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Underneath the Hood of CatholicTechTalk

Underneath the Hood of CatholicTechTalk

Do you check out our website, follow us on Twitter, on Facebook, via an RSS feed, or do you just wait for the emails to come out?  Do you think there’s a team of people behind the scenes executing all these functions for you, the reader, trying to reach you on whatever social media venue [...]

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Google+ Observations and Predictions

After Google’s previous social networking failures – Buzz & Wave – I was a tad skeptical when I received an invite to join Google+. Still, I kept an open-mind, filled out my profile and dove in.

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App Review: Smarty Ears Apps for Special Needs Kids

Smarty Ears is a software development company that has designed several iPhone and iPad apps for speech development practice. Their apps are appropriate for all ages, and they even have some programs designed for use with toddlers.

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Call me, email me, Facebook me . . . What?!: Managing Multiple Contact Avenues

Most people today have multiple ways to be contacted.  We have multiple email addresses (personal and work), Facebook accounts, multiple phones (home, work, cell); and it can get confusing how to manage it all.  In fact, it can become so difficult that messages can often go missed.  In essence, we have all these great tools [...]

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Yammer: It’s like Facebook, but for work

Social networks like Facebook and Twitter can be a tricky business in a ‘workplace’ environment.

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8 Questions with Catholic Videographer, Lisa Johnston

The Archdiocese of St. Louis is hosting a Eucharistic Congress, June 24 – June 26. To promote the event, they launched a website, and also produced an impressive video (see below) that demonstrates the potential of multimedia in the work of evangelization. The videographer, Lisa Johnston, has a background in photojournalism and has her own [...]

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5 Reasons You Should Be Following Facebook Security

There is a lot of talk lately about security on Facebook.

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3 Best iPhone Apps to Explore Rome

One of the more popular advances in cell technology in the last few years is applications. From doing your taxes to fitness, there is, as the slogan goes, an app for that. But for something more interesting, how about being able to travel through Rome from your smartphone? Not only is that totally possible, but there is more than one way to do it.

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Review: The Casio G’zOne Commando – A rugged Android for rough environments

If hiking an unexplored mountain trail sounds more exciting to you than sipping a latté in the urban jungle – the Casio G’zOne Commando from Verizon is the smartphone for you.

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Useful Firefox Plug-ins For A Web Developer

The rich variety of plug-ins available for Firefox make the browser great for all the testing and fine-tuning a web developer must do. Below listed are plug-ins that will increase your overall performance and make it easier for you to work.

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6 Powerful Drupal Modules For Increased Functionality

As one of the best and most popular open source CMS currently available, Drupal owes to a great extent its status to the talented contributors that keep it alive. Though the standard version of Drupal is powerful by itself, it’s only when you add certain modules to it that you unlock its full capabilities. Here are 6 of the best modules out there that improve functionality.

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Computer Security and Passwords

Weak passwords make data stored on your computer vulnerable. It is important to create and maintain secure passwords

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Online Meetings: A Missed Opportunity for the Church?

Picking up from Brad’s excellent post on technology in the Church, I’d like to talk about a communications technology he failed to mention: online meetings. The diocesan office I head started using online meeting software (specifically GoToMeeting) in January of 2009. The immediate impetus was to give some relief to our regional lead principals — some [...]

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Why eBooks Matter For Schools

Why eBooks Matter For Schools

There is a lot of talk among legislators, educators, and parents about ebooks in schools (both public and private such as our Catholic Schools)at the k-12 level.  I agree that there are potentially great benefits for improving education as well as huge long-term cost savings.  This is not an easy move either, and in many [...]

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What the LAMP stack is, and why every blogger and website operator should know about it

LAMP is an acronym for the Open-Source software applications Linux, Apache, MySQL and PHP – probably the most common website ‘stack’ platform on the Web. If you are a serious blogger or operate a website, it’s worthwhile to be familiar with them.

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Five Free Alternatives to Expensive Software

It can be easy, yet unnecessary, to drop hundreds of dollars on the software packages that make your computer do the things you need it to do.

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Will HTML5 Replace Flash and Silverlight?

HTML5 is being hailed as the new age of the web and few would argue that it fills in some of the gaps in Flash and Silverlight but what does this mean to web designers?

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The Fine Art of Blog Commenting

Do you know how the most valuable lessons get passed around?

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