Daily Roundup for July 17, 2017

Daily Roundup for July 17, 2017

Here are the items and resources of interest for July 17, 2017:

Theology/Christianity:

Technology:

  • Many iPhone users enjoy the freedom of Facetime. However, due to the nature of that app, it will only work for iPhone users. Google Duo is different. It works “cross platform.”  That is, an Android user can video chat with an iPhone user. I have used Google Duo, and it works very well. If you get it and you are currently in my contacts list, it will automatically add you to my Duo list. Available on both platforms.  Android | iOS
  • Speaking of Google Duo, this article from Android Headlines states that it has surpassed 100 million downloads.
  • In the interest of fair play, here is an article detailing one user’s breakup with Android. My own experience is nothing like described in the article, and it makes me wonder what people are doing with their devices, but I leave it here for your enjoyment. 
  • If you are a WhatsApp user, you will want to read this article.

Miscellaneous:

 

 

Daily Roundup for June 26, 2017

Daily Roundup for June 26, 2017

Here are the items and resources of interest for June 26, 2017:

Theology/Christianity:

  • Greenville Presbyterian Theological Seminary has a new website.
  • The extension campus of GPTS has a podcast.  This episode features the subject of corporate prayer meetings with guest Dr. Ryan McGraw.
  • How to Read Your Bible — produced by the Reformed Forum
  • Why I Voted Against the Women’s Study Committee Report — agree or not, this is an interesting article written by one of the voting members of the ad interim study committee. Additionally, this article gives a brief wrap-up on the 45th PCA GA.
  • Perhaps the highest and loftiest acts a Christian can have toward God are worship and prayer. These two acts are uniquely vertical – they are the only things a believer does that are directly toward God and that directly bring him or her into relationship and communion with God. The one exception is the reading of Scripture, but that is a means to bring us to worship and prayer. All other aspects of the Christian life are horizontal – they are outward toward others. Worship and prayer are uniquely God-centred. They deal with God alone and bring us to him relationally. — Read the full article by Mark Tomlinson here.

Technology:

  • Windows 10 Insider Preview is jam packed with new features
  • I use OneNote on a daily basis as I think it is easily the best note-taking app out there. This article regarding internal links is helpful.  If you are a serious user of OneNote or want to learn more, you should visit this website
  • Many of you use Logos Bible Software.  These training videos are helpful and needed.  You might want to check out a new feature called Logos Cloud
  • I left Facebook two weeks ago and have not regretted it.  However, I am still an avid user of Twitter. One of the least used features of Twitter is the ability to make lists. This article and this article discuss it in detail.  I will be writing a full article on this feature soon. 

Miscellaneous:

  • Taking Notes on Books — There are many articles available on the subject of “taking notes” while reading books. I am curious about the methods my readers use to accomplish it. Please write your system in the comments section.  Lord willing, I will be providing some articles on this subject in the days ahead, as well as one of my own. 
Daily Roundup for May 12, 2017

Daily Roundup for May 12, 2017

Here are the items and resources of interest for May 12, 2017:

Theology/Christianity:

 

Technology

  • Hi-tech McDonalds — fast food just got faster.
  • If you use Chromecast, this article will appeal to you (maybe).
  • Facebook says it is going to stop spamming you — Uh huh, we shall see.
  • Tech tip:  You can automatically post your Tweets to Facebook by using a unique hashtag. For instance, I use #fb IF I want that tweet to be sent to over to Facebook.  I know you can automatically connect Twitter to Facebook, but I do not want EVERYTHING I tweet to go to Facebook.  This allows me to choose

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Daily Roundup for April 25, 2017

Daily Roundup for April 25, 2017

  Here are the items and resources for April 25, 2017:

Theology/Christianity:

  • FREE FOR A LIMITED TIME — “In a time when the church had lost sight of the fundamentals of the gospel, God used a humble monk named Martin Luther to bring about the greatest revival in church history. When he posted his Ninety-Five Theses, Luther became the unwitting catalyst of the Reformation and a champion of the doctrine of justification by faith alone. Post Tenebras Lux, composed by Jeff Lippencott, takes the listener on a musical journey of the highlights of Martin Luther’s life. Written in three movements, this piece moves from the coldness of the Middle Ages and the dominance of the Roman Catholic Church to the glory of Luther’s rediscovery of the gospel and the spread of the Reformation throughout Europe.This symphonic work celebrates the five-hundredth anniversary of the Reformation, and Ligonier Ministries presents it with the hopes that God would use it to encourage listeners that even in the midst of darkness, the light has come.” 
  • Eight Prayers to Pray for Your Pastor — Most of these are obvious.  The question is: Do you pray for your pastor?
  • The Center for the Study of New Testament Manuscripts — This site is probably only useful to people who understand these things. 
  • The Uniqueness of Christian Service — A useful article written by David Wells
  • Themelios 42.1 has been released — in this volume, there are articles on promises, Rom. 8:36, book reviews and more. 

Technology:

  • This is not the iPhone8 — a possible rendering of the new iPhone. While I am on the subject, please note that the new iPhone might be delayed by two months. 
  • 35 most useful Alexa skills — if you own an Amazon Echo, then you may want to try these out.
  • If you bought the new Samsung Galaxy S8 or S8 Plus, you would want to get a case to protect it.
  • Goodreads — This social media site is for book lovers.  You can add your library, write reviews on books you are reading and keep track of your progress. Consider it the “Facebook” for book lovers.  Academia is also an excellent site to find papers of all kinds. 
  • “Since the creation of the RSS format in 1999, there has been a dedicated user base for the format, and as a result a wide variety of programs to choose from, for PC, Mac, and Mobile devices alike. With the end of the Google Reader RSS program back in 2013, there has been an expansion of options for those still inclined to use RSS as a news feed. Here, we take a look at five of the best options for RSS readers for 2017.”
  • If you use a streaming option, such as Roku, Apple TV, Google, etc. you will want to check out Plex. If you have an old laptop or desktop computer, you can set up your media streaming option and add the app to your streamer to watch or listen on your TV.  Additionally, you can listen to your media library on the go with the Plex App for Android or iOS. Take a look at plex.tv.  Set up is very easy.  I am planning on writing a review and “how to” article soon about this service. 

Miscellaneous:

Daily Roundup for April 24, 2017

Daily Roundup for April 24, 2017

  Here are the items and resources for April 24, 2017:

Theology/Christianity:

Technology:

  • The Death of the Smartphone — ZDNeth thinks it is closer than you think.  I don’t. However, even if it is, the next thing is not so great in my opinion. 
  • If you use Google Chrome, these are the best extensions that Tom thinks you need. Article by John Corpuz. You can also check out this list of the best Chrome extensions.