Ancestry iOS App 3.1 Update: New Feature Review

Ancestry iOS Update IconThe new update to Ancestry’s app for iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch is now available in the app store.

The app can now notify you when Ancestry.com finds  information it thinks relevant to your ancestors. Enabling this optional feature will cause the little red number badge to appear on the Ancestry app icon when Ancestry.com finds new information. If you’d like to use this feature, be sure to allow push notifications when prompted after launching the updated app for the first time. [Read more…]

Ancestry iOS App 3.0.1 Update

Fire up the App Store! An update to version 3.0.1 of the Ancestry app for iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch is available.

Here are the changes listed in the version notes:

  • Shaky leaves
  • Simple merge tool
  • In app purchase of records
  • Information automatically added to photos
  • Changeable privacy settings
  • Integrated feedback and support

The note also promises more stability and faster performance.

That all seems pretty straight forward except the part about automatically adding information to photos. If you figure out what that means please leave a comment.

Firefox 4 for Mac Genealogists

The new Firefox 4 browser is out. It has a couple of features that can help you stay organized when researching your genealogy on the web. Firstly, related tabs can be organized in groups called, you guessed it, group tabs. With group tabs, only the tabs in the currently selected group appear on the tab bar. Secondly, app tabs narrow the tab and make it appear in the tab bar for all groups. It sounds more complicated than it is which is why I make these videos.

In this video I show you how to create a genealogy tab group and app tabs for commonly used web applications like Gmail.
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