Month: September 2010

The iPad is King…for now

Let’s face it there are some of us who love the iPad and some of us who hate it to bits. Those who love it point out to everything it can do and how great everything looks on it. Those who hate it point out that it is just a glorified iPod that has been blown up in size which still can’t perform true multitasking. Whichever way you swing, the truth is that Apple reigns supreme in the tablet market. The design is good, the software is virtually bug free and the iPad is a nice size to hold. All of this makes it a very decent product indeed. Yes, it can’t multi task and no, you can’t play the latest PC or Mac games on it; but then it wasn’t designed to do any of that. The iPad is aimed at a very specific market and from the latest figures to emerge, the iPad seems to have cornered around 95 percent of it. Yes, that’s right, the iPad is the king of the tablets – for now at least. It’s only real competitor is Android. Now, although Google does not have a tablet PC of its own (yet), other manufacturers are coming out with a variety of different tablet PC’s; all of those tablets are being powered by Google’s Android OS. The head start that Apple has in...

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Corporate entertainers: Gigging options for budding rock stars

“It’s a long way to the top, if you wanna rock and roll”, and so sang AC/DC, as an account perhaps of their rise to the top as Australia’s premier rock band in the 70s and 80s. Talent, it seems, takes its own sweet time to be realized. But where does one start if you aren’t there yet? Some of these folks take on the roles of corporate entertainers that isn’t necessarily is in line with their dreams, but are most definitely, the best way to get started. And while there are a slew of events that they can perform and hone their live skills at, some of them are able to make a decent living out of this until they get their lucky break. Another way by which musicians can make their bread and butter is by performing as wedding entertainers, and if you live in the United States, there are weddings throughout the year, of which the band is something that is definitely has a big part to play during the celebrations. Another interesting talent that has come to light is that of a celebrity impersonator who obviously has some serious skills in voice modulation and in observing those little nuances that people find hilarious or just cool about various celebrities. Now if you are hosting a party, and want to make it memorable, hiring musicians of...

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