Make the most out of your Spotify streaming with these tricks

Spotify is probably my favorite music streaming service. It’s easy to navigate and it allows me to explore the discography of my favorite artists. If you love streaming your music through the platform all day, I’m sure you’ll be thrilled to discover these tricks:

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Create a folder for your playlists
I usually use Spotify on desktop when I’m in the office to save my phone’s battery. Since I have more than twenty playlists (a lot, I know!), I was pleased to learn that I can make folders that will make my feed more organized. To do this, just go to the file tab and just click on “New Playlist Folder”. These days I have a folder for my playlists in each genre. Sounds neat, huh?

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Follow your Discover Weekly playlist
The Spotify bots follow your listening preferences and craft a weekly playlist of stuff you might like. The Discover Weekly playlist contains thirty songs that you might want to save. Before you lose any of your potential favorites, right click and follow the playlist so you don’t have to find it in your Home page.

Share your favorite song on Instagram Stories
Music can sometimes make our days better. If you want to share with others the track that you’ve been enjoying, you can now share them on Instagram Stories. Gone are the days of screenshots. On your phone or tablet, click the three dots on top of the track page, look for the Share option and choose Instagram Stories. What’s so great about this is that your friends can follow your suggestion and play the track from their own devices.

Recover a deleted playlist
Want to restore a playlist that you’ve wrongfully deleted from your feed? No worries. Go to the Account Settings tab on your browser and look for the Recover Playlists tab. It’s that easy.

Hi there! I’m James P. DeVellis. I wish to share my wide knowledge in technology and mobile apps through my own social media platform and blogs. For more articles and reviews on gizmos and gadgets, visit this page.

Make the most out of your Spotify streaming with these tricks

Spotify is probably my favorite music streaming service.  It’s easy to navigate, and it allows me to explore the discography of my favorite artists.  If you love streaming your music through the platform all day, I’m sure you’ll be thrilled to discover these tricks:

Create a folder for your playlists

I usually use Spotify on my desktop computer when I’m in the office to conserve my phone’s battery.  Since I have more than 20 playlists (a lot, I know!), I was pleased to learn that I can make folders that will make my feed more organized.  To do this, just go to the file tab and click on “New Playlist Folder.”  These days I have a folder for my playlists in each genre.  Sounds neat, huh?

Follow your Discover Weekly playlist

The Spotify bots follow your listening preferences and craft a weekly playlist of stuff you might like.  The Discover Weekly playlist contains 30 songs that you might want to save.  Before you lose any of your potential favorites, right-click and follow the playlist, so you don’t have to find it on your Homepage.

Share your favorite song on Instagram Stories

Music can sometimes make our days better.  If you want to share with others the track that you’ve been enjoying, you can now share them on Instagram Stories.  Gone are the days of screenshots.  On your phone or tablet, click the three dots on top of the track page, look for the Share option and choose Instagram Stories.  What’s so great about this is that your friends can follow your suggestion and play the track from their own devices.

Recover a deleted playlist

Want to restore a playlist that you’ve wrongfully deleted from your feed?  No worries.  Go to the Account Settings tab on your browser and look for the Recover Playlists tab. It’s that easy.

Hi there!  I’m James P. DeVellis.  I wish to share my wide knowledge in technology and mobile apps through my own social media platform and blogs. For more articles and reviews on gizmos and gadgets, visit this page.

How technology has affected today’s consumer

When you look at how business transactions were done in the 1990s and compare them to how they’re made today, one huge factor stands as the difference-maker – technology, more specifically, online sales.

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To be fair to history, it was already possible to order a product via phone or mail or fax before the internet came along. But as the world wide web developed and more business establishments adopted and incorporated online sales into their operations, buying and selling as we knew it changed completely.

Perhaps the most prevalent reason for the popularity of online sales is the convenience if affords consumers. No longer do people have to go out of their homes, brave heavy traffic, walk through shopping malls, and line up at the cashier to get a single item. Nowadays, it can all be done with a couple of swipes and a few taps.

And while shipping costs may add to the total bill, let it be known that a lot of the products people are buying online come straight from manufacturers and are getting them at manufacturer’s price. Online stores also have lots of promos, deals, and discounts. Now, think of that and factor in the price of gas and parking fees and the time you use up to get an item in the nearest mall. Overall, online shopping is cheaper.

All these advantages and we haven’t even gotten to the wide array of selection yet. Online stores have almost everything a consumer wants. If an item isn’t available on one site, the consumer can always go to another online shop.

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Hi! I’m James P. DeVellis. I work for a tech company and answer a lot of IT queries. I’m starting my own social media platform and hope to take all of you along. Follow me on Twitter for everything IT.

Top three reasons you need to back up your data

We live in the day where technology is so reliable we stop thinking about it because everything just works. But computing devices are all subject to malfunction at some point. And worse, when we least expect them. That’s why we need to back up our data.

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If you still haven’t back up your files, here are three reasons you need to it now:

Hard drives go bad

So, you spent all your week on your laptop working on a major project or transferring all your precious photos and digital music collection to your desktop. Basically, you stored all your important files and documents in your ever-reliable computer. However, your trusty laptop is fragile, and its hard drive can get corrupted. And once your hard drive crashes, there’s a slim chance you can get your files back.

Your device can get lost or stolen

Just because it hasn’t happened doesn’t mean it never will. These things happen when you least expect them. When you have a backup, at least it won’t be as bad.

Computers get infected with malware

A malicious software program can infect your computer and stay there undetected until the perpetrator activates it and wreaks havoc on your system. Recovering from a malware infection is so complex it’s easier to just start with a clean slate. That’d be a no-brainer decision if you had a backup of your files.

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James P. DeVellis here. I’m a self-confessed IT guy, and that means receiving tons of tech-related questions from family and friends. Follow me on Twitter to read my replies.