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  • Reporting anti-Semitism: There’s an app for that

    By Ryan Torok

    October 14, 2014 | 2:53 pm

    Campus hate has a new enemy that fits in the pocket of your pants. 

    CombatHateU, a new smartphone app for Apple iOS and Android developed by the Simon Wiesenthal Center, is intended to allow Jewish college students to immediately report and confront anti-Semitism. 

    The app aims...

  • Meet the Jewish founders of Tinder

    By Jared Sichel

    August 27, 2014 | 11:53 am

    Finding dates used to require approaches such as hiring matchmakers, signing up for dancing and cooking classes, attending synagogue, asking friends for help, or, for the least energetic, merely creating a cursory profile on sites such as JDate.

    But now, thanks to apps such as...

  • Israel’s Scailex reports problems with Samsung Galaxy S4 batteries

    June 23, 2014 | 2:14 pm

    Scailex Corp, which imports Samsung products in Israel, said on Monday it had been experiencing problems with batteries of the popular Galaxy S4 cellular phone.

    Scailex said it was making the announcement after local media reported about malfunctioning batteries, and upon request...

  • New Israeli cooking app takes off

    April 24, 2014 | 11:23 am

    This story originally appeared on themedialine.org.

    When Cindy Flash wanted to make eggs benedict a few days ago, she turned to a new cooking app developed in Israel, called Look & Cook.

    “It’s a great idea – you set up your tablet in the kitchen and you can see all the...

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  • Am I an e-slave?

    By Rabbi David Wolpe

    April 9, 2014 | 1:30 pm

    I am not the right person to preach on electronic servitude, given my tons of incoming mail and messages and a touch of OCD. As I’m writing this, in between tweets and Facebook updates, I have stopped to answer e-mails. More than once. They pile up, you see, and I like a clean...

  • Billion-dollar Waze

    June 19, 2013 | 10:57 am

    UPDATE [7/29/13]: Google bought Waze for $966 million.

    Just a couple of years ago, the Israeli entrepreneurs behind the traffic-fighting smartphone app Waze were knocking down the door of every news outlet in Los Angeles. They were seeking publicity to help forge their way into...

  • Siri-like Android app gives racist responses

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    February 17, 2012 | 4:32 pm

    ChaCha’s Iris app for Android has run into some serious problems. Beyond the fact that some people are offended by it’s apparent anti-abortion stance, the app gives some pretty racist responses. Like this one:

    “Why are Jews so greedy?” The Verge asked of ChaCha.

    “It is said that the Jews love money. This stereotype has it’s [sic] roots somewhere in the Holocaust. It is not true with all Jews.”

    More from the Huffington Post here. ChaCha has reacted to public criticism by tweaking its app.

  • The Jewish Journal announces iPhone/Android apps

    By JewishJournal

    January 26, 2012 | 12:31 pm

    The world of Jewish news is now available for both the iPhone and Android.

    These new smartphone apps build on the JewishJournal mobile platform launched late last year with the world’s first Jewish news app built specially for Apple’s iPad. Today, JewishJournal is the number one...

  • New app teaches about Zionism

    October 5, 2011 | 1:51 pm

    A new mobile app provides a database of information about Zionism and Israel.

    The free “Zionation” app for iPhone and Android devices, developed by the World Zionist Organization’s Department for Diaspora Activities, includes a Zionist calendar that marks and provides background...

  • Google removes Nazi-themed Android apps

    August 16, 2010 | 10:43 am

    Google removed Nazi-related applications from its Android downloads following protests from Jewish users.

    Google removed the apps from search results last Friday, according to PC Magazine. Google said in a statement that the apps were “upsetting” and violated the terms of service.

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