Synium Christmas Sale

 

I’m hoping we’ll see lots of great deals on genealogy stuff through the holiday season. Here’s one of them . . .

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MobileFamilyTree as viewed on an iPad and iPhone

If you are a Mac and/or iOS user, you may find this Sale quite useful. Synium is the developer of MacFamilyTree and MobileFamilyTree. Until December 27th all their apps are selling with a 50% discount. MacFamilyTree is now selling for $29.99 and MobileFamilyTree is selling for $8.99. The mobile app is one of the few fully-functional mobile apps and saves your database in the cloud where it is easily accessible to the Mac version of the app.

CloudTree Sync and Share

Synium Software just released updates for MacFamilyTree and MobileFamilyTree which includes their new Cloud Tree feature. This feature makes it possible to work on the same family tree with any number of MacFamilyTree and MobileFamilyTree users in real time. When you make changes to your tree, those changes are transferred to your shared users within […]

Both apps are 1/2 price until December 5th! Details at Moultrie Creek Gazette.

Searching for Santa with Siri

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A Siri search on a Mac

Did you know that Siri can search the web for more than just a nearby eatery? And, with the latest MacOS update, we now have Siri on our desktops too!

All you have to do is open Siri and ask to search the web for whatever you want to find. In this example, I’ve asked for a search in Flickr.com to find pictures of Santa Claus. You can see the results. If I want to download one of these images, all I do is select it and drag it from this panel to my desktop.

Siri also gives me options – like looking at more pictures in the Safari browser. The panel barely visible at the bottom of the Siri panel offers suggestions for other links and sources that could be helpful.

The Siri search on my iPad brought me lists of links but no actual images. Another option is to use my iOS device’s search box (swipe down the middle of the home screen to open it). I tapped the microphone icon at the right side of the search box and dictated my search. Siri presented several option buttons. I tapped the Search Web button and then chose the Images option. The search results included a glorious collection of Santas!

Siri is a great partner and my husband is slowly adjusting to the idea that there’s a very good reason I’m talking to my computer.

 

Edit Photos in Preview

Basic photo-editing is quick & easy with Mac’s Preview app …

Many Mac users see the Preview app as a very nice PDF reader. That’s just one of the many things Preview can do. It also serves as a very nice photo editor too. No, it will never replace Photoshop or Pixelmator, but it can handle most of your basic editing functions like resizing, cropping, adding text or shapes and adjusting color. It also supports Instant Alpha. If you aren’t familiar with…

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