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Finally, a Stunning Music App That Never Plays The Same Thing Twice

Finally, a Stunning Music App That Never Plays The Same Thing Twice

One website constantly turning out advanced, eye-opening products is Kickstarter. Many of the best products are consistently new programs and tech innovations, including one new music app called Flux. This app lets users listen to an endless stream of original compositions, put together in random order by your phone. A completely new approach to music, this revolutionary music app may have a big effect on what we listen to, and how we listen to it, in the future.

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    Benefits:

    Infinite Combinations

    Flux is a new concept and a new approach to music entirely. The music app takes music loops with similar characteristics and randomly matches them with sound effects, beats, and instruments that could go well together. By never playing the same loops and effects together twice, this unique music app can potentially craft infinite combinations of sound effects and music. This feature could ultimately make Flux a massively appealing music app.

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    Original Lengths

    Since Flux uses many different types of sounds and music loops, it has the potential to obliterate our perceptions of how long a song should be. Endless varying blends could potentially play in all sorts of lengths, both long and short. This is an experimental step, at a time when most songs are 3 to 5 minutes long. This could mean Flux might eventually have a massive impact on the music industry.

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      Infinite Graphic Options

      Flux pairs constantly original compositions, with a highly intelligent graphic system, which also never plays the same visuals twice. This means, to go along with new music, there’s also the potential for infinite graphic presentations.

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      Save Feature

      While the app plays original configurations of graphics and music every second you listen, it also includes a favorite feature, allowing you to save songs. By creating a playlist, users can revisit songs the app created that piqued their interest. This means users can both experience original music, and replay songs they like.

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        Social Media Integration

        This innovative music app also includes several social media integration features. This app makes it easy to share your favorite original music, and helps you connect to other Flux users. In the future, this might even mean you could listen to other user’s favorite songs.

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          Drawbacks:

          Only One Artist

          While the features of the app have the potential to revolutionize the way we think about music, unfortunately so far the app only includes music from one artist. The app’s creator, legendary guitarist Adrian Belew, is so far the only recording artist involved. While Adrian’s accomplishments are far reaching, it would be exciting to see other recording artists contribute. The Kickstarter page alludes to Adrian recording all sorts of instruments and sounds, but the sounds offered by the app could still be limited. There’s no telling where the app might go once it is released, but it would be nice to eventually see compositions from all different genres, cultures, and talents.

          Limited Lyrics

          Another feature Flux is lacking is a wide variety of lyrics to go with the music. This music app’s Kickstarter page hints that new features are likely in the future, but for now Flux only plays a handful of lyrics along with the music. This is something that might lead the app to be more of a cult classic.

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            All in all, this music app shows off some potentially revolutionary features. The ability to always have a new song at your fingertips is exciting, and puts consumers truly in control of their music experience. On the other hand, the limited scope of artists and lyrics, may stop some consumers from taking the plunge. Hopefully, this music app grows the base of sounds that the app uses to create compositions, so a wider demographic of listeners will adopt such a ground breaking approach to music. The app itself is an incredible source for new media and inspiration, and is likely to quickly be a favourite for artists and others looking for inspiration. The ability to constantly expose yourself to completely fresh media is a powerful way to keep new ideas coming. Though the app’s price has not been released, the Kickstarter page suggests that this app is meant for everyone, likely hinting at a low price point. The app will be available in Spring 2015. Explore the Flux app on Kickstarter.

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            Published on September 20, 2018

            11 Google Chrome Apps and Features to Help You Get More Done with Less Effort

            11 Google Chrome Apps and Features to Help You Get More Done with Less Effort

            In today’s fast-paced and never-ending busy world, we are overwhelmed by tasks that need to be completed by tight deadlines. With so much technology it is difficult to find the right tools to help boost our efficiency. And, many tools get obsolete so its essential to stay up-to-date to know when you will have to make adjustments to these tools. Independently of where you work, there’s a good chance that you have to be working on a PC or a laptop.

            Do you are feel like you do not have enough time, or cannot accomplish much as of late? It is recommended to take a step back and look at the big picture. Also, you want to explore new and innovative ways to improve productivity.

            In this article, I outline 11 features and apps within the Chrome browser that can help you do just that.

            Minimizing Tabs

            Let’s face it we all have more than a dozen tabs opened on our computers. One neat trick to still keep most of them open is to turn them into pinned tabs. On Google Chrome you can right-click the tab and select “Pin Tab” option. This turns the tab into an icon enabling you to continue multitasking.

            Pinning a tab anchors the tabs on the left of your toolbar; a great benefit of the “Pin Tab” feature is that you can’t close these tabs accidentally since the “X” disappears after pinning them.

            Incognito Mode

            Google Chrome is a very easy-to-use and intuitive. But, Google does collect our browsing data; so to remedy this, you can use Incognito Mode. This feature does not keep your browsing or download history. You can enable or access it in three different ways:

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            1. Press Ctrl/Command+shift+N
            2. Select File Menu and choose New Incognito Window
            3. Download extension New Incognito Window

            This feature is very handy if you’d rather not have your browsing history stored and utilized for future advertisement or suggested pages.

            Save Webpages as PDF Files

            Have you ever browsed interesting or important information and then forgot to bookmark or save it in “favorites”, making it impossible to find again? Chances are you have done this on a number of occasions.

            Thankfully, there is an easy solution. You can save webpages as PDF files. On your keyboard, press control/command+p and you will be able to save webpages as PDFs.

            Open Recently-closed Tabs

            Ever had dozens of tabs opened and all of a sudden your browser shuts down? It has probably happened to all of us. You can easily recover all of your tabs using two approaches. Don’t panic if this happens because there is a workaround and solution for it.

            One is by pressing Ctrl/CMD+Shift+T.

            The other approach is to click on the three vertical dots on your browser and hover over “History”.

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            Solve Mathematical Problems

            Google’s Chrome browser doesn’t just search for relevant and updated information. It is also capable of performing some mathematical problems. Within the omnibox (Chrome’s address or URL bar), you can perform mathematical exercises.

            For example, if you are struggling with percentages you can search 20 percent of x amount and it will instantly provide a result. Pretty handy, right?!

            Play Media Files

            Are you frequently met with difficulties when playing or watch a video files? Well, once again Chrome comes to the rescue. You can can listen or play videos from all sorts of movie or music files (mp3, mp4, .mov, .mkv, .ogv, .webm, .wav, etc.) by simply dragging the file into the search bar.

            In addition, you can view images, PDF files and Microsoft Office files, too.

            Navigate Swiftly Between Tabs

            With all of those tabs opened comes great navigation responsibilities. Rather than clicking through every tab, you can use shortcut keys like Ctrl+Tab to navigate all of the different tabs. Also, you are able to navigate to the first tab by pressing Ctrl-1, Ctrl-2, and so on. If you want to switch to the very last tab, press Ctrl-9.

            Stay Focus(e)d

            Computers nowadays have awesome capabilities.

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            Sometimes we like to get work done, but let’s face it, we’re all human. We sometimes procrastinate by visiting a website we really like, or maybe take a break with watching a flick on Netflix, a video on YouTube or browsing Facebook.

            With Chrome’s StayFocusd extension, you can truly stay focused and get more done in less time.

            This extension naturally helps you stay more productive by limiting the amount of time you spend on websites. You can set the time and it will automatically block those sites after a certain period.

            Grammarly for Editing

            Grammarly is a must have, and it’s really a complete powerhouse. Grammarly helps you check your grammar and spelling for everything you write online.

            You can use it professionally or as a student, which will make the editing process much easier and more efficient. Furthermore, it can automatically check for typos when you send an email, type a Tweet, or post a Facebook comment. It’s like having your own personal copyeditor!

            Loom

            There are times that words in an email or written text in a chat app will just not convey the right meaning.

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            There is a saying that a picture is worth a thousand words. Well, the same is true of videos.

            With Loom, you can capture, narrate and immediately share video recordings of your screen, which will help coworkers understand issues you are facing, or to easily convey an explanation on screen. Plus, with video you will be able to easily walk people through a process, and you can use it to create simple how-to videos.

            Chrome Calendar Extension

            No matter what your level of responsibility is at your job, Google Calendar is another essential resource to have at your fingertips.

            Specifically, you can have this extension added as an icon in the toolbar of your browser, which I highly recommend. Once you add the extension to your browser, you can check for upcoming events with a single click without leaving your current page.

            Final Thoughts

            Google Chrome has definitely evolved from its inception. As you can see you have a very powerful tool that comes as a free installation and is loaded with dozens of capabilities. The above listed Chrome apps can resolve some of the most common obstacles to your time management and productivity.

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