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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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 They are outdated within weeks of being released, they are notoriously hard to upgrade or repair, and by nature they are subject to gradual decay or fatal accidents.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.
Several years ago, I experienced a hard drive failure. I was at work when my laptop suddenly started to act particularly strange. About half an hour later, the hard drive failed audibly and the laptop wouldn’t boot anymore. Unfortunately, I didn’t have comprehensive backups. Over the next couple of weeks I considered doing everything under the sun — and did most of it — to fix the old HDD. If your hard drive has died, this guide might help you to revive it again. So roll up your sleeves and get to work!
Laptops have a particularly short lifetime. While it is possible to upgrade laptop hardware, one day the time will come when that is just not possible or worth it any more. This is when you will want to copy your data from your old laptop to a new device. How you can do this essentially depends on how much data there is to back up and whether or not the old laptop is still booting.
Sound Sunday is a weekly feature promoting legally free music downloads. Every edition invites you to explore various genres and artists from around the world. This week the focus is on independent and alternative folk, rock, americana, and country music. We kindly ask you to donate a few dollars for music you enjoy! Note that artists benefit more from donations made on Bandcamp than any purchases via platforms like iTunes or Spotify. That said, all EPs, albums, and singles featured on Sound Sunday can be downloaded for free.
Have you ever wanted to demonstrate something you do on your computer and wished you could easily share your screen? The Screenleap Chrome browser extension lets you launch a screenshare for part or all of your desktop from within Gmail. Your friend only needs the viewer URL to instantly view your screen from any browser on any device.
Ever since Edward Snowden blew the whistle on PRISM, the NSA’s no longer secret surveillance program, we know one thing with certainty: nothing that happens online can be considered private. Can you really escape the intelligence services’ data hoarders by avoiding specific services? As similar programs in France, the UK, and Germany are revealed, this seems highly unlikely.
Sometimes I wonder whether Sound Sunday compiles me. This week I started off with Amy Lynn’s single, added a couple of albums from my backlog, and went to find more to complete this edition. As it was time to put the post together, I found I needed to drop albums and replace them with others. […]
Inspiration often comes from observation. Before deciding on their own design, creatives typically gather ideas from other sources. As a graphic or web designer, you probably browse the Internet to review the work of your colleagues. With only so many pleasing color schemes available, it’s nothing shameful to copy color compositions or a color with […]
Depending on the volume of messages you need to process, managing emails can be a tedious task. With the Windows 8 Mail app, Microsoft introduced an application that makes this task very convenient. The interface is visually pleasing, simplistic, intuitive, and yet the app is surprisingly comprehensive. For those of you using Windows 8 and looking for an application to manage multiple email accounts, give the native Mail app a try and consider the following tips&tricks to save time wile managing your emails.