Top 10 Reasons Why We Can’t Get Enough of Adam Levine

Posted by Brooke Ashley • March 18, 2014 at 02:31 PM

Adam Levine
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In honor of sexy front man, Adam Levine’s 35th birthday, we thought we’d let you in on the top reasons why we can’t get enough of this rock star!

1. He keeps his rock star bod in tip-top shape with yoga. Before he busts out the moves-like Jagger- he tries positions like cobra, monkey, and tree when practicing. Which is impressive considering his height, he comes in at 6 feet. Levine says practicing allows him to “make better decisions that come from a clear place”.

2. He’s a simple guy. Levine is known by his bandmates as the Zen master because he is not materialistic. His one vice is his passion for clothing- like the simple t-shirts  he is known for wearing on stage and on The Voice.

3. His dance moves. Maybe it’s all that yoga or years of jumping around on stage, but Mr. Levine has got them down. See exhibit A in “Moves like Jagger” with his co-judge Christina Aguilera.

4. He’s not afraid to share his “flaws”. Levine’s fear of flying keeps the band on a bus going from city to city when they go on tour.

5. He has a thing for beautiful women. While it may be a cliche, this rock star has dated some of the biggest super models in the world. All we can say is, we get it.

6. He shows the haters who’s boss. Levine was told that his voice sounded like a girl, but with millions of records sold, we don’t think he’s complaining.

7. He’s great friends with his coworkers. Aside from his bandmates, you can catch the cutest bromance between Levine and country singer Blake Shelton on The Voice .

8. The way he makes you feel, well, loved.

9. You can wake up to him every morning instead of  that annoying alarm clock. Just don’t blame us when you can’t get this song out of your head.

10. He’s not letting his age stop him. As People’s sexiest man alive, Levine has big plans to make more music with Maroon 5 and keep us laughing on The Voice.

You can join us in celebrating Adam Levine’s birthday by visiting the Maroon 5 artist page on Torch Music!

How to Tweet the Right Way

Posted by Brooke Ashley • March 13, 2014 at 03:24 PM

hashtag on chalkboard

Out there in the big, blue tweetosphere lives a world of many tweets. Some are sent to Justin Bieber professing their love, while others are sadly sitting in purgatory as they were never read by the tweet recipient, or even their own twitter followers. Many wonder how to construct the perfect tweet for everyone to see, so here are our three simple steps to creating the tweets of your dreams!

1. #Hashtag-Before Justin Timberlake and Jimmy Fallon made a million hit video about it, Twitter accidentally renamed the pound sign into the now infamous “hashtag”. Typically in your 140 character tweet, you shouldn’t use more than three hashtags. If you’re at a major event, watching a TV show live, or seeing your favorite artist in concert, using a trending hashtag will make you seem even more in the know. For example, “Can’t wait to watch the next episode of #ScandalABC to see what #OlivaPope is going to do next! #BESTSHOWEVER” is only 109 characters long and has three hashtags so your followers don’t feel overwhelmed. This also allows others who are following the trending hashtag to see what you are tweeting, even if they don’t follow you. (This can also lead to more followers!)

2. Tweet for All-If you want to share your love of your favorite artist’s new song,  be sure ALL of your followers can see it.  If you include the twitter handle in the middle of a tweet, all of your followers will be able to see the tweet. What many don’t realize, is if their handle is the first word in the tweet, you must put another word, or even a period, before the rest so even people who are not following that twitter account can see. For example: “.@Beyonce had one of the best hit singles of all time! I’ve already listened to #DrunkinLove 128 times! ” will be read by all of your followers, instead of the ones just following Beyoncé.

3. SHARE the love! If you see a tweet from one of the people you are following and want to share it with your followers, simply click the Retweet button. Think of this as an endorsement message, that you agree with what this person says, and you couldn’t say it any better yourself. If you want to add your two cents in, click “Quote” to include your thoughts and the original tweet.

Torch Browser makes it easy to share the things you love on Twitter using our Drag & Drop feature. Now that you know a few simple tips about tweeting, what will your first tweet be?

Songs for Relationships You Just Can’t Get Over

Posted by Nadine Segal • March 12, 2014 at 02:51 PM
Justin and Selena

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Breaking up is hard to do. We all know that, but some people just can’t seem to move on from a former flame. Some find it so difficult that they need to check themselves into a rehab facility to try to move on and even that doesn’t work. Some relationships are just hard to quit.

Celebrities aren’t the only ones who have trouble letting go, here are some songs to remind you that if you are in an “on again off again” relationship, you aren’t alone.

If you like one of the songs below just click on the title and it it will open in Torch Music. Save it on a playlist and listen to it again and again.

Without You – David Guetta ft. Usher

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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.

How to Stream Torrents While Downloading

Posted by Nadine Segal • March 04, 2014 at 01:55 PM

Torch Torrent

Never wait for your torrent to finish downloading again! You can now enjoy watching your torrents while they are still downloading.

When you download torrents using Torch Browser’s built in torrent manager, you can now stream torrents while downloading. Torch Browser has always made it easy to download torrents super fast, now we have taken it a step further.

If you need help using the torrent manager, you can check out our previous post on downloading torrents.

To begin, start downloading the torrent using the latest version of Torch Browser, if you don’t have the latest version you can download it here.

When you begin downloading a torrent you can open the torrent manager and next to the file downloading you will see an icon of a play button next to it.

Click on the play button and your file will begin playing in Torch Player.

Stream Torrent

Torch Browser is the quick and easy way to enjoy torrents. If you are not using it yet, download it now.

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 February 2014

Posted by Nadine Segal • March 03, 2014 at 01:43 PM
Katy Perry

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The Torch Music Chart shows you the most listened to songs on Torch Music for the month. Find out what our users are loving in music and maybe find something new to add to your playlist.

#20 Come & Get It – Selena Gomez Selena is barely holding on to her spot in the top 20. Last month she had two songs on the list, this month she nearly fell off all together.

#19 Radioactive – Imagine Dragons Imagine Dragons fell from the number ten spot last month all the way down to number 19.

#18 Royals – Lorde “Royals” also fell this month from #6 last month. Maybe Lorde’s latest “Buzzcut Season” will make it into the Torch Music Chart next month.

#17 I’m Yours – Jason Moraz Maybe Torch users were feeling romantic around Valentine’s Day since the Jason Moraz song “I’m Yours” (from 2008) showed up on the chart out of nowhere.

#16 Made in the USA – Demi Lovato Demi Lovato’s “Made in the USA” made it onto the chart this month.

#15 Wake Me Up – Avicii Avicii is two spots down from last month’s chart.

#14 Get Lucky – Daft Punk “Get Lucky” dropped from #3 all the way out of the top 10.

#13 Story of My Life – One Direction One Direction now has two song in the top 10. “Story of My Life” made it in this month.

#12 Rolling in the Deep – Adele Torch users can’t seem to get enough of Adele’s “Rolling in the Deep” which once again is in the Top 20, even though the song is more than 3 years old.

#11 We Can’t Stop – Miley Cyrus We can’t stop listening to Miley. While “Wrecking Ball” fell off the chart this month, it was replaced by “We Can’t Stop”.

#10 Other Side- Jason Derulo Jason Derulo has made a big entrance jumping into the top 10 with not one but two songs, the first is his song “Other Side”.

#9 Talk Dirty — Jason Derulo The second Jason Derulo song in the top 10 ten is “Talk Dirty”.

#8 Counting Stars – One Republic Last month One Republic was one spot short of top 10, this month they have climbed to number 8.

#7 Best Song Ever – One Direction In addition to adding another song to the chart , One Direction‘s “Best Song Ever” is up a spot this month at number 7.

#6 Aura – Lady Gaga “Aura” from Lady Gaga shot up the chart to the number 6 spot. Last month it wasn’t even in the top 20.

#5 Dark Horse – Katy Perry Katy Perry’s new video for “Dark Horse” debuted at number 5 this month.

#4 Adore You – Miley Cyrus “Adore You” fell two spots this month.

#3 Heart Attack – Demi Lovato “Heart Attack” is up from number 5 to number 3.

#2 Happy – Pharrell Williams Pharrell may not have taken home an Oscar last night, but his song “Happy” is up two spots.

#1 Roar – Katy Perry Katy Perry is still holding onto the top spot with her smash hit “Roar”

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.

Rihanna and Eminem Are Together Again

Posted by Nadine Segal • February 25, 2014 at 02:27 PM
rihanna in concert

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Everyone’s favorite bad girl has once again joined forces with one of the biggest names in rap. That’s right, Eminem and Rihanna are at it again, the duo will be touring together. The Monster Tour will be short so if you live in one of the three cities they are heading to consider yourself lucky.

The tour will take place in August stopping at New York, Los Angeles and of course Eminem’s hometown of Detroit.

The artists first collaborated on the song “Love the Way You Lie” in 2010. The song topped the charts but many were concerned by the violent nature of the song and the depictions of violence video.

While many people were surprised when they first collaborated, the huge success of the song was reason enough for Riri and Em to work together again.

They released “Love the Way You Lie (Part II)” and then on “Numb”. Their most recent collaboration “Monster” has been a chart topper.

If you aren’t lucky enough to catch these two in concert you can still listen to Rihanna and Eminem 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.

How to Transform your Facebook in Just One Click

Posted by Nadine Segal • February 25, 2014 at 08:35 AM

Facelift Themes

We know how much you love Facelift so we have added an awesome new feature that will make redesigning your Facebook quick and easy.

We have created tons of beautiful themes for you to choose from. Select one and it will instantly redesign your Facebook page. Not only will you enjoy this beautiful creation on your Facebook, but if your friends are browsing with Torch they will be able to see your design on your profile page.

How do you get started? It is easy, simply visit Facebook from Torch Browser, if you aren’t using Torch Browser you can download it here.

When you sign into Facebook on Torch Browser you will see the multicolored Facelift icon will appear to the right of your address bar.

Facelift Icon

The Facelift Menu will appear.

Facelift Menu

At the top of the Facelift Menu, you will find “Torch Themes”. Here are lots of beautiful themes separated by category. Some of the categories you can choose from are, Animals, Art, Love, Flowers, Nature, Sports and much more.

, Animals

You can hover over each theme to preview how it will look, click the “magnifying glass” once you decide to set it as your theme click the check mark.

Preview and Set

Your theme is set!

Some of the theme categories are locked but unlocking them takes just a few seconds. Just click on the “Unlock Group” button and continue to Facebook to invite at least five of your friends.

Unlock Group

If you want to change any part of the theme, like the font or the color of your header, you can do so by following the instructions for using Torch Facelift.

If you want to go back to your original Facebook, simply click the “Reset All” button at the button right of the Facelift Menu.

Which theme do you like the most?

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.

Internet Rumors that Just Won’t Go Away

Posted by Nadine Segal • February 19, 2014 at 04:21 PM

Girls whispering

During the opening ceremony of the Olympics in Sochi there seemed to be an issue with one of the Olympic rings. The mishap caused quite a stir and it inspired a satirical story published by The Daily Currant, in which the man responsible for the ring incident is found dead. This appears to have spread around the internet like wildfire and many of those that viewed it were unaware that it was all a joke. The story is still making its way around the web and many still have no idea it is fiction. These rumors can keep going for what seems to be forever.

People were spreading rumors long before the internet came around but when rumors spread online they have the ability to spread incredibly fast and anyone can start the rumor. Here are some other popular internet rumors that just keep spreading.

There is another popular internet rumor that started from a fake news piece. They say that the best lies have some truth to them. It is true that Samsung lost a lawsuit against Apple and were forced to pay them over a billion dollars in damages. Then a spoof news article said that Samsung paid the fine entirely in nickels. The story was actually really funny, painting the picture of trucks full of nickels arriving at the Apple headquarters. Problem was many failed to realize that it was satire and spread the word online. While the decision was reached in the summer of 2012, the rumor continues to circulate.

It isn’t just major companies that are subjected to online rumors, celebrities are also some of the biggest targets. While some celebs are only  reported dead occasionally, others die on a pretty regular basis. Justin Bieber , for instance is reported dead via Twitter nearly every other week. Many choose to not acknowledge the death hoaxes while other have a bit of fun with them. Check out what Jon Bon Jovi posted on his Facebook after internet rumors claimed he was dead.

Other celebrity rumors claim celebs have hidden identities. Like the rumor that Marlyn Manson is actually Josh Saviano, the actor who played Kevin on The Wonder Years.

Some online rumors claim that they can save your life. Like the well intentioned people who shared with everyone how to thwart a thief who forces you to withdraw money from the ATM. The rumors claim that if you put your pin in reverse the machine will function properly but also alert the police. Thing is that it won’t work, while the idea was proposed to banks it was never implemented.

Do you ever wonder if what you are sharing online is true?

Whatever you choose to share online, the easiest way to share is with Torch Browser.

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.

New Ways to Find The Music You Love on Torch Music

Posted by Nadine Segal • February 16, 2014 at 02:29 PM

Torch Music Screenshot

You may have noticed that Torch Music has changed a bit lately. Now there is a sidebar on the left-hand side of Torch Music offering you simple solutions to find the perfect tracks to listen to.

Under “Tune In“, you’ll find the latest and greatest music out there.

Tune in

First there is “Trending“, clicking here will take you to the most popular music on Torch Music and especially in your region.

Next there is the option of “Suggested“, this will offer you options of music we think you will like based on what you have listened to on Torch Music.

There is also “People I Follow this will show you some musical selections of your friends on Torch Music.

Lastly, there is “Everyone“, here you will find the most recently played tracks from across Torch Music.

Aside each of these options is a small icon for “The Wiz“, clicking on it will create a playlist from the suggested music. If you haven’t started using The Wiz yet, you are missing out on perfect playlists made just for you.

Next are the options under “Your Music“, these options help you keep track of your favorites on Torch Music.

Your Music

There is “Library” where you can see which artists you have listened to in the past, you can even see how many times you’ve heard each artist on Torch Music.

There is also “Recent Plays” which will show you the songs you’ve recently listened to on Torch Music.

Finally under “Playlist” are all of your saved playlists, so you can access them easily.

Playlist

We hope you find that you like the new features on Torch Music, let us know what you think.

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 Topping the Torch Music Chart?

Posted by Nadine Segal • February 13, 2014 at 01:37 PM
Katy Perry

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Torch Music Chart is your chance to see who is most listened to this month on Torch Music. Find out who is hot right now and maybe find your next favorite song.

Click on any of the songs below to play them in Torch Music.

#20 Birthday – Selena Gomez – Selena starts off our countdown with the ultimate Birthday song.

#19 R.I.P. – 2 Chainz – Next up is 2 Chainz with R.I.P., though this rapper from Georgia is definitely going strong.

#18 Vivir Mi Vida – Marc Anthony –  Marc Anthony is living his life with this “Vivir Mi Vida” at number 18. This song is actually a cover it was originally by Khaled, the Algerian singer.

#17 Other Side – Jason Derulo – Check out the video for Jason Derulo’s “Other Side”.

#16 I Love It – Icona Pop – Torch Music users were loving Icona Pop this month.

#15 Just Give Me a Reason – P!nk – Need a reason to give this P!nk song a try, it made it to #15.

#14 Drunk in Love – Beyonce – Beyonce teams up with her husband in this song, off her latest album Beyonce.

#13 Wake Me Up – Avicii– This song by Swedish DJ Avicii is sure to get you going in the morning.

#12 Come & Get It – Selena Gomez – This is Selena’s second song to make the top 20 this month.

#11 Counting Stars – One Republic One Republic almost made it into our top 10, but who is counting.

#10 Radioactive – Imagine Dragons – Check out Imagine Dragons’ video for “Radioactive”.

#9 Rolling in The Deep – Adele – This Adele song isn’t new but it still made it in our top 10.

#8 Best Song Ever – One Direction – Think this is the best song ever? You’ll have to listen to it more to get it on top of the Torch Music Chart.

#7 Wrecking Ball – Miley Cyrus – This Miley Cyrus video created quite a stir when it came out and Torch Music users can’t stop watching it.

#6 Royals – Lorde – Lorde’s breakthrough hit “Royals” won the 17 year old multiple Grammy Awards this year and it is also a Torch Music favorite.

#5 Heart Attack – Demi Lovato – Our top 5 starts with former X-Factor judge Demi Lovato.

#4 Happy – Pharrell Williams – We can’t help but smile when we hear this song and it seems like a lot of Torch Music users feel the same way.

#3 Get Lucky – Daft Punk – Looks like there were plenty of Torch Music users up all night to this song.

#2 Adore You – Miley Cyrus – Miley’s second song on the chart, features another controversial video.

#1 Roar – Katy Perry – Everyone has heard Katy Perry “Roar”, but we still can’t get enough of it.

We want to give Torch Music Fans a chance to see what music is most popular on Torch Music, if you want to see your favorite artists top the chart, listen to them more on Torch Music.

Want to do even more? Share your favorite song using 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.