New iOS 9 Siri Tricks

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I remember when Siri first came out. Previously I thought you had to train a computer to recognize your specific voice, and even then, voice dictation was irregular and inaccurate. Then Siri came along and provided basic data with haphazard results. I remember it being one of those things which showed a glimpse of the future. Of course, over time, Siri’s progressed slowed and Google brought out it’s voice assistant in Google Now. Siri didn’t seem as cool and the fact that it worked about 70% of ... Continue Reading

TweetBot 4 – Is It Worth The Money?

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Since I've been in the iOS universe, I have searched for a Twitter app that I liked, found easy to use, and did what I wanted it to do. Over the last couple years I had found this in Tweetbot 3. Tweetbot 3 allowed me to use Twitter with a dark theme that actually saves my battery and eyes. Tweetbot 3 allowed multiple accounts and did push notifications for @replies, but not for favorites, follows, and retweets. But Recently Tweetbot 4 came out and I am wondering if it's worth the upgrade. To ... Continue Reading

The CareNotebook: Follow-Up for the Digital Age

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Being a pastor is a tough job: it’s hard to care for and shepherd people who one minute are desperate for you counsel and prayers and then are furious at you and threatening to leave the church in the next. Fortunately—or not—I only work as a pastor part-time. However, that doesn’t mean that I don’t have to keep track of people who need care, counsel, or prayer. And to be honest, I’m not really good at remembering those types of things. That’s why an app like The CareNotebook is so perfect for ... Continue Reading

Ad Blockers on iOS 9: Should You Use One?

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A long time ago there were these terrible horrible things on the Internet called “pop-up” ads. If you are under a certain age you may have heard of these legendary beasts, but never seen them. However, if you were using the internet in the 90s and early 00s I'm sure you remember them. Sometimes these forms of abusive and intrusive adverts could cause your whole computer to crash as more and more appeared when you tried to kill one like the mythical hydra. However, tools came out to avoid these ... Continue Reading

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

“Hey, Siri!” Apple Event Round-Up


Ok, folks, so Apple's event is over, and we've been swamped with tons of info. Here's a brief synopsis of what I found interesting. I'll pop in with some commentary in a few spaces, but I'll try to keep this brief and easy to skim. But no promises. There will be tons of reviews of the event, and I encourage you to check them all out. (If you'd like to pretend you were there, you could check out MacRumour's Liveblog.) ... 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

6 Game Changing iOS Apps


It’s incredible to think that the original iPhone came without an App store. All those games, tools and crazy features that have helped make the iPhone such a revolutionary product weren’t there at the start. However, now the App store is huge and contains a plethora of apps, some great, some fun, some terrible and some are just plain rip offs. All this is to say that not all iOS apps are equal and some are much more revolutionary than others. Today I want to look at a few revolutionary iOS ... Continue Reading

Polarfox: Send Mobile Images Directly to _________


Polarfox is a photo-sharing app designed to help you share your images across several social media platforms. At. The. Same. Time. Yes, that's right; you can share to Facebook (Profiles, Groups, and Pages), Twitter, Tumblr, and Linkedin. But that's not all! Several apps can do that. What sets Polarfox apart for me is that can also post these photos to your WordPress blog, both the .com and self-hosted versions. Interested? I thought you might be. ... Continue Reading