09222017

Beyond email: New service helps parents listen to their LDS missionary’s experiences

The idea is simple: On P-days, a missionary calls a toll-free number, talks to a machine for five minutes, then hangs up. A link to the recording is then emailed to the missionary’s friends and family. The implications are exciting: [...]

5 things that happened at #StartFEST

If you’ve been around downtown Provo this week, you probably noticed more people walking around, crowded restaurants and full parking lots — the city was the site of StartFEST, the state’s largest grassroots startup festival presented [...]

5 LDS Church resources that will be obsolete in 5 years

In March 1995, President Howard W. Hunter (who was president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints at the time) wrote in the Ensign, “The role of technology in this work has been accelerated by the Lord himself, who has [...]

Building momentum: FamilySearch in ’14 (and what to expect in 2015)

More missionaries are serving in the mission field today than ever before — 88,000, which would have accounted for the entire Church membership in 1869. Twenty-six temples have been announced or are under construction today — the same [...]

7 reasons to attend the first annual Pocket Film Fest 

  Old or young, it seems everybody is spending a lot of time on his or her smartphone. That’s no surprise. A new smartphone today is far more powerful than a desktop computer of just a few years ago. For nearly any task, there’s an [...]

VIDEO: Elder Bednar calls Saints to ‘flood the earth’ using social media

Elder David A. Bednar of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles invited members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to share “authentic, edifying and praiseworthy” messages on social media websites today at a BYU Education [...]

Creative app-titude: Rhonna Designs

If you haven’t heard of the app Rhonna Designs, ask your wife, friend, or daughter — someone you know has it on her phone. And she’s no doubt using it to put your Instagram photos to shame. Rhonna Designs — started by Orem mother-of-three [...]

VidAngel gives families safe viewing options (and shoots a family with 3,192 paintballs)

Bosoms, blood and bad words — that is what fills our movie theaters these days. VidAngel, a new video filtering system, wants to provide people a way to clean out that material, which is why they made an impact video for YouTube. Using [...]

Free subscriptions to Ancestry.com, MyHeritage, findmypast available to LDS Church members

In an ongoing effort to make genealogical records available to Church members, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has made an agreement with three major partners — Ancestry.com, MyHeritage and findmypast — to provide premium [...]

Following the prophets is now literally a possibility on Twitter

Following the prophets just became a little more literal. As of Sunday night, Elder M. Russell Ballard became the first apostle of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to tweet. And the followers came flooding in.   Thank you [...]

10 reasons Utah is the nerdiest state

Utah has topped its share of lists lately — best places for business, states with best economic outlooks and even stone-cold sober universities. So when you think about it, we really should have seen this distinction coming. Utah tops Estately’s [...]

Utah County kids build underwater robots for competition

Dr. Tadd Truscott learned about an educational outreach program called SeaPerch while he was a student at MIT. He believed it was a great idea. So when he became an assistant professor at BYU, he found a way to bring it to Utah County. “The [...]

Busted: Selfie Police turns vanity to charity

When advertising students Dustin Locke and Chas Barton got together for a 24-hour creativity competition at BYU, Vittana challenged them to come up with a way to get their generation excited about charitable giving. But when they saw their [...]

BYU animation students create The Killers’ Christmas music video

In the spirit of giving, BYU’s Animation Department teamed up with The Killers for a Christmas music video to raise money for Project (RED). Every year since 2006, The Killers have produced a new Christmas single to benefit Project (RED), [...]

New youth activities website aims to help youth, families

A new website released by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints promises to help youth, leaders and families as they plan wholesome, meaningful activities. “One of the most  frequently asked questions in youth groups is ‘What [...]

YouTah Valley: The new Hollywood for YouTube sensations

The Beehive State ranks No. 3 in the world for YouTube celebrities, and just about all of them gained their fame right here in Utah Valley, according to Plaid Social Labs. “Utah Valley has the first group of Utubers that have come out [...]

Google Fiber vs. broadband: A Halloween twist

Provo City is at it again with another humorous video about the differences between Google Fiber and broadband, this time with a Halloween twist. Provo Mayor John Curtis shared on his blog that Oct. 31st is the last day for current Veracity [...]

Google Fiber vs. broadband: A symbolic video representation

PROVO — Provo City published a humorous video on their YouTube channel Monday to help inform residents on the difference between Google Fiber and broadband. Provo Mayor John Curtis posted on his blog, “Watch the fun video above to [...]

Prosperity Economics: 8 Principles to Blue Print Your Online Presence

Web sites are virtual business cards  A friend asked me what it takes to build and market a Web site. Web sites are multifaceted; they include a variety of components. The requirements of each Web site may vary greatly according to the intended [...]

King of the Road SUVs, Luxury Cars and Commuting Vehicles are Top Choices for Utah County Drivers

staff, utahvalley360.com The perception is that anything with seating for eight and the towing capacity to pull four jet skis or a boat is the most popular thing on four wheels in Utah County. And to a large degree, that perception is correct, [...]