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How To Jam With Your Band Online

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How To Jam With Your Band Online

If jamming online is what you’re hoping to do then don’t despair. There are a number of options you can try out – and they don’t cost the earth! Musicians tend to be rather a smart bunch, and there are some geeky musos who have been working hard on a solution to online jamming for some time. Lucky for you, this means all you have to do is have a go!

Angela Randall June 1, 2012 01-06-2012
How To Jam With Your Band Online
New Analytics By Grooveshark Provides Insight About User Listening Habits [Updates]

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New Analytics By Grooveshark Provides Insight About User Listening Habits [Updates]

Have you ever filled a survey on Grooveshark while listening to music? These surveys are now put into use with a new Grooveshark service – Beluga. Beluga takes information provided by Grooveshark’s market research, or surveys, and turns it into in-depth music analytics about almost any artist you can think of.

Yaara Lancet June 1, 2012 01-06-2012
New Analytics By Grooveshark Provides Insight About User Listening Habits [Updates]
6 Cool DuckDuckGo Features You Won’t Find On Google

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6 Cool DuckDuckGo Features You Won’t Find On Google

In a world ruled by Google, at least where search is concerned, it’s sometimes hard to imagine a worthy alternative. DuckDuckGo is one website that is trying to offer such an alternative. If you’ve been using it the same as you would use Google, not taking advantage of its cool features, this article is for you.

Yaara Lancet June 1, 2012 01-06-2012
6 Cool DuckDuckGo Features You Won’t Find On Google
2 Sites To Find The Best “Socially-Selected” Desktop Wallpaper

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2 Sites To Find The Best “Socially-Selected” Desktop Wallpaper

It’s pretty difficult to find a quality wallpaper site anymore. There’s a ton of them, but many are packed full of plain, boring, “stock” wallpapers that you don’t want sitting on your desktop. There are many more that are filled with adware, risky pop-ups and pop-unders, and more. That’s not the kind of stuff I’m into.

Craig Snyder June 1, 2012 01-06-2012
2 Sites To Find The Best “Socially-Selected” Desktop Wallpaper
Why Microsoft Sucks – Again (Opinion)

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Why Microsoft Sucks – Again (Opinion)

In 2011 I wrote an op-ed piece (for a different website…!) about how I felt that Microsoft had moved away from being the many-tentacled corporate beast with no interest in providing a solid, working operating system and every interest in raping dollars out of customers. I argued that after the failure of Windows Vista, Microsoft had emerged as a company in touch with its user base, listening and almost caring.

Christian Cawley May 31, 2012 31-05-2012
Why Microsoft Sucks – Again (Opinion)
Google Launches Google+ Local – A Hint Of Zagat & Lots Of Friends [Updates]

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Google Launches Google+ Local – A Hint Of Zagat & Lots Of Friends [Updates]

Google+ has another brand new feature and this time it is heavily emphasizing matters of a local nature. The new feature is aptly named Google+ Local. It is designed to help you find and share the things you enjoy in your local area. It integrates Zagat ratings, so you can use it to find the best restaurants and other cool places around you.

Dave LeClair May 31, 2012 31-05-2012
Google Launches Google+ Local – A Hint Of Zagat & Lots Of Friends [Updates]
The Top 4 Internet Jobs With Online Companies You Can Do Exclusively On The Web

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The Top 4 Internet Jobs With Online Companies You Can Do Exclusively On The Web

Working online is the dream of many geeks. You can set your own hours, or you can work as much or as little as you’d like, you don’t have to commute and you don’t have to deal with pesky co-workers. Sounds too good to be true, right? To a degree. There’s no online job that lets you shrug off all the above annoyances, but you can make a living by working for companies online.

Matt Smith May 31, 2012 31-05-2012
The Top 4 Internet Jobs With Online Companies You Can Do Exclusively On The Web
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