Learning a new language isn't easy. There are new sounds, pronunciations -- maybe even a new writing system -- and a seemingly endless list of rules and conjugations. Many of us struggle through the classes in school and quickly forget anything we learned afterward. Others want to learn another language but the idea seems daunting.
The Shazam app (iOS, Android) became a fast favorite for music lovers on the go when it was released in 2008. By simply opening the app and tapping the "S," Shazam could tell you what song you were hearing and who was singing it.
Now, if you're about to take a Snap and hear a great song,... Read More »
Not to fault the app, but expecting it to have every song you can think isn't realistic. There are lots of older tracks and independent music that aren't included. Fortunately, Spotify is testing the ability to let Android users import songs from their devices or PCs.
Back in the day, if you heard a good song and wanted to share it with a friend, you had a few options.
You could pop your headphones apart (yes you had to do that back then) and listen to the song together on your Walkman (yep) or CD player. You could put a cassette tape in and press record when the song comes on the radio.
Today people can share their favorite songs in Spotify playlists, YouTube links, or a new... Read More »
A person's ability to hear is a fragile thing. Too many concerts spent standing next to the speakers or days blaring music in your headphones can take a toll. Exposure to gunfire at close range or explosions can cause damage to those in the military.
Even if you take the best care of your hearing, it can also deteriorate with age.
One user said the beta is limited to controlling playback, so there's no offline support.
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For over ten years, the Shazam app has helped users identify catchy tunes they hear within seconds, giving people the chance to add good songs they hear outside to their own personal library.
Now, Shazam is upping the ante by allowing users to share songs they catch in Instagram Stories. In an announcement on Twitter yesterday, the company said they will add a share button to the app that will make it quick and easy to post a photo... Read More »
"Scanning the New & Hot charts to find your next favorite song or artist is hard work - work that now delivers an immediate reward, because easily shared, means easily heard,"... Read More »
There are some movies and music that are a staple in the average Halloween experience. My family watches "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" while we carve pumpkins. There are usually multiple showings of "Hocus Pocus" and "The Nightmare Before Christmas" in October for us.
The soundtracks to some Halloween films are practically iconic. Almost everyone will recognize the "Ghostbusters" title song, "This is Halloween" from "The Nightmare Before Christmas," and the chilling theme to the "Halloween" slasher films.
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People are precariously balanced on ladders stringing lights on the roof, putting red and green garlands on everything, dragging a pine tree inside, and arranging all the ornaments--decorating is taken pretty seriously around the holiday season.
Making your house look HGTV-worthy doesn't have to be difficult or expensive. These apps can help.1. Pinterest