And I think we are in the same position with all this technology around us - for cheap. When we get the chance to make our lives more efficient [and thus giving us more time to research our family history] for cheap, why not take that chance?
- The safe way to 'write down' your passwords by Dennis O'reilly from howto.cnet.com ~ Okay. This is simple and great advice about storing your passwords. ['Cause sometime simple is great, no?]
- How to use your iOS device as your PC’s second display by Grant Brunner from extremetech.com ~ A lot of folks have started using multiple monitors, but apparently you can use your iOS device as a second monitor, and Grant shares step-by-step instructions on how to set that configuration up. Hello, Productivity, eh?
- Cloud Printing Available for the New iPad Mini and iPad 4th Gen by Barbh from appcraver.com ~ I am not sharing this app just because the developer attended my alma mater, Texas A&M University, it's very handy, helpful, and efficient when you need to print something from your mobile device. And it's nice to know that even with device updates, the app developers are right there quickly updating their apps as well.
- Google’s Chrome Remote Desktop Screen Sharing Service Comes Out Of Beta, Adds Real-Time Audio For Windows by Frederic Lardinois from techcrunch.com ~ I haven't time to play with this, but ohmigosh! I can see myself using this a lot when I'm coaching clients on tech and genealogy. Plus, they added some tools to this. Definitely read Frederic's post on the Chrome Remote Desktop tool coming out of beta. And you can thank me later. ;)
- OfficeDrop Sync brings another cloud storage option to Mac by Randy Nelson from tuaw.com ~ Got a Mac? Well, you have another cloud storage option. They started out just being being for photos, but now they've expanded to documents. So see what they have to offer and see if if it's right for you and your situation.
- Be A Busy Bee With iPad To-Do And Project Management App Beesy by Aldrin Calimlim from appadvice.com ~ Yeah, I know. Another productivity app, but? We *want* to be productive when researching. We have projects that have tasks. It's just how it is. So. If you have an iPad, Beesy might be just what you need to, you know, keep beesy with your ancestors and be productive about it. [*GROAN*] ;)
- Google Search app for iOS updated with new voice search functionality, iPhone 5 compatibility (video) by Donald Melanson from engadget.com ~ Okay. I haven't tried this out yet, but if it works as well as the video implies that it does, bonus! The comments on Donald's post look pretty good. *shrugs* But if it does work nicely, then how much more time can be saved by using it? I guess it depends on how much you use Google Search. [And I use it A LOT.]