29    Mar 20161 comment

11 Tips for Taking Better Smartphone Photos

Taking photos at family events used to be a huge production. Today, however, it is just so easy to use your smartphone to capture those wonderful family gatherings.

Uncle Sam was the designated photographer in my family when we were growing up. He loved to take photos, and he always had the latest cameras available. Sammy would bring his camera to each event, making sure to charge it in advance or to bring fresh batteries. He would take candid shots, and we usually tried to have a large group photo with as many people as possible. At the end of the day, if you wanted to be in the photo, you had to be where the camera was located.

Although we still have power issues with modern smartphones, today just about everyone has a phone to capture special moments. It's never been easier for every family member to record family experiences and preserve them for future generations.

As easy as it has become to “snap” photos or, more correctly, press the picture icon on your phone, not every captured image has the same quality.

We’ve collected some helpful tips for taking better photos with your smartphone: Continue reading "11 Tips for Taking Better Smartphone Photos" »

6    Jul 20141 comment

Webinar: MyHeritage Mobile App

Join us for an interactive webinar about the MyHeritage Mobile application, and learn how you can take your family tree with you on-the-go.

Share family moments, discover and edit your family history and keep in touch with the people you love, anywhere and anytime.

Register for free here: https://www4.gotomeeting.com/register/841346599.

Date:
Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Time:
1pm - 2pm Central Daylight Time
2pm - 3pm Eastern Daylight Time
6pm - 7pm Greenwich Mean Time

(To find the time of the webinar at your location, use this Time Zone Converter.)

We look forward to seeing you there!

29    Jan 20133 comments

Technology: Staying in touch through the years

There are many ways to stay connected with our family, no matter the distance.

We write e-mails, send letters or speak on the phone. Even with Skype on our computers, many of us still have a land line phone at home to connect with our families locally and worldwide.

Hearing our families’ voices brings us closer together, but how were we able to keep in touch before all these technological advances showed up in our homes?

Construction of the first regular phone line was completed in 1877. By the end of 1880, there were 47,900 telephones in the US. Since the first Bell telephone company was established in 1878, phones have evolved from the “candlestick” telephone to rotary-dial and to today’s cordless handsets.

Continue reading "Technology: Staying in touch through the years" »

About us  |  Privacy  |  Tell a friend  |  Support  |  Site map
Copyright © 2016 MyHeritage Ltd., All rights reserved