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[10 Sep 2010 | No Comment | ]
Let the Music Play

With the announcement of the latest round of iPods by Apple, music listening has again become the in thing. With touch screens and no buttons, a built in FM-tuner, better battery life and a slew of other features, the new iPods have generated a lot of excitement. There were a couple of other small announcements too – such as the one about Apple TV, an easier and cheaper way to stream video from a computer to a TV set, and AirPlay, an easier way to stream music to speakers around …

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[6 Jun 2010 | No Comment | ]

Ten thousand songs. That’s how many I figure I need for my radio station.
This is a station that won’t be found on the AM or FM band, though – it’s exclusively for my use. My 10,000 songs have a home on my computer’s hard drive, and I’m be able to listen to them either directly on the computer, or the other computers in the house – or even through my cell phone. And to get the music I need for my station, I’ve been busy downloading songs off the internet …

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[14 May 2010 | No Comment | ]
Do Try This at Home

If once the web was a way for people to communicate, nowadays it’s more about relaxing and wasting time. Once there were comic books and TV sets; now there are iPads and Youtube. They invented those things for a reason!
But there’s more to the internet than online games and a “boss button” to hide your perfidy when your supervisor appears; you can actually learn to do stuff on-line. What can you learn? Almost anything there is to know! There are dozens of sites out there that will tell you (in …

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[9 May 2010 | No Comment | ]
At the Roots of it All

The annual events we’ve commemorated and celebrated over the past couple of weeks -beginning with Passover and extending through Holocaust Memorial Day, Memorial Day, and Independence Day – all bring to mind the question of who we are, and where we come from. If you’ve thought about the idea of putting together a family tree or just wanted to know more about your roots, the Internet can be a great friend. Here are some tips on where to look for information, and how to peel away the layers of the …

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[21 Mar 2010 | No Comment | ]
In the Stream of Things

If you’ve got a phone these days, you’ve got a music player. Why shlep an iPod or other MP3 player if you want to listen to music on the go?
Because you can get more music on an MP3 player than on a phone, of course. Unless you’ve got a really fancy phone with a big memory card, you’re limited to only a couple dozen songs on your device, and you’re constantly tethering your phone to your computer in order to get music on it. Ah, the hassles of modern life!
But …