]
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