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  • 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...

  • Passover: Touching Liberation

    By David Suissa

    April 9, 2014 | 2:44 pm

    As we were developing the cover story for this year’s Passover issue —“Are we e-slaves?”— I couldn’t help thinking about a little girl in Israel, Amit, who suffers from a neurodevelopmental disorder called Rett syndrome.

    According to academic literature, Rett syndrome is...

  • 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...

  • Technology makes education omnipresent

    June 19, 2013 | 12:12 pm

    There was a time when students at Temple Israel of Hollywood Day School took annual fieldtrips to Spanish missions in California and wrapped up the experience with a final product that may seem as old-fashioned as the structures themselves — a written report.

    That all changed...

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  • App to track Obama’s Israel visit

    March 11, 2013 | 6:23 am

    Israel's Prime Minister's Office launched an app to follow President Obama's visit in real time.

    The app, which is available though Israel's Apple store, will assist journalists covering the visit and allow Israelis to receive real-time updates, including video streaming. It will...

  • In Search of an Apple Genius

    By Ilana Angel

    June 7, 2012 | 11:18 pm

    Last week my iPhone 4S started to act up.  I’ve only had it for a few weeks so I was unclear what the problem was so I made an appointment at the Genius Bar of my local Apple store.  I went in and met with a genius.  By genius of course I mean he appeared to about 12 and does not...

  • With an eye on Twitter, StandWithUs releases app for pre-fab pro-Israel messages

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    May 1, 2012 | 5:12 pm

    To celebrate the 64th anniversary of Israel’s founding, StandWithUs released a new social media application that the pro-Israel educational nonprofit hopes will help expand its impact on Twitter and Facebook.

    ShareIsrael, an app designed for iPhones, iPads and devices running the...

  • Coming to a seder near you: A haggadah on your iPad

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    April 4, 2012 | 11:10 am

    This Passover, Jews can still reliably be called “the people of the book.”

    If sales of newly published versions of the haggadah are any indication, on the first night of Passover, when it comes time to tell the story of the Exodus, most people sitting at seder tables will be...

  • Technology leading the way to lower-cost day school education

    March 29, 2012 | 5:41 pm

    The nondenominational Pre-Collegiate Learning Center of New Jersey doesn’t have a math teacher. The East Brunswick school instead relies on experienced math tutors who help students work through an online math curriculum relying on outside sources.

    At Baltimore’s Ohr Chadash, a...

  • iPad app for Reform prayer book is launched

    March 20, 2012 | 3:49 pm

    The iPad app for the Mishkan T’filah, the Reform movement’s daily prayer book, was launched.

    The new application, which costs less than $5, was launched at the annual gathering of the Central Council of American Rabbis that began Sunday in Boston. More than 500 rabbis from North...

  • He’s looked at clouds from both sides now…

    By Tom Teicholz

    March 7, 2012 | 5:13 pm

    I listen to music all day, in my car, in my office, at the gym, while walking the dog or taking a hike. Most of what I listen to I don’t have to pay for; some of it I do. There are so many ways to discover new music or find old favorites that I thought it might be useful to create...

  • Opinion: Following Ted, not Steve

    By David Suissa

    October 26, 2011 | 7:13 pm

    With the passing of Apple founder Steve Jobs, master creator of the iPod, iMac, iPhone and iPad, many people are now wondering: Which future brilliant gizmo will be buried with Jobs that we’ll never get to see?

    As someone who adores Apple products, I appreciate the question, but...

  • Thank you Steve Jobs.  Rest in Peace.

    By Ilana Angel

    October 5, 2011 | 9:30 pm

    Mr. Jobs passed away at the young age of 56.  He was a visionary who changed the world in a profound way.  Though not that savvy when it comes to technology, I know about the things he created, and how they changed the world.  While I cannot share details of the global impact of his...

  • Apple co-founder Steve Jobs dead at 56

    October 5, 2011 | 6:59 pm

    Apple Inc co-founder and former CEO Steve Jobs, counted among the greatest American CEOs of his generation, died on Wednesday at the age of 56, after a years-long and highly public battle with cancer and other health issues.

    Jobs’ death was announced by Apple in a statement late on...

  • The Jewish World: there’s an app for that

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    October 3, 2011 | 6:40 pm

    TRIBE Media Corp., parent company of The Jewish Journal of Greater Los Angeles, has launched the first Jewish news app designed specifically for the iPad.

    The Jewish Journal app, which became available for download from Apple’s app store on Oct. 2, offers readers a new way of...

  • How to dip your Apple in honey [VIDEO]

    September 28, 2011 | 1:26 pm

  • Judoku app released for iPad

    August 2, 2011 | 10:56 am

    Judoku, a Jewish version of Sudoku, has been released as an application for the iPad.

    The game uses Jewish symbols such as a Star of David and shofar, or letters of the Hebrew alphabet, in place of numbers. It also includes humorous explanations of the Jewish symbols.

    Judoku...

  • Apple removes free ‘Thirdintifada’ from App Store

    June 23, 2011 | 3:26 pm

    Apple Inc. removed the Arabic-language “Thirdintifada” application from its App Store following a request from the Israeli government.

    The application was removed June 22, a day after Israel’s minister of public diplomacy and diaspora affairs, Yuli Edelstein, wrote to Apple founder...

  • Jewish Men Don’t Cheat! Ha! And Ashley Madison is a Dating Site!

    By Julia Bendis

    May 17, 2011 | 11:55 am

    Ever since Tiger Woods slipped and unleashed a fury onto himself, every woman out there has been asking the same question: “How could he?  Why would he?”  Then, Jesse James, a.k.a. Mr. Sandra Bullock followed in suit, not to mention countless government officials; gay or straight. ...

  • Open the doors for hungry Gen-Yers to serve

    February 2, 2011 | 4:09 pm

    It comes as no surprise that in a world where many neglect the importance of community, iPhones, iPods and iPads are the trendiest gadgets. These devices represent a culture that desires to deconstruct the power and purpose of community, placing all importance on the needs of the...

  • iPad comes to Israel

    December 22, 2010 | 5:16 pm

    The iPad is now officially available in Israel.

    Apple’s official Israeli representative iDigital and Office Depot began selling the devices Tuesday, more than eight months after it became available in the United States and throughout the world, Israel’s business daily Globes...

  • Email OCD and other social media overload!

    By Julia Bendis

    December 20, 2010 | 2:26 pm

    The other day, I started to wonder if anyone else has the same obsessive compulsive behavior when it comes to Facebook, cell phones, Blackberry’s, Blueberry’s, ipods, iphones, ipads and God-knows what else…

    For a long time, I resisted getting a more ‘appropriate’ cell...

  • Israel lifts iPad ban

    April 26, 2010 | 9:53 am

    Israel has lifted its ban on the iPad.

    The Communications Ministry announced Saturday evening that it will allow personal imports of the Apple iPad into the country.

    Since its release two weeks ago, Israeli customs officials had been confiscating the device from Israelis entering...

  • Israel bans iPad

    April 15, 2010 | 10:07 pm

    The Apple iPad has been banned from entering Israel.

    Israel’s Communications Ministry will not allow iPads to be released into Israel until the machine meets Israel’s Wi-Fi standard. The prohibition took effect Tuesday.

    Until Monday, Israelis could enter Israel with an iPad as long...

  • Israel bans iPad

    By Adam Wills

    April 14, 2010 | 12:27 pm

    Israel’s Communications Ministry banned the import of Apple’s iPad yesterday following a tiff between its minister and engineering staff, and custom officials are now directed to confiscate the tablet computer. Ten iPads have been seized already at Ben-Gurion International, according...

  • iPad: an iPod Touch on steroids

    By Adam Wills

    January 27, 2010 | 9:19 pm

    Apple’s long-rumored tablet device, iPad, was heralded by Apple CEO Steve Jobs today following the strains of Bob Dylan’s “Like a Rolling Stone” at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco. But will a recession-weary, iPhone-wielding public be singing “It...

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