The Best Motherboard & Processor for Computer [Case Study]

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This is the fourth article in a series where I am looking at finding the best desktop PC I can build for myself in $1,200 or less with a small monthly budget to improve it as we go. In the last article I showed off the case I wanted for my PC as well as accessories I planned to get. At this point, I have used up $132.95 of my $1,200 budget. Now to get to the heart and brains of this PC. ... Continue Reading

Which Is Harder To Use: Mac or PC? [Video]

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If you read my social media posts or listened to a ChurchMag podcast where I give my opinions on Mac, Android, and PC, you know that I do not have great love for Macs and Apple. But are PCs the great up and comer? Are Macs just that good? Buzzfeed tackles this question, I believe, fairly well. But I want to hear from you, if you can leave your bias at the door. Which is easier to use: Macs or PCs? ... Continue Reading

The Best Case for My Desktop Computer [Case Study]

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This is the third article in a series where I am looking at finding the best desktop PC I can build for myself in $1,200 or less with a small monthly budget to improve it as we go. The last article, I showed off the standing desk I got on a budget which is the perfect setup. So where do we go from here? For some people, it's all about the CPU. Others it's about the video card. For me, it's being practical with the best case that is actually going to house this whole thing. I'll have a couple of ... Continue Reading

What Would Your Dream Computer Be? [Case Study]

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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 :)


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]


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


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

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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]


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