Tina is a freelance editor, natural scientist, and cosmopolitan with a strong interest in sustainability. During her free time she enjoys live music, nature, and traveling around the world. You can find Tina online or in Berlin, Germany.
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Tune into the music to relax your brainwaves. This edition of Sound Sunday features soothing ambient electronic sounds with many underlying genres, from drum & bass and dubstep, to rock, classical, and experimental soundscapes.
Sound Sunday caters to all tastes. Apparently, our audience most appreciates electronic music, which is reflected in high numbers of shares. Hence we continue to explore this genre with another fabulous dubstep edition. There also is an underlying theme in this edition: Do what you love! In case you didn’t know this secret recipe already, I recommend listening to the Intro track of SniteVille’s In The Mist Of Darkness. Like other genres better? Make sure you let us know by sharing or commenting next time I cover it!
Laptops are replaced every few years. We crave fancier hardware, novel features, and maybe our old device has become unresponsive and suffered some damage over time. Consequently, most laptops get thrown out prematurely. Unless you are looking for a silly excuse to buy a new and shiny device, you will love to hear that there are many ways to make your laptop last longer.
Following a series of down-to-earth genre editions, this installment of Sound Sunday is prepared to lift you up. In this article you will find a collection of energetic albums to get you moving. Throw a party and get all your friends to dance with you. Sound Sunday is a weekly MakeUseOf column promoting free music downloads from independent artists from around the world. Enjoyed the music in this edition? Or caving something else? I take suggestions and listen to feedback. Post your comments and expect a response!
Care to get the most out of your old hard drive? Even if the drive is dead, there may be one more creative use left in it before submitting its remains for recycling. It is called upcycling! When you’ve re-used your old hardware in every conceivable way, it’s usually time for it to leave its current form of existence and break it apart to create something new.
Sound Sunday is back this week with a fine selection of free pop and rock albums. Whether you are craving indie dream pop or alternative roots rock, there is an album for every taste. All albums are available as free or name your price downloads from Bandcamp. Please leave a donation with artists you like or at least share their work. Feel free to contact me (tina at makeuseof dot com) with suggestions and genre requests for upcoming editions of Sound Sunday.
Be honest! How many browser tabs do you have open right now? More than a decade ago, Firefox — then known as Firebird — introduced browser tabs to the masses. Tabbed browsing quickly became a standard, and today it’s hard to imagine a browser that doesn’t support tabs. TabMix gives you even more control.
Sometimes we all have to go a little crazy and let our inner punk out. Sound Sunday is here to provide the soundtrack for your wild life. This edition showcases demos, debuts, teaser EPs, compilations, and full albums of enthusiastic young punk rock bands from around the world. Download their music, share it with your friends, and if you can spare a dollar or two, invest it into your favorite talent. Better to support passion than greed. Want to see your music featured or want to suggest something? Email Tina at this domain.
Sound Sunday brings you the best free and legal music downloads on the net. Towards the end of the week I sit down to go through my album archives, browse Twitter and Bandcamp, review recommendations and submissions, and put together the edition for the same week. Often I find more than I can feature and I file it for another time. This week I emptied my over-bursting folk & americana folder. The amount of talent in this world is truly inexhaustible. It should give us joy and hope.
Laptops tend to have a rather short lifetime. They are outdated within weeks of being released, they are notoriously hard to upgrade or repair, and by nature they are subject to gradual decay or fatal accidents. Some laptop issues, however, are often easier to repair than you would expect.
Most of us have our data spread across several devices, storage media, or services. Storage capacities continue to expand at affordable prices, digital devices diversify, and as a result we are increasingly moving data to the Cloud. Do you even have a use for your old hard drive anymore? Don’t trash it just yet. First, hear what I have to tell you about old hard drives.
This edition of Sound Sunday whisks you away to the country side. Imagine meadows, hills, and trees as far the eye can reach, the sounds of birds and crickets, people huddled around bonfires at night, and the smell of campfire in your hair. And then someone picks up the guitar and sings…
Being a freelance writer or journalist isn’t easy, particularly if you write in a language that isn’t your mother tongue. Yet, many foreign speakers are tempted to write in English because it promises a greater audience and thus better opportunities to earn a living. The drawback is that we are constantly struggling with the details of the little devils in the language.
Every week Sound Sunday introduces you to a new set of EPs and albums that you can download for free. This week was inspired by Ellen’s request for non-vocal music. “I’m a university professor and spend a lot of time at my computer. (…) [H]aving music playing is really useful because I often work in […]
The Leap Motion Controller is a novel user interface device for Windows and Mac. It lets you control your computer through finger gestures painted into the air above the small device. In this article I will take you through the initial setup, introduce you to the Leap Motion’s app store, and generally explore how intuitive and useful this gadget really is.