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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.

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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.