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FamilySearch Launches New App Gallery PDF Print E-mail
Written by Sharon Howell   
Tuesday, 24 February 2015

FamilySearch.org recently launched an online gallery of links to collect services and apps that enrich patron experiences with family history. Go to familysearch.org/apps with your PC, Mac, or handheld device, and in a few clicks connect to a variety of family history resources.

 
Streaming Church Media - Part 2 PDF Print E-mail
Written by Sharon Howell   
Friday, 20 February 2015

The Church has a keen interest in making the content on its websites, broadcast channels, and mobile platforms widely available in as many languages as possible. If you have a smart TV with a built in web browser, you need only connect the TV to your network and browse Church media. If not, you are a good candidate for an add-on product. There are a number of such devices; some are better or worse for streaming LDS media.

This article explores the more popular Internet TVs and how well they deliver LDS content.

 
Ministering with Leader and Clerk Resources PDF Print E-mail
Written by Sharon Howell   
Monday, 09 February 2015

You might be surprised to learn that priesthood and auxiliary leaders, clerks, and secretaries do not need to travel to the meetinghouse to perform administrative tasks in the Member and Leader Services (MLS) software on the ward’s computer. Instead, they can use the Leader and Clerk Resources (LCR) tool anywhere the Internet is available. This leaves more time for leaders to minister to members while having the information to do so close at hand.

 
Streaming Church Media - Part 1 PDF Print E-mail
Written by Sharon Howell   
Wednesday, 18 February 2015

Many members stream LDS content to their mobile devices, laptops, and computers, but are at a loss when asked to use audio-visual equipment at Church or select add-on hardware to bring Church media to their HDTVs. If you need help, this begins a two-part article on media streaming. The first part will cover basic streaming options at home and in meetinghouses, and the second will focus on add-on products for Internet TV and how well they perform with LDS media.

 
Design Improvements are Underway at LDS.org PDF Print E-mail
Written by Sharon Howell   
Tuesday, 03 February 2015

You will soon notice a striking new visual design in the header and background of LDS.org. The new look does not end with color changes and first impressions. A series of incremental improvements are planned which will culminate in a new navigation and menu structure similar to Gospel Library mobile.

 

Research, user feedback, and direction from Church leaders led developers to make changes to keep pace with current technology and to meet the needs of the Church. The end-product will be more personal for users and easier to navigate, search, and use.

 
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