Tag Archive for mobile

Genealogy in My Pocket

Have you seen the new update to Ancestry.com’s iOS app? It’s very nice! Randy Seaver has a full review of the update at Genea-Musings if you want to learn more. There are a growing number of genealogy-related apps available for iOS, Android and even Windows devices. Some of them are simple, yet smart – like…

WordPress Redesigns Mobile App

I’m writing this post in the updated WordPress mobile app. The editor has received a nice facelift including the ability to edit image settings without leaving the editor screen. There’s now an image icon on the editing toolbar that takes you right to the Photos app to select the image you want to import. At…

Mobile Blogging Update

I find I’m spending a lot more time blogging from my iPad. Not only have blogging apps improved significantly, but thanks to Markdown it’s a lot easier to include formatting that used to require HTML coding (a real effort on an iPad keyboard). I have Markdown turned on for my WordPress blogs. You’ll find the…

iPad Genealogy

Lately I’ve found I’m spending more and more research time on my iPad. There are two reasons for this – Evernote and MobileFamilyTree [iOS – $14.99]. MobileFamilyTree has a companion app for the desktop called MacFamilyTree [Mac – $49.99] but although both can use the same database when it’s stored on iCloud, the mobile app…

Tumblr App Adds Style

Actually, they call it “Appearance”. It’s a new feature on the Tumblr mobile app that lets you customize how your Tumblr blog will look within the app. Most blogs have clean, uncluttered designs when viewed on small devices. The theme used on a standard web page often doesn’t work on a phone’s smaller screen. Well, Tumblr…

7 Steps to Secure Your Mobile Gadgets

Kate at The Paycheck Chronicles has discovered a fabulous guide from USAA on protecting yourself and your data when using mobile phones and tablets. By the way . . . although Paycheck Chronicles is focused on the military community, Kate’s blog is full of great financial management information.

Tumblr updates iOS and Android apps

I’m finding Tumblr more fascinating every day. Think of it as a sort of long-form Twitter only you’re following blogs (and hashtag conversations) and reblogging posts. The iOS app update makes it even easier. Tumblr has revamped its Android app and cranked up social discovery for iOS in the first updates that its mobile apps…

The Phone Photography Project

I still have a lot to learn about iPhonography so when I stumbled onto Big Picture Classes’ Phone Photography Project, I signed up immediately. It sounds like it will be full of useful information from 32 talented instructors – and daily challenges to get me using what I learn. The workshop covers both iPhone and…

A look at the post-PC world?

The figures on mobile device sales shown in this article are staggering while the PC market remains flat. But where is Microsoft in all of this? As little ago as 2009, almost all online access was done via PCs and as almost all PCs run Windows that meant Microsoft’s share of the “connected device” market…

An Interesting iOS7 Perspective

I’m looking forward to iOS7’s release this fall – and hope it will be early fall and not in the middle of the holiday season. Today, Marco Arment, creator of Instapaper and one of my favorite tech writers, describes why iOS7 is so impressive. The App Store is crowded: almost every common app type is…