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Why I love Pandora

Posted: June 29th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: Ask the Readers, General | 1 Comment »

I don’t know about you, but I love listening to music while I work. It really helps me to stay engaged as I work and allows me to be more productive, especially during those spots when I would rather be working on something else.

To help my love for music, I’ve tried some different playlists in iTunes to play throughout the day, but a playlists only last so long, and can be played so many times, before it gets old, and then I have to break my workflow to go find more music. Not very productive.

Enter Pandora. If you haven’t seen it, check it out at pandora.com. You type in a song, and it will analyze that song and then play music that is similar to that song, creating your own customized virtual “Radio” station that will draw from tens of thousands of songs. And the best part is, this service is free to all. Seriously, check it out.

My Favorite Three Things

1. You can listen to Tens of thousands of songs that you don’t own, legally for free!

2. Music will always being playing. Instead of creating a playlist that only last for an hour, before repeating, I now can listen to music all day without ever having to select music.

3. You can find out a lot of new good music that you were not aware.

Now, once you’ve used it for a while, you’ll notice a couple downsides about using the free version.

1. Ads. Yeah, they got to make money somehow, but they can get annoying

2. Flash. Not sure about Windows computers, but on my Mac, just having the Pandora open in a browser, slows my computer down so much. Its really annoying.

3. Hard to Control. If your like me and have a ton of tabs open in many different windows, it can be really difficult to pause or skip songs when you need to.

Thankfully, they have fixed these problems, but before I tell you about that, go check it out if you haven’t yet. If you have, what are your favorite stations?

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Which Tablet Are You?

Posted: March 3rd, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: Ask the Readers | 2 Comments »

With the iPad release out yesterday, this brings up the newest favorite discussion in technology. Which tablet is the best? A year ago, nobody knew/cared about tablets and n0w there is a whole spectrum of them. So I’m asking you, what do you think?

  • Which tablet do you like best? Why?
  • Are you going to buy one this year?
  • Are tablets even worth it?
  • What features do you think are the coolest features about tablets are?
  • What features still need to be invented/implemented in a tablet to be uber cool?
  • Finally, what will they have to do, to make you buy one?

Please let me know in the comments.

If your not familiar with the different tablets offered, and announced to be offered (someday), the Engadget link below offeres a great side by side comparison of the specs on the current tablets, including yesterdays iPad.

http://www.engadget.com/2011/03/02/ipad-2-vs-motorola-xoom-vs-hp-touchpad-vs-blackberry-playbook/

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