FamilySearch.org today launched its online App Gallery to help patrons more easily find the right application from FamilySearch’s many partner applications, or services, to enhance their family history efforts. With just a few clicks, patrons can now begin to search partner apps to find those that meet their specific need, platform, operating system, and price. For example, if a patron is looking for a highly-rated app that will help them analyze the data in their family tree, the app gallery will allow them to filter and find several relevant partner apps to choose from. The FamilySearch App Gallery can be found at www.familysearch.org/apps. Full Story
The new RootsTech 2015 conference app is now available to download, giving you access to all of the conference information, including classes, exhibitors, speakers, and more. Full Story
Some of the most mysterious features of the Internet are domain names and URLs. Many people recognize that you have to know a website’s “address” in order to connect with the site, but where these addresses come from and how to obtain one is a lot less understood. Unfortunately, the term “domain” is not simple to understand. If you look in Wikipedia, there are dozens of different uses and meanings for the term in mathematics, science, general use and information technology. See Wikipedia:Domain. However, in the context of the Internet, the term “domain name” has a more specific meaning. A domain name is a string of letters that defines a section of the Internet, more specifically a realm of administrative autonomy, authority or control. See Wikipedia:Domain name. In common use, a domain name can be thought of as the address of a website. Full Story
Using DropBox to Backup and Share your Important Files – or Why I Don’t Bother Carrying a Flash Drive Anymore
Despite all of the features, I rarely use my pile of USB drives anymore except when I need to use one to boot a broken computer – all because of DropBox.