What Would Your Dream Computer Be? [Case Study]

PC Case - image

When I was a senior in high school and getting ready to go to college, was the last time I built my own PC. It lasted me 7 years, which in the tech world, is ancient. Afterwards, when i was in ministry, I made my computer experience more about productivity than power and so switched to an Apple. Now, some 12 years after my last go at building my last PC, I want to try my hand at it again and I'd love to turn this into a bit of a collaborative project and case study. I'll probably get into the ... Continue Reading

Brik Case – Where LEGO meets MacBook :)

brickcase1

If you're a LEGO fan (like I am - I still have several boxes of it...) and an Apple user (like I am - I'm in a room surrounded by fruity tech goodness) then you might just LOVE this! Launched on KickStarter (and completely funded in a couple of days!), this project brings a whole new level of 'connectivity' to your laptop! ... Continue Reading

Would You Move from Mac to Windows? [Podcast #49]

OS-X-to-Windows-10-Podcast

I've heard so many people say that they would never leave Apple after moving from Windows. I was one of those people. But when you consider Windows new approach to Windows 10, Apple's record setting profits, and the fact that Apple machines are not designed for doing your own upgrades and maintenance, the prospect of moving back to Windows is back on the radar. How about you? Would you move from Mac to Windows? Here's more on what we think: ... Continue Reading

Monitor Your Mac with iStat Menus

CM-iStat-Screen

Maybe I'm just a control freak or maybe I'm just a little too techie for my own good; but I like to know what's going on with my computer. How much RAM am I using? How is my CPU handling things? Is my computer overheating? Should I manually turn-up my fan speed? And what about network connectivity? How much am I downloading right now? If you're like me, you like to keep tabs on this while you're doing various tasks on your computer. Back in the day, I used Yahoo! Widgets (do ... Continue Reading

7 Pro Tips for Media Operators

Master Your Media

One of my biggest frustrations during a church service is when the media operator (the person running lyrics & sermon slides) just isn't on the ball. It's hard for the entire crowd not to be distracted when slides are early, late, or just not there; which is why the media operator is arguably the most important role on the production team. It turns out that often times the mistakes made by media operators have more to do with a lack of training than a lack of talent. With volunteers, a ... Continue Reading

Apple Engineer Talks About 2015 Macbook [Video]

One-USB-Port

John Dyer shared a tweet a few days ago that gave me a serious case of the LOLz. It's about the new 2015 Macbook that Apple just released. And while at first glance it seems awesome, upon further review, this video brings up some interesting points while giving you a serious case of the giggles. ... Continue Reading

Office 365: Free for Nonprofits

Microsoft 365 for Nonprofits Screen

Is your church, ministry or nonprofit organization using Microsoft 365? Did you know that you might be able to get a free license? It's true! Qualified nonprofits can get Office 365 for free or at a 'significant discount.' As those working for a nonprofit know, finding the financial resources to spend on even the most basic of technology needs can be difficult—and Microsoft is here to help. :) ... Continue Reading

12 Days of ChurchMag Christmas: Favorite Online Storage

Favorite Online Storage

This is the eighth day of the 12 Days of ChurchMag Christmas series. To catch the rest of the articles, check out the landing page here. With technology moving away from desktop computing that I remember it to be over ten years ago when I was in college to what it has become today and mobile devices, online storage is constantly being put into the middle of the scene. It is not necessary to have a terabyte of data for your phone or tablet because you can download it from the cloud somewhere. In ... 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