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  • U.S. drops legal action against Apple over encrypted iPhone

    March 28, 2016 | 3:33 pm

    The Justice Department said it successfully accessed data stored on an encrypted iPhone used by one of the San Bernardino shooters and asked a court to withdraw an order compelling Apple to assist, according to a court filing on Monday.

    The technology company fought a court order...

  • U.S. asks to cancel Apple encryption hearing, may be able to access device

    March 21, 2016 | 4:56 pm

    Prosecutors on Monday asked a federal judge to cancel a Tuesday hearing in their legal battle to force Apple Inc to break into an encrypted iPhone, stating that they may have found another way to access the device, according to a court filing.

    The judge in the case, being handled...

  • U.S. tech companies unite behind Apple ahead of iPhone encryption ruling

    March 3, 2016 | 11:09 am

    Alphabet Inc's Google, Facebook Inc, Microsoft Corp and about a dozen other Internet companies will file a joint legal brief on Thursday asking a judge to support Apple Inc in its encryption battle with the U.S. government, sources familiar with the companies' plans said.

    The...

  • The FBI and Apple: It’s not just about one phone

    February 22, 2016 | 3:28 pm

    The tragedy in San Bernardino has launched an increasingly intense public debate about where the line should be drawn to protect citizens’ digital data from government intrusion. Those horrific shootings left the nation stunned, and the U.S. government should thoroughly investigate...

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  • FBI versus Apple: The privacy threat is overblown

    February 22, 2016 | 10:23 am

    Fourteen killed; 22 seriously injured; the presumptive plot leader, Syed Rizwan Farook, dead; the remaining contents of Farook’s county-issued cellphone inaccessible to those investigating the details of the terrorist rampage that struck the Inland Regional Center in San Bernardino...

  • Trump calls for boycott until Apple unlocks shooter’s phone

    February 19, 2016 | 1:10 pm

    Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump called on Friday for a boycott of Apple Inc products until the tech company agrees to help the U.S. government unlock the cellphone of one of the killers in the San Bernardino, Calif., attack.

    "Boycott Apple until such time as they...

  • After San Bernardino shooting, Apple opposes FBI demands to unlock phone

    February 17, 2016 | 8:11 am

    Apple Inc opposed a court ruling on Tuesday that ordered it to help the FBI break into an iPhone recovered from a San Bernardino shooter, heightening a dispute between tech companies and law enforcement over the limits of encryption.

    Chief Executive Tim Cook said the court's...

  • Alphabet profit sends shares up; overtakes Apple in value

    February 1, 2016 | 2:42 pm

    Alphabet Inc reported better-than-expected quarterly profit on Monday, sending shares of Google's parent soaring in after-hours trading and making it the most valuable U.S. company ahead of rival Apple Inc.

    It was the first quarter the company provided information on what it...

  • Apple’s Siri technology to be offered in Hebrew

    January 12, 2016 | 2:14 pm

    Apple’s voice-activated assistant technology, which is offered in 18 languages, will be offered in Hebrew.

    Siri, which stands for Speech Interpretation and Recognition Interface, will be able to speak Hebrew next month in the next version of Apple’s mobile operating system, Ynet...

  • Apple invites journalists to Sept. 9 event

    August 27, 2015 | 9:27 am

    Apple Inc on Thursday invited journalists to a Sept 9 event, where it is expected to unveil new iPhones and potentially a new version of its Apple TV set top box.

    The email invitation includes a colorful Apple logo with the phrase "Hey Siri, give us a hint." The company typically announces its new iPhones in September.

  • Environment Day, Aviation Revolution and More - This Week from the Startup Nation

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    June 8, 2015 | 8:47 am

    Environment Day 2015

    Solar energy has long been deemed as a viable sustainable solution to the global energy crisis, and Israel – a nation barren of oil resources – is at the forefront of such renewable energy solutions. Now Israeli engineers are teaming up with master...

  • Success to “David’s Sling,” Wikipedia for kids, and more – This week from the Startup Nation!

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    April 6, 2015 | 8:51 am

    Anonymous threaten with another “Electronic Holocaust”

    A video released this past week by the Anonymous hacker collective vowed to inflict an "Electronic Holocaust" on Israel. The video shows a masked individual in a suit delivering a prepared statement, in which he announces...

  • Apple Watch launches April 24 for up to $17,000 in rose gold

    March 9, 2015 | 2:36 pm

    Apple Inc launched its long-awaited watch on Monday, including yellow or rose gold models with sapphire faces costing up to $17,000, but investors questioned whether Chief Executive Tim Cook's first product would be a breakaway hit.

    Apple's first new device since Cook became CEO...

  • Apple’s health tech takes early lead among top hospitals

    February 5, 2015 | 4:05 pm

    Apple Inc's healthcare technology is spreading quickly among major U.S. hospitals, showing early promise as a way for doctors to monitor patients remotely and lower costs.

    Fifteen of 23 top hospitals contacted by Reuters said they have rolled out a pilot program of Apple's...

  • Apple iPhone sales trample expectations as profit sets global record

    January 27, 2015 | 4:04 pm

    Apple, Inc. quarterly results smashed Wall Street expectations with record sales of big-screen iPhones in the holiday shopping season and a 70 percent rise in China sales, powering the company to the largest profit in corporate history.

    The company sold 74.5 million iPhones in...

  • No magic bullet: Technology has much to offer in the classroom, but it can’t fix everything

    October 20, 2014 | 11:31 am

    I’m sold on technology in the classroom. I really am. I mean, books, paper and pens are a form of technology — they’re just a comparatively inert and messy form. 

    I’m not sentimental about physical books. I’m sure when they came around, some poor slob was sitting in a corner...

  • Lady Gaga rocks TLV, Apple makes an entrance, Holy Land bucket list and more…This week from Israel

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    September 15, 2014 | 8:22 am

    A dry summer in Israel

    The Israeli tourism industry took a big hit in the summer of 2014 due to the Israeli operation in Gaza <http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4557921,00.html>, making it the weakest summer in incoming tourism since 2007. According to figures released...

  • 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...

  • Mourning Paul and Seffy, lighting up Africa, changing the UN and more -This week from Israel!

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    December 9, 2013 | 12:35 pm

    Goodbye, Seffy

    Only a week after Israeli lost one of its greatest musicians, Arik Einstein, we all said goodbye to one our greatest comedians. Israeli actor and comedian Yosef (Seffy) Rivlin died Tuesday at the age of 66. Rivlin, who battled cancer for many years and even lost...

  • “Fridays” Finally Freed to DVD by Fan Richard Foos

    By Melanie Chartoff

    October 10, 2013 | 10:08 am

    Once upon a time, some iconoclastic comic actors and wildly original writers were assembled to copy a hit TV show's style, and despite format limits, managed to distinguish themselves in bleeding edge ways. Staggering under the pressure of performing live with little network...

  • Will LAUSD’s iPad upgrade work?

    By Sam Gliksman

    September 24, 2013 | 1:52 pm

    The Los Angeles Unified School District, the second-largest public school district in the United States, has approved a plan that will provide every K-12 student and teacher in Los Angeles with an iPad by fall 2014. With more than 650,000 students and almost 26,000 teachers, this...

  • Flying Solo, Facetime, & First Impressions

    By Ilana Angel

    August 1, 2013 | 7:09 pm

    When I took my son to the airport on Tuesday night for his adventure back east, he asked for my phone to program in a number I needed.  I went to the restroom, returned and got my phone, and saw my son off.  I cried the entire way home.  I miss him like crazy and am counting down...

  • 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...

  • Apple’s first store set to open in Istanbul

    May 20, 2013 | 9:58 am

    This story originally appeared on themedialine.org.

    Consumer technology market analysts expect Apple to start taking a big bite from the emerging market for its products here when it opens its first store in Istanbul in a few months.

    "We're going to place our first store in...

  • Apple to open third research center in Israel

    February 11, 2013 | 1:33 pm

    Apple will open its third research and development center in Israel.

    The tech giant's new center will open later this year in Raanana's industrial zone, the Israeli business daily Globes reported, but no official date has been set.

    Apple will bring aboard some 150 employees...

  • This week from Israel

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    January 7, 2013 | 10:11 am

    Found their Waze

    After recommending their users to try the navigation application, Waze, apple might purchase the Israeli startup, which has become an international success in the past year. Waze is a GPS system/Social network. Its users contribute map data, and report traffic...

  • Chanukah hook-up at the Genius Bar

    By Melanie Chartoff

    December 11, 2012 | 4:24 pm

    My stench of desperation split the Red Sea of Apple addicts as, wild eyed, I made a beeline for the hallowed Bar of Geniuses. Stature decimated, starved for insight, prisoner of a cell phone I couldn't comprehend, I'd parked illegally, defying security in the bowels of the mall,...

  • Slice of Life: Cider recipes for adults

    October 24, 2012 | 10:31 am

    When my boys were younger we had hot cider for them and the neighborhood kids after a hard day playing in the leaves. Now that my kids are out of the house and all I’m doing  all the raking (yeah, right) I’ve decided to invite other “parents of children too old to do the chores we...
  • This week from Israel

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    October 22, 2012 | 10:30 am

    Israeli President, Shimon Peres, welcomed the new Egyptian and Jordanian ambassadors in Israel earlier this week. The Egyptian ambassador, Atef Salem, is the first ambassador sent by the new Egyptian president, Mohamed Morsi. At his welcoming meeting with Peres, Salem announced...

  • This week from Israel

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    October 8, 2012 | 10:30 am

    Israeli achievement at the Computer Olympics: students from 81 countries worldwide competed in Italy on various computer-related tasks such as solving complex algorithms. The level of problems the contestants solved was higher than what grad-school computer students are facing in...

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