Your Smartphone, Your Kids, and Their Safety

Dear Universe, We’re out on a date for the night and our kids are home alone. Here’s our address and a map to our house. Sincerely, Mom and Dad That’s ridiculous. No parent would ever say that. I would never say that. Except we do it all the time. Sure, we don’t do it intentionally,…… Continue reading Your Smartphone, Your Kids, and Their Safety

Seven iOS 7 Hacks for Parents

According to the Washington Post, Apple sold 9 million iPhone devices over the weekend. We even jumped in on the fun by getting Megan (12) her very first phone. Last week, Apple introduced iOS 7, a brand new operating system for every iPhone, iPad, and some iPods. Meanwhile, also last week Blackberry fired half it’s…… Continue reading Seven iOS 7 Hacks for Parents

14 Must-Have Gadgets for the Geek in Your Life

ATTENTION GOOGLERS! Here’s a link to my 2012 list Let’s face it. For many of my readers I am the geek in their life. I’m the nerdy friend you tell your IT guy about when you don’t know what else to talk about because you want to talk about the latest political news about Herman…… Continue reading 14 Must-Have Gadgets for the Geek in Your Life

If Your Phone Could Talk

We used to say you could tell a person’s priorities by looking at his checkbook. I’d submit to you that today you can tell a person’s priorities by how he uses his phone. If your phone could talk… what would it say about you? Who is he talking to? Who is he texting? How is…… Continue reading If Your Phone Could Talk

Clips, the newest app for youth ministry

One direction I think youth ministry resources need to go is mobile In the latest edition of Immerse Journal I have an article called “Technology Swiss Army Knives” that’s all about apps that help you spend less time in your office and more time with students. I’d actually like to see apps for youth ministry get…… Continue reading Clips, the newest app for youth ministry

iPhone, Your New Cigarettes

The parallels between the iPhone in 2011 and cigarettes in the 1950s, 60s, 70s, and 80s are stunning. It’s iconic. It’s celebrated as the cool thing. It’s a status symbol. It’s celebrated in the media. It’s manufacturer is getting rich. There are cheap imitations. (Sorry Android users) It’s addicting, but not viewed as a serious…… Continue reading iPhone, Your New Cigarettes

iPhone Apps

Since I spend so much time thinking about and managing iPhone apps getting developed, I thought it would only be fair if you saw the types of apps I use on my phone. Sidenote: This is a repost. For some reason the post from 6/30/09 disappeared. It may looks as though I deleted 20+ comments…… Continue reading iPhone Apps