Accordance 11.1 Update with Dr. J: Theotek Podcast #045

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Accordance users will recognize that Dr. J. isn’t a basketball player from Philadelphia, but the guy who taught them most of what they know about Accordance Bible Software. He joined us to show off the Accordance 11.1 update. Some of the things in this update include: Users can now more easily edit their User Notes and User Tools since the Edit Window got an overhaul Import Bibles with Unicode and expanded canons as well as non-biblical texts Syntax Tree and Graphical Constructs got an update Interlinear support enhanced Instant Details enhanced Add custom icons to the Accordance Library Link to […]

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Verse3 a New iOS Bible App: Theotek Podcast #044

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With the new iPad Pro coming out this month and iOS 9 supporting side-by-side windows of 2 apps, a tool like Verse3 makes a lot of sense. This simple Bible app that doesn’t use the same Bible display framework we’re used to. In fact it takes the focus and puts it on the person listening to a sermon or Bible study. The user can open multiple verses on the screen at a time and add their notes inline with those verses. Here are a few of the benefits of Verse3 ($4.99 in the iTunes app store). Fast and simple to […]

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Logos 6 Speed: One Way to Always Pep Things Up

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One complaint Logos 6 users often share with me is the speed of the system. So I want to give you one tip that will ALWAYS speed up Logos 6 and, with the right collection of specs in a computer, make it even fast. The tip: think carefully about what kind of internal storage you get in your computer. But first some background. I review a lot of laptops. I worked on about five or six reviews during the summer/early fall for Notebooks.com. One of those systems was an Acer Aspire E 15 model E5-573G-56RG. Key specs included: Intel Core i5 5200U […]

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How to Become an Expert Bible Software User: Theotek Podcast #043

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Do you want to become an expert in your favorite Bible software program? We’ll give you suggestions on how to do that ranging from tutorials, help files and training sessions. I just returned from a WORDseach Bible training conference a few days before this podcast. So it got me thinking, how can people become experts?   The best options for training includes: Use the help files or menu item that comes in the program Go to the company’s website to find tutorials, tips and training tools Attend a training conference like I did with WORDsearch Get help from friends Use […]

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What Microsoft, Google and Apple Can Do for the Church: Theotek Podcast #042

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With Microsoft, Google and Apple all releasing new hardware and software, we talked about what they can do to help the church. We’ve already discussed the Apple hardware and software announcements for this Fall. We chatted about Google’s goodies too. Now it’s Microsoft’s turn. But more importantly for us, what can these three companies and their technology do to help the church do the Great Commission? This week’s episode covered this question. Watch it here or listen below. The new stuff from Microsoft includes a new Surface Pro 4 tablet with the Surface Pen and Surface Type Cover updated with better […]

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WORDsearch 11 Ships With New Design and Features

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There’s a new WORDsearch update. WORDsearch 11 comes with a new user interface, an updated library feature, better note card feature for research and some better speed in indexing resources. Add multi-monitor support and the old Lesson Maker that WORDsearch forgot they owned. It’s now integrated into WORDsearch. The Theotek Podcast team got a look from Rick Milone of WORDsearch. He’s one of their official trainers as well as a user. He showed off some of the new features. I brewed me some tea (with fenugreek 50% extract – it’s my favorite new combo) and made my podcast. Here’s my […]

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Google and Apple – Fight! Theotek Podcast #041

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We discuss the new Google and Apple offerings after they announced their new hardware at their fall events. Apple released the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus as well as iPad Pro, a new iPad that competes with the Surface Pro 3 or now the Surface Pro 4. Google announced their new goodies also, including a Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P smartphones. Learn more about them from our team in this week’s Theotek Podcast.

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WORDsearch 11 Update Demo: Theotek Podcast #040

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We were fortunate enough to have Rick Milone from WORDsearch to show off their latest update. WORDsearch 11 came out last week with some awesome new features. Rick showed them off and then talked about what sets WORDsearch apart from other programs. After talking about WORDsearch we also delved into iOS 9 and the new ad blocking feature that lest third-party ad blockers stop content from littering your Safari pages. Watch the video above from YouTube or listen to the audio version below. Also look out for my review in Ministry Tech Magazine’s October issue and here on KevinPurcell.org coming […]

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Apple iPad Pro, iPhone and TV: Theotek Podcast #039

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Apple showed off their new iPad Pro, a nearly 13-inch iPad with support for Apple Pencil and a keyboard cover they call a Smart Cover. In addition, we learned about the WatchOS 2.0, Apple iPhone 6S and 6S Plus as well as the updated Apple TV that runs games and apps. The Theotek crew unpacked all the news and gave our opinions of each new product. We also talked a little about how this impacts Bible and church tech users. Give the Theotek Podcast #039 a listen below or watch the video above.

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iPad Sermon Preperation: Tools Apps and Tips

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Ever thought about doing a little iPad sermon prep? A lot of preachers carry around an iPad or some other tablet these days for checking email, surfing the web, playing games, streaming video or taking notes. Many of us also use them for simple Bible study on the go. However, can a preacher study and prepare an entire sermon or Bible study using no other device than an iPad? In other words, from start to finish, ignore their laptop or desktop computer and commit entirely to iPad sermon prep? If you’ve ever been tempted to retire the laptop and get out of the office, this […]

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