Tag Archives: iPhone

IVP Has An App, a Pocket Reference App

Just announced in fact-

The IVP Pocket Reference App: The IVP Pocket Reference app is designed for students, pastors, scholars and leaders as an aid to formal or informal study of apologetics, biblical languages, church history, contemporary religions, ethics, theology, philosophy of religion and more. Launching with the complete set of more than 300 terms and definitions from the Pocket Dictionary of Theological Terms, this app aims to become your constant companion—a convenient, expandable and customizable library of trustworthy and timely Christian reference.

At present it is available for android devices with an iPhone version expected soon. To check out the features, click the link above and to keep up with the project as it develops, follow them on the twitter- @IVPpocketref.

Here’s more-


  • Browse lists of terms or notes alphabetically
  • Search terms, definitions or notes
  • Swipe from entry to entry within any dictionary in your library
  • Add your own terms and definitions
  • Attach one or more notes to any entry
  • Highlight terms or text within definitions or notes
  • Copy and paste text within definitions or notes
  • Share terms and definitions via Facebook, Twitter or email
  • Buy additional dictionaries as they are released
  • Read offline—no Internet connection needed

I appreciate very much Adrianna Wright of IVP pointing this resource out.

A Very Useful Travel App: Waze

Waze is a free social mobile app that enables drivers to build and use live maps, real-time traffic updates and turn-by-turn navigation for an optimal commute.  100% powered by users the more you drive the better it gets.

Sounds great.  So I’m downloading it to the iPhone at this very moment.

The One App You Need for Your iPhone

Gas Buddy!

  • Find the cheapest gas on the go – for free!
  • Locate gas stations near you and see their current gas prices.
  • For every gas price reported, you’ll earn points towards our prize give-away.
  • GasBuddy is a community of users working together to update gas prices.

In these troubled (greed driven, speculation moved, depraved) times, it’s something everyone can use.

New for the iPhone and iPad: The German Bible Society’s ‘BasisBibel’ App

Das Neue Testament der BasisBibel gibt es jetzt als App für iPhone und iPad. Die Applikation bietet neben dem Bibeltext, Sach- und Worterläuterungen, Landkarten, Fotos von Originalschauplätzen im Heiligen Land und Abbildungen von antiken Gegenständen. Die BasisBibel erscheint bei der Deutschen Bibelgesellschaft (DBG) und ist die erste crossmediale Bibelübersetzung, die das durch Computer und Internet veränderte Medienverhalten berücksichtigt.

It’s not free though.  The app will run you $18.95.

‘Baby’s First Bible’ App

From our friends at the German Bible Society- a new app for little one’s!

Meine ersten Bibelgeschichten App der Deutschen Bibelgesellschaft.  Zeitlos beliebte Geschichten aus der Bibel, wundervoll illustriert und leicht verständlich nacherzählt für Kinder ab 3 Jahren. Für diese neue Kinderbibel-App sind folgende Geschichten aus dem Alten und Neuen Testament erhältlich:  1. Noah und die Arche (KOSTENLOSER DOWNLOAD).

Check out the rest!  It looks downright awesome.  I wish such things had existed when Rachel was a baby.

Frank Miller Is Another Teller of Truth About ‘#Occupy’

And I like truth-tellers.  Miller wrote the other day of the Occupy movement-

The “Occupy” movement, whether displaying itself on Wall Street or in the streets of Oakland (which has, with unspeakable cowardice, embraced it) is anything but an exercise of our blessed First Amendment. “Occupy” is nothing but a pack of louts, thieves, and rapists, an unruly mob, fed by Woodstock-era nostalgia and putrid false righteousness. These clowns can do nothing but harm America.

Right on the money.  Even more pointedly-

“Occupy” is nothing short of a clumsy, poorly-expressed attempt at anarchy, to the extent that the “movement” – HAH! Some “movement”, except if the word “bowel” is attached – is anything more than an ugly fashion statement by a bunch of iPhone, iPad wielding spoiled brats who should stop getting in the way of working people and find jobs for themselves.

[I rise to applaud].  And then- causing me to laugh out loud- actually!

Maybe, between bouts of self-pity and all the other tasty tidbits of narcissism you’ve been served up in your sheltered, comfy little worlds, you’ve heard terms like al-Qaeda and Islamicism.  And this enemy of mine — not of yours, apparently – must be getting a dark chuckle, if not an outright horselaugh – out of your vain, childish, self-destructive spectacle. In the name of decency, go home to your parents, you losers. Go back to your mommas’ basements and play with your Lords Of Warcraft.  Or better yet, enlist for the real thing. Maybe our military could whip some of you into shape.  They might not let you babies keep your iPhones, though. Try to soldier on.


What I Hate About the iPhone

I hate the fact that when it alerts you to the fact that your password is wrong it forces you to reset it after a few tries even though you know you’ve typed it in correctly.

And I hate the fact that even after you reset it (what a pain in the neck that is), it continues to tell you that the password is wrong.

Stupid iPhone. Why can’t you just be simple to use without all the idiotic hoops one has to jump through? When people use the right password why do you insist on messing it up?

If You’re An Adulteress…

The iPhone may not be the phone for you, as this adulteress discovered.

When Apple released its new iOS 5 operating system to go with its iPhone 4S, it touted a new app called “Find My Friends” as a great way to track and meet up with friends. If they agree, you can see their locations on a map on your screen.

But the app’s enterprising customers are apparently already finding other uses. If the online posts appearing on a chat forum at MacRumors.com are for real, “Find My Friends” may have already claimed its first marriage.  Saturday night on MacRumors, a man saying he lived in New York City posted this:  “Divorcing wife. Thanks iPhone 4s and Find My Friends.  “I got my wife a new 4s and loaded up find my friends without her knowing. She told me she was at her friends house in the east village. I’ve had suspicions about her meeting this guy who live uptown. Lo and behold, Find my Friends has her right there.

Besides being depraved, she’s not too bright.

Syncing the iPhone

Total Depravity: The ‘Up-The-Skirt-Viewing-with-his-iPhone’ Pervert

A Chicago teacher was arrested Sunday night after allegedly using his iPhone to take pictures underneath a woman’s skirt at an outdoor arts festival in the city’s Wicker Park neighborhood.  Jeremy Lee, an art, wood shop and metalsmithing teacher at Lincoln Park’s Francis W. Parker School,was arrested at 1814 W. Division St. during the Renegade Craft Fair, police told CBS Chicago. Lee has been charged with a misdemeanor count of video recording a person’s body without their consent.

I wonder how many times he’s done it before, to his students, and is just now being caught?  He’s found a use for his phone that I doubt even Steve Jobs had considered, that’s for sure…

The Bible, the iPad, and the iPhone and the Deutsche Bibelgesellschaft

Now the German Bible Society is in on it…

Auf Ihrem iPhone oder iPod touch haben Sie die Bibel immer dabei. Ob online oder offline – mit diesen Angeboten macht das Bibellesen unterwegs doppelt Freude.

They’re providing a number of German versions of the Bible for iPad and iPhone but if you’re one of the people who use those evil devices, the only ‘app’ you will need for it is this one-

Die Zürcher Bibel für iPhone, iPod touch und iPad

Die besonders im akademischen Bereich geschätzte und auf einer Übersetzung der Evangelisch-reformierten Landeskirche des Kantons Zürich basierenden Zürcher Bibel, ist ab sofort im AppStore erhältlich.

Ok I have to say, it almost makes me want an iThingy.  Almost.

The Perfect Gift for that Special Baby who Owns an iPhone…

That sound you hear is my cracking my skull into my desk at the thought of little babies needing a special holder for their iPhone so that it isn’t damaged when they play with it…

It is due around summer and is called the Laugh & Learn Baby iCan Play Case.  You can see where Fisher-Price is going with this one too. Of course, expect a range of simple apps designed for children age 1-3 years that can be downloaded and run to play from its position in the case. A plastic covering to protect the phone suggests the device won’t be touch sensitive, but children still know how to shake so some cause and effect functionality will be able to be built in with the gyroscope and accelerometer.

What the…  The only thing I’m laughing at is parents so lame they actually think their baby needs to play with an iPhone.  So I’m sure they will sell a gazillion, since there’s no shortage in America today of parents willing to do ridiculous things.

Why In the Name of Heaven Does an 8 Year Old Need an iPhone Anyway?

iPhone 4 Bumper + Universal Dock w/o Adapter

Get one for your 2 year old... be the first idiot on your block

Any parent who buys their 8 year old an iPhone deserves whatever horrific bill they receive.  So these parents won’t be getting any sympathy from this corner of the world.

Over the winter break from school, 8-year-old Madison worked to dress up her simple mushroom home on the iPhone game Smurfs’ Village. In doing so, she also amassed a $1,400 bill from Apple.

What do you expect?  Give a kid a toy (which apparently is all the iPhone is… can you even make calls on it?) and they’re going to play with it.

The Rockville second-grader didn’t realize the Smurfberries she was buying on the popular game by Capcom Interactive were real purchases, much like buying a pair of shoes from Zappos or movie tickets from Fandango. After all, lots of children’s games require virtual payments of pretend coins, treasure chests and gold to advance to levels.

That’s because (insert shocked grimace here) she’s a KID!  She’s 8.  She’s not a thinker.  Her whole existence is based on being a passive recipient in a parental welfare state.

But like a growing number of parents, Madison’s mom, Stephanie Kay, was shocked to find very real charges from iTunes show up in her e-mail box days later.  “I thought the app preyed on children,” she said. “Note that the Smurf app states it is for ages 4-plus.”

Hey mom, don’t try to place the blame for your lack of oversight on Apple (as loathsome as that company is).  [And WHAT????  Aps for 4 year olds???  Are they kidding?  Are there really little 4 year old kids trapsing around Encino carrying their iPhones and using aps????  Good heavens.  It’s the end.]

We live in a messed up world.

A Fix For Users of the Wretched iPhone 4

Get one of these devices, they’re cheaper and they work better-