Roadmap

This week’s episode talks about the future of this podcast. You’ll want to listen in and hear where things are going.

Here’s a hint: there will be a new weekly podcast and other “Jesus geeks” involved with the current podcast.

I also share my opinion about the anticipated iPhone 4 and iOS4.

I am participating in the Summer of Podcasts again this year. Listen for the code word to enter to win some great prizes. Follow the contest: @podcastmadness

Check out these other great podcasts involved in the contest:

Geekazine
Indie Radio Chattanooga
Kevin’s Oblast Radio
Meet The Talkers
Midwest Wasteland
Mike Dell’s World
Mike Tech Show
Mobileocity.net Radio

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Jesus Geek is a weekly Christian technology podcast with news, how-tos and a little bit of spiritual know-how hosted by John Wilkerson. Jesus Geek is a member of the My Life Ministries Network: a community of ministries that views the everyday Christian life as a ministry and seeks to encourage Christians in their daily walk with Christ.

Jesus Geek is a member of the Tech Podcast Network, Christian New Media Group and CleanCasts.com. It is released under Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 License.

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Why I wouldn’t upgrade to the iPhone 4

iPhone4Let me start out by saying that I do not own an iPhone. However, if I had an iPhone 3GS I would not upgrade to the iPhone 4.

I think the iPhone 4 is a great device, with features like 2 cameras, better battery life, an apparently dazzling display and HD video recording it certainly has raised the bar when it comes to smartphones. However, the primary features that I think make this device desirable all exist in the new iOS4: multi-tasking, folders, and a unified mailbox.

Multi-tasking has been the most desired feature on the iPhone since the omission of cut and paste with the first release. Apple claims to have “done it right” and managed to include multi-tasking without putting considerable demand on the battery. Having used devices with multi-tasking I can tell you that this is a very delicate balance.

Folders make organizing your icons so much easier. I look forward to this on my iPod touch. I absolutely hate having to go from page to page to find the app I want to use. Also, I hate taking up space on my screen with the built-in icons that Apple provides that I don’t use.

A unified mailbox is something that will have those of us with multiple email addresses to manage much happier. Now we can see all of our mail from all sources on one screen. This is something that RIM has been doing for a long time and it’s a welcome addition.

iOS4What really makes or breaks any device is usability. I think iOS4 has hit upon a sweet spot in that regard. I’ve tried out a number of different smartphones in the past and despite some really cool features the OS on them made the device nearly impossible to use.

Since iOS4 is available for free to current iPhone 3GS the impetus to upgrade just isn’t there. Most of the new features are within the OS upgrade. Now, if I were in the market for a new phone, the iPhone 4 would certainly be at the top of the list but with the impending price drop of the iPhone 3GS to $99 why would I want to shell out an additional $200 for an antenna, some glass and a couple of cameras? Oh, that’s right! It has a gyroscope too!

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40 Day Social Media Fast Audio Journal Part 3

This is part 3 of the audio journal I kept during the 40 days I was fasting from social media. Part 1 and Part 2 are available as well.

I am participating in the Summer of Podcasts again this year. Listen for the code word to enter to win some great prizes. Follow the contest: @podcastmadness

Please consider supporting the podcast by either sponsoring a show or purchasing an ad in the sidebar.

Jesus Geek is a weekly Christian technology podcast with news, how-tos and a little bit of spiritual know-how hosted by John Wilkerson. Jesus Geek is a member of the My Life Ministries Network: a community of ministries that views the everyday Christian life as a ministry and seeks to encourage Christians in their daily walk with Christ.

Jesus Geek is a member of the Tech Podcast Network, Christian New Media Group and CleanCasts.com. It is released under Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 License.

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40 Day Social Media Fast Audio Journal Part 2

This is part 2 of the audio journal I kept during the 40 days I was fasting from social media. Part 1 is here. Part 3 will follow in a couple more days.

I am participating in the Summer of Podcasts again this year. Listen for the code word to enter to win some great prizes. Follow the contest: @podcastmadness

Please consider supporting the podcast by either sponsoring a show or purchasing an ad in the sidebar.

Jesus Geek is a weekly Christian technology podcast with news, how-tos and a little bit of spiritual know-how hosted by John Wilkerson. Jesus Geek is a member of the My Life Ministries Network: a community of ministries that views the everyday Christian life as a ministry and seeks to encourage Christians in their daily walk with Christ.

Jesus Geek is a member of the Tech Podcast Network, Christian New Media Group and CleanCasts.com. It is released under Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 License.

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40 Day Social Media Fast Audio Journal Part 1

This is part 1 of the audio journal I kept during the 40 days I was fasting from social media. Part 2 and part 3 will follow in upcoming days.

I am participating in the Summer of Podcasts again this year. Listen for the code word to enter to win some great prizes. Follow the contest: @podcastmadness

Please consider supporting the podcast by either sponsoring a show or purchasing an ad in the sidebar.

Jesus Geek is a weekly Christian technology podcast with news, how-tos and a little bit of spiritual know-how hosted by John Wilkerson. Jesus Geek is a member of the My Life Ministries Network: a community of ministries that views the everyday Christian life as a ministry and seeks to encourage Christians in their daily walk with Christ.

Jesus Geek is a member of the Tech Podcast Network, Christian New Media Group and CleanCasts.com. It is released under Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 License.

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