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Apple Pay, CurrentC, and the Normalization of Credit/Debt

Markus Giesler | Posted 12.28.2014 | Business
Markus Giesler

Financial instruments such as credit cards, pay day loans, loans on car titles, loans on income tax refunds, and subprime mortgages have led to a profound shift in consumers' self-understandings as financial decision makers.

To Freeze or Not to Freeze: Eggs and Fallen Dominoes

Sandra Shpilberg | Posted 12.28.2014 | Women
Sandra Shpilberg

Being a working mother is possible. It is even good. Yes, there is a lot more that our nation and companies can do to support working mothers (equal pay, childcare and flexibility), but do you think that progress will happen without working mothers actually working? It won't.

Proprietary APIs: A New Tool in the Age of the Platform

Phil Simon | Posted 12.28.2014 | Business
Phil Simon

For a long time now, apps like FlightAware have helped millions of air travelers track the location and status of their flights. If you're picking up ...

Apple and Google Are Right. The FBI Is Wrong.

Chris Weigant | Posted 12.27.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Does this mean some criminals will be able to hide from the cops? Yes. Yes, it will. But it will also mean that cops can't just root around in your data and trample any citizen's rights for no reason -- which is precisely what the Constitution intended.

Recipe for a Renaissance

Rabbi Michael Knopf | Posted 12.27.2014 | Religion
Rabbi Michael Knopf

What can the American Jewish community, which has witnessed synagogues erode and disappear with alarming regularity in recent years, learn from past renaissances in order to empower us to engineer our own?

The World's First Animal Rescue News App

Rescue Idiot | Posted 12.26.2014 | Technology
Rescue Idiot

Rescue Idiot is proud to now be the world's first animal rescue news app! Featuring animal rescue news from around the world updated daily, adoptable...

6 Reasons Travelers Are Upgrading to iPhone 6 and 6 Plus

Lea Lane | Posted 12.25.2014 | Technology
Lea Lane

If you're a frequent traveler, consider these six factors, emphasized by Apple developers as the main improvements in this newest, long-awaited upgrade.

Why the New Digital Health Apps Might Succeed Where Self-Help Fails

Rajeev Kapoor | Posted 12.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Rajeev Kapoor

In all, the implications for powering algorithms and analyzing real-world patient data are enormous -- and they point toward more responsibility, along with freedom of choice, for the individual.

A Dynamic Jewish Calendar Mobile App

Rabbi Jason Miller | Posted 12.23.2014 | Religion
Rabbi Jason Miller

Remember the Palm Pilot? That personal digital assistant (PDA) that was all the rage back in the 1990s now seems as archaic as a sundial or abacus com...

I Tried the Next Level in Wearable Tech

Lauren DeLisa | Posted 12.21.2014 | Technology
Lauren DeLisa

Wearable Tech is probably one of the hottest phrases out right now. Companies on both the fashion and tech side are racing to get into the game, each entrant hoping that it has the ticket to mass consumer adoption.

Chinese Hackers May Have Attacked Apple's iCloud

Reuters | Posted 10.21.2014 | Technology

BOSTON/BEIJING (Reuters) - Apple Inc's iCloud storage and backup service in China was attacked by hackers trying to steal user credentials, a Chinese...

Apple and Facebook Announce a Potential 'Freeze' on Parenthood

Andre Bourque | Posted 12.21.2014 | Technology
Andre Bourque

The always lovely and astute Christina Farr recently exposed Apple and Yahoo's plans to help their female employees freeze their eggs, as every progressive employer should.

How To Keep Your Embarrassing iPhone Photos As Safe As Possible

The Huffington Post | Sara Boboltz | Posted 10.21.2014 | Technology

Deleting a photo simply tells the software that runs your phone to *hide* the photo until, eventually, it gets overwritten.

Timothy Stenovec

Mac Sales Surge

HuffingtonPost.com | Timothy Stenovec | Posted 10.21.2014 | Technology

It's the return of the Mac. Apple sold a record 5.52 million Macs in the three-month period that ended in September, up 21 percent from the same pe...

Apple and Facebook Cover Egg Freezing Costs: Why Is This a Controversy?

MeiMei Fox | Posted 12.20.2014 | Women
MeiMei Fox

In my humble opinion, this condemnation of the egg freezing benefit is cynical and ridiculous. Why can't we just be grateful for companies wanting to offer coverage of an expensive out-of-pocket healthcare procedure and, even more importantly, provide women with more options about what to do with their bodies?

Ben Walsh

How Apple Is Getting You To Think Less And Spend More

HuffingtonPost.com | Ben Walsh | Posted 10.20.2014 | Technology

Apple Pay promises to make something that is already pretty easy for most Americans -- spending money -- even easier. That likely means Americans will end up spending more.

Egg Freezing (for Heaven's Sake!)

Jaleh Bisharat | Posted 12.16.2014 | Women
Jaleh Bisharat

Overall, what message are these companies sending young women? That they *could* have waited? That biotechnology, in its endless wonder, now makes it possible to squeeze out a few more years of loyal work before bringing a tiny new person into this world?

Pressing Pause: We Should Applaud Facebook and Apple For Paying Women To Freeze Their Eggs

Anushay Hossain | Posted 12.16.2014 | Women
Anushay Hossain

Facebook and Apple, for what it is worth, are trying to help their female employees by offering them a choice. It is not perfect, it will not help all women, but it is something huge that they are trying, and for that in itself both companies should be applauded.

Ryan J. Reilly

FBI Director Calls On Congress To 'Fix' Phone Encryption By Apple, Google

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 10.16.2014 | Technology

WASHINGTON -- FBI Director James Comey called Thursday for "a regulatory or legislative fix" for technology companies' expanding use of encryption to ...

In 2014, Companies Are Still Asking Their Employees to Choose Between Work and Family

Allison O'Kelly | Posted 12.16.2014 | Women
Allison O'Kelly

It saddens me that in 2014, two of our most progressive and influential companies, Apple and Facebook, have decided to send the message to their female employees to delay childbirth to get ahead.

Dear Facebook, Please Don't Tell Women to Lean In to Egg Freezing

Jessica Cussins | Posted 12.16.2014 | Technology
Jessica Cussins

What we need are family-friendly workplace policies, not giveaways that will encourage women to undergo invasive procedures in order to squeeze out more work for their beloved company under the guise of "empowerment."

A Guide To Fall Apples

The Huffington Post | Kate Bratskeir | Posted 10.18.2014 | Taste

This little chart should help you select the perfect apple for pies, cider and more.

A Free Retina Scan with Your Next Purchase?

Adam Levin | Posted 12.16.2014 | Business
Adam Levin

The recent data compromises at Kmart and JPMorgan are in no way similar, except they share a common enemy. And while free retina scanners are probably a stretch, biometrics -- the use of your biological data like fingerprints -- may well be the next "less hackable" thing.

Apple, Facebook and the Absurdity of an Egg Freezing Benefit

Kristin Maschka | Posted 12.15.2014 | Women
Kristin Maschka

The egg-freezing strategy means that Apple and Facebook are also saying "It's up to each woman to plan her way through her work life. If she doesn't, then too bad, it's her fault."

Apple Accidentally Leaks Photos And Details On New iPads

The Huffington Post | Alexis Kleinman | Posted 10.16.2014 | Technology

Apple may have just made a big mistake. One day before its big October event, the company seems to have accidentally released information about what w...