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Health Importer Makes It Easy to Move Health Data Between iPhones

I'm in a minority, but when I get a new iPhone every year, I like to start fresh without reinstalling from a backup. I talked about this before, but, essentially, with the vast majority of my favorite apps storing data in the cloud, starting with a clean installation of iOS is mostly a matter of …

IPhone 7

How to build an AirPlay receiver with Raspberry Pi Zero

AirPlay is great for wirelessly piping music through your home, but even basic AirPlay speakers come with a hefty price tag attached. You may already …

10 Surprising Things You Can Make with Your Panini Press and Waffle Iron

The waffle iron and panini press have a lot in common. They both produce delightful results, but are often limited to a single purpose. Is it worth …

Nativefier Turns Any Web Site Into a Native App from the Command Line

Windows/Mac/Linux: Mac users have long been able to easily make their own desktop apps of web apps using Fluid, but if you’re not on a Mac, or you …

iTunes-Remote Controls iTunes Directly from the Command Line

Mac: It’s no secret that a lot of people really don’t like iTunes, but that doesn’t mean that most of us have bothered to actually replace it. If you …

Command-line

OpenSprinkler

OpenSprinkler Pi (OSPi) is an open-source sprinkler / irrigation extension board for the Raspberry Pi. It is an easy and low-cost solution to …

Raspberry Pi

DIY References and Inspiration to Bookmark for this New Year

2016 will be your best year of making<p>Throughout the past 20 years, one key goal has been the focus of our little corner of the internet: sharing the …

Fabrication

Most Popular Mac Downloads and Posts of 2015

It’s been another year, which means yet another iteration on OS X. While Apple didn’t make any major moves with the Mac this year, there was still …

OS X

Connect Nest, SmartThings And More To HomeKit Using 'Homebridge'

Users of home automation kit, like Nest, SmartThings, Wink, Lockitron and more, that doesn’t officially play ball with Apple’s HomeKit, may want to …

Four Christmases Swaddle This Baby

This DIY Monitor Stand and Built-In USB Hub Is Cheap and Easy to Build

One trip to IKEA (and maybe an Amazon order for the USB hub) and this monitor stand can live on your desk, charging your devices, offering easy to …

Home Depot

Etching Permanent Volume Markings on a Kettle

It's easy and safe — use a 9V battery, vinegar, and salt to permanently etch markings on metal.<p>As a homebrewer I often need to measure my kettle volumes at various stages during the brew day — to figure out my brewing efficiency, or monitor evaporation rates, or compare boil volumes to what my …

Stainless Steel

Easily Transfer Old Messages Archives from One Mac to Another

If you’ve been using Messages for a while, you may not want to let your archived messages go when you move to a new Mac. iCloud <i>should</i> backup and …

Archives

Automatic: Your Smart Driving Assistant on Your Smartphone [Sponsor]

There’s a mountain of data inside your car waiting to be unleashed, and all you have to do is plug in a quick little connector and download a mobile application.<p>Automatic is a smart driving assistant that plugs into your car's data port and lets you connect your smartphone (either iPhone or …

Free Shipping

Resolutionator Makes It Easy to Switch Your Mac’s Screen Resolution

Resolutionator is a handy new utility from the great team at Many Tricks which is the best and easiest way that I have found to quickly switch between different screen resolutions.<p>Why would I need to do this? Well, one of the things I have started doing with my my new 12" Retina MacBook is …

Handy

Browser Fairy Overcomes Browser Commitment Phobia

Browser Fairy allows you to set different browsers to open different links, rather than having to use the same browser for everything.<p>If this sounds familiar, you might be remembering Choosy, which worked as a Preference Pane and did a very similar thing. I have written about Choosy on several …

Software

Find the Wi-Fi Password for Your Current Network with the Command Line

If you’ve connected to a Wi-Fi network, your computer usually saves that password so you don’t have to enter it in every time. But sometimes you …

Wi-Fi

Build a Block Retaining Wall to Beautify a Steep Slope

A yard with a steep slope can be difficult to landscape. Build a block retaining wall to add level tiers to your yard, which prevent erosion and …

Landscaping

11 Greatest Guest Jams at Grateful Dead Concerts

The Grateful Dead’s run of final “Fare Thee Well” shows in June and July will feature the surviving longtime members of the band alongside no …

How to make your own DIY Red Lobster biscuits and Olive Garden breadsticks

From our friends at<p>I’m a slut for a good bread basket. Start me off right with some pillowy, chewy, fresh-baked carbs and a side of whipped butter, …

Baking

This Chart Shows How Aperture, Shutter Speed, and ISO Affect Your Photos

Learning even just the basics of photography takes a bit of work and one of the more complex ideas is the relationship between ISO, aperture, and …

NightStand for Apple Watch

<b>Night Stand™ makes daily charging a breeze.</b> Just set your watch on, from out of the corner of your eye, no careful alignment required. Locks to your …

Apple Watch

Best way to tie a tie

These Diagrams Are Everything You Need To Decorate Your Home

Interior design cheat sheets FTW.

The Toilet Paper That Gives You the Most Bang for Your Buck

When you're taking care of business, it's comforting to know you've got the best toilet paper for the best price. After extensive research and …

Lockitron revamps its smart lock with a price cut and new design

Lockitron, one of the first companies that used crowdfunding to create a connected home product back in 2012, has stopped shipping its initial …

Home Automation

Blast Your Muscles and Lungs with These Sinister Supersets

Get a fast-paced total-body workout in just under 4 minutes<p>Most weekend challenges tax a specific skill set or muscle group to see how you stack up. But this week, challenge creator Todd Durkin, C.S.C.S, author of <i>The IMPACT! Body Plan,</i> just wants to see how much you can handle.<p>Using both power and …