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

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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

Facebook Groups for iOS: Deleted

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I have never been so excited to review an app in my life. "Why are you so excited, Phil?" you ask. Because I can finally deleted this stupid app. Strong words, I know, but certainly deserved. I'm not sure what Zuckerberg's strategy is exactly, but he's continually taking up more of my phone's real estate with frustratingly mediocre apps. ... Continue Reading

13 Essential iOS Apps for Pastors in 2015

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A pastor rarely has one job in a church and often has to wear many hats at different times. Sometimes it’s mentoring people, other times it’s preaching, and sometimes it’s plain old organizing members of the staff. Obviously, this can require a wide range of tools to make sure you can get everything done. Although this is not a complete list of apps, you may need something very specific, it is a good starting point. Here are 13 essential iOS apps for pastors: ... Continue Reading

A Case for Church Mobile Donations

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This past Black Friday revealed some interesting statistics about mobile Internet use and the effects it had on the giant retailer, Walmart. Again, we see the case for church's to leverage mobile technology . At the very least, your church website needs to be mobile ready, and you should strongly consider setting up mobile donations. When it comes to a dedicated app, while I would only recommend this for larger churches, the time may come sooner than later when this will be as vital as having ... Continue Reading

What’s New with iOS 8? [Infographic]

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It feels like every time you turn around a new version of something is being released. And to make matters worse, sometimes apps and devices fail to operate well when they become impossible to update. When I was stuck on iOS 6, it was frustrating to find common apps—like Evernote—that could not be installed because their were optimized for a newer OS. It's starting to feel like our hands are getting forced—into our wallets—more and more often. Setting this soapbox aside, what exactly is new ... Continue Reading

Top Revenue Making iOS Apps [Infographic]

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I've been really enjoying my iOS gaming apps lately. Things have been really busy and I haven't had a lot of time to play longer games, so these little apps have been a lot of fun. You get a quick gaming fix—like a cup of coffee for your mind. A little something to do between things. I particularly like more causal iOS games for when I am thinking and planning. Here's a list of the top revenue making iOS games—proof that the biggest money makers are not always the best games... ... Continue Reading

Bluesmart: Connected Luggage? You Got It.

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This might just appeal to the globetrotter that resides within all of us... No more lost luggage... not if this Indiegogo project has anything to do with it. Bluesmart is looking to introduce connected luggage to folks looking for a way to track and weigh their traveling gear. Beyond that, it charges electronics, gives proximity reports and can even be locked via smartphone. If you're like me, and shamelessly think this is exceptionally cool, you can assured in the fact that you're not that ... Continue Reading

WhatsApp Turns 5-Years Old [Infographic]

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Do you use WhatsApp? WhatsApp is a unique app in both function and philosophy. It “is a cross-platform mobile messaging app which allows you to exchange messages without having to pay for SMS.” The creators of WhatsApp doesn't want to stop until “every single person the planet has an affordable and reliable way to communicate with friends and loved ones.” Although there were purchased by Facebook for $19 billion in cash and stock, it's clear the WhatsApp will continue to dominate—especially as ... Continue Reading

PromptSmart — The Smartest iOS Teleprompter

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PromptSmart is an iOS app that makes public speaking easy peasy. Using any iOS device, PromptSmart's VoiceTrack voice recognition technology will follow you along as you speak, and even gives you the freedom to deviate from your script without having to lose your place. Plus, it's super easy to use. Check this out: ... Continue Reading