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APPLE COWARDLY REMOVES CHRISTIAN APP from APP STORE

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APPLE REMOVES CHRISTIAN APP CONDEMNING SOCIAL EVILS 

(From “Friday Church News Notes,” December 10, 2010, www.wayoflife.org fbns@wayoflife.org866-295-4143)

The following is excerpted from Baptist Press, Dec. 3, 2010: “Conservatives are expressing shock and frustration after Apple pulled an iPhone/iPad ‘app’ from its online store that contained basic Christian beliefs on homosexuality and abortion. Although the move impacts only owners of iPhones and iPads, conservatives fear it is another indicator of where society is headed when it comes to critiquing core Christian values. 

The app — one of more than 200,000 applications, or software programs, in the app store — included the complete text of the Manhattan Declaration, a 4,700-word statement on the culture that about 150 evangelical, Roman Catholic and Eastern Orthodox leaders signed last year and that more than 475,000 other people have since signed. … 

More than 35,000 people have signed a petition at ManhattanDeclaration.org asking Apple to reinstate the app. The application was pulled after 7,700 members of the liberal website Change.org e-mailed Apple and asked the company to remove it, which Apple did in late November. 

Apple has since told ABC News, ‘We removed the Manhattan Declaration app from the App Store because it violates our developer guidelines by being offensive to large groups of people.’ … 

In a summary paragraph, the Manhattan Declaration says: ‘[W]e will not comply with any edict that purports to compel our institutions to participate in abortions, embryo-destructive research, assisted suicide and euthanasia, or any other anti-life act, nor will we bend to any rule purporting to force us to bless immoral sexual partnerships, treat them as marriages or the equivalent, or refrain from proclaiming the truth, as we know it, about morality and immorality and marriage and the family. We will fully and ungrudgingly render to Caesar what is Caesar’s. But under no circumstances will we render to Caesar what is God’s.’” 

CONCLUSION FROM BRO. CLOUD: I generally like Apple products but the downside is the dictatorial control it maintains over everything. The pulling of the Christian declaration is not surprising, of course. As a corporation Apple is godless like the vast majority of corporations in this present world and is certainly not a friend of the truth. To avoid such things we would have to go out of the world and avoid most commercial activities (1 Corinthians 5:9-11). Thank God, a new world is coming in which “dwelleth righteousness.” 

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So Apple succumbs to removing the app because of a “document” included in the app that outlined moral issues that are clearly stated in the Bible.

What will Apple do when the same or similar complainers demand that Bible apps themselves be removed (which contain the scriptures the above moral declarations are based on)?  Hmmm?

“If they hated me,” the Lord said, “they will hate you also…” & everything His Word stands for.

So WE “can take it” because we have been prepared by the Lord to know things would turn out this way in this anti-God world.

But why are the complainers such whimps that they cannot cope with differing opinions?  

The Devil truly is a coward.  And he obviously doesn’t prepare very well those he has duped to be able to cope with those of us who disagree with them.  Their “best shot” is to “bury the evidence.”

What are they so afraid of?  

Reality & Truth, that’s what.

/bg

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From: “FBIS News Service” <fbns@wayoflife.org>
Date: December 10, 2010 9:35:10 AM EST
Subject: Friday Church News Notes

FOLDER BUDDY GMAIL APP: Must Have!!

                        

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What a blessing this app is!  No more tolerating a disorganized file system in your iphone gmail/email because it’s such a pain to have to stop and go log in at the gmail website to add, rename, delete, or move a folder!!

Now with this app, every time the urge strikes to straighten up your folders (by adding a new one, or moving, renaming, deleting a folder), it’s a piece of cake to open this baby & do your thing ASAP!

If you use Gmail with your iPhone mail app, don’t struggle another day without this app!!  I love it and use it every day (I have a lot of gmail boxes!)

FIVE STARS!! 

Only 99-cents in the App Store:
Resending because for some strange reason only the pic showed up at the top (at my posterous blog) but all the text was missing!  


IN PURSUIT of the PERFECT NOTES APP

For all  iPhone users seeking the Notes App of their dreams… Below is a list of brief “emoji” ratings for all the Notes apps I have tried or checked out so far. This list may save you some  time (and ) in the AppStore. 

You will need emojis on your iPhone to read this list.  (If you don’t have emojis yet, see how to get them Free, here:  https://paradisemobi.wordpress.com/2009/11/07/how-to-get-free-emojis-for-iphone/ )

My “Big  Requirements” for a Notes App — and the basis for the ratings — are:
1.   Clickable URLs.
2.   Drag & Drop Manual Sorting.
3.   Email-Out your notes from within the app.

Your Top  Features may be totally different, of course. In that case, you can make your own list. 

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Emoji Codes for below App Reviews:
 = Yes!
 = No!
 = Clickable URLs/Hyperlinks?

 = Drag/Drop Manual Sorting?

 = Email Out?
 = Font Style or Color/Good or Bad?
 = Paragraphs? Enough Room to Type??
 = Automatic Time/Date Stamping?
 = Add Photo?
 = Colors or Themes?
 = Price Paid
 = Honorable Mention

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Notebooks:
 = 
 = 
 = 
 =  choices!
 =  choices!
 = 
 = 
 =  Only shows when last changes were made.
 = $5.99
 = A handsome app.

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Notes (native iPhone app):
 = 
 = 

 = 
 =  Horrible font!
 = 
 = 
 = Free

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Fast Notes:

 = 

 = 

 = 

 =  but Deletes -breaks!

 =  choices! BUT…
 =  Illegible subject line font (same font as native iPhone Notes app).
 =  choices!
 =  in List View BUT…
 =  not shown in note itself.
 = Emoji key is missing from Keyboard while in this app!
 = $0.99 

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To Do’s:


 =  
 = 
 = 
 = 
 = Free

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ToDo:
 = 

 = 

 = 
 = 
 = Free

 

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ToDo Lite:
 = 
 = 
 = 
 = Free

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Awesome Note:

 = 

 =  you can sort folders BUT:
 =  you canNot sort the notes inside folders.
 = 
 = $3.99

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NoteMaster:

 = 

 =  you can sort categories BUT: 
 =  you canNot sort notes inside the categories.

 = 

 = 
 =  
 = $3.99
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Google MyTask:

 = 

 = 

 = 

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Fliq Notes:
 = 

 =  you can sort categories BUT: 

 =  you canNot sort notes inside categories.
 = 
 = 
 = Free

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Taskmaster:
 = 
 = 

 = 

 = 
 = Free

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ThreeTags LT:
 = 
 = 
 = 
 = Free

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All-in-Notes:

 = 

 =  
 = 
 = 
 = 
 = 
 = $1.99
 = Wins the “Best App for Your Presentations” Award, but app is still hindered by lack of manual sorting!!  If you have an afterthought you want to include, you are skewed  as you won’t be able to go back & fit it in sequence where it belongs.

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All-in-Notes Lite:

 = 

 =  
 = 
 = 
 = 
 = 
 = 5 Note Limit

 = Free

 = Like it’s big sister Paid Version above/good; but it will frustrate you with the 5 limit.  I would buy 2-3-4-5 copies of the Paid Version if App Store would let me!! 

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RainbowNote:

 =  but: you have to tap Done, then tap the 2 arrows/”Expanded View” icon in top right task bar to make the link clickable.

 = 
 = 
 = 
 = 
 = 
 = $3.99
 = Wins the “ColorfulTropical App” Award. 

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YouNote Lite:
 = 

 = 
 = 

 = 
 = Free

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Nubi Do Lite:

 = 

 = 
 = 
 = Free

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Task Pro Lite:


 = 
 = 
 = 
 =  
 =  Limit Restriction 
 = Free
 = The ***ONLY*** app I’ve found so far that has my Top 3 Requirements: (1) Clickable URLs *&* (2) Drag/Drop Manual Sorting *&* (3) Email-Out.  Unfortunately, this is more of a Tasks app than a Notes app, so it has Task-type features I don’t need or care about. 

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Memos Lite:
 = 
 = 

 = 

 = Free

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Omni Note Basic:

 = 

 = 
 = 
 = 
 =  Too Small, too light-grey.

 = $1.99

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Notespark:

 =  BUT: requires a 2nd tap to view URLs as hyperlinked.

 =  
 = 
 = 
 = $4.99

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Listmaker Lite:
 = 
 = 
 = 

 = Free

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Note Pad:
 = 
 = 
 = 
 = 
 =   
 =  Verdana good!
 =  BUT: illegible faded light grey color Bad!

 = $0.99

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Bunrui Memo:

 = 
 = 
 = 
 = 
 = 
 = 
 =  Requires extra tapping.
 = 
 = Can’t name your own categories, only Personal & Work.

 = Free

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Memo Book:

 = 

 = 
 =  
 = 
 = 
 =  It does date your note but the time/date is not included IN the note; you have to tap on “Info” to see the time/date; so for that reason it gets .
 = $1.99

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uJournal:

 = 

 = 
 = 
 = 
 =  You can type a long entry BUT… 
 = You canNOT see  it all because the keyboard will NOT go away even after you press DONE!
 = $0.99

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4Notes:


 = 
 =  but is planned for future, per dev.
 = 
 = $1.99

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Write-a-Note:
 = 


 = 
 = 
 = $1.99

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Take-a-Note:
 = 
 = 
 = 
 = $4.99

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Not included in “ratings totals” as I have deleted these:


EverNote:

 =  clickable in “saved” view.

 =  didn’t keep app long enough to find out, it erased the 2 notes I made before I could see if it had drag/drop.
 =  not that I noticed.
 = 

 = clutzy/clunky app, I didn’t like it.
 = Free

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Quick Memo Lite:
 = Landscape mode only, so I didn’t try it.
 = Free


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OneNote:
 = 
 = 
 = 
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