Today we got the first look teaser trailer for the new next Star Wars movie. It isn’t Episode VIII, but it still looks like it’ll be a great new look at the Star Wars universe.

 

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Instagram began rolling out this week, a new feature in their apps that allow you to switch between accounts without logging out and logging back in. Anyone who tries to use two different accounts has got to be excited with this addition.

To use this new feature go to your settings in the app, and scroll down to add account. You can then sign into your second account and when you go to your profile, you’ll see a drop-down with your different accounts listed so you can choose which one you’d like to use. Also, when you go to post an image it reminds you which account you are logged into so you don’t accidently put that picture of your kids on your church account.

This is in the latest versions for both iOS and Android.

Read Instagram’s announcement HERE.

Free Christmas Movie Resource

Chris —  November 16, 2015 — 1 Comment

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I love being able to share great resources with fellow youth workers, it’s even better when they are FREE. It’s great of the fine folks over at the Youth Cartel to release a free collection of Christmas Movie lessons written by Joel Mayward. This could make a great short series in December leading up to Christmas.

The movies included are:

  • Elf
  • It’s a Wonderful Life
  • A Christmas Story
  • Joyeux Noël

Go grab the download and check out some of their other great resources.

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If the awesome new trailer that came out for Star Wars: The Force Awakens wasn’t long enough for you, someone incredible person edited all the trailers into one masterpiece of viewing pleasure. Enjoy!

Free Game – Choose A Move

Chris —  September 23, 2015 — Leave a comment

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I don’t know about you, but finding new games that students will enjoy is always a challenge. That’s why I was happy to see that the team over at Download Youth Ministry are giving away this game right now.

From their description:

Get it while it is hot – the Whip or the Nae Nae craze will be gone before you know it, so have some fun dancing and playing this silly fun game. Students simply choose a move, and then get eliminated one by one. Maybe throw in a dance off at the end!

I don’t know how long the giveaway is going on, so click on over there now. Enjoy!

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Get Paid Easy with PayPal.me

Chris —  September 4, 2015 — Leave a comment

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Sometimes getting people to pay for events can be difficult, wouldn’t it be great if there was an easy way to send someone a link so they could easily make a payment to you or your ministry? Paypal has done just that. You can now setup a link that will be yours that you can use to give people so they can make a payment to you in just a few clicks.

When you go to PayPal.Me you are prompted to pick your URL. If you pick one in your ministry’s name it may be easier for parents and students to remember when it comes time to pay. The next step is to link it to your PayPal account, and then you are ready to go. Once you do this you can pick colors and an image to brand the page to you or your organization.

When someone goes to your link they are prompted to enter an amount and then it goes to the PayPal signin or they can create an account. Creating an account may be a deterrent to some, but with so many people already having PayPal accounts this probably isn’t a huge issue.

If you would like to see it in action, here’s the link I setup: PayPal.me/crd.

Get started with your own link at PayPal.me.

Group Magazine Now Free

Chris —  March 3, 2015 — 5 Comments

Group Publishing announced today that you can now read the long running Youth Ministry magazine completely FREE. Group Magazine is making this change just a few issues after they celebrated their 40th anniversary. The other big change is the magazine is going from bi-monthly to a quarterly publication. The freebie not only includes the current issue, but you can access all the way back to the Jan / Feb 2011 issue.

You have 3 ways of accessing the magazine:

Group Mag Cover1. Visit GroupMagazine.com and read the web version. You can also access a full screen version HERE.

2. Download the iOS version to read on you iPhone or iPad.

3. Download the Android version to read on your Android device.

 

Free Cloud Storage Offers

Chris —  February 10, 2015 — 4 Comments

There are some great offers going on right now that can get you some free cloud storage. Who doesn’t like free storage?

1. 2 GB Upgrade for your Google Drive.

To get your free 2 GBs all you need to do is complete a security review of your account. This is something that’s good to do even if you don’t get the extra storage. Learn more on the Google Drive Blog (Read HERE). Offer good until Feb 17.

2. 100 GB of OneDrive Storage for 2 Years

The only catch is you need to sign up for a Bing rewards account, but seems like a small price to pay for 2 years of free storage. Learn more over at CNET (Read HERE).

Enjoy your storage!

Mac OS X Yosemite Now Available

Chris —  October 16, 2014 — 10 Comments

OSX Yosemite

All you Mac users out there you can now update to the latest version of OS X.  Just like the last few Apple is making this available for free. Go to the Mac App Store to download it. I’ve been running the beta and I’ve really enjoyed some of the changes and updates.  My favorite is the revamped notifications, the addition of widgets makes it useful.

Friday Fun: Return of Strong Bad

Chris —  October 3, 2014 — 4 Comments

Just because we haven’t seen enough of Strong Bad and the gang from HomeStarRunner.com in the last 10 years. Enjoy a new music video with Strong Bad, Coach Z and a little help from a fisheye lens.

I hope we see more in the near future.  Who wouldn’t want to watch a new email video every Monday.