Technology

October 07, 2021 04:51 PM MDT
Forget about scrolling through endless pedigree lines to find an ancestor. Now you can use FamilySearch’s new Discovery Search to find any specific ancestor with one quick query.
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September 28, 2021 11:07 AM MDT
Check out four innovations associated with the upcoming general conference.
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By  Amy Adams
October 29, 2020 01:39 PM MDT
When my pre-teen son asked for a phone, I wondered if President David O. McKay had imagined the small devices we all carry around each day when he prophesied of scientific “discoveries latent with such potent power, either for the blessing or the destruction of human beings, as to make man’s responsibility in controlling them the most gigantic ever placed in human hands” (in Conference Report, Oct., 1966, 4). Could I hand my innocent son a little phone with more power than the first supercomputer, with all the knowledge of millions of books and world-class entertainment to put in his pocket? Would this bless him? It could. But it could also destroy him.
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Fun
April 03, 2020 03:05 PM MDT
With hundreds of pages of scriptures, manuals, and Church magazines, it seems impossible to use it all. But tools like the Gospel Library app are a wonderful way to study the scriptures, general conference talks, or the teachings of latter-day prophets anytime and anywhere. Check out these six things you didn’t realize the Gospel Library app could do to make studying the gospel just a little bit easier and more meaningful.
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March 28, 2020 11:00 AM MDT
This story was originally published on LDS Living in November 2018.
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February 12, 2020 11:25 PM MST
To those who have been wanting to group chat their quorum or class like Elder Gerritt W. Gong did with the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, the wait is coming to an end.
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January 09, 2020 06:01 PM MST
What if instead of simply reading about the tree of life, you could walk the strait and narrow path? Look toward the great and spacious building from the perspective of those holding to the Rod of Iron? Stand with Lehi and modern-day youth at the tree of life?
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By  LDS Living
December 26, 2019 10:08 PM MST
Many of us commute long distances to work each day, or simply need something to do while running errands in the car or working around the house. Regardless of how busy you are, audiobooks are a great way to inspire and uplift, without worry about finding time to sit and focus on reading. Check out these 20 great audiobooks available from Deseret Book—and listen to all of them for free when you start your 30-day trial of Bookshelf PLUS+.
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By  LDS Living
December 26, 2019 11:07 AM MST
Did you get a new phone or tablet for Christmas? Check out these awesome deals on eBooks you'll want to download right away! Included are some of our favorite novels by Latter-day Saint authors, books that will strengthen your faith, and many great books from the apostles.
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September 12, 2019 09:00 AM MDT
When our three oldest boys were little, they did what young kids do best—they explored. Behind our house they made huts in the weeds, dug holes, and corralled bugs. After backyard exploration lost its luster, the wider neighborhood seemed appealing, including the road. The idea of our babies running headlong in front of a car scared us to death. It was time for a fence!
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August 08, 2019 09:00 AM MDT
This article previously ran on LDS Living in June 2016.
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By  LDS Living
April 26, 2019 02:59 PM MDT
Are the 10 commandments still relevant today? A Deseret News poll regarding this question revealed that the majority of Americans find the commandments still important today—with the exception of "Remember to keep the Sabbath day holy," which only 49 percent of Americans found relevant. In contrast, fewer U.K. citizens found the 10 commandments still important today with only 19 percent considering "Remember to keep the Sabbath day holy" relevant, 23 percent considering "You shall not use the Lord's name in vain" relevant, 20 percent considering "You shall have no other God before me" relevant, and 31 percent considering "You shall not worship idols" relevant today.
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January 25, 2019 05:10 PM MST
The following has been republished with permission from gregtrimble.com.
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Fun
December 01, 2018 11:39 AM MST
It’s 7 a.m. I grab my phone and head downstairs for a bowl of shredded Mini-Wheats. As I pour the milk, my phone lights up. I have just received a video message from my mom. Without worrying about my bedhead and puffy eyes, I tap on the screen and see my mom’s smiling face from two states away, wishing me good morning. The message is not long, maybe a minute or two. But I feel connected, and it makes me smile.
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By  Jon Cooper
November 01, 2018 08:00 AM MDT
From children to adults, everyone has hobbies—activities they particularly enjoy doing. But sometimes the types of hobbies we pursue, the amount of time and money that is spent on them, and how helpful or relevant our hobbies are can influence our decisions about which hobbies to pursue. Often, our hobbies stem from our talents. In the scriptures, we are told that “every [one] is given a gift by the Spirit of God” (D&C 46:11) and that these gifts, also known as our talents, are given to us “for the benefit of the children of God” (D&C 46:26). One interpretation of several of Christ’s parables (Matthew 5:15-16, Matthew 25:15-30) implies that we are to improve and share these talents with the world. It doesn’t matter what your talent is—kayaking, dancing, public speaking—we are given these talents so that others may see our good works and glorify God. No one talent (or hobby) is greater than any other. The what of our hobbies matters little when compared to the how and why we do them.
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Fun
By  LDS Living
August 02, 2018 04:16 PM MDT
If you haven't already seen, Utah Jazz rookie Donovan Mitchell's name is all over Twitter today, though he probably wasn't expecting all the attention.
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June 04, 2018 09:00 AM MDT
It was a discussion about the sacrament. A seminary student was sharing feelings about the sacredness of the ordinance when another student jumped in.
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April 20, 2018 02:08 PM MDT
Sam is a typical 17-year-old boy. He’s interested in things that go fast and loves the outdoors. He’s growing in knowledge of the world and his faith in his Heavenly Father. Sam also has a hearing impairment that affects his ability to understand what is taught and shared each Sunday.
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Fun
February 14, 2018 05:13 PM MST
You can now ask Alexa (Amazon's Echo device) to play LDS hymns and Primary songs.
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By  LDS Living
January 31, 2018 10:16 PM MST
Would you like to read the sealed portion of the plates? Or know the body temperature of translated beings? How about find a GPS tracker for all of the Three Nephites? At the rate technology is advancing, you might not have to wait much longer for an app that will answer all of these burning questions. As we become a smartphone species, people create apps for seemingly everything under the sun—including church. In addition to the Church-sponsored apps like Gospel Library, here is a sampling of digital programs that could best be described as “in the App Store but not of the App Store.”
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January 30, 2018 01:55 PM MST
Sometimes, staying involved with the conversion of a friend in another area can be difficult. How do you support them in missionary lessons, make sure they feel welcome in a different ward or branch, or help them connect to people in their area?
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November 28, 2017 07:10 PM MST
According to BYU research, apps used to track diet, exercise, or mental health can actually be great self-help tools for users.
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November 17, 2017 04:57 PM MST
It was a typical day in my couples counseling practice. I listened to a heartbroken spouse tearfully share her pain regarding what her husband had done. She had just discovered he had been cheating on her for the past six months with one of his old high school girlfriends. “How did this happen?” I asked the husband. He began to cry as well. He didn’t understand how it happened. He mentioned making jokes with the woman on a social media site one day when he saw her post something humorous. From there he described a tale of secrecy that moved to full-blown sexual indiscretions. His wife found out because he left his phone on with one of her messages loaded.
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By  LDS Living
November 07, 2017 01:47 PM MST
Last month, Mormon Channel continued its series Gospel Solutions for Families and hosted a discussion with host Amy Iverson, Elder Tad R. Callister, and Dina Alexander. The three met to discuss how parents can better prepare their children to stand up in the world and strengthen ties as families.
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August 30, 2017 09:06 PM MDT
Technology can be an amazing blessing. It allows us to connect with family and friends, to spread the gospel, to participate in family history work, and to access spiritual and educational resources almost instantly. While technology can be a powerful tool for good, it can also be a distraction from the things that matter most. In a CES devotional for young adults, Elder Ballard taught:
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By  LDS Living
August 12, 2017 07:16 AM MDT
Every month, prophets and Church leaders send out inspired, specific, and directed messages to the members of the Church that we can share through home and visiting teaching. And each week, we learn gospel insights from the scriptures in Sunday School.
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By  LDS Living
August 11, 2017 06:21 PM MDT
It's amazing what emerging technology has helped us accomplish in just the past few decades. From thousands of digital books stored on our phones to seeing and chatting with people half a world away in real time, technology continues to make everyday tasks easier.
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By  LDS Living
August 04, 2017 01:06 PM MDT
Al Fox Carraway recently uploaded a video with Todd Reynolds, the designer of the Gospel Library app, to share five tips for enhancing your scripture study through the app. In the video, they address frequently asked questions and share quick tricks that will help improve your scripture study experience.
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July 18, 2017 07:26 PM MDT
What an interesting way for recording dreams and finding out their potential meaning.
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May 08, 2017 05:27 PM MDT
LDS siblings Madelyn Erekson and Klay Erekson have created a unique way for drivers to avoid texting and driving.
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April 10, 2017 02:30 PM MDT
President Monson is dear to many. In all of his Church callings, President Monson has inspired many with his valiant example of selfless service and love for others. And wouldn't it be wonderful if we could personally share how his life and service has influenced our own?
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April 02, 2017 07:00 PM MDT
Deseret Book released an exciting product: Router Limits “LDS Edition.”
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By  LDS Living
March 21, 2017 09:38 AM MDT
Today, just about everyone has their own personal smartphone. These can either be amazing resources for righteousness or demanding devices for distraction. To help us continually keep our focus on the good and educate our minds with the best things, apps like the following have been created for our benefit. If you want to feel uplifted throughout the day, or if you need a good resource to assist you in preparing a lesson, here is a list of apps that are helpful and will keep you engaged in righteous works.
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By  LDS Living
March 13, 2017 05:10 PM MDT
Elder David E. Sorensen of the presidency of the Seventy, said in the October 2003 Ensign, "The temple is a place of revelation, of inspiration, meditation, and peace—a place to restore ourselves, to clear our minds, to find answers to our prayers, and to enjoy the satisfaction of worship and service."
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March 10, 2017 04:23 PM MST
Though we sometimes focus on the negative aspects of technology, there is much good that can be accomplished with its aid. The second counselor of the Young Men general presidency, M. Joseph Brough, recently shared ways youth can benefit from the good technology can bring into their lives when used for gospel purposes.
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February 18, 2017 05:09 PM MST
Technology can help our lives run smoother and make our days just that much easier. But sometimes, it can make our lives just that much more cluttered. Here are some great tips to help you focus your Sabbath day on what matters most.
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February 13, 2017 05:50 PM MST
If you've spent any time doing family history research, you know just how overwhelming it can be to search through newspapers trying to find a trace of your ancestors. That's why the RootsTech Innovator Showdown winner decided to simplify and speed up newspaper searches with his award-winning app.
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January 24, 2017 10:00 PM MST
Latter-day Saint legends. We’ve all heard at least one of them in our life time—an incredible story that sounds almost too inspiring to be true because, well, it isn’t. One that I’ve heard multiple times over the years has to do with the iconic Salt Lake Temple. It goes something like this:
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January 06, 2017 01:00 PM MST
The beginning of a new year is the perfect time to evaluate where our testimony of the gospel is and how to improve spiritually throughout the year.
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January 04, 2017 04:09 PM MST
“Whenever I hear the [Primary] music it really fills me with the spirit and as a mom I wanted to teach my kids how to feel the Spirit,” Natasha Johnson said. Now she and her husband have found a way to spread that Spirit and the fun of Primary music to other children through their new app.
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By  LDS Living
September 09, 2016 02:00 PM MDT
To a busy teen, completing Personal Progress experiences can seem like a daunting task—or it used to.
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August 30, 2016 03:34 PM MDT
With 151 operating temples and 30 more under construction or announced, there are more temples for us to visit than ever before.
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August 16, 2016 05:59 PM MDT
Tinder has been making marriages and headlines for years now. And while many LDS singles have had success with the app, others experience frustration when they realize many of the people on Tinder aren't looking for the same kind of commitment.
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Fun
August 13, 2016 12:00 PM MDT
There's a feature on Google Maps that you may not have noticed before and it's a really fun way to explore LDS temples.
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July 19, 2016 07:51 PM MDT
We've grown accustomed to seeing people texting while walking, but lately have you noticed strangers wandering outside your local ward or stake building while expectantly staring into their phone's camera?
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July 14, 2016 01:30 PM MDT
Having a hard time motivating your daughters to do Personal Progress? This app just might help.
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July 04, 2016 02:00 PM MDT
Speaking during the 2016 Seminar for New Mission Presidents, Elder David A. Bednar emphasized: “Please do not fear technology. Please do not take counsel from your fears. Embrace these inspired tools. Learn to use them to proclaim the gospel." Though he was speaking to mission presidents, this counsel powerfully applies to all of us.
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June 09, 2016 09:00 AM MDT
Tablets, smartphones, laptops, iPods—the list of electronic devices goes on and on. With so much technology surrounding us, it's no wonder that many devices like cell phones are now a part of daily life for adults.
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By  LDS Living
June 01, 2016 07:51 PM MDT
Whether you're teaching a class in Church or just need something to do on a Sunday afternoon, watching LDS videos through the Gospel Library app is a great way to find spiritual nourishment and pass the time! Here's how to get started:
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By  LDS Living
May 31, 2016 07:15 PM MDT
This article explains how to pay your tithing online—including with screenshots and step-by-step instructions.
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By  LDS Living
May 21, 2016 06:00 PM MDT
Pornography is more prevalent than ever before, and LDS leaders have been unequivocal in their denunciation of its usage. In a recent Mormon Channel episode, Charlotte Keniepp said that pornography "can threaten the unity and spirituality of your family."
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Fun
April 27, 2016 05:50 PM MDT
Sarah Cunha and Laura Wilkinson, two seniors at Brigham Young University, didn’t make it to graduation this year.
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March 17, 2016 02:45 PM MDT
The internet has enabled people to become more widely informed without a formal education. It has helped topple regimes and raised awareness for unfair living conditions. On a smaller scale, it helps us meet wonderful people we would not know otherwise, or stay in touch with people we would have long since left behind. But even when used for good things (education! information! social connections!), the virtual world has limitations. . . .
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Fun
February 16, 2016 10:16 PM MST
Looking for a way to use your device for more good? Check out some of these great LDS-themed apps, perfect to keep you or your children engaged in the gospel no matter where you are!
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December 28, 2015 09:49 AM MST
If reading is your thing, this is a must-have app. Stock your new device with thousands of LDS titles that can be accessed in seconds.
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By  LDS Living
October 30, 2015 09:00 AM MDT
Deseret Bookshelf is the perfect app to store products bought on Deseret Book.
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Fun
October 24, 2015 02:00 PM MDT
MR says: The LDS Gospel App and Game Contest just ended, where 89 apps from developers in 7 countries were submitted. Find out who won and where you can see their award-winning apps!
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September 30, 2015 01:59 PM MDT
MR says: Weekends can be hectic, but despite what you have planned over conference weekend, there are several ways you can tune in and feel the spirit.
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September 17, 2015 03:15 PM MDT
MR says: Check out this great insight into how one person stopped phoning it in on Sundays and find out where to download great wallpapers that can help you stay focused on the Sabbath.
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August 28, 2015 09:00 AM MDT
Our smartphones don't just increase our productivity when we’re away from a computer. They also fill our time when waiting at a crosswalk, riding the elevator with strangers, or taking the bus home from work. But instead of filling these voids with time-wasting games and social media, what if you could find a way to be inspired during your downtime? What if you could look up from your screen and feel a little smarter and more motivated to try harder and live better? Here are six apps I have found help keep me inspired throughout my day.
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