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Quiet here lately. Any news or questions for Mac-using genealogists?
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Also, be aware that a great way to save Pages and Numbers files, along with Keynote presentations, is in Apple's iCloud which can then be synced between your Apple Devices and accessible on the internet via your AppleID logging into iCloud.com. This is also going to get even better with the next release of the Mac OS and iOS. See Tim Cooks keynote from early this month for more information. http://youtu.be/w87fOAG8fjk
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That's Insanely Great, I remember that. Makes me feel old.
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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.
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Just finished updating the iPad and iPhone.  Everything is looking great!
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What demos have you tried, Larry? We might have some suggestions.
 
I'm running TMG on a Mac using Parallels. I would like to find a native Mac replacement, but so far, none of the Mac programs have the same features.
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Yes, I've looked at Reunion 10. Aside from some missing features, Reunion (for me) requires a mindset change. TMG is individual based and if a person had multiple spouses and multiple children between the spouses, they all display on the same screen. Reunion is family based and requires changing from family to family to see all the spouses and children.
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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 am trying to decide whether to use Evernote or OneNote, and then I heard that iOS 8 Yosemite will offer Continuity, which should do the same. I don't want to move everything to a program only to have to start over when Yosemite comes out. Any thoughts?
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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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My first computer was an Apple II, which was so long ago I think it was powered by Roman slaves in a galley hold. Today I continue to be a typical Apple fan: iMac, MacBook Air, iPad, iPhone, iPod. 

Since I’ve used Macs for genealogy from the very beginning. I believe the two Apple operating systems – the Mac OS X (on iMacs and Mac Books) and the iOS (on iPads, iPhones, and iPods) – are powerful allies in the hunt for your ancestors.

I talk about Macs and such on my site a lot, but I hope we can get together on Google+ too.
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Linda, I am sure you know that the Macs have come a long ways..  :-)
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