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Go With What You Know

Go With What You Know

Do the time, and you form a trust.  It's why I continue to buy Chevys, Microsoft, Kraft Mayonnaise, and National Geographic.Sure, I'm aware that Ford, Apple, Best Foods, and the Smithsonian make decent competing products, but not decent enough to make me switch.Part of it is tradition, part of it...

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Frustrated with i-Lok?

Frustrated with i-Lok?

Maybe you're absolutely satisfied with the anti-piracy technology known as i-Lok.  If so, you're one of a disappearing breed. The dizzying hoops you have to jump through in credentialing your newly-purchased, and i-Lok-protected program mostly feels clicking "I agree" to the 21-page Agreements and...

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5 Ways VO’s Can Use EverNote:  Part 1

5 Ways VO’s Can Use EverNote: Part 1

Don't think  you can pass by this blog today 'cause you already use Evernote.  I was among  the first 275,000 users to subscribe to Evernote (2008), and I gotta tellya... these folks DO. NOT. STOP.  They have so many things in new to the market or in development.  Look away for a week, and you...

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Constant Contact Alt?

Constant Contact Alt?

What do you use for sending out newsletters, tracking email lists, and handling CRM? There are plenty of products that offer simple-to-full-spectrum features in this online space.  And that full spectrum includes the price they charge for it. Am I wrong in thinking Constant Contact and MailChimp...

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MS Office on your iPad/iPhone

MS Office on your iPad/iPhone

Digital tools are so important to voice-actors. You will not win or lose a voiceover audition based on having MS Office on your iPhone or iPad (or not), but as you know, tools can come in mighty handy in your workflow, and in a pinch.  The RIGHT tool can be a lifesaver in a panic.  I prefer to be...

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Nimble Contacts Widget for Chrome

Nimble Contacts Widget for Chrome

When FaffCon happened last October, I had already been fooling around with NIMBLE quite a bit.  Then I sat in on an hour-long session with Voice Actor Matt Cowlrick.  Matt was not just proficient at NIMBLE, he was inspirational! Nimble helps manage your relationships.  I know that sounds nebulous,...

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Capturing iPad Video on your Computer

Capturing iPad Video on your Computer

 ...in the spirit of a recent rash of posts about a voice-actor's use of video, I humbly re-submit this blog which I wrote more than a year ago, and which is still every bit relevant. Screen capture programs are becoming more and more handy.  I'm referring to programs that can capture everything...

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Get It On the Record

Get It On the Record

Some voice talents ask for signed written contracts, and/or require payment up front before they start on a project with a new client. I can certainly see the wisdom of that, especially if you've been burned on a job along the line somewhere.  Their argument is that most reputable business people...

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Source-Connect for iOS

Source-Connect for iOS

One of the big catch-phrases at this year's CES in Las Vegas was "wearable computing";  the integration of the machine and the human...if not on our clothing, then somehow inserted in our bodies.  Any cyborg comparisons notwithstanding (3-of-7?)...this idea actually has acceptance and a market....

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Doin’ The Two-Step

Doin’ The Two-Step

The bad guys must be having an impact on web services everywhere.  We hear about it, and we see the phishing scams show up in our email, but is internet security really that big of a deal? YES!  (and heck yes!) The reason I say the bad guys  must be having an impact is that in the last few days,...

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