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White House To Talk Terrorism With Apple, Facebook

01/08/2016 - 10:56
RNS

San Francisco — Obama administration officials are scheduled to meet with major tech executives Friday to discuss terror organizations’ growing exploitation of the Internet for recruitment and planning, and how firms can help federal law enforcement officials better track those communications, according to a person familiar with the meeting who was not authorized to comment publicly on it.

Aerial view of the White House taken from the cockpit of Marine One upon arrival from Baltimore, Md., Jan. 15, 2015. RNS

Move Over, Smiley Face: New Religious Emojis On The Way

07/13/2014 - 20:00

In addition to smiley faces, high heels and frogs, Unicode is rolling out a new batch of 250 emojis, among them a set of religious icons.

Technology And Jewish Education

Video blogger Aaron Herman takes a look at the Bedtime Shema app for Android and Apple created by Rusty Brick founders Ronnie and Barry Schwartz in memory of their mother.

In Memory Of A Mother Who Loved The Shema, A New Bedtime App For Kids

One of my favorite times of each day is my children’s bedtime. I enjoy watching them perform the nightly rituals before bed and then I join them in saying the bedtime Shema prayer. I recently spoke with kindergarten students and their parents at my children’s day school about Jewish bedtime rituals. For the second year, I heard parents tell me about their own enjoyment in tucking their children into bed. It’s a special time for parent-child bonding, so many of them explained. And Judaism recognizes the opportunity for both spirituality and education during these precious few moments before falling fast sleep.

The app, in memory of the creators' mother. Photo courtesy Rusty Brick

Jobs: What People With Disabilities Can Do To Improve Their Prospects

Todd Morrison is an exceptional communicator -- who happens to be deaf. I met Todd through my networking in the deaf community, which I undertake as a recruiter who is committed to giving the best IT opportunities to all job seekers, including people with disabilities.

Todd Morrison

Hitler Slips Into A Google App Store

Apple has been criticized by mobile app makers for the difficult process involved in getting their apps into the AppStore. The reason for all the red tape in this process, however, is so Apple can approve each app for content ensuring there is no hate speech or racist material in the app. In France, Apple has even removed an app that was in violation of that country's strong policy on anti-Semitism.

A guest at the party opening Google's offices in Berlin. Getty Images

The Politics of Israel in Social Media

Spending a week in Israel earlier this month I kept my eyes open to the way Israelis use technology. Even on my first visit over 18 years ago I noticed that Israelis thirsted for the latest tech gadgets. Being a country that struggled with telecommunications early on in its existence made Israel primed for a telecom revolution. In the first decades of statehood, stories permeated about families who waited years just to get a telephone in their home. So when mobile communications took off in the middle of the 1990s, Israelis were eager to adopt the new technology.

Laura Ben David was shocked to look at her Facebook profile and see her location changed from Israel to Palestine.

A Whole Lotta Latkes

As Chanukah dwindles away, try this electic range of latke recipes while you still can.
12/11/2012 - 19:00
Jewish Week Online Columnist

Sure, classic potato latkes - with their crispy edges and warm, gooey insides - are about as close to perfection as you can get. But with eight nights of Chanukah, why not experiment.

Plain potato latkes are perfect, but why not mix it up with carrot and apple? Amy Spiro

New App Brings The Aleph Bet To The iPad

Application helps children identify and match Hebrew letters and practice writing in script and block letters.
12/02/2012 - 19:00
Associate Editor

Would you prefer your preschool-age child do less “Angry Birds” and more “Aleph Bet?"

A new app creates opportunities to teach the aleph bet on the go. Photo via notaboxmedialab.com

Report: iPhone 5 Selling In Gaza At Almost Double Price

10/15/2012 - 20:00

 

A pricey version of the latest iPhone from Apple is on sale in Gaza despite Palestinians’ professed poverty due to an Israeli and Egyptian partial blockade of the territory.

Meanwhile, Israelis looking to get their hands on Apple’s latest technology without traveling to Gaza will have to wait until December, when Israel’s mobile carriers will start selling the iPhone5.

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