Mick Jagger Has Still Got It

Posted by Nadine Segal • July 24, 2014 at 02:09 PM
Mick Jagger

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Mick Jagger is famous for his music, his voice, his style, and of course his moves. He has spent the last 50 years as one of the most well known front men of one of the most popular rock bands of all time, the Rolling Stones.

Jagger is turning 71 this year, which is pretty hard to believe considering how awesome he looks and moves.

Once known as the typical rock-star bad boy, Mick had a reputation for living life on the wild side, and while he may have calmed down over the years he is still rockin’ and still relevant.

Jagger and the Stones are still touring, they just toured Europe on their On Fire tour and are heading to Australia and New Zealand in the fall. The tour has been a huge success selling out stadiums across the globe.

Mick has managed to still relevant all these years. He is the role model for rockers everywhere. Pop star Kesha references Jagger in her song “Tik Tok” singing that they will kick the boys to the curb “unless they look like Mick Jagger”, and Maroon 5 had a hit song entitled “Moves Like Jagger”. The video features people trying to imitate Jagger’s iconic dance style, along with footage of Jagger himself.

If you want to listen to some great Music by Jagger you can listen Mick Jagger on Torch Music and the Rolling Stones on Torch Music.

Make sure to dance around the room, just like Mick.

 

Nadine Segal

About Nadine Segal

I am interested in technology, music and the web. I write about the latest tech news focused on the internet and online tools.

Looking for That Special Someone Online

Posted by Nadine Segal • July 24, 2014 at 11:11 AM

Woman with laptop

Online dating is nothing new. For years people have used the internet to find love online. Over time the trend lost stigma, once small websites turned into huge companies with billboards and TV commercials. If you are looking for that special someone online, here are some of your best options out there:

Warning: You will only find classy options here. If that isn’t what you are looking for, sorry but you’ll have to look elsewhere…

If you are looking for larger websites that have all different kinds of people on them, you can try one of these super successful websites.

Match.com – Match.com is a huge dating website, really it is enormous, so if you are looking for a lot of people to choose from match.com is definitely worth a shot. They also claim to have made more successful matches than any other dating site out there.

eHarmony.com – eHarmony boasts a particle system that they use to pair potential couples.  Based on things like character and values which the site believes are the best indicators for compatibility.

Lovestruck.com - Many singles complain that it is hard to fit dating into their busy schedules. Lovestruck helps those who are looking for someone located nearby so you can meet up close to home or work. Love could be right around the corner.

Those are of course only a few of the many.

Some people are looking for someone who shares a certain interest, or value or background. This is where the niche sites come in. You can find a dating site for nearly every kind of niche out there, so if you just can’t see yourself who doesn’t share your dedication to the environment or your love of art, fear not there is a dating site out there for you.

I wonder if there is a website out there to help you find someone who shares your taste in web browsers?

Nadine Segal

About Nadine Segal

I am interested in technology, music and the web. I write about the latest tech news focused on the internet and online tools.

Weird Al Releases 8 Crazy Videos in 8 Days

Posted by Brooke Ashley • July 17, 2014 at 02:21 PM
Weird Al

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For every hit music video, comes at least a dozen parodies for our viewing, and laughing, pleasure. Following last year’s summer hits of  ”Blurred Lines” and “Wrecking Ball“, the parodies did not stop. One of the original, and most well known parody artists, Weird Al Yankovic has set the standard high, and many musicians believe they’ve hit it big when one of their songs inspires a parody by him. This week Weird Al released his latest album along with eight new music videos.

After laying low for a few years after the success of  ”Alpocalypse” in 2011,  Weird Al announced that he had one album left while on his current contract. He released his fourteenth studio album this week, “Mandatory Fun” and along with it, is releasing new music videos. He decided to take a page out of  Beyoncé’s book of surprises, and release a new video everyday for eight days. The King of Parody made sure all of his bases were covered starting with “Tacky” a parody of Pharrell Williams’ hit song “Happy“, which only three days after being released has over 500,000 views. Yankovic doesn’t just create a song and video though, he has guest appearances from celebrities including Jack Black, Eric Stonestreet, and Aisha Tyler.

Since the first premiere, his take on “Blurred Lines”, is “Word Crimes”, where Yankovic takes a hit at people’s -lack of-grammar and spelling. The third video to be released, was “Foil” a parody of Lorde’s “Royals”, a song praising the magic of aluminum foil. We have a feeling he wanted to write a parody for Lorde, since the two do have strikingly similar hair.

The next videos will be released everyday at 11 AM eastern.  Listen to Weird Al’s Discography and all of your favorite parodies songs with Torch Music.

What’s your favorite parody video?

 

Celebrating Nelson Mandela Day Online

Posted by Nadine Segal • July 17, 2014 at 01:16 PM
Nelson Mandela

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Nelson Mandela was one of the most inspiring leaders of all time. He was the embodiment of peace and progress and his legacy continues to inspire change in the world.

One way which his legacy continues is through Nelson Mandela Day. The day which was first celebrated by the United Nations in 2010, is held on Mandela’s birthday, July 18th.

Nelson Mandela dedicated himself to public service and Nelson Mandela Day hopes to encourage people around the world to carry on that message.

What can you do to take part in Nelson Mandela Day?

For starters, I would suggest on educating yourself on Mandela’s history and the values he so selflessly dedicated his life to. There are many excellent resources online, like the website for The Nelson Mandela Foundation.

After reading about his legacy, you can find an something meaningful to do that day to help keep his incredible message alive.

Aside from taking this day and doing something to help others, you can also help spread the word about Nelson Mandela Day.

With social media, your message has an opportunity to reach many people out there who may not be familiar with this worthy cause.

Post on your favorite social networks about Mandela Day with the hashtags #MANDELADAY & #TIME2SERVE.

Users who browse with Torch Browser can easily share all of the posts they find about Mandela Day with their friends by clicking the “Share” button in the top right corner of your browser window.

What will you do to take part in Mandela Day?

 

Nadine Segal

About Nadine Segal

I am interested in technology, music and the web. I write about the latest tech news focused on the internet and online tools.

Best Life Hacks for Your Computer Space

Posted by Nadine Segal • July 10, 2014 at 09:07 AM

woman at computer

If there is one thing to be learned from the constant flow of “life hacks” articles on your social media pages, it is this; everything you have done your entire life is wrong.

If you thought that your way of eating a banana was just fine or if you cut a slice of cake without thinking twice, you were clearing missing out on some critical information. Yet we have gotten by just fine so are these life hacks really that important? While some of these tips offer little value others are easy ways to save yourself time and/or effort.

Using binder clips to keep your cables tidy – Binder clips were once a mainstay in every office environment. Since you are hopefully using less paper, you can re-purpose these to hold your cable in place on the side of your desk.

Labeling your cables with anything from bread clips to masking tape -  Another trick for keeping all the cables in your computer  is to label all the cords you can use anything from masking tape to the clips use to close bags of bread, just write the name of device and slip it on the cord.

Prop up your smart phone next to your computer with an old cassette case – I doubt that you will be playing all your old cassettes anytime soon, so if you have any cases lying around grab one open it up and you have the perfect stand for your smart phone.

Easily Personalizing your charger -  Ever misplace your charger and have trouble identifying it? When other in your home or work space have the same charger, you may want to personalize yours with nail polish, permanent markers, stickers or tape.  Have fun with it and make a beautiful charger you will know is your own.

Clean out your keyboard with post-it notes – Want to keep your keyboard clean? Get to those hard to reach cracks with a post-it notes. Just slide the sticky side between the keys to pull out crumbs and dust.

Placing your laptop on an empty egg carton to avoid overheating – Egg cartons are the perfect shape to support your laptop while still allowing plenty of air to circulate underneath.

Using a beer koozie to protect your external hard drive in your bag – Ever get one of those free beer koozies and never really use it, slide your external hard drive inside to keep it safe in your bag.

If you love life hacks that make your life easier you will love Torch Browser. Torch Browser is like a life hack for the internet. It allows you to download streaming media, has a built in torrent manager and much much more.

Nadine Segal

About Nadine Segal

I am interested in technology, music and the web. I write about the latest tech news focused on the internet and online tools.

Robin Thicke Disappoints with New Album

Posted by Nadine Segal • July 09, 2014 at 01:45 PM
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Perhaps from now on Robin Thicke will keep all efforts to win back his wife a little more private. He tried to rekindle their romance with his latest album which he named Paula. Problem is not only did the album not win back his wife, his fans didn’t seem too impressed by it either.

The album, his first release since his hit “Blurred Lines” debuted at number 200 on the UK Charts, selling only 530 copies. Sadly for Thicke, critics haven’t fallen in love with the album. Reviews have been overall neutral to negative.

Robin Thicke and his wife Paula Patton publicly separated 4 months ago amid rumors of him cozying up to different ladies when out at partying. Since the separation, Thicke was not shy about his plans to win Patton back. His efforts included his album which he dedicated to her. The album is filled with his apologizes and declarations of his undying love. Many have complained that album was just a little too personal for them.

Some music fans love getting the juicy gossip on their favorite artists while other prefer to focus on the music. Paula forces all of the gossip about Thicke’s marriage onto the fans as he sings song after song about his struggle to get her back.

If you want to decide for yourself have a listen to his latest song “Get Her Back” on Torch Music.

Let us know what you think of the song and video, is it sweet or desperate?

 

Nadine Segal

About Nadine Segal

I am interested in technology, music and the web. I write about the latest tech news focused on the internet and online tools.

Torch Music Chart for June 2014

Posted by Nadine Segal • July 03, 2014 at 01:41 PM

 

Shakira performs

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Torch Music Chart shows you what is being listened to the most each month on Torch Music and how it compares to the month before. See who is moving up the chart and who is falling down.

#20 You Don’t Care About Me – Shakira -Shakira starts out the June chart with a new debut. “You Don’t Care About Me” is not Shakira’s only song to chart this month.

#19 Didn’t Know Love – Celine Dion – Celine Dion’s “Didn’t Know Love” is also debuting on the chart.

#18 Soy el Mismo – Prince Royce – While it was nowhere to be found last month, “Soy el Mismo” is back and up a spot from where it was in April.

#17 Rolling in the Deep – Adele – This Adele classic is still on the Torch Music Chart and is in the same spot as it was in May.

#16 Story of My Life – One Direction – “Story of My Life” is heading in the right direction moving up two spots from last week.

#15 Wake Me Up – Avicii – Avicii was missing from the chart last month but he is back.

#14 Trumpets – Jason Derulo – A new debut for Jason Derulo and his third song on the chart this month.

#13 Best Song Ever – One Direction – “Best Song Ever” has moved up two spors from number 15 last month.

#12 Counting Stars – One Republic – “Counting Stars” is down two spots from last month.

#11 Heart Attack – Demi Lovato – Demi just missed the top ten this month and “Heart Attack” is down from number 8 last month.

#10 Problem – Ariana Grande – Ariana Grande turned 21 in June and she moved up two spots from May.

#9 Loved Me Back to Life – Celine – The second Celine Dion song in the top 20 this month, “Loved Me Back to Life” is holding strong at number 9.

#8 Empire – Shakira – Shakira’s empire is growing this is her second song on the top 10 and it is up from last month when it was at number 11.

#7 Roar – Katy Perry – Katy Perry’s “Roar” once ruled the Top Music  Chart this month it is sliding downward.

#6 Love Never Felt so Good – Michael Jackson – This Michael Jackson song featuring Justin Timberlake made its arrival to the chart in May at number 6 and stayed there.

#5 Wiggle – Jason Derulo - Jason Derulo’s “Wiggle” may have not moved up at all this month but he did add “Trumpets” to the charts.

#4 Talk Dirty – Jason Derulo - “Talk Dirty” also held tight at number 4.

#3 Happy – Pharrell Williams – “Happy” is down a spot but number 3 is still reason to celebrate.

#2 Dare (La LA La) – Shakira – Shakira’s “Dare” is up 5 spots, maybe it has something to do with the world cup excitement?

#1 Can’t Remember to Forget You – Shakira – Shakira not only has 4 songs on the chart this month but she has the number 1 and number 2 spot, she is definitely a Torch Music favorite.

Torch Music users can now find even more music they are sure to love with the new “Genres” Page. If you haven’t checked it out, now is the time.

Nadine Segal

About Nadine Segal

I am interested in technology, music and the web. I write about the latest tech news focused on the internet and online tools.

Who is Ariana Grande?

Posted by Nadine Segal • June 26, 2014 at 12:59 PM
Ariana Grande sings

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You have probably heard of Ariana Grande by now. She is after all, on the top of the charts with her hit single “Problem“.

Grande is celebrating her 21st  birthday today. Though she is still young she has already accomplished a lot. Here are a few things to know about Ariana:

She has been called the “Mini Mariah” for her impressive vocal range that reminds many of Mariah Carey.

She performed on Broadway in the play 13 at the age of 15.

She then moved to the small screen and starred in Victorious and Sam & Cat on Nickelodeon.

Her first hit single was in 2013 with “The Way” which features Mac Miller.

She is passionate about her love for animals, she has 3 dogs and is a vegan.

Her brother Frankie Grande is a Broadway dancer who is currently on the reality show Big Brother. If Ariana’s twitter is any indication she is super proud of her big brother.

 

Speaking of twitter Ariana has 16 million followers and nearly 20 million Facebook likes.

If you want to hear more check out Ariana Grande on Torch Music.

Nadine Segal

About Nadine Segal

I am interested in technology, music and the web. I write about the latest tech news focused on the internet and online tools.

Using Torch Browser’s New Tab

Posted by Nadine Segal • June 24, 2014 at 02:42 PM

New Tab

Torch recently unveiled their “New Tab” and the overwhelming response from users has been a thumbs up.

The idea behind the new design is to make a beautiful “New Tab” page that makes it easier for users to easily access their favorite sites online. Here is how it works.

Menu, Pin and Reload

One the top right hand side there are three buttons from right to left, they are the “Menu” button the “Reload” button and the “Pin”.

Menu

With the menu you can change the preferences of your “New Tab” page. You can choose to display or not display the clock as well as whether or not to dock the bottom panel. Also under the menu you can personalize your background. Under “Background Options”, you can choose to; display background from your favorite categories, change your background to a solid color of your choosing or upload your own photo to be used as the background of your “New Tab” page. To use your own image simply click “Upload Background Image”, click “Browse”, choose the image you want to use and click on it. Beneath “Upload Image” you can also select the positioning of your image.

The “Reload” button lets you easily switch between the available background images and the “Pin” button allows you to stick with the current image.

In the center of the page, you can easily search the web.

Bottom Panel

The bottom panel allows easy access to the following buttons; “Recently Closed”, “Apps” and “Favorites”.

Click on any of these buttons and the bottom panel will open.

On the top right hand side of the bottom panel you can see another “Pin” button, clicking on this pin will dock the bottom panel.

 

Nadine Segal

About Nadine Segal

I am interested in technology, music and the web. I write about the latest tech news focused on the internet and online tools.

What Are The Hottest Songs This Summer?

Posted by Nadine Segal • June 19, 2014 at 12:42 PM
Justin Timberlake

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Break out your beachwear, the summer officially begins today. What songs are you going to be listening to while you drive to the beach or sit by the pool?

Every summer has its stand out song. The song you will hear long after summer is gone and remember it, like a movie soundtrack. There are many contenders for this years song of the summer, here are some favorites.

Problem

The new song from Ariana Grande features Iggy Azalea and is sure to have you forgetting your problems for some carefree summer fun.

Love Never Felt So Good

Michael Jackson and  Justin Timberlake have both given us many great summer song. “Love Never Felt So Good” a collaboration between the two, is sure to be played everywhere this summer.

Sky Full of Stars

Looks like many of the great songs this summer are the result of collaborative work. The Coldplay song “A Sky Full of Stars” is no exception, the band worked with Avicii on the track.

Fancy

It appears Iggy Azalea is going to be having a big summer, with “Fancy” and “Problem” both topping the charts.

Liar, Liar

With a little help from Pharrell, Cris Cab made a name for himself after releasing “Liar, Liar”.

Rude

“Rude” is the debut single for the Canadian band, MAGIC!. Looks like they are off to a great start.

Bridges

The young siblings from the duo Broods had some help from fellow New Zealand native, songwriter and producer Joel Little. If you remember hearing his name recently, it may be from Grammy night when he won for his work with Lorde.

What song will you be blaring on Torch Music this summer?

Nadine Segal

About Nadine Segal

I am interested in technology, music and the web. I write about the latest tech news focused on the internet and online tools.