31Jan/110Mobile Monday Series I am going to talk about two pieces of hardware you can purchase rather than an app you can download. For those of you with an iPad, I am sure you have done some genealogical research on it. If you haven't or you don't realize the amazing capabilities it has to help you in your research, you are missing out. I hope that in the next few months I can help show you many features, apps, etc. to help you really take your genealogy mobile. Also, for those of you attending the RootsTech Conference here in Salt Lake City in a few weeks, I will be showing a lot of really cool things you can do on your mobile device! Today I want to show you the iPad Camera Connection Kit. I just recently heard about this little device and since I am such a techie nerd I had to go out and buy it! The current iPad does not have a camera built into it, but I know there are many hopes and rumors that the next generation of iPad will. But for those of us, like myself, who will not be the first ones to rush out and buy the new iPad, there is an amazing alternative. When you buy the iPad Camera Connection Kit it comes with two little adapters. The connection kit enables you to connect your camera to your iPad via the USB cable that comes with your camera or simply by inserting your SD card your photos are stored on. There are many times while doing our research and we take photos of cemeteries, houses, documents and many other items. By using your digital camera and importing the photos into your iPad with the connection kit, you are getting a better quality image than if the iPad had a camera built into it. (Unless your digital camera is a number of years old and has a low megapixel quality.) I bought the iPad Camera Connection Kit on Saturday and was very impressed with it. As soon as you attach the adapter and either plug in your camera or SD card, a screen automatically appears on your iPad showing thumbnails or all the photos available to import into your iPad.
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11Jan/110Mobile Monday posts that there are apps that can help you get organized, share files, store files and many other things that you can incorporate into your genealogical research. I have been doing the Mobile Monday post for about six months now and ever since then I have had many emails and comments from people who say they wished they were able to have an iPhone on Verizon to use these great apps. Well, now you can! I personally think this announcement is great because this will obviously bring many new iPhone users to the millions who already have an iPhone. There are some apps that share information and data between other iPhone users and of course the more who have one the more we will be able to share. So, what are your thoughts on this announcement? Who of you are excited to have the iPhone available on Verizon, and of course how many of you are going to get an iPhone?