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Dropbox, Google Drive, SkyDrive: Great Online Storage Options

For years backups have always been a challenge.  For anyone else who has lost a hard drive or had a computer crash you know the importance of backing up your files and data.  The solution has often been a local external hard drive connected to the computer and or a local network.  This is ok […]

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Catholic Android Apps Spotlight

Yes, I’m an Android user.  One of the first things I looked for was Catholic Apps for Android and found several, but we’ll focus on two here. The first is Catholic One by Aycka Soft.  This free app provides users with: Daily readings Prayers Rosary Access to the NAB Bible (when online only) Aycka Soft has been […]

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Cyberbullying: What Parents Need To Know And How To Prevent It

If you weren’t aware, October has been National Anti-Bullying Month.   When I hear the word “bully”, it sometimes seems harmless.  I picture that kid on the movie A Christmas Story.  The truth is that it’s not harmless.  In recent years it’s even been taken to another level with technology to what is now called […]

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Should I Be On One Social Network or Several?: How To Choose a Social Network

I checked in at Google+ this morning and was surprised to see a user post that he just deactivated his Facebook account.  The question that immediately came up for me, “Why would he do that?”  As online social networking is evolving many are left wondering which one to use or use multiple services.  The other […]

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To: The Romans From: St. Paul

As the conversation continues about technology and the Church, those advocating it’s uses encounter a lot of objections.  The objections interestingly seem to be pretty consistent.  It came up again last night in a phone conversation and today online, and a question has been going through my mind for a while now . . . […]

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We Gather Together To Scan? 5 Ways Parishes Can Use QR Codes

You may have been seeing these wacky-looking little images popping up everywhere.  If you don’t know what they are, they are called QR Codes.  Simply put, a QR Code is an image one can scan with their smartphone that directs the phone for a number of different purposes.  Some of these directions can be: – […]

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Confused About The Upcoming Mass Changes? There’s An App For That!

I’m of the generation that does not know the Mass before Vatican II.  I do not know how difficult that transition was for the Catholics who experienced those changes.  I’m not alone either I know.  The Mass and the language really hasn’t changed much at all in over 30 years.  Beginning the first Sunday of […]

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The ‘Pad is Mightier than the Sword – App Review

First of all, I would like to introduce the newest convert To the Catholic Faith, my iPad! I have over the last week successfully transformed it into the “cathPad”. I will give an overview of the apps I have installed as well as tips and tricks that you can use when that Protestant is trying […]

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Best App of 2009

Dropbox was, at least for me, the best app of 2009. This was my favorite app of 2008 as well. It’s just that cool. Dropbox allows you to share & sync files between multiple computers. Each machine has a folder and any additions/deletions or modifications are instantaneously synchronized across all machines. All files are also […]

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