Sunrise: My Search for a Calendar App

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I've been in search of a calendar app that I like, but also will do what I would like it to do.  There are many apps that do the calendar service app thing.  Nearly every phone has a calendar on it including most "dumb phones."  So why is it that we have multiple calendar apps if there is a stock one on our phone itself?   For me, it's because I have a basic need for a calendar, but also have very particular things I want in my calendar app. ... Continue Reading

Mailchimp Snap: A Picture Perfect Email Newsletter Solution

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If there is one social media which rules above all others, I think email would be a good contender. Despite being one of the first forms of social media on the web, it just keeps going. Other sites and services have risen and fallen but email is still one of those services which everyone uses (even people who don’t use Facebook. Yes, there are still people who don’t use Facebook), has one of the highest read rates, and often results in more information being absorbed by the readers. With that ... Continue Reading

Tech Tools to Supercharge Your Bible Study

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When people think about apps for Bible studies, they are almost always limited to just Bible apps. It’s understandable that when it comes to Bible studies, our minds instantly go to Bible apps, but this usually neglects other applications which can cover different aspects that are important for Bible studies. Well today we’re going to look at apps which can enhance your Bible study that are not Bible apps. Let's take a look: ... Continue Reading

3 Reasons I Love My Tablet


I have gone without an iPad for 3-6 months all because of unforeseen circumstances. I was the proud owner of an iPad Mini. Before that, I owned an iPad 2. But, I never would’ve thought that I would be the proud owner of an iPad 2 once again. The excitement I felt to finally get one was like that of when I bought an iPad for the first time. I was most excited because I would finally be able to begin work on some illustration projects that I have held back on for a long period of time. We’re ... Continue Reading

How Reading Apps for iPad Have Revolutionized the Industry

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Ebooks are not new by any stretch of the imagination. When the prospect of the eBook was first introduced, there were many who boldly and stated their dissent with the phrase, “I’ve never been excited about the idea of curling up with a good computer.” At the time this was actually quite true; one could not take their computer monitor to bed with them—at least not easily. ... Continue Reading

What You Need to Know About Google I/O 2015


Google I/O is the big Google development conference of the year and a chance for Google to show off what they have been working on, are planning on releasing, and for developers to get a learn and collaborate on new and exciting ways to use this technology. As you might expect, some of these announcements will impact you as a consumer and quite possibly your church or ministry. Today we’re going to look at some of those most important announcements that may well affect you, consider how you ... Continue Reading

9 Game Changing Android Apps


Not all apps are created equally. Some of them are much more powerful and useful and others. That isn’t to dismiss completely games or the plethora of image editing apps which all have a similar set of functions, but instead to point out that there are some apps which can truly revolutionize your smart device. This is true of both iOS and Android, but Android apps greater openness and customisation allow you to do even more than you can on iOS. With that in mind, here are a selection of ... Continue Reading

Echo Prayer Manager [App Review]

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Prayer is a vital—can we say most vital?—element of the Christian life, and yet so many of us would probably confess that we're not as consistent in our prayer life as we should be/would like to be. That's why, for the past year, I've been using a great app to help me organize my prayer time, and it actually helped! And then my lead pastor showed me Echo. ... Continue Reading

My Dream Frankenstein Smartphone


I love all smartphones. Money and time aside, I'd collect smartphones for a living if I could. I just love seeing how these pocket computer do what they do, and how they compare to each other. While I tend to dabble in Android the most, I am truly intrigued by every mobile platform out there. I enjoy seeing what's out there, what may or may not be on the horizon, and all in between. I'm the guy that cheers on Tizen and still whines about the demise of WebOS. The more the merrier, and ... Continue Reading

Taking the Leap from Android to Apple


It's no secret... in a world of several OS choices, all of which tickle my fancy, Android tickles it the most. Customization, administrative privileges and the second best ecosystem in all of mobility are easy to fall in love with. I am quite comfortable using any of the major four, and to be fair, when it's all said and done, I still believe it's the ecosystem that makes or breaks the OS. With regards to Apple's iOS, my initial derision has mostly shifted to grudging respect and onto straight ... Continue Reading