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Encryption: The Center of the Storm

Thomas J. Lauria | Posted 12.23.2015 | Politics
Thomas J. Lauria

Tech firms have an obligation to comply with reasonable and specific requests, in order to solve and thwart crimes. And it just seems like the right thing to do. With increasing terrorist attacks on soft targets, our domestic and foreign intelligence agencies should not be "handcuffed" while they seek to save lives and solve crimes.

iPhone 6s/6s Plus Launch Echoes 5S Launch

Michael R. Levin | Posted 12.22.2015 | Business
Michael R. Levin

Android Switcher Percentage Increases Consumer Intelligence Research Partners (CIRP), today released analysis of the results from its research on App...

Sorry, Fanboys: Android Still More Popular Than iOS In U.S.

The Huffington Post | Damon Beres | Posted 12.23.2015 | Technology

You may feel like you see iPhones everywhere, but make no mistake: Android is still king, at least by the numbers. New research released by Nielsen o...

Tim Cook's Views On American Workers Shows He's a Rotten Apple

Scott Paul | Posted 12.21.2015 | Business
Scott Paul

Tim Cook said on 60 Minutes Sunday night that Apple manufactures in China because China focuses more on vocational education than the United States. He's not being truthful.

Tim Cook Says Notion That Apple Avoids Taxes Is 'Political Crap'

Reuters | Adam Goldberg | Posted 12.20.2015 | Technology

SAN FRANCISCO/BENGALURU, Dec 18 (Reuters) - Apple Inc Chief Executive Tim Cook dismissed as "total political crap" the notion that the tech giant was...

The Long and Short of Mobile-Friendly Website Development

Alex Ivanovs | Posted 12.25.2015 | Business
Alex Ivanovs

Let's begin by stating the old hard fact that any website administrator and owner needs to acknowledge and live with -- your website needs to rock on all devices, not just mobiles, and that includes 50-inch in-home theater screens as well.

Tim Cook: Accusations Against Apple Are 'Total Political Crap'

Reuters/The Huffington Post | Nico Pitney | Posted 12.18.2015 | Technology

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Do I Need a Background Check to Buy an iPad at Walmart?

Christopher Elliott | Posted 12.18.2015 | Business
Christopher Elliott

I made numerous attempts to contact Walmart on your behalf, both by phone and email. Mostly, I was concerned that with the holiday shopping season coming, other people might experience the same problems you did. Is there a way to avoid them (besides, of course, avoiding Walmart)?

A Tale of Two iPhones: Spoiler Alert - 1 Died

Steve Harmon | Posted 12.17.2015 | Technology
Steve Harmon

So here it is: my iPhone 6, bought just 13 months ago, died yesterday. This phone has had better care and handling than my dog. Never dropped, Never touched water or liquids of any kind. Never bumped or even yelled at. And you know, sometimes we do yell at dogs. Why? I don't know since their hearing is ultra good.

Apple Names New Chief Operating Officer

Reuters | Lorenzo Ligato | Posted 12.17.2015 | Technology

Apple Inc said on Thursday it had promoted Apple Watch project head Jeff Williams to the role of chief operating officer, filling a position that has...

It Finally Happened: iPhones Are Falling Out Of Favor

Reuters | Lorenzo Ligato | Posted 12.16.2015 | Technology

Shares of Apple dipped on Wednesday on growing expectations that the consumer technology company may sell fewer iPhones next year than previously tho...

Your iPhone Will Autocorrect 'Lardass' To 'Kardashian,' Seriously

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 12.16.2015 | Entertainment

There seems to be a mix-up when it comes to autocorrect's understanding of "lardass" and "Kardashian."  Heiress and actress Lydia Hearst took to...

Smart Cars: Where Are We Now and Where Are We Going?

Phil Simon | Posted 12.16.2015 | Technology
Phil Simon

Of course, not all "smart" cars are being created equal. Nor will they do the same things. Different companies are taking different approaches, and most are keeping their cards extremely close to their vests. So what do we know?

Climate Change This Week: A Climate Treaty, Declining Water Supplies, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 12.15.2015 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Much of the areas surrounding the North Pole are experiencing much warmer than normal temperatures -- not good news for our Arctic thermal shield of ice. Hotter than usual temperatures continue to dominate human habitats.

The Faithful Shopper: Shine Bright Like a Diamond

Faith Hope Consolo | Posted 12.15.2015 | New York
Faith Hope Consolo

My next installation for Christmas 2015 Holiday Windows is all about the jewels. Fifth Avenue is home to the biggest and best jewelry boutiques in the world.

16 Apple Security Advances to Take Note of in 2016

Charles Edge | Posted 12.14.2015 | Technology
Charles Edge

Apple has long been known for providing an exceptional user experience. But many might not realize that over the past few years, they've been pushing the infosec envelope, by making advanced security options accessible to everyday users. While not all of these features are new in El Capitan, here are 16 features that Apple has built into OS X that every user has simple access to.

Apple Almond Butter Smoothie

Helen Agresti RD | Posted 12.11.2015 | Taste
Helen Agresti RD

You will 'fall' in love with this easy to make all natural smoothie. It's energizing and filling enough to enjoy for a quick breakfast. We often dr...

Interview: Bennett Stewart on the New, Free Corporate Performance Index

Nell Minow | Posted 12.10.2015 | Business
Nell Minow

I've been a big fan of Bennett Stewart's approach to evaluating the financial performance and health of companies for a long time, so I was delighted ...

Over 100 Million iPhones in Use in U.S.

Michael R. Levin | Posted 12.08.2015 | Business
Michael R. Levin

Consumer Intelligence Research Partners found that as of the end of the September 2015 quarter, 101 million iPhones were in use in the U.S., including 58 million iPhone 6 and 6 Plus and four million iPhone 6s and 6s Plus models.

Climate Change This Week: Electric Microbes, Hot Pledges, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 12.08.2015 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

It takes a few minutes to burn a carbon-storing tree, but up to a century or more to replace it -- a century we don't have to avert catastrophic climate change.

Proof That Apple Watch Owners Are Desperate To Convert You To Their Side

Reuters | Lorenzo Ligato | Posted 12.08.2015 | Technology

As the Apple Watch enters the critical holiday sales season, its biggest boosters may be people already sporting it. Cupertino, California-based Appl...

Listen To Siri's Great Answer If You Ask About People With Disabilities

The Huffington Post | Damon Beres | Posted 12.08.2015 | Technology

If you grab your iPhone and ask Siri how to start a conversation with someone who has a disability, the digital assistant will tell you: "It's easy. ...

Apple Taxes Authors' Patience

Janet Tavakoli | Posted 12.17.2015 | Business
Janet Tavakoli

Authors who do not own Macs are out of luck if they want to sell iBooks in Apple's iTunes store. Authors must either rent a virtual Mac, or buy one in order to do something as simple as upload an ePub file.

Siri's Definition Of 'Bitch' Is Beyond Offensive

The Huffington Post | Taryn Finley | Posted 12.08.2015 | Black Voices

It seems people of color can't escape racial bias, even when talking to Siri. Apple iPhone's staple feature defines the word "bitch" in an even more o...

Microsoft Has A Holiday Serenade... For Apple

The Huffington Post | Ed Mazza | Posted 12.03.2015 | Media

If Microsoft can't have peace on Earth, maybe at least peace with Apple will do.  Microsoft's newest holiday ad, set to air on TV on Thur...