12 Days of Christmas: Favorite Hosting Service

Favorite Hosting Service

This is the seventh day in a series of the 12 Days of ChurchMag Christmas. To catch the rest of the articles, check out the landing page here. It's not going to be a great 12 Days of Christmas list for tech nerds who have an affinity for blogging if we do not talk about hosting services. Whether you are in the season to switch to a new hosting service, start a blog up for your church, or consider if you should get into blogging yourself, we have some great hosting options to consider. Here are ... Continue Reading

LEGOs Are For EVERYONE!

Retro LEGO Ad

In the last few decades, LEGO has had some gender specific sets—causing some social debates and public outcry. LEGO, however, hasn't always divided the sexes. In the image below, you will see a package insert from a 1970's set. I've also included an image showing some of the LEGO advertising from the same era. As you can see, LEGOs—no matter the color or style—are for everyone! ... Continue Reading

Where Tablets are Replacing Computers

Tablet computing action

Tablets are quickly taking over the uses of computers in diverse industries. Although tablets may have begun as a combination of eReader and smartphone, the latest versions have more computing power, which provides them with even more capabilities than ever before. Whether you choose to buy a Galaxy Tab 4 NOOK or some other tablet, you will find technology that allows you to do more tasks, so much so that they are quickly becoming comparable to a laptop computer. Additionally, many companies ... Continue Reading

Things IT People Never Say [Video]

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If you've helped friends with their computer or are a full-time IT person, this video will make you laugh. Several years ago I was the default 'resident IT guy' for all things computer related. It wasn't in my job description and I did have someone who the organization would call if things got too hairy for me, but I can tell you that this is exactly how IT peeps feel. Enjoy: ... Continue Reading

Using TextExpander to Create Checklists

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There are certain projects which will reappear for me. This could be cleaning the house, promoting a blog post, preparing for an event, or many more activities from a whole host of different areas in my life. Some of these aren’t that important so if I miss a step it doesn’t really matter that much. But others include easy to vital steps that if forgotten can have dramatic or serious repercussions. ... Continue Reading

Worldwide Travel Plug Guide [Infographic]

I can not imagine this will end well

One of our hurdles moving overseas was figuring out how our electronics would—or wouldn't—function in Italy. Once arriving, we learned that dealing with multiple plug types is far more common in Europe than it was in the United States. For those of you who do much International travel or have some International mission trips under your belt, you're probably already well aware. There's nothing like having a piece of essential electronics, a charger, a power source, but absolutely no way to get ... Continue Reading

The Remarkable Technologies That Fuel Global Altruism

Earth and North America from Space

Sometimes it’s the little things that can make the biggest of differences in this world. But when technology is added into that equation, then we start seeing some very real, grand-scale change taking place. Leveraging new and innovative technology to help meet countless basic needs in third world nations has benefited millions of lives; in fact, this is exactly what the IEEE Global Humanitarian Technology Conference has been doing for years. It’s a wonderful thing, to see humanitarianism take ... Continue Reading

Understanding the Terms of Service

Terms of Service Screen

Have you ever read the Terms of Service? For most of us, it's that annoying box that pops-up and gets in the way of our app or online service—but it's actually a lot more. So much more, that when you really begin to look at it under a microscope, it's easy to grab your foil hat and delete all your online accounts. I'm not exaggerating. ... Continue Reading