Macworld 2009 Starting Up

Macworld 2009 has started, and the Phil Schliller’s keynote is set to start at 9am PST, 12pm EST. This will be Apple’s last Macworld appearance, at least in a keynote capacity.

Live Feeds:
MacRumors thread was hacked somehow.

MacRumors MacWorld 2009 Rumor Roundup

Rumored Products/Updates:
* iLife and iWork 2009, with possible online components
* New Mac mini, iMac, and possibly Mac Pro models
* New 17″ MacBook Pro
* OS X 10.6 Release Information
* New iPhone
* Some kind of media/home server

MacFamilyTree 5.3.7, Sale on MacFamilyTree, MobileFamilyTree (Dec 24 -25)

MacFamilyTree 5 Today, MacFamilyTree version 5.3.7 was released.

Coinciding with the holidays, Synium Software is also offering a substantial discount on MacFamilyTree and the iPhone/iPod touch version – MobileFamilyTree, including MacFamilyTree upgrades from previous versions.

MobileFamilyTree syncs up with MacFamilyTree and allows you to carry much of your MacFamilyTree data on your iPhone or iPod touch.

MobileFamilyTree requires at least MacFamilyTree 5.2.3.

Sale prices/details:

MacFamilyTree: $34.30 USD (Regular Price 49 USD)
Upgrade from an older version: $14.50 USD (Regular Price 29 USD)
Coupon Code MFTXMAS08:

MobileFamilyTree: 2.99 USD (Regular Price 4.99 USD)
Coupon Code XMAS08:

Full Changes in MacFamilyTree 5.3.7:
* Full english user guide added
* Fixes and many performance enhancements in the Virtual Tree
* Minor bug fixes and other minor improvements

As with all 5.x updates, this update is free for MacFamilyTree 5 owners.

Download/Buy: Synium

Site update – Dec 24th

I’ll be doing several updates in the next few days, so you may see some downtime. In the last month we’ve had several stories that we weren’t able to publish due to some issues that have been corrected, so you may see several stories pop up that appear to be older.

MacFamilyTree 5.3.4

MacFamilyTree 5 Yesterday, MacFamilyTree version 5.3.4 was released.

Among the changes – an improved timeline interface, better statistics, and importing and exporting improvements.

Full Changes:
* Improved Timeline including a new look and automatic date range adjustment
* Improved Statistics with new modes (age when marrying, age of mother and father at birth etc)
* Better Web Export showing families and persons grouped by last name
* Gedcom Importer and Exporter improved
* Many minor fixes and improvements

As with all 5.x updates, this update is free for MacFamilyTree 5 owners.

Download: Synium

iFamily for Tiger V2.252

iFamily for Tiger iFamily for Tiger version 2.252 has been released. Version 2.251 was released a few days ago. Version 2.252 adds CSV file generation for importing genealogy data into spreadsheets.

It can be downloaded at

What’s New in version 2.251:
Story Pane
Added a button to automatically generate a Story for the currently selected person. There are many 30 user defined options (so far).

Ancestors and Descendants Diagrams
Added more colour options for the Ancestors and Descendants diagrams.

Additions/Fixes in version 2.252:
People Index
Added a button called “Generate Csv File” that creates a comma separated values (csv) file which can then be loaded into a spreadsheet application. The people included are those currently displayed in the Filtered/Sorted list of people in the table in the People Index panel.

Colors- Bug
Corrected a bug that occurred when choosing CYMK or Grayscale colors in the Color Panels. This bug has only been reported by one user. If you are using V2.250 or V2.251 and you get an error message that says something like “An exception occurred in iFamily V2.251 in CdDiagram.m : drawRect_1 at line 761” and the error message also mentions a problem with colors then you need to: (a) delete the file called com.kswa.iFamilyForTiger.plist that is in folder xxxxx /Library /Preferences, where xxxxx is your Home directory, and (b) restart iFamily for Tiger and then (c) download V2.252.