Genealogy on the GoLivermore-Amador Genealogical Society Lunch ‘n’ Learn Wednesday, August 15, 2012
Laptops• A full computer but lighter and can be carried around.• Full range of prices.• Fully functional.
Netbooks• A small computer used mostly for email and web.• Cheaper, less functionality.
eReader• A device used to read books and other publications.• Can put your notes in PDF and access on your eReader. (Open Office is a free set of software by Oracle that you can create PDFs with if your printer doesn’t do it.)• Examples: Nook, Kindle.
Flash Drives• A storage device with many sizes and costs. (also known as thumb drive)• Accessing – Insert into the USB port. – Open MyComputer – Find the drive. – Double-click to open
Flash Drives (cont.)• Removing• Always use the Safely Remove Hardware button in the lower right of your screen to eject the flash drive• Alternatively, find the drive under MyComputer and choose Eject)
Flash Drive (cont.)• Save a file on the flash drive- SaveAs and then choose the drive from the MyComputer listing (or you can drag)• RootsMagic to Go- has the software AND data on the flash drive• Open Office to go- has the software on the flash drive
Cloud Storage• Data storage in the internet• Dropbox
Tablets and Smart Phones• Tablets – A giant smart phone without the phone. – Examples: iPad, Kindle Fire.• Smart Phones – A phone with email and web capability along with applications – Examples: iPhone, Androiod