Your Church Should Have Air Conditioning and Free WiFi

On Monday, I wrote a neat little story on why toothpaste is cool, minty, and makes your mouth tingle. While I really think you should give it a quick read, the basic idea is this: toothpaste doesn’t need to tingle to work – it was an add-on by an advertiser (not a dental professional) that became so popular that even …

Apple’s New iBeacon Technology – and How Churches Could Use It

Late last week, Major League Baseball completed its installation of Apple’s iBeacon technology in the first two of twenty stadiums for use on Opening Day. If you don’t know what Apple’s iBeacon technology is, don’t worry – it’s been one of the most obscure features of iOS7. Here’s what Apple says about it in a note to developers: iBeacon, a …

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iOS7 Inspired YouVersion App Design

Apple debuted iOS7 to developers on June 10, 2013 and officially released iOS7 on September 18 the same year. This redesign of the iPhone’s operating system changed everything in iOS design. Because of the massive change, many iOS app developers have dramatically redesigned their apps to match the new look. However, one notable app that is still rocking the iOS6 …

What a Public Facebook Might Mean for Users

Facebook went public a few days ago with the third largest IPO (Initial Public Offering) in history. For most Facebook users, the news was uninteresting. Facebook as a private company will be the same Facebook as a publicly traded company, right? Probably not. Private companies can decide where they want to go. They can invest money, talent, and research in …

Clear: My Favorite To-do App

There’s no way I could keep track of all my to-do’s without some help. Like my Dad tells me often, “A short pencil is better than a long memory.” While I don’t actually use a pencil, the thought behind that saying is certainly true. Having read the book on GTD by David Allen, I quickly found and adopted the Mac …

My Six Hopes for iOS 6

I love my iPhone. And my iPad. I have used an iOS device since 1.0, and I simply loved every development along the way. With iOS 6 slated to be debuted in about a month, here’s six things I hope I see: Notifications that can be dismissed quickly. Right now, I love getting subtle banner-style notifications while I am using …