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African Design Deluge

Jens Martin Skibsted | Posted 05.29.2015 | Business
Jens Martin Skibsted

There are few that don't have an opinion when it comes to judging the value of design in today's companies. Silicon Valley powerhouse Apple undoubtedly cashed in on design and many newcomers are doing so too. Imagine Uber and Airbnb for instance without design thinking.

This Single Text Message Can Crash Your iPhone

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 05.27.2015 | Technology

A single line of text, sent via text message, has the power to crash an iPhone. The bug, which popped up on Reddit Tuesday afternoon, can force a r...

Climate Change This Week: Bi-Polar Problems, Solar Breakthrough and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 05.27.2015 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter and a little more crowded.

An Honest Apple-Fanboy Review of the Apple Watch

Bobby Caruso | Posted 05.26.2015 | Technology
Bobby Caruso

I'm a certified Apple Fanboy through and through, but at the same time I'm not afraid to be honest and frank when it comes to the Silicon Valley superpower.

Mad Men: Why the Ending Is Far Better Than the Speculation (And No Sell-Out)

William Bradley | Posted 05.23.2015 | Entertainment
William Bradley

Mad Men began and ended with Don Draper in silhouette against an iconic backdrop. In the beginning, the richly cluttered urban canyons of Manhattan in the show's evocative opening titles. In the end, the seemingly limitless horizon of the Pacific Ocean.

A Former Waiter Remembers the Day He Served Steve Jobs and the Lesson He Learned

Quora | Posted 05.22.2015 | Technology
Quora

I've actually had the pleasure to serve Steve at a restaurant in Palo Alto, and here's the story ... I took some "time off" from the tech industry in 2000 to learn more about one of my passions, wine. So, on a whim, I walked into Niebaum-Coppola on University St. and applied to be an assistant behind the wine bar.

Significant iPhone 6, 6 Plus Penetration In U.S.

Michael R. Levin | Posted 05.19.2015 | Business
Michael R. Levin

In the quarterly investor call, Apple CEO Tim Cook said, "there's a lot of people that haven't upgraded to a 6 and 6 plus." Our estimates indicate that 40 percent of U.S. iPhone owners have upgraded to an iPhone 6 or 6 Plus.

Looking for My 'Wow Moment' in the Wonder Room: Apple Watch Meets Selfridges

Barry Whyte | Posted 05.20.2015 | Technology
Barry Whyte

For those who haven't heard, Apple has moved up in the world. And no, this time I'm not talking about their stock price. Instead, I'm talking about their status within the hallowed walls of Selfridges, London's iconic department store and inspiration behind the hit TV series Mr Selfridge.

Self-Driving Trucks Are Going To Hit Us Like A Human-Driven Truck

Scott Santens | Posted 05.19.2015 | Business
Scott Santens

We are facing the decimation of entire small town economies, a disruption the likes of which we haven't seen since the construction of the interstate highway system itself bypassed entire towns. This time, it's different. This time, there's no need for entire towns to even exist at all.

Climate Change This Week: CO2 Passes 400 ppm, President Can Act, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 05.18.2015 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. @@ Global Warming Carbon Dioxide Levels Tick Past 400 ppm Reversing CO2 ...

Why Tim Cook Should Threaten to Shut Down Apple Campus Amid Texas Anti-Gay Crusade

Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 05.13.2015 | Gay Voices
Michelangelo Signorile

There's a full-blown emergency playing out in Texas. It's a gay civil rights emergency, and, if left unchecked, a disaster will occur that could affect the future of gay and transgender people there for some time to come. And yet, there's largely been dead silence from business leaders, public figures, much of the national media and pro-gay politicians.

Building the Green Internet: A Joint Venture for Tech Companies and Activists

Annie Leonard | Posted 05.17.2015 | Green
Annie Leonard

The Internet needs a lot of electricity, and its footprint is only growing as more people around the world get connected. If the Internet is powered by renewable energy, then it can help usher in the clean-energy revolution we so desperately need to avoid catastrophic climate change. This is a major opportunity, and responsibility, for Internet companies to join activists in a crucial fight.

The Blurred Lines of Genetic Data: Practicality, Pleasure and Policing

Jessica Cussins | Posted 05.11.2015 | Technology
Jessica Cussins

A new rumor is spreading that Apple may be leveraging its ubiquity to encourage iPhone owners to participate in DNA testing, perhaps to bulk up the medical data-collecting capabilities of its ResearchKit.

Is Apple Building Trust for Apple Pay Though Climate Change Action?

Carol Pierson Holding | Posted 05.06.2015 | Business
Carol Pierson Holding

At the Apple earnings call last week, CEO Tim Cook reported Apple's latest record-breaking results and the strongest March quarter ever, with 27% revenue growth and 40% earnings growth year over year.

How OS Switchers and First-Time Smartphone Buyers Work

Michael R. Levin | Posted 05.06.2015 | Business
Michael R. Levin

In addition to attracting buyers from other smartphone platforms, mostly Android, Apple relies in part on a shrinking pool of first-time smartphone buyers. Yet at least in the U.S., first-time smartphone buyers, either those coming from a basic flip phone or true first-time mobile phone owners, choose Android phones by a large margin.

Report: Feds Eyeing Apple's Deals For Beats Music

Reuters | Posted 05.05.2015 | Technology

(Reuters) - Apple Inc's move to line up deals with record labels is under U.S. antitrust scrutiny as the iphone maker prepares to debut a new version...

Apple and the Simple Case for Capitalism

Richard Koch | Posted 05.05.2015 | Business
Richard Koch

Twenty-one years after the stunning introduction of the Macintosh in 1984, Apple continues to astonish.

Women in Business: Amanda North, Founder and CEO, Artisan Connect

Laura Dunn | Posted 05.05.2015 | Business
Laura Dunn

Amanda is founder and CEO of Artisan Connect, providing market access for high quality home décor products from artisans in developing countries to h...

Study: iPad Is Most Competent Parent in Households With Toddlers

Prabha Kannan | Posted 05.01.2015 | Comedy
Prabha Kannan

One mother, initially thrilled to hear about this study, wondered if Apple could perhaps figure out a way for the next generation iPad "to bathe and tuck in my little brats at night so I don't have to. Now that would be something."

A $349 Apple Watch Only Costs $83.70 To Make

Reuters | Posted 05.01.2015 | Technology

(Reuters) - Apple Inc's Watch has the lowest ratio of hardware costs to retail price across any Apple phone, according to a preliminary estimate by re...

Apple Watch May Not Work On Tattooed Skin

The Huffington Post | Katie Sola | Posted 05.01.2015 | Technology

The Apple Watch and your mom have something in common -- they both hate your tattoos.

Apple And IBM Are Joining Forces To Help Care For The Elderly -- In Japan

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 05.01.2015 | Fifty

As many as 5 million iPads will be delivered to Japanese seniors by 2020 in a plan that hopes to "dramatically improve the lives of millions," said Ap...

Uh Oh, Apple Reportedly Finds Defects In Watch

Reuters | Posted 06.29.2015 | Technology

April 29 (Reuters) - Apple Inc has found defects with a key component of its Apple Watch, prompting it to limit availability of the product, the Wall ...

iPhone 6 and 6 Plus Show Continued Strength

Michael R. Levin | Posted 06.29.2015 | Business
Michael R. Levin

The iPad Air format continued to dominate Apple's tablet line, and the higher-priced iPad Air 2 did even better in the quarter. In contrast, the smaller format iPad mini, with three different models, accounts for a third of sales, down from 40 percent a year-ago.

8 Infuriating Problems With The Apple Watch

The Huffington Post | Damon Beres | Posted 04.27.2015 | Technology

Ugh.