Desk Test #1

Just trying out this new app for Mac called Desk. Check it out in the Mac App Store.  Here’s an example of adding an image – a screen shot in this case: Here is an example of a quote: A surprisingly-simple yet powerful desktop publishing client. Example H2 Headline Loving this! dsd    

Nest – The Learning Thermostat That I Want In My House!

These last few posts have been all about cool gadgets that are designed to compliment our i-Lifestyles. This post is centered around the house. The nest. The Nest Learning Thermostat is just that. A thermostat that learns your habits and patterns and will adjust according to your schedule. With the mobile app, you can also adjust the thermostat wherever you …

Belkin’s WeMo: Control Your Home From Anywhere

Belkin’s new WeMo system is home automation made easy. It’s completely modular, so you can control as much or as little of your home as you like. I don’t really have a use for this (yet) but I know I want one or two! Would you buy the Belkin WeMo for $49?

Withings Smart Baby Monitor: The Best Baby Monitor I’ve Ever Seen!

Every now and again there is something that takes you by surprise and blows your mind away. I had one of those experiences recently when I came across the Withings Smart Baby Monitor. Since I love and use Apple devices in my daily life, and make every effort to build the most effective workflow, this baby monitor is a no-brainer. …

Use CameraBag 2 To Smarten Up Your Blogging Workflow

As a blogger, you’ve got to learn to dabble in a few different areas to maintain a somewhat successful blog. WordPress, code, photo editors, and of course, social media sites. Since I manage a couple of blogs and sites, I am always looking for “tools” that will help me work smarter, not harder. One that has caught my attention lately …

Easily Enhance Your Visual Worship With iWorship Flexx Videos

A few weeks ago I was at a conference and during worship there were these incredible videos that accompanied a few of the songs. I thought that the video guys had pulled an all-nighter and created them. That wasn’t the case (thanks for your honesty Matt 🙂 ). I learned that they simply used Flexx videos. Here’s the basic idea: …

Some New Tools I’m Learning To Use in Worship Ministry

March was an extremely busy month. Not only did I start at a new church but I renovated my office (painted it and learned how to install hardwood flooring) and had to start commuting with/into Toronto traffic. Along with all this, I’m learning what it means to be an associate pastor and to also oversee the worship and young adult …

PBS Presents – Steve Jobs: One Last Thing

On Wednesday, October 5, 2011 Steve Jobs left us with a lot to think about. Death, life, afterlife, work, making a difference. These are some of the conversations that have ensued following his passing. Steve no doubt has changed the way the world uses technology. I haven’t read his biography yet, although it’s on my 2011 Birthday/Christmas list. In so many of …