Today is Friday, 26 July 2013 and here are some recent finds and discoveries to help you hack genealogy!
- Schedule: Hack Genealogy is a little over a week old and we’re still getting into a weekly publishing “routine.” For now, Cool GenStuff will appear each day at 12:00 am CDT, Monday through Friday since there is not much weekend news from the major tech blogs. Also, the feature How I Hack Genealogy will appear each Friday at 9:00 am CDT.
- Technology: Do you think complaining about rapidly changing technology is a 21st century issue? Take a look at the article We’re going to heaven in a wheelbarrow (via NspireD2)!
Genealogy and Technology News
- Genealogy Virtual Education: Google reportedly working on Helpouts, a marketplace for sharing skills over live video (via The Next Web). This could have HUGE implications for the genealogy market with professional genealogists offering queries and lookups or assistance to clients over video on the web.
- Google Translate: Sometimes It’s Easiest to Just Write It Down. Google Translate now supports handwriting!
- Travel: 4 Tips for Staying Productive While You Travel (via Mashable)
New Apps, Programs and Websites – Oh My!
- Calendars and Reminders: Ding Combines Reminders and Events into a Good-Looking Interface (via Lifehacker)
- Data Security: SafeMonk Encrypts Your Files Before Sending them to Dropbox (via Lifehacker)
- Internet Security: MaskMe Lets You Use The Internet Without Putting Your Personal Data at Risk (via Mashable)
Technology for Genealogy Group on Facebook
Visit the Technology for Genealogy on Facebook group for these new discussions:
- Digital Images: Does photo metadata remain when you upload images online or to specific websites?
- Organizing: Has anyone used http://urli.st to organize links for your research or in presentations?
©2013, copyright Thomas MacEntee