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More Options to Break into Digital Home Recording

[Originally published in The Coloradoan on 5/31/12] Being a musician and computer guy, I often face a difficult dilemma when listening to studio music recordings. On one hand, I’m a music purist who loves the sound of analog recordings. There’s a certain warmth to the sounds of the older ways of recording, pressed onto vinyl and reel-to-reel tape. Some of my favorite music comes from eras when instrument tracking was a crazy, new technology. On the other hand, I love what digital technology has brought to the music industry. It has revolutionized how music can be recorded and listened to....

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Is A Used Or New Computer The Right Choice For You?

[Originally published in The Coloradoan on 5/18/12] One of the more common questions I get is “should I buy a new or used computer?” It’s always a tough one to answer, but with some simple guidelines, you can probably narrow down your decision quickly. First, you need to be forward thinking with your decision and recognize the endgame of your computer situation. Will you be using this computer for personal reasons or for business? Or both? Ask yourself, “what are the main functions I use my computer for?” Will you need to store a large amount of movies, music or other multimedia? Once you...

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Augmented Reality Will Shift Views

[Originally published in The Coloradoan on 5/11/12] Virtual reality has become a catch phrase in the pop culture vocabulary. But have you heard of augmented reality? As more technology companies scramble to keep up with one another, the need for a simpler user experience has become a must for product developers. According to Wikipedia.org, “augmented reality (AR) is a live, direct or indirect, view of a physical, real-world environment whose elements are augmented by computer-generated sensory input such as sound, video, graphics or GPS data.” In short, augmented reality is an extension of...

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Digital Trends: Embrace the Cloud

[Originally published in The Coloradoan on 4/27/12] The more we embrace technology and how it can improve our professional lives, the more information we begin to accumulate over time at our business. At some point, the use and sharing of this information can become cumbersome for a business to control, and, therefore, looking to a cloud solution becomes a viable option. The cloud concept comes from a metaphor for the Internet as a whole, but as private servers (or clouds) have become more readily accessible to the public, the cloud term has taken over in popularity. Cloud computing is based...

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Foursquare: What Is It and Why Should You Know About It?

Foursquare is not just a game you used to play at recess anymore. It is also a location-based social networking application that is worth paying attention to. As of January 2012, there are over 15 million people on Foursquare with over 1.5 billion total check-ins and millions more every day. As far as businesses go, there are over 750,000 using the Merchant Platform (i.e. they have claimed and are managing their location). Great… so what does it DO? It allows people to use their smart phone to ‘check-in’ at your location notifying their friends that they have arrived at your place of...

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