Remember when you’d only take photos on a special occasion? Maybe you bought a disposable camera or a role of film (or even two!). Anyway, however many photos you took, it was easy to organize them in a physical photo album.
Fast forward 10 years or more and digital cameras (and more specifically smartphones) have completely revolutionized how we take photos in many ways, but in particular the number of photos. Now keeping thousands of photos organized is a tough business. Being able to quickly find that one photo from that great occasion or look at those events becomes more difficult the more photos that you have.
Step in Loom (and some good practices).
I’m a professional video editor and I am starting to edit on my iPhone and iPad. This sounds strange and almost absurd, but it’s true. The latest release of iMovie 2.0 for iOS editing on your iPhone/iPad makes video editing fun and simple.
Have you ever used your iPhone to edit video?
Here are three reasons why I’ve begun editing video on my mobile device, tell me what you think:
“Jesus is the Reason for the Season” has become a cliché.
For the most part, even Christians have began to celebrate Christmas as a commercialized holiday devoted to materialism. Even those of us who are more mindful might remind ourselves that the stuff doesn’t matter, it is the people we love that make Christmas special. And so the true meaning of this holiday season, our Savior coming as a baby, gets lost in the shuffle of paper, toys, and nice warm feelings. Because of this, in the past few years, my family and I have shifted our focus from a traditional Christmas to a celebration of Advent. It has been a no-regret transition for us and I do not see us ever turning back. We have felt like the true meaning of Christ’s birth has been more real and significant to us through our newly established Advent traditions. In years past, I thought Advent was just a fun little countdown before The Big Day of Presents!
I was way off.
If you’re not entirely sure what Advent is or what it is all about, here’s a well written definition:
A few weeks ago, our very own Eric Dye let us in on an exciting development from Lifechurch.tv: the upcoming application aimed at younger people interested in the Bible: the YouVersion Bible App for Kids.
Well, it’s here! Smack dab on Thanksgiving day, it is currently available for Android and iOS devices.
Styled as the Bible for Kids, it isn’t just a stripped down version of it’s old, more established big brother, the Bible App; indeed, it’s a relatively fresh vision that takes heed of the app’s target demographic.
Yesterday, we took a look at Google and Apple’s different approachs and how they compare to churches. Google using an attractional church strategy while Apple uses a church missional approach.
(I suggest reading part one, first, as this post will make a lot more sense.)
Both Google/attractional and Apple/missional have their positives and negatives, so what if we did both? What would that look like?
Let’s take a look…
I was reading some articles from a few tech pundits this past week, following Apple’s product event in October. In the mix, I somehow found an old article that attempted to compare Google and Apple’s business models. The article made a few decent points, but it didn’t really offer anything amazing.
But then I began to think about the various church models that exist in the West, particularly the US, and I think I found a neat way of looking at them, from a tech perspective. That said, let’s take a look at Google and Apple’s differing approaches to their mobile platform as a way of comparing two of the more common church models, attractional and missional.
I recently read a post by Eric Dye about posting professional videos to Instagram. This idea was sent to him by Alex Welgraven, video producer for Radiant Church. I was immediately fascinated with this idea and researched it and created a video tutorial on how to create to do this.
Watch the tutorial below and learn how to do it:
You would be hard-pressed to find a deeper, more detailed comparison between the iPhone 5C and iPhone 5.
Bolt by bolt, piece by piece, you can see a complete iPhone 5C teardown with a side by side comparison with the iPhone 5.
Only hardcore geeks allowed.
My favorite mobile prayer app just got better.
I am excited to announce that the Prayer Notebook app is now available for the iPad; and it’s on sale!
Both the iPad and iPhone versions are priced for only $0.99, a super great price for the best looking prayer app for iOS.
Check it out:
I’m a slave to my calendar. So I’m always looking for ways to manage it better and be more efficient in my use.
The app that has become my go to for my calendar is Fantastical. Now I’m a typical native user. So for an app to pull me away from my iPhone or Mac’s built in calendar, it’s really got to be something. And Fantastical is.
What I like about this app is it’s ease of use. Continue Reading…