Nicolas Basque

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Microsoft Office, Google Docs beware: This open-source startup is after your users

Latvian company OnlyOffice wants to create the Swiss watch of office suites and convince people there are valid choices beyond the big brands.<p>Seven …

YouTube Tells Record Labels It Is Already Paying Them Enough

YouTube and the music industry have been beating each other up for some time now about the amount of money the video platform pays to record labels …

The 20 Best Rock Albums of 2016

Here’s a brief list of what could plausibly be considered “rock” in 2016: digitally manipulated sound fragments, free-jazz freakouts, emo spoken-word, octogenarian baritone, a song that sounds like a vintage Disney soundtrack, and warped variants on all manner of light ’70s sounds—plus, of course, …

The 10 best new iOS music-making apps of 2016

IceGear Mersenne<p>Now it’s time to bring you the results of our polls. We drew up the shortlists, but the rankings and overall winners in each category …

This Is What the Most Successful Entrepreneurs Focus on

<i>The Entrepreneur Insiders network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in America’s startup scene contribute</i> …

7 Tools Every Digital Entrepreneur Must Use

Being an entrepreneur isn’t all about sitting on a secluded beach somewhere in paradise. If you think that entrepreneurship is about working 2-3 …

Infographics

17 Hacks And Extensions That Will Change How You Use Gmail

Since it debuted a decade ago, Gmail has become not just another email program, but a cultural force. It is the world’s largest email service, and it …

8 Bad Communication Habits You Need to Break Immediately | Inc.com

Conversations are a big part of our everyday lives. And whether you think of yourself as a world-class communicator or as someone who would rather just send an email than deal with face-to-face chatter, chances are you have at least a few bad communication habits that are driving people crazy.<p>Take …

Body Language

10 of the most eco-friendly destinations in North America

Still planning your summer vacation? If you’re concerned about your carbon footprint, you might consider Sian Ka’an<p>In the 1950s, the world was crisscrossed by some 25 million annual tourists (i.e., overnight visitors). In 2014, according to the Center for Responsible Travel, that number ballooned …

How to program a Chic-style disco beat

<b>The hallmarks of classic disco drumming are relentless double-handed 16th-note hi-hats (with or without eighth-note open accents) and a</b> …

13 effective ways your startup can use Periscope to grow the business

By now, most digital-savvy startups are not only popping up on Pinterest and Facebook, but also on Snapchat and Instagram. Visual and video-driven …

6 Essential Networking Survival Tips For Introverts

Have a plan. Be approachable. And don't forget to take time to recharge.<p>I'm considered an "INTJ" in the Myers-Briggs universe of personality types. Without dissecting what this acronym means here, simply put, it means that I lean toward the "introvert" end of the personality spectrum.<p>This does not …

How to Tell If Your Guitar’s Neck Needs to be Adjusted

1.2K<p>SHARES<p>One of my recent columns dealt with some of the things that can go wrong with your guitar’s top nut. Big slots, thin strings; the perfect …

Guitar

6 Social Media Tools For Musicians

You’re an emerging artist on the go and you want your fans to keep up with what you’re doing, but you just don’t have the time. Social media …

Will working out in the SoundGym give you 'better ears'?

<b>It's often said that, as a producer, you need to trust your ears, so it stands to reason that the more you can do to hone your listening skills, the</b> …

Nine Successful Presentation Strategies For Business Leaders

The more you grow your thought leadership and become an industry expert, the more opportunities you’ll have to become a speaker at conferences, workshops, seminars and tradeshows. It is critical that you effectively manage your stage presence so your audience will want further opportunities to …

Public Speaking

Did You Know the Standard-Bearers For Audio Technical Excellence Were … Steely Dan?

<b>WHAT:</b> “How Steely Dan Composes A Song,” an explainer on the technical brilliance of your bong-toting uncle’s favorite band.<p><b>WHO:</b> YouTube-based weekly video series, The Nerdwriter.<p><b>WHY WE CARE:</b> Anyone younger than, say, 47, may have developed an urge to roll their eyes upon hearing yet again the …

This Retirement Calculator Tells You How Much to Save Monthly to Reach Your Goal

Saving for retirement seems overwhelming, and a big part of that is it’s just so much money. For example, if you’re 40, you’re supposed to have twice …

The 13 Best Apps to Maximize Your Business Productivity

Lots of apps promise to make you super productive. But what are the best business productivity apps? Here are 13 of my favorites.<p><b>1. Expensify</b><p>As a frequent traveler, I used to hate expense reports. Then I found Expensify.<p>Take photos of your receipts, then thrown them away. Expensify's system will …

How to buy an acoustic guitar: 10 questions to ask yourself

Introduction<p>The company has generously released a free, 113-page book, The Definitive Guide To Buying An Acoustic Guitar, which covers every possible …

Inside Country Music Hall Of Fame & Museum’s ‘Nashville Cats’

This striking illustration is the main image for the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum’s current <i>Dylan, Cash, and the Nashville Cats: A New Music</i> …

How To Not Run Out Of Money In Retirement

Investing for retirement doesn't have to be hard. You read up on how to put together a diverse mix of low-cost index funds, bonds, etc. Then keep setting aside all you can into that retirement account. Easy.<p>But when you actually retire and start spending that money, that's like going from playing …

10 Ways to Experience Rome Without the Crowds

Anyone who's ever attempted to visit the Trevi Fountain on a sunny day in spring (or a rainy day in winter) will know that in some parts of Rome, crowds are unavoidable. But if you know where to look, you'll find plenty of quiet corners in Rome - beautiful churches, peaceful parks, and museums …

The 20 Best Small Towns to Visit in 2016

Though you'll probably want to move to the one nicknamed "9,000 feet above stress level."<p>The Smithsonian just released its annual list of the best small towns in America, and this year's roundup is bound to give you intense wanderlust.

National Parks

Enhancing Your Design Using Powerful Imagery

The Association of Registered Graphic Designers (RGD) is a Canadian based hub for the graphic design community, promoting knowledge sharing, …

23 Thai dishes you can make at home

Thanks to these recipes and Thai staples, you can skip delivery and make your favorite Thai food at home.

Thai Food

25 Best Financial Blogs

There is no shortage of personal finance blogs available on the Internet. If you have a question about anything from car insurance to mutual funds, …

How To Advance Your Music Career In A Digital Age

Being a musician these days is tough! Back in the good ‘ol days, artists just had to worry about learning their craft and booking shows, hoping to …

11 tips for creating (or changing) a logo that can grow with your company

If your new logo design causes even a fraction of the confusion that Uber's recent rollout did, you might want to take a step back and consider …

Graphic Design

Slide Guitar: Get the Most Out of Open E Tuning

3<p>SHARES<p>Slide guitar is one of the most nuanced and expressive techniques available to guitarists for the performance of melodic lines and solos.<p>Using …

Electric Guitar