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Status Insanity: Why the iPhone Is the Perfect Status Symbol

Sandip Roy | Posted 09.11.2014 | Technology
Sandip Roy

It goes without saying that the iPhone is a status symbol. But it's a revolutionary status symbol. Unlike that Birkin bag, it's a status symbol with really cool whiz bang upgrade-able features

Watching the iWatch and the Battle for the Smart Home

Beverly Macy | Posted 09.10.2014 | Technology
Beverly Macy

Big news yesterday as Apple shows the world how it's done. The results? A (free) U2 album on iTunes; a larger screen; paving the way for mobile payments; and, of course, the long-awaited iWatch.

Will Apple's Payment System Take Out Paypal?

Quora | Posted 09.10.2014 | Technology

There is little doubt that in the long term Apple will injure a number of companies that invested in mobile wallets. They will also injure a number of companies that offer merchant accounts and particularly mobile payment solutions. So there are really two parts to this story.

Justin Long Reveals Why Steve Jobs Cast Him In Those Apple Ads

HuffPost Live | Emily Tess Katz | Posted 09.10.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

It's not every day that a film actor celebrates his work in commercials, but Justin Long did just that, referring to his Apple ads from the mid-2000s ...

The New iPhone May Finally Persuade Die-Hard Android Users To Quit

The Huffington Post | Timothy Stenovec | Posted 09.10.2014 | Technology

Tim Cook has big plans for Apple's new iPhone 6 and 6 Plus. In an interview with The Wall Street Journal, the Apple CEO said the new iPhones Apple...

The Most Accurate Watch In The World (And It's Not The Apple Watch)

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 09.10.2014 | Arts

Thanks to Facebook communication designer and former Google Creative Lab master Ji Lee for reminding us that it's O.K. to take a moment to relish ...

I Will Never Buy an iPhone

Eric Trules | Posted 09.10.2014 | Technology
Eric Trules

I know it's the best device out there. "The best cell phone ever." Everyone on the planet tells me so. They all have one. My wife has one. Her best ...

Apple Is Done Trying To Sell Cheap Phones

The Huffington Post | Timothy Stenovec | Posted 09.10.2014 | Technology

CUPERTINO, Calif. -- The iPhone is back to being expensive. Last year, Apple debuted a "cheap" iPhone, releasing a less pricey, plastic version to ...

Pearson and the L.A. School's iPad Project - Time to Tell the Truth

Alan Singer | Posted 09.10.2014 | Education
Alan Singer

Does the communication between Pearson representatives and L.A. school officials prior to the issuing of and RDF and the role of Pearson representatives in helping to design the call for proposals constitute illegal collusion?

Here's How The New Apple Products Will Make Your Everyday Life Easier

The Huffington Post | Renee Jacques | Posted 09.10.2014 | Technology

The new Apple announcements are poised to make shopping, traveling and home life so much easier.

Apple Really Hoping You'll Forget About Hacking Thing, Use iPhones To Buy Stuff

The Huffington Post | Gerry Smith | Posted 09.10.2014 | Technology

Apple wants you to believe it will protect your credit-card numbers better than it protected nude celebrity photos. Apple on Tuesday unveiled a new...

Tim Cook: Steve Jobs 'Would Be Incredibly Proud'

The Huffington Post | Ed Mazza | Posted 09.10.2014 | Technology

Work on the newly unveiled Apple Watch didn't start until after the 2011 death of Steve Jobs, but CEO Tim Cook says the iconic co-founder's DNA is all...

New Album 'Songs of Innocence' Is Like Hearing U2 for the First Time

Kristi York Wooten | Posted 09.09.2014 | Entertainment
Kristi York Wooten

Although U2's previous studio effort, 2009's No Line on the Horizon, left critics wanting more of its dark, mid-tempo contemplations, the band has spent the past five years openly expressing its desire for an outright hit. Today's automatic release direct to a half billion users makes Songs of Innocence the biggest album launch ever. How's that for a hit?

Apple Just Took Sexting To A Whole New Place

The Huffington Post | Alexis Kleinman | Posted 09.09.2014 | Technology

For the low, low price of $349 you can now take sexting to a whole new level. You can thank the geniuses at Apple for this. On Tuesday, Apple CEO T...

Apple's Product Launch Live Stream...Not Working Out So Well

The Huffington Post | Alexander C. Kaufman | Posted 09.09.2014 | Technology

Apple's live stream of its big product launch event failed repeatedly on Tuesday. The glitch-prone broadcast -- available only on Apple's Safari br...

Introducing The iPhone 6!

The Huffington Post | Adam Goldberg | Posted 09.09.2014 | Technology

The iPhone 6 is here! Apple unveiled the latest version of its flagship smartphone on Tuesday, officially branding the device the iPhone 6. The ...

What Health and Finance Can Learn From the Quantified Self Movement and Each Other

Joseph F. Coughlin | Posted 09.09.2014 | Technology
Joseph F. Coughlin

The quantified self refers to the use of sensor technology to collect our body's vitals as well as aspects of our daily lives from how many steps we take, what and how much food we eat, to the wide variety of activities we might pursue to improve our well-being.

The Value and Importance of the Arts and the Humanities in Education and Life

Barbara Ernst Prey | Posted 09.09.2014 | Arts
Barbara Ernst Prey

We challenge our students to develop life-long skills such as analytical thinking, clarity in written and spoken expression, collaboration, and creativity.

PayPal Co-Founder: 'Monopolies Are Great Companies. Super Competitive Ones Are Not'

The WorldPost | Nathan Gardels | Posted 09.08.2014 | World

Peter Thiel, an entrepreneur and investor, co-founded PayPal and the data analytics firm Palantir Technologies. He made the first outside Facebook inv...

What You Should Expect From Apple's Big Event

The Huffington Post | Timothy Stenovec | Posted 09.09.2014 | Technology

Tuesday is shaping up to be the biggest day for Apple in years. Tim Cook, Apple's CEO, is under intense pressure. Although the company's stock has ...

Technology Companies Need To Take Responsibility And Give Us A Better Default

Tarun Wadhwa | Posted 09.07.2014 | Technology
Tarun Wadhwa

It's no longer a surprise to hear that a major company has had their customers' personal information compromised. Every day identity theft becomes mor...

Apple To Strengthen iCloud Security In Wake Of Hacking Scandal

The Huffington Post | Ed Mazza | Posted 09.04.2014 | Technology

Apple is planning to increase security of its iCloud service by adding alerts, company CEO Tim Cook told The Wall Street Journal on Thursday. Cook...

Ikea Shows Off Its New Catalog With An Apple Parody

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 09.04.2014 | Business

Ikea Singapore unveiled its latest cutting-edge invention in a new ad this week. World, meet the Ikea "bookbook." "The first thing to note ...

Apple Stock Is Getting Killed

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 09.03.2014 | Business

Apple's stock is under a dark iCloud today. Shares of Apple, typically a Wall Street darling, were down about 4 percent at midday on Wednesday. The...

5 Reasons To Blame Apple For The Recent Hacks

Slate | David Auerbach | Posted 09.03.2014 | Technology

In the wake of the theft of the private data and photos of dozens of celebrities, there is at least one major culprit. Not the alleged leakers, th...