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3 Things to Do if You're in Your 40s With No Retirement Savings

News flash: You're a real adult now, and neglecting your nest egg will no longer fly.<p>Your 40s may not seem like the time to buckle down and get …

How to Perform “Ctrl-Alt-Delete” on Your Mac

- Jun 5, 2018<p>If you’ve used Windows you know that <b>Ctrl + Alt + Delete</b>—now “<b>Ctrl + Shift + Delete</b>“—is what you do when things aren’t going as expected. …

How to Set Up Your MacBook From Scratch

Can you remember the last time you wiped your MacBook and reinstalled everything? I’d guess somewhere around “never,” but there are plenty of reasons …

Apps

Learn This Little-Known Pentatonic Modal Trick

Soloing with the modes is a great way to add new and exciting colors to your guitar playing. It can also add an ear-bending “outside” sound to your …

Electric Guitar

Deleting Facebook Won’t Protect Your Information, But Doing This Will

This week, news broke that the data analytics company Cambridge Analytica (which worked with the Trump campaign) had illegally mined data from 50 million Facebook users to spread disinformation. As a result, many internet users are decrying the platform, and the hashtag #DeleteFacebook is trending …

Do Your Solos Sound the Same? 6 Killer Licks to Break You Out

6 Killer Licks to Break You Out – The Lick Loft<p>Do your solos sound the same? Sometimes you can get stuck in a rut with your playing and end up using …

How to use iCloud Keychain: The guide

Apple’s password manager for Macs, iPhones and iPads, iCloud Keychain is designed to keep passwords, credit card details, Wi-Fi logins and lots of …

OS X

10 Easy Licks Every Guitarist Should Know

4.7K<p>SHARES<p>Having some trouble getting your soloing off the ground? This video may be able to help you out.<p>In this lesson from Darrel Braun—the man …

Play Guitar Modes In A Minute [Lessons]

<b>Guitar Scales And Modes</b>: (Ep.1 Lydian Mode)

Guitar

How to calibrate your studio monitors

Monitoring is arguably the most important part of mixing. Without being able to hear the music properly you won’t be able to mix it. Your monitors, …

Three Finger Exercises Every Guitarist Should Know

2.7K<p>SHARES<p>Darrell Braun, one of our favorite-ish YouTube bloggers, usually compares different makes and models of guitars in his videos. Once in a …

If you have a Yahoo account, do this now

SAN FRANCISCO — Do you still Yahoo?<p>The company, which along with AOL is now part of a Verizon subsidiary called Oath, disclosed Tuesday that a 2013 hack had potentially stolen the information of all of its 3 billion users at the time — or triple the number of vulnerable users it had earlier …

Personal Information

Guitar basics: getting started with lead playing

<b>“Okay, lead guitar. I know what that is. It’s when you play solos instead of chords and rhythm. Am I right?”</b><p>That’s right. There’s a lot to learn …

Electric Guitar

Tighten up your bottom end with Brainworx’s free bx_subfilter plugin

<b>If your low frequencies are sounding muddy and you want an easy (and free) way of adding some clarity, Brainworx thinks it has the solution in the</b> …

How to stack subtle stages of saturation for a fat and punchy mixdown

<b>Saturation is a defining factor in ‘that analogue sound’. It can make sounds fat and beefy, smooth and warm, or crunchy and edgy. Placed</b> …

Five Ways to Make Guitar Practice Fun

524<p>SHARES<p>Guitar practice can be a drag, but it doesn’t have to be. Guitar instructor Robert Baker has come up with five ways you can make guitar …

Improve Your Audio Recording Skills With This NPR Production Guide

Recording quality audio all comes down to preventing major problems from the start. This guide, from NPR’s Rob Byers and NPR audio engineers, will …

How to Reset the System Management Controller (SMC) on Your Mac

- Feb 8, 2017<p>While your Mac will most likely give you years of service with no problems, you may find that from time to time you experience issues …

Everything you need to know about Google's My Activity page

What does Google know about you? Everything.<p>Seriously -- everything. Especially if you frequently use Google's many products, such as Android, Gmail, Drive, Google Maps, or YouTube. Or, you know, Google Search.<p>But there's some good news, sort of. Google has introduced a new data dashboard called …

7 hidden tips for iOS Mail

Become a better iPhone emailer by discovering some of the many things the stock iOS Mail app can do.<p>Archive vs. trash<p>Everyone could use a little help managing the steady stream of emails flooding their inbox. With Mail, you can swipe to archive or delete emails when viewing your inbox. And you can …

In The Studio: Techniques For Dealing With Phase

Phase is a constant concern for recording and mixing engineers. Problems with phase can ruin your music; it can be easily avoided or corrected, but …

Music Production

How to Get Fluid with the Modes

If you’ve learned the modes using the parent scale method, which we went into in depth in this article, you might be having a hard time bringing out …

Electric Guitar

Want to Dump Your Yahoo Email? Here's How

The latest twist in Yahoo's 2013 data breach could prompt many consumers with Yahoo email addresses to switch services—that is, if the company's …

5 settings to change on your new router

My cable provider's modem -- which also acts as my router -- stopped broadcasting a Wi-Fi signal last week. So, I pulled out my old Cisco Wi-Fi router to keep the fire burning until I mustered up the will to visit the Comcast store.<p>After setting up my old router last week and the new Comcast modem …

12 things to remember when you're mastering

<b>MASTERING WEEK</b><b>: You could write a book on the mastering process - in fact, many people have. It's a complex and subtle art that takes years to, er,</b> …

Don’t Forget About Acoustics and Soundproofing When Designing a Home Studio

It goes without question that in today’s competitive music industry, you will need to invest in a home studio of some kind. Your home studio will be …

Music Production

How to Delete iCloud Calendar Spam Without Alerting Spammers

A large number of iCloud users have reportedly received spam in the form of unsolicited Calendar event invitations over the last week.<p>Suspect Black Friday offers for cheap goods have been appearing in personal iCloud calendars, with the default options to "Accept", "Maybe" or "Decline" appearing at …

Calendars

10 Questions To Help You Find Your Guitar Player Profile

What’s Your Guitar Player Profile? It’s all about you. The guitar you choose should respond well to your playing style and other aesthetic …