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Good evaluation I think.
The tech giant has succeeded in ensuring that its phones, tablets and computers work seamlessly together. You might never leave.
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Quiet here lately. Any news or questions for Mac-using genealogists?
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My old Mac..ugh...gave up for now. .and my files posted on the screen numbered...IDk why....lol..shelf the Mac...until Upgraded..
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And the screen graphics are so primitive. But I wanted to tuck my Mac SE 30 in bed at night, I loved it so much.
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OK, who has updated to OS Mavericks?
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Personally, I have always found TimeMachine to be excellent at backing up. Sure, some things might be easier if you clone your drive (you can definitely recover faster, as you only need to clone it back). But I have had 2 major outages from upgrading (due to my own complicated setup), and TimeMachine was always successful in getting all my data back.

I do recommend making sure that TimeMachine has run before you upgrade, and optionally make a clone, if you feel safer that way. I can't make any recommendations as far as software goes, as I have never done that before.
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David Pogue overview on OS 7 for your iPhone & iPad:

http://pogue.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/09/17/yes-theres-a-new-iphone-but-thats-not-the-big-news/?_r=0

Looks like the search function is a downward swipe instead of right. Other features look good too.
With iOS 7, the look of Apple’s mobile operating system has been completely overhauled, and many of the iPhone’s features have been improved.
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Just finished updating the iPad and iPhone.  Everything is looking great!
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Is the Direct Lines Bold function in Reunion 10 not bold enough for you? The solution is making sure the font ...
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So far the only thing that really bugs in 10.10 is the Translucence thing in the menu bar and dock, but fortunately it can be turned off.
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I used SystemPrefs/Accessibility/Reduce transparency.
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Who's going to RootsTech? I'm going to be there presenting on using Macs & iPads for Genealogy.
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Things I Didn't Know My Mac Could Do: press and hold a letter and a choice of several accent marks pops up. I still need the PopChar app for the complicated ones, but this is nice and quick. 
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What app were you in or were you in the Finder when you tried, Karen? It's really just holding the key down lightly that makes the accent marks pop up.
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What apps are you using for your research that aren't specifically for genealogy? 
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I like EverNote and I believe it is being well supported! 
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Ben Sayer's in this group and has some reviews. You might also try:

http://www.gensoftreviews.com/index.php?sel=1&new=&lic=all&pla=mac&type=all&sort=
 
I recently converted from Windows to the Mac world. I had Family Tree Maker on my Windows machine and was going to get the Mac version. But the reviews seem quite negative. I have a bootcamp Windows partition and may just install FTM there. But I"m waiting to understand all my options.
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All those reviews about constant crashes concern me.
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