Tip: Dictate an Evernote Using Siri

Although you can create an audio note in Evernote, there are times – like when you’re in the car – that just getting into a note in Evernote can be too much distraction. If you’ve got an iPhone that supports the Siri personal assistant app, you can easily dictate a note to Evernote – hands…

Photo Journals with iPhoto

iPad owners can now take iPhoto with them and enjoy its new Journal feature. Building a journal is fun and easy and the results are delightful. Here’s a quick look at what it takes to create your own photo journal.

Storytelling with Keynote

Since my favorite storytelling format is a digital hybrid somewhere between a journal and a scrapbook, I need a software platform that supports a broad range of features. My favorite storytelling platform has to be Keynote, Apple’s presentation graphics app. You may be more familiar with presentation graphics for building  . . . presentations, but you…

Advanced Evernote for iOS Webinar

Recorded workshop for advanced users of Evernote iOS. Topics: – Page Camera and Evernote Smart Notebook by Moleskine – Saved search – Renaming and editing notebooks – Note authoring techniques – Siri and voice typing – Email to Evernote – Clipping websites – Offline Notebooks – Pin Lock – Image text recognition – Notebook sharing…

The Personal Archive – a Valuable Asset

As Denise Levenick has so beautifully illustrated in her book, How to Archive Family Keepsakes, a good part of our family “stuff” is an historical record of our lives and those of our ancestors. Those of us who have taken on the challenge of preserving our family archives have worked hard to protect our treasures…

Posthaven Update

April 30th – the day Twitter shuts down the Posterous blog platform – is quickly approaching. If you have a Posterous blog and want to keep it, you need to be migrating your content NOW. I’ve migrated my sites to Posthaven, a Posterous replacement that’s still under construction. Why Posthaven and not WordPress? Posthaven is…

Dropbox Collaboration Tutorial

Here’s a great video tutorial from lynda.com showing how you can use Dropbox to collaborate using shared folders. The document example shown here is using Word’s review and annotation tools as the two collaborators work on that document.

Family Tree Magazine’s Hit Parade

Family Tree Magazine was the first “mainstream” genealogy entity to recognize the potential of genealogy blogging when they included bloggers in their  101 Winning Web Sites article back in September 2007. Soon bloggers got their own list – the Top 40 – and Family Tree Magazine has spotlighted bloggers in many other ways too. Genealogy blogging…

Protect Your WordPress Blog From Attacks

There is a “brute-force” botnet attack on-going against self-hosted WordPress sites. They are using programs they have installed on other compromised blogs (that’s the botnet) which logs in to your blog’s “admin” account over and over again thousands of times using a different password each time, hoping to find one that works. If they succeed,…