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Back in January, I shared about PictureLife, a new service we started using to backup and collect all our family photos and videos. So far, we have really liked it and enjoyed it, despite the $15 per month fee we are paying for the storage we need. However, I think that’s about to change. Just a few days ago, Google came out

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Every week I read about new security vulnerabilities for websites. In this past week, there have been several reported for WordPress.  Since I highly recommend WordPress for churches, how can you keep your website safe from attack? Here are a few basics (most of these are especially important for WordPress) Choose strong passwords – In today’s age, every password you

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The Apple Watch is definitely interesting, but how does it really work in everyday life? I like this review by The Verge because it brings up interesting points. Do we really need to be more connected? Does a smartwatch make you treat others rudely? I like my Pebble watch, but I have learned to turn off most of the notifications.

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Does your church provide internet access? That’s a question every church needs to think through. We encourage people to use the Bible app to follow along our sermon notes, so we really want people to stay connected. We also have a mobile app that we encourage people to download, so Internet access is a tool we use to help reach

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All my friends who work with bands or in churches with live audio will appreciate this. Check out the GaffGun. It tapes down audio, video, and electrical cords in seconds. Gaffing tape is durable and it doesn’t leave a residue, so it works great to tape down cords.  I can think of a lot of times where this would have worked great.

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Every now and then, you come across an app that really works and fills a need. This is one of those apps. If you ever need to email or send a document, forget the scanner and just use this app. It’s quick, it’s easy to use, and it does a great job capturing multi-page pdf files, receipts, and business cards.

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UPDATE: August 2016 – Picturelife has gone through financial trouble and has finally announced that they are officially closing. If you used the service, you can still download your pictures from SmugMug.  It’s hard to compete with Google, and when Google Photos offered free unlimited photo and video storage, Picturelife was simply unable to compete. I’m using Google Photos now with great

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Each year, WorshipHouseMedia has a special giveaway leading up to Christmas. I forgot to remind everyone to check out their website this year. They have videos and mini-movies for churches, and this Christmas giveaway is a great way to stock up on some great videos for your church. You have one week left, so be sure to visit their website

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I was excited when Apple finally announced the long-awaited Apple Watch. I watched the video demonstration, and was already thinking about one, until the price was announced.  The cheapest version will start at $349.  For me, that was the deal breaker. It’s simply not in my budget. After thinking about it, I see several challenges that Apple will have to

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I have always struggled with keeping track of everything I need to do on a weekly basis. Between church, family, and life, I always have more to do and somewhere else I need to be.  So, for me, technology has helped me become more organized. I have tried several task management systems in the past, but I have settled on using a

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  Recording the Message I’ve helped several churches start recording the audio from their sermons to include on their website. The goal in each case is to get a quality recording that can easily be listened to online or downloaded through a podcast. Way back in 2007, I wrote a tutorial on how to setup a podcast. Although some of the

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