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enV Touch: A Different Spin on Touch Screen Phones

By Timothy Timothy | Aug 21, 2009 at 23:29

Touch mania is spreading across the mobile phone world, but in a sea of phones clamoring to catch the touchscreen wave, the enV Touch might seem at first to be a mere wannabe lost behind its more recognizable competitors. But, with unique tricks up its sleeve and a good price tag, the enV Touch proves it is different, not just more of the same.

Linux Migration for the Home PC User, Part 7: Making Adjustments

By Ed Ed | Aug 12, 2009 at 20:56
Even if you were quite active in reconfiguring the ways Windows looked and acted, you'll probably be surprised at the number of things Linux allows you to configure. Our first item is something under the hood, as it were, which should make the system automate things you need, and shut off stuff you aren't likely to ever use.

Linux Migration for the Home PC User, Part 6

By Ed Ed | Jul 15, 2009 at 23:19

Let's add another repo. A repository, or repo, is a place where additional software packages are available for download. Out of the box, most Linux distributions are preconfigured with standard repos for downloading additional features, as well as receiving updates to the system.

Linux Migration for the Home PC User, Part 5

By Ed Ed | Jul 2, 2009 at 22:49

Be careful using the Linux command line — it can be very addictive. You don't have to be a Linux hobby fanatic to enjoy the power of what's often called “pure computing.”

A Close Look a OakTree’s Accordance, Part III: Tallying Up the Value

By Timothy Timothy | Jun 18, 2009 at 23:01

Even after reading the first two parts of this series (Part I, Part II), the question from the budget conscious person may be, “Why not a different program – QuickVerse or even SWORD – that is a lot cheaper?” That is a good question, but one Accordance can easily answer in one word: flexibility.

Looking at the Samsung Alias 2

By Timothy Timothy | Jun 15, 2009 at 0:28

With Father’s Day next week, ads are happily hawking a new phone for Dad as a great gift idea. Of course, many of them are anything but great, much less good gifting material. But whether you are shopping for dear old dad or for your dear old self, the Samsung Alias 2 feature phone offers a few unique tricks up its sleeve that make it worth considering. Situated comfortably below $100, it proves a budget phone does not have to be bland.

A Close Look a OakTree’s Accordance, Part II: Advanced Bible Study

By Timothy Timothy | Jun 8, 2009 at 21:12

In the first part of our Accordance review, I looked at Accordance from the perspective of a user looking to do basic Bible study. Here at OFB Labs we found that it passed that test with flying colors and recommended the $99 Introductory Library package as an excellent choice. But, what if you are a pastor, scholar or other in-depth student of Scripture looking for something a bit more powerful? Is Accordance right for you as well?

Linux Migration for the Home PC User, Part 4

By Ed Ed | Jun 3, 2009 at 0:06

In three parts (Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3) so far, Ed Hurst has worked through using CentOS as a home computer operating system. Now he dives deeper to look at important administrative tasks and how one performs them.

The Verizon MiFi: A Wi-Fi Hotspot for Everywhere

By Timothy Timothy | Jun 1, 2009 at 16:08

It always seems like one needs Internet access when it is least available. That’s why many of us have bought iPhones and Blackberries in recent times. But, that still doesn’t solve the problem if one has a couple of computers and needs them to be connected – right here and right now, wherever the here may be. Or, for that matter, not just computers, but an iPod touch, a Nintendo DS or any other sort of Wi-Fi enabled device. If only every place was a Wi-Fi hotspot! With the MiFi, “here” finally is a hotspot.

A Close Look at OakTree’s Accordance, Part I: Basic Bible Study

By Timothy Timothy | May 26, 2009 at 12:14

Bible software is a funny category of software. It is the type of software that for many users is not exactly an obvious purchase. The Bible – even in modern translations – can be easily read online for free. Why would someone buy a program like Accordance in a world where the same content can be had for free? Is it worth paying for a Bible program if all one wants to do is participate in a Bible study or do a little personal Scripture meditation?

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