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The best apps for Christians, Jews, Muslims, and Buddhists for daily spiritual help

With the hustle and bustle of everyday life it's easy for even the most devout of religious people to forget to find time to feed their spiritual side. Thankfully the shiny phone in your pocket or tablet resting in your bag can provide a wealth of options for religious exploration regardless of ...

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Apple asks Arizona governor to veto religious freedom bill, and other news for Feb. 25, 2014

Apple has confirmed to CNBC that is has asked Arizona Governor Jan Brewer (R) to veto the so called religious freedom bill SB 1062, which was passed along party lines in the Republican-controlled Arizona House and Senate. The bill would allow any person or company in Arizona to refuse service to a...

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iOS 6: Talking to Siri about Religion

I had no intention of broaching philosophy with Siri, as earlier today I was trying to get it to recognize "Hail State!", which BulldogsRadio tweeted would connect to University of Georgia Radio. That didn't sound right to me, but I thought a built-in easter egg might lead to sports rankings. I...

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Churches increasingly using custom apps

The iPad and iPhone are wildly popular among consumers and influencing both the business and education markets. This is just the tip of the iceberg for the pair of iOS devices -- their popularity will inevitably extend the iPad's reach beyond these core markets and into smaller ones like rel...

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BBC: Loving Apple looks like a religion to an MRI scan

Later today, BBC 3 will be airing Secrets of the Superbrands, a documentary about the relationship between consumers and the brands that shape our behavior, our desires and our lives. Series creator Alex Riley let slip an interesting tidbit in a preview post about the series: "The Bishop of Buck...

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Visit the Western Wall in Jerusalem with iKotel on your iPhone

The Western Wall Heritage Foundation has released iKotel, an iOS app that lets iPhone owners make a virtual visit to the Western Wall, one of Judaism's most sacred sites. According to Western Wall Heritage Foundation president Joseph Loshinsky, the app was developed to address the age-old problem o...

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Questions about God? There's an app for (and against) that

Many iPhone users have become accustomed to using their devices to settle arguments. Arguing over the best route to take for your weekend getaway? Pull out the Maps app or one of the many iPhone GPS apps. Found someone who doesn't believe that Inigo Montoya and Jason Gideon are played by the sa...

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Intel GM has "religious experience," buys a Mac

Hexus has an interview with Pat Gelsinger, Intel's GM of their Digital Enterprise Group, in which he describes crossing "the religious boundary" by purchasing a Mac. Note how the interviewer reacts and grimaces around 1:41 when Pat drops the bomb, and how he has to interrupt Pat to announce his newf...

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Explaining MWSF and the Keynote to Non-Mac People

Explaining the importance of the Macworld Expo and the Keynote to non-Mac people isn't easy. Heck, I was briefly considering trying to squeeze in an attendance to MWSF this year and therefore risking missing my own twin brother's wedding, but I decided in the end that family (and a nice trip to St. ...

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