Tag Archives: iPhone

Portable Scanning

Tired of exorbitant copy fees in research libraries? You may be carrying a scanner with you already and you didn’t even know it. I’m talking about your smart phone. Take advantage of your phone’s camera and some very inexpensive apps and you’ll be able to make your own copies whenever and wherever you find useful research. You’ll be surprised how easy it is!

Get Ready for iOS 10

Apple is releasing iOS 10 on Tuesday. It has a number of interesting new features. I’m looking forward to the updates in Messages including features like handwriting, stickers and animations. Siri and Messages both will now work in some of my favorite apps too. Photos can search for object in pictures – like dogs, boats […]

iPad Presentations

I’ve found my iPad works great as a traveling presentation tool. Instead of dragging a laptop and all the paraphernalia that goes with it, I carry my iPad mini along with a VGA connector and an HDMI connector. My iPhone serves as the remote control. Keynote is my presentation software of choice and I keep […]

Mobile Toolbox – Documents by Readdle

The Documents app [iOS – free] is at the top of the must-have apps list for genealogy research. It serves as a document reader, media player and file manager – all in one beautiful package. With Documents, you can search, read, bookmark and annotate iWork and MS Office documents, read PDF documents and ebooks (ePub […]

The iPhone Traveler

We recently took a short trip to Louisiana. It included a bit of family history, a bit of world history and a lot of good food. My iPhone got quite a workout – as road atlas, restaurant guide (Evernote Food – free), camera and photo editor, museum guide (National World War II Museum Guide – free), […]

iWork suite free with iOS7

WOOOHOO! Keynote, Pages, Numbers, iMovie and iPhoto will be included as free apps with iOS7 upgrade on all iOS devices! DIGITALStorytelling just became even more fun! Details at TUAW – The Unofficial Apple Weblog.

Phone Photography Project

I’m currently “enrolled” in The Phone Photography Project at Big Picture classes. It’s not a class or a workshop but a month-long series of daily photography challenges from a number of different people involved in the scrapbook arena. It’s only the second day and I’m delighted with the project. In addition to the photography challenges, […]

Dropbox for iOS gets an impressive update

Can’t wait to check this out . . . Dropbox continued to develop its impressive presence on iOS after the iPhone and iPad app got an update that brings swipe-based actions and the ability to share multiple images. The addition of swipe-based controls makes it even easier to share, favorite, move or delete files from […]

Which iOS7 Features Work on Your Device?

We know that iOS7 will only run on these devices: iPhone 4 and up iPad 2 and up iPad mini 5th generation iPod Touch There are additional limitations in that some of the OS’s new features will only work on certain devices. TUAW has the roundup.

Storytelling Therapy

Recently one of my older relatives was involved in an automobile accident. Although he wasn’t seriously injured, at his age even the small things take a long time to heal. Our biggest concern is with his sight. Bottom line is we don’t know yet if his sight problems can be fully resolved and, as you […]