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13 Tips for Writing and Recording Cues for TV and Film

An article with workflow tips for writing and recording cues.

Style Guide: Techno – Part 1: History and Sound Design

How successful students use LMS tools – confirming our hunches

<i>This is blog post is co-authored by John Whitmer, Nicolas Nunez, and Diego Forteza</i>Within Blackboard’s data science group, we have an active practice …

How to Make Your One-on-Ones with Employees More Productive

One-on-one meetings with direct reports often feel more hurried and disorganized than they need to be. It’s important to check in regularly with each of your employees, but how can you make the best use of the time? How can you make the meetings more productive and collaborative? What do you need …

The 7 Deadly Synth Sounds (and How to Recreate Them!)

<b>In this feature we assemble a list looking back at the best synth sounds from the 70’s and 80’s and how to get those sounds yourself…</b> <br>Here we’ve …

Synthesizers

The 12-Step Process that Will Train Your Brain to Write More Every Day

Can you reprogram your brain to develop a consistent writing habit? Yes, you can, says this programmer and bestselling author.<p>Whether you're a professional writer trying to meet a deadline or word count target, or you're trying to write that first great novel during the in-between moments of your …

Installing an SSD on your Mac? Don't make this mistake

If you have replaced the hard drive on your Mac with an SSD (which you should do), you already know how much faster your computer is. However, I'm going to show you how to avoid this one simple mistake that so many of us make when installing a new SSD. By default, Mac OS, unlike Windows, doesn't …

Milk Crate #52

1“What Do You Mean?” – Lejon<p><i>Genre: Electronic</i><p>If you haven’t heard the original version of this song by the one they call “Bieber” then I’m 3 parts …

New Singles

How to Send a Music Demo to Record Labels

So you've recorded your demo - now what? Now you need to get your demo in the hands of the people who can help you take it to the next level. But …

Workstations

Researchers from Harvard and Bristol found a way to improve a kid’s math skills for only $10 a year

Twenty years of research shows that getting parents involved with their children’s education is one of the most effective ways (pdf) to raise student achievement. Figuring out how to motivate parents to get involved has proven to be a far more complex problem.<p>A huge new study, just completed in …

Education

Consulting Start-Up: How to Start a Consulting Business Fast

7 ways to lock your MacBook

Putting your MacBook into its sleep state is a convenient and useful option when you need to step away for a moment. Provided you have an account password set up, sleep lets you lock your MacBook without shutting it down so you can quickly resume your labors upon your return.<p>There are a number of …

Dictation Commands for Mac OS X & iOS

Dictation is a feature of iOS and Mac OS X that lets you speak as you normally would, transforming your speech magically into text. It’s impressively …

Get a List of Siri Commands Directly from Siri

We’ve shown you many of the great and legitimately useful things you can do with Siri, but there is much more to the intelligent voice assistant than …

Amazon launches Inspire as it looks to become a major player in education tech

Sharing is caring — and it can also be profitable.<p>Amazon on Monday launched a new online portal with thousands of free education resources such as …

10 Evening Habits Of Highly Successful People

We all know that early birds get more things done by making the most out of their mornings and setting the day right for successful completion of all …

27 Most Common Job Interview Questions and Answers

Want to know (or use) some of the most common interview questions and answers? Here's a comprehensive list, along with some of the best answers.<p>While some job interviewers take a fairly unusual approach to interview questions, most job interviews involve an exchange of common interview questions …

Hate Your Job But Like Your Company? Do These Three Things

Don’t just grin and bear it or jump ship too soon. There’s a better future at your currently employer if you’re willing to work for it.<p>Meet Nick. Nick is seriously considering quitting his job. He’s been in the same position for almost three years and hates everything about it.<p>There’s only one …

How Brainstorming Questions, Not Ideas, Sparks Creativity

Want to challenge assumptions? Follow the lead of Microsoft, MIT, and others, and ask more questions, writes author Warren Berger.<p>Brainstorming has developed a fraught reputation, perhaps deservedly so. When groups of people are thrown together and expected to come up with original ideas, there is …

Got a Mac and a Samsung TV? Now you can AirPlay Mirror without an Apple TV

If you have a Mac and a Samsung Smart TV, AirPlay mirroring to the TV would usually require an Apple TV. But now there’s an app for that …<p><i>Mirror for Samsung TV</i> is a $9.99 Mac app that allows you to stream whatever’s playing on your Mac screen to any Samsung Smart TV from 2012 onward. That is to …

Smart TV

10 Nerd-Gasmic Life Hacks

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Life hacks are defined as uncommon tips and tricks to do something better or faster. I’m a nerdy geek when it comes to figuring out how to hack my life. I used different life hacks while in prison (6 Prison Life Hacks That Will Maximize …

Lifehacks

Everything you need to know about Google's Spaces chat app

In case you haven’t heard, Google today released a new messaging app called Spaces. Or is it aPinterest competitor? Maybe it’s the future of Google+? Truth be told, we’re not really sure what Google wants it to be, but it’s certainly interesting.<p>If you’re on the fence about giving Spaces a try – …

7 qualities every excellent manager has

You've seen them — the supervisors who have an infectious love for the organization and the ability to make decisions with empathy and knowledge.<p>It often seems as though organizations have trouble finding these managers because there are few and far between, but we don't have that problem at my …

University of Exeter

Daft Punk Vocoder (Ableton Live Tutorial)

Take a hike: How walking doubles your creativity

Researchers found that participants produced roughly 50 percent more total ideas when walking as opposed to sitting. And not only that, they also found that when walking, people became more talkative and within that chatter were higher-quality creative ideas.<p>So they extended the research a little …

Creativity