Lifehacker Pack for Chrome 2013: Our List of the Best Extensions
Saturday, December 28, 2013
Thursday, October 17, 2013
Whether we stick with Samsung or go with HTC I am not sure but this lengthy review of the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 may help me make up his mind.
Sunday, October 13, 2013
Saturday, October 5, 2013
Should you be interested in joining the group of Beat testers proceed to this link:
Sunday, September 29, 2013
Saturday, September 28, 2013
See what Lynn Palermo has to say in her article here:
Monday, September 16, 2013
Genealogy Research Assistant is available in the Google Playstore.
Friday, September 13, 2013
Thursday, August 29, 2013
I'm not sure that I want to read it, I don't want tablet envy to set in.
Thursday, August 8, 2013
Tuesday, July 30, 2013
Wednesday, July 24, 2013
Gena and Jean: We started the Gena and Jean Genealogy Journey blog this month , however, we are not new to blogging. I've been blogging on my blog Gena's Genealogy since 2005. The Gena and Jean blog is one way we can provide information to those who are following our speaking tour.
Gena and Jean: The app seemed like a nice addition because it allows audience members to download handouts, learn more about our sponsors and have easy access to our social media channels. Having information available to you in the palm of your hand is vital and an app gives you that.
Gena and Jean: I wanted an easy to use app platform so I of course tried Google to find some websites that would allow someone with absolutely no developer experience write an app. I also looked at reviews for app platforms. I then tried out a few that I had read about and settled on Infinite Monkey. I liked that it was easy to use and that there was help along the way.
Infinite Monkeys is a self-serve drag-and-drop platform that enables anyone to create a mobile app for iPhone, Android & HTML5 smartphones - without any coding. With three pricing options, from free to just $99, Infinite Monkeys brings custom mobile apps within the reach of small businesses, schools and community groups. By servicing the long-tail of niche interests with free and low-cost apps, Infinite Monkeys was named one of the Top10 Internet Startups of 2013 and aims to be the largest DIY publisher of mobile apps in the world.
blog and was created with the Infinite Monkeys mobile appmaker tool.
Read more: http://www.digitaljournal.com/pr/1372084#ixzz2ZvUk0pZB
Wednesday, July 3, 2013
Friday, June 28, 2013
If you are looking for a simple app to record text take a look at MakeUseOf's new review
I'm pleased that my choices got a gong.
Monday, June 17, 2013
From AndroidCentral.com today comes an answer to this question : How do I clear default applications?
Sunday, June 16, 2013
Saturday, June 15, 2013
Monday, June 10, 2013
Have you something that works faster than their best tool?
Friday, June 7, 2013
Thursday, June 6, 2013
I found just what I wanted on the BobjGear site. On that site I am told that The Bobj Rugged Case for Samsung Note 10.1 is available from Amazon. I went over to Amazon to find that they had a nice Rockin' Raspberry one in stock and started to place an order. But alas Amazon do not ship these items to Australia. I will keep looking for something similar but.....
...if you have an Android device and are looking for a sturdy cover take a look at the BobjGear site where you can find sturdy covers for many popular devices.
Tuesday, May 28, 2013
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Friday, May 17, 2013
A Barnsley Historian's View: Genealogy Apps for Android - still a way to go:
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Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Thursday, April 18, 2013
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
Friday, March 1, 2013
Thursday, February 28, 2013
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
|Rootstech App Dashboard|
The Icons on the menu of the dashboard are: My Schedule, Exhibitors, Maps, Events, Speakers, Photo Gallery, Twitter, Friends, News, Attendees, Facebook.
It is easy to set up one's profile and, if one makes this public, one's name appears on a list of attendees. to set up one's profile one needs to select the My Profile option from the settings icon on the top right hand corner of the dashboard - it is not obvious. I would love to see a few more fields in the My Profile area especially one for hometown and country so that we have more information about potential friends.
Once one's name appears on the list of attendees it is a simple matter for others to add that name to a contacts list or to send an invitation to become a friend. When one receives a friend invitation a little red icon appears over the Friends icon on the top menu, as these are accepted one's friend list grows. There is another way to invite friends but it is clunky and is what helped to soar the 2012 app for users.
My schedule is a basic calendar app that allows one to enter one's own events as well as items from the conference program.
One can view the program and details of talks from the Events icon, I couldn't seem to add events to my schedule from here. I must be doing something wrong but, in the absence if help can't work out what. The social events and keynote sessions do not appear to be listed either.
One can also get to session details via the speakers icon on the menu bar. When one selects a speaker from the list that speakers sessions are displayed, one can then select a session to add to one's Conference schedule. As one adds items to one's schedule these appear in a list above the menu icons on the dashboard of the app.
The Maps icon shows city and venue maps. I found the venue maps hard to understand although I have been at two Rootstech conferences; perhaps this is due to my poor spatial skills. The Twitter icon takes one to a feed of Tweets that include the Rootstech hashtag.
The Exhibitors gives a listing in abc order of all the exhibitors with contact details and short descriptions of their services. This is a great tool to organize one's vendor visits.
Friends lists those who have accepted your invitations and those whose
invitations you have accepted.
While it looks promising I'd like to see a few more things. Especially frustrating for someone who has more than one Android device is that one's profile information does not seem to sync from one device to another. I move from tablet to smartphone many times during the day and need to have the same data on both. I need to have my same schedule appear on both otherwise I will get very confused.
It's past midnight in Australia and I am about to turn in. I hear that the Rootstech people are refining the app and look forward to seeing what additions and modifications will be waiting for me when I wake. Hopefully more attendees will fill out their profiles and make them public so that others can interact with them.
Monday, February 25, 2013
Friday, February 22, 2013
I have been using the Dolphin browser for over a year and am quite happy with it. When I saw the article below I thought about trying Chrome, my browser of choice on my laptop, on Android.
I am wondering what others use.
Saturday, February 9, 2013
At today's Paul Milner seminar in Sydney I caught up with several genimates who were equipped with their Android tablets for notetaking, staying connected and social media. Thanks to Carole, Jonathan and Michelle who posed for a photo with their Androids. Just after this snap was taken I ran into Neil who was brandishing his new Android.
|Carole, Jill, Jonathan and Michelle with their tablets|
|Neil with his new toy|
The use of Androids for genealogy in Australia is flourishing.
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
My original Galaxy Tab that I purchased nearly 2 years ago has served me well but sadly its battery has given up the ghost. After much deliberation I got myself a replacement tablet today. My choice was a Galaxy Note 10.1, 16 gig with 3G and the catalyst was actually the need to have a eBook reader for an overseas holiday that is looming.
I had previously been committed to a 7 inch tablet but now that I have Galaxy S3 phone I find that is all I need when I am out and about. The 10 inch screen gives my fat fingers more keyboard space and more real estate for my growing apps collection and for reading eBooks. I trust that I have made a wise decision - I have been vacillating for weeks.
So today has been busy as I have been setting up the new toy with my apps. I have also purchased eBooks, one each from Amazon and Google Play so I don't need to take any real books when I go cruising this weekend.
Monday, February 4, 2013
She recently posted this great presentation on Slideshare:
Turn Your Tablet Into a Lean Mean Genealogy Machine
Head over to Slideshare to see the 85 slides in Susan's presentation.
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Sunday, January 20, 2013
The Sum Of All My Research: Posting using my tablet:
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