Today is Friday, 19 July 2013 and here are some recent finds and discoveries to help you hack genealogy!
- Free Ancestry.com Access! That’s right, this weekend through 21 July, the updated set of New England records is available for FREE! More details here.
- RootsMagic: There’s a new release a new update for RootsMagic 6 users, version 188.8.131.52. One exciting new feature is Problem Alerts to help you find errors or potential issues with your genealogy data.
Genealogy and Technology News
- Gadgets: 8 Things You Probably Didn’t Realize Siri Could Do via makeuseof
- Gadgets: The Secret Powers Hidden in Your iPhone’s Accessibility Options (via Lifehacker)
- Newspapers: New Search Engine for Newspaper Searches (via NYGBS Blog)
- Note Taking: Evernote 5 beta arrives for Windows (via The Verge)
New Apps, Programs and Websites – Oh My!
- Gadgets: Locate Lost Keys With These 10 Handy Gadgets (via Mashable)
- Photos: Viewfinder Organizes Your iPhone Photos and Makes Sharing Easy (via Lifehacker)
- Presentations: Speaker Deck vs. Slide Share (via NSpiredD2)
- Productivity: 10 Browser Extensions to Streamline Your Workflow (via Mashable)
- Travel: 7 Essential Tools for Business Travel (via Mashable)
Technology for Genealogy Group on Facebook
Visit the Technology for Genealogy on Facebook group for these new discussions:
- Cloud Computing: Do you have any qualms about cloud storage sites getting hacked, corrupted or having the service shut down?
- Dropbox: Do I still need to make backup copies of files?
- Keyboard: I needed more light on my keyboard so I bought an “illuminated gamer’s keyboard” . . .
- Smartphones: When you got your iPhone, did you go for the repair/replacement insurance plan?
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