Get the OS X Notification Center Working for You

OS X Notification Center Top

Ever since the Notification Center for OS X arrived, I've ignored it. There. I said it. In fact, in recent weeks, it's become downright annoying to me. I've wasted so much time clicking through, cancelling out messages. “Why the heck do I feel the need to ‘x-out’ all of these notifications?” Such a waste. And that's when it occurred to me: ... Continue Reading

Mailbox Brings the Inbox Gamechanger to Mac [BETA]

mailbox app mac beta screen

Back in February of last year, Mailbox rocked mobile email management with it's groundbreaking iOS app. Since then, Mailbox has joined the ranks of Dropbox and teased rumors of a desktop app. Well, in this case, the rumors are true. Mailbox for Mac is in public beta! (And we have some betacoins for YOU!) ... Continue Reading

Street Fighter II: WWDC Edition [Podcast]

ChurchMag Podcast - WWDC Turns WWF

I casually asked about WWDC at the beginning of this episode of the ChurchMag Podcast, and before I knew it, the topic of WWDC turned WWF as Jeremy and KC went round and round. Phil and I tried our best to inject some humor to lighten the moment, but it was the mention of Ubuntu that saved the day. I painfully present to, the sixth episode in our second series of ChurchMag podcasts: ... Continue Reading

Exciting OSX Yosemite Features In One Infographic


If you have been under a rock, or living in a world of Androids, you may have missed a large event earlier this week. Apple's WWDC milestone event happened earlier this week and many things were introduced, namely iOS 8 and OSX 10.10 or Yosemite. Yosemite has a ton of new features and amazing updates to bring the two operating systems closer together. Instead of going into great detail, and painstakingly long winded writing, you can just feast your eyes on this wonderful infographic of all of ... Continue Reading

How Every Apple Fanboy Watches WWDC [Video]

imac logo black and sparkly

Ah, yes, 'tis the season for WWDC. While I don't think I've personally reached Apple fanboy status, yet, I am curious to see what I can expect from the next version of OS X. As I scan the different 'round-up' posts around the web, the comment section is full of Apple fanboys and anti-fans. The divide runs deep. But I think everyone can agree that poking fun at extreme Apple fandom is always in good taste. :) Here's a comical look at how every Apple fanboy watches WWDC: ... Continue Reading

Changes in the new Windows 8.1 update


This is the second article in the Windows 8.x: Cutting Through the Noise series. One thing Microsoft has been promising now, is a more rapid release/update cycle. And just 5 months after their last major update to Windows 8, they just released another update. It is considered a minor update, but still, it includes some pretty interesting changes. ... Continue Reading

Stop Using Windows XP or Else!

The End of Windows XP

Is your church secretary or pastor still using Microsoft Windows XP? I hope not! If they are, you need to seriously encourage them to upgrade their computer and/or OS. If you are reading this on a machine using XP, you need take action soon. Here's why: ... Continue Reading

Changes in Windows 8.1


This is the first article in the Windows 8.x: Cutting Through the Noise series. When we got started looking at Windows 8 a few years ago, we went pretty deep. However, since then a lot has changed. Last year, Microsoft released their .1 upgrade to Windows 8, and some things we covered in that series changed. Two weeks ago things continued to change with a new update to Windows 8.1. So we are going to start by looking at some of the changes that have taken place in Windows 8 since Windows 8.1 ... Continue Reading

Windows 8.x: Cutting Through the Noise

About two years ago, Windows 8 was coming soon, the Surface Pro had just been announced, and I was covering what this meant to student ministries staff. At that point I was someone who started using Windows (as early as the Developer Preview) as a skeptic, concerned with the changes Microsoft was bringing. However I installed and used it, and its following two previews (the consumer preview, and the release preview) essentially became my daily driver on computers that did not have touch screen ... Continue Reading