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The Connected Home: Raspberry Pi Radio Time Machine

Do you ever wish you could go back in time and see what life was like before smartphones, tablets, computers and even television? These days we are bombarded with noise signals from every direction, but before television there was only one primary source of media consumption. Radio!<p>In modern times …

Raspberry Pi

The Scariest Radio Episodes of All Time | The Art of Manliness

Before folks sat around the TV watching <i>American Horror Story</i> or classic movies like <i>The Shining</i> and <i>Friday the 13th</i>, they gathered around the radio to …

Turn an Old Radio Into an MP3 Player | The Art of Manliness

I love old-time radios. They’re sturdy and good-looking. And there’s a reason for that. Back in the day appliances were considered pieces of home …

Make your MacBook chime like an iPhone when you plug it in to charge

The iPhone and iPad have made a cute little chime noise when plugged it into charge since their inception, but the Mac has no such noise as it uses the MagSafe light indicators to show charging status. This changed with the new 12-inch Retina MacBook which doesn’t have MagSafe so it uses the iOS …

OS X

OneNote for iPad tips to make you more productive

More people than ever are bringing their iPads to work, and the quickest way to make the tablet ready for business it to outfit with Microsoft’s …

Productivity

Sprint announces ‘iPhone Forever’, a $22/month yearly upgrade plan

Sprint today announced a new $22/month upgrade option for iPhone users allowing them to pick up a new iPhone at anytime through a plan dubbed “iPhone Forever”.<p>iPhone users can now opt to pay an extra $22/month on top of any individual unlimited plan or family share pack plan and when a new iPhone …

Sprint's new program ensures you always have the latest iPhone

Sprint announced the start of its new iPhone Forever program on Monday, allowing customers to upgrade to the latest iPhone whenever they want.<p>The …

This app is everything OS X Finder wants to be

Maybe it’s just me, but Finder is one of the default Mac apps I find most annoying. Even though Apple introduced tabs to the default experience a few years ago, Finder still makes it harder than it should to move files from one folder on your computer to another.<p>Commander One, a Finder alternative …

Apps

How to transform an antique portable radio into a modern Bluetooth speaker

This cool project from Instructable user ke4mcl shows us how to take an antique portable radio you might find at a flea market or yard sale and give …

The Unlikely Rebirth Of A Once-Dead Art Form

Generations removed from the radio drama's heyday, the internet and cult hits like Night Vale are reviving the tradition.

Military Genealogy Tips for Memorial Day: Finding Pension Records - Family Tree

Honor your military ancestors this Memorial Day by learning more about their lives and service. One way is through pension records, which can be rich …

June Ultimate Collection: Free Genealogy Websites - Family Tree

As I mentioned in my post last week about finding free genealogy data, you save where you can so you can spend where you need to. A little bit of …

Six Tips for Mapping Your Family History - Family Tree

One of my research goals is to visualize my family history on a map showing all the places my ancestors lived and worked. I found plenty of advice in …

Battle of Gettysburg 150th Anniversary: Honor Civil War Ancestors With a Virtual Visit - Family Tree

With the beginning of July (can you believe that's already next week?) arrives the 150th anniversary of the bloodiest battle of the Civil War, the …

Keys to Creating a Great Family Tree Website - Family Tree

Do you want to share your genealogy research and connect with cousins through a family history website? Or maybe you want to improve the genealogy …

Using Evernote to Organize My Genealogy Research - Family Tree

My former method of genealogy research organization was to email myself notes and records, or use notekeeping gadgets on my iGoogle page. But with …

Online Public Access Search Replaces NARA's Archival Research Catalog - Family Tree

The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) is shutting down its 10-year-old Archival Research Catalog (ARC) on Aug. 15. ARC catalogs the …

New MyHeritage.com Website Helps You Treasure Old Family Photos - Family Tree

Family Tree Magazine's Photo Detective Maureen A. Taylor has partnered with MyHeritage on its Treasure Family Photos website. The site emphasizes the …

Chelsea Handler on "Who Do You Think You Are?": Tracing German Roots - Family Tree

From the beginning of last night's "Who Do You Think You Are?," Chelsea Handler knew her mother's father had been a German soldier in WWII. She just …

Editor's Pick: Best English Genealogy Websites - Family Tree

Americans with ancestry in England form at least 9 percent of the US population and comprise the States' third largest heritage group (after those …

Finding the *Right* Ancestor: Tips From the Virtual Genealogy Conference, Sept. 13-15 - Family Tree

So, there's just over a week left until the start of our Family Tree University Virtual Genealogy Conference, taking place Sept. 13-15, and I'd hate …

Why We Celebrate Oktoberfest in September - Family Tree

<i>It’s a question that burns inside my brain this time every year: Why is Oktoberfest celebrated in September?</i><p>Here in “Zinzinnati,” where German roots …

Your Ancestor's Immigration Experience and the Ellis Island Myth - Family Tree

Many of the guests on last night's "Genealogy Roadshow," filmed in Detroit, had done their own research into family history claims. I love to see all …

Genealogy Clues Your Ancestor Was a Black Sheep - Family Tree

One of the folks on this week's "Genealogy Roadshow"—the last one of the season, filmed in Austin, Texas—had a Civil War ancestor who, perhaps …

Genealogy Resources To Be Thankful For - Family Tree

It's a month of being thankful—in daily Facebook posts, at the Thanksgiving table, and in our 11 Online Genealogy Resources to Be Thankful For …

Making the Most of Fold3.com: My Relative's Civil War Service - Family Tree

Did Veteran's Day get you thinking about your ancestor's military service and how you can learn more about it? One research option is the …

Four Free Websites to Find Old Maps - Family Tree

Plan of Cincinnati and Vicinity, S.A. Mitchell, Jr., 1860, David Rumsey Map Collection In genealogy research, old maps can help you Pinpoint the …

Beyond-the-Basics Genealogy Resources for Tracing Massachusetts Ancestors - Family Tree

Around Thanksgiving, you might stand a bit taller with pride in your Mayflower Pilgrim roots. Whether your Massachusetts ancestors include Pilgrims …

Tips to Find and Share Old Family Recipes - Family Tree

Food takes center stage at the holidays, when many families enjoy old recipes passed down from grandmas and great-grandmas. Occasions such as …

New: Place My Past Website Maps Your Family Tree - Family Tree

A new website called Place My Past (currently accessible to those who are invited) looks to be a hybrid of a family tree site, a mapping site and a …