My Friend’s New Website

I have been working together with my friend, Aaron Lundahl, to build his new business website. Squarepace seemed like a good fit since I am not a website developer by trade and we wanted to create a website that Aaron and his wife, Kristin would be able to manage on their own with a little “hand-holding” help from me. → Read the rest

Online Deadbolts

 

image of deadbolt lock with keyThe Internet is a buzz of late in conversation about the use of stronger passwords and security measures like 2 factor authentication after the Mat Honan hacking incident. Reflecting upon this event motivated me to evaluate how secure my email, accounts, and passwords are and what measures I should consider taking to secure my online presence.

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Review: Incase Magnetic Snap Case for New iPad

image of Incase case for iPad 3

Recently, I was looking for a back cover for my iPad that would be a complement to both the red leather Smart Cover from Apple that I often use as well as the Logitech Ultrathing Keyboard Cover that I wrote about recently. After I purchased the new iPad, I also purchased an Incipio Smart Feather Ultra Light Hard Shell Case to protect the back.

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First Thoughts: Review of the Logitech Ultrathin Keyboard Cover for iPad

image of Logitech Keyboard Cover for iPadI recently purchased the Logitech Ultrathin Keyboard Cover for iPad 2 and New iPad. I have been toting around the Apple Bluetooth keyboard and I like it, but it still is one extra item to carry around and the prospect of a cover keyboard combination really intrigued me.

The Logitech keyboard is well reviewed online and I continued to hear high recommendations on several podcasts that I listen to.

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“A Word Fitly Spoken…”

Kevin DeYoung has some thoughtful things to say about the content we post online:

Second, if you need to be critical (and my blog is critical at times) write in such a way that you would not be embarrassed to have the object of your criticism read it with his mother nearby. This doesn’t mean we have to be lily-livered or call for the nice police every time a Christian disagrees strongly with some other person or idea.

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Repost: What’s Pinging My iPad Battery? by Katie Floyd

Great discovery by Katie Floyd, one half of the Mac Power Users Podcast on the mysterious battery drain of new iPads:

After additional investigation I discovered the iPad was consuming power normally when active, but was draining more power than expected when in sleep or standby mode. What was the cause? In my case, I’ve narrowed it down to Ping, Apple’s nearly forgotten “social network for music.”  Like all good Apple geeks I checked out Ping when it was first introduced and setup an account, but I haven’t touched it since.

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Installing Zinio Magazine Reader to the Kindle Fire

I just found these instructions for installing the Zinio magazine reader on the Kindle Fire. They worked fine for me.

image of the Kindle Fire

Temporary alternate download method for the Zinio app on the Kindle Fire

Note: these instructions are ONLY for users on the Amazon Kindle Fire. This installer is not supported for any other device.

  1. From the main screen, tap Settings > More > Device > Allow installation of Applications (from unknown devices)> select “ON”
  2. Download the APK (app installer) from here .
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iPads in the Pulpit

Tip of the hat to Tim Challies for the link.

All good books on preaching start with a section on the character of the preacher. I tip my hat at this noble practice by reminding you that if you brandish your iPad to complement the trendy hipster image you are carefully cultivating like a hidden hydroponic hemp garden, know this: God knows your heart, and your people will soon smell the stale odor of your pretentiousness.

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Just Like Lewis and Clark: In Search of the Best Text Editor

image of Lewis and ClarkWhile driving to work yesterday, I was listening to the Mac Power User podcast episode (put number here). David and Katie had Brett Terpstra from The Unofficial Apple Weblog as their guest. The topic was text editors. If you blog or write on a regular basis, I recommend listening to this episode. Among the many things they discussed, was the text editor Byword and the Markdown preview tool, Marked written by Brett himself.

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