Technology

Mobile way to report hate crimes

By Marcus Dysch, October 6, 2011

The Community Security Trust has launched a system to help members of the community report antisemitic incidents direct from mobile phones.

CST Report is similar to an "app" for smart-phones, but can be used on any mobile which has internet access.

It allows users to register where and when an incident took place, the nature of it, a description of what happened, and their details.

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Zuckerberg: Steve Jobs 'changed the world'

By Jennifer Lipman, October 6, 2011

Facebook's founder has paid tribute to the Apple pioneer Steve Jobs.

Mr Jobs died early this morning at the age of 56 after a long fight with cancer.

He was described as "mentor and a friend" by Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg, who launched his company nearly 30 years after Apple was set up.

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How to dip your Apple in honey

By Jennifer Lipman, September 28, 2011

Just another use for your iPad.

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Israel taps into e-gaming boom

By Natalie Ostroff, September 27, 2011

Online gaming is one of the world's largest growth markets. According to some sources it has been growing faster than Facebook and is expected to rise at double the rate of land-based gambling over the next two years.

Israel, a global leader in the industry, is hoping to cash in on the boom.

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Schepping nachas on Google's barmitzvah

By Jennifer Lipman, September 27, 2011

Mazel Tov Google, today you become a man.

The internet search giant is celebrating its 13th birthday today and has marked the occasion with a party-themed version of its iconic logo.

The company was founded by two Stanford University students, Larry Page and Sergey Brin, both of whom came from Jewish families.

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Cemetery's interactive aid

September 22, 2011

Innovative interactive technology will enable visitors to Bushey cemetery to speedily locate the memorials of their loved ones.

The touch screen service provides both information about the memorials and printable directions to the graveside.

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Palestinian activists hack religious Jewish Facebook

By Jennifer Lipman, September 19, 2011

A social networking site for the strictly Orthodox has received an unwelcome visitor.

A pro-Palestinian hacker accessed the FaceGlat site this weekend and changed its homepage to show a message of Palestinian solidarity.

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Bnei Akiva app-roved

September 15, 2011

Bnei Akiva has become the first Jewish youth movement to launch an iPhone app, for use on all Apple products.

The free download allows users to watch BATV, Bnei Akiva's regular webcast with news and features from across its 30 UK branches, as well as other Bnei Akiva videos.

They can also read its latest educational publications and get info about BA camps, tours and year schemes.

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'Jew or Not Jew' iPhone app axed by Apple

By Jennifer Lipman, September 15, 2011

Apple's French officials have removed from the online store an application which allowed users to guess whether someone was "Jew or Not Jew".

The decision was taken after a French anti-racism group criticised the app and suggested it violated France's laws against identifying people based on religion. SOS Racism threatened legal action if Apple did not comply and remove the app.

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'Jew or Not Jew' iPhone app targeted by racism group

By Jennifer Lipman, September 14, 2011

In recent months developers have created iPhone apps for hunting Nazis, finding chametz before Passover and encouraging Palestinians to rise up in a third intifada.

Now, technology which asks users to guess whether people are "Jew or Not Jew" has provoked the ire of anti-racism campaigners.

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