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Apple Makes Crude Teen iPhone Sexting Obsolete (Then You Woke Up)

Your iPhone can now be sext-free. Credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images
Gee, adults are sooo smart. They came up with a way to block teenagers from "sexting" -- that is, sending sexually explicit text messages -- on their cell phones. Ha! Ga...
Oh, yeah, kids will never outwit this latest attempt to clean up their text messages

iPad for Education - It's Not the Size of the Screen, It's What You Do With It

Will Steve Jobs' iPad land in a school near you? Credit: Ryan Anson, AFP / Getty Images By now, most of us have heard about the new Apple iPad and how it is supposed to change our technological lives forever. But when it comes to t...

Apple Audit: Child Labor Took Place in Some Factories

An audit by Apple -- maker of the iPhone -- found 15-year-olds were working in some of its factories. Credit: Justin Sullivan, Getty
That new iPhone might be lots of fun and oh-so-chic. But it turns out it might have been manufactured by childr...

iPhone "Baby Shaker" App Pulled - What Was Apple Thinking?

There's nothing funny about shaking a baby to make it stop crying, but that's the premise of a game that Apple temporarily approved for sale to iPhone users this week. The app, intended no doubt to be humorous, displayed a picture of a baby on the ph...

Fourteen-Year-Old First in Line for MacWorld

A fourteen-year-old boy from Santa Barbara arrived at San Francisco's Moscone Center more than a day early in order to be first in line for the MacWorld Expo, despite the conspicuous absence of a Steve Jobs keynote speech. Nick Lensander showed up in...

Tech etiquette - Do you let the kids play with your iPhone?

I have an iPhone; I bought it for work, but I have to admit that the Cool Factor was also important to me. I also must confess that it can do some pretty awesome things, most of which are not necessarily work-related, like checking Twitter or downloa...

Gwyneth Paltrow pregnant again?

Is Gwyneth Paltrow expecting again? Well, the rumor mill would have us think so. For a while now, speculation has been building that the Oscar-winner is either with child or planning to be that way a third time. Now, it seems more likely than ever t...

Gwyneth Paltrow: No trust funds for her kids

When celebrity chef Nigella Lawson announced that she wasn't planning to leave her children a penny of her considerable fortune, she was roundly criticized. Convinced that financial security ruins people, she says she wants her kids to learn the valu...

Apple sends cease and desist notice to 9 year old

A 9-year old girl who spent a lot of time with her iPod decided to write a letter to Mr. Steve Jobs, telling him how she thought he could make his product better. It's a precocious and cool thing for a young girl to do, I think -- believe in her opin...

When celebrity parents hawk their children

You know whose kids we haven't been bombarded with pictures of? Whose kids we haven't seen their celebrity parents walking to school or hitting a playland in France or attending soccer games with other celebrity parents and their celebrity kids in...

Vintage computing on display

Are your kids used to hearing you start off a response with "Why, in my day..."? Are you into computers? Do you want to show your kids what real computers were like, back when all you had were ones and zeros and you were happy to have them? Well then...

Gwyneth Paltrow says a big NO to McDonald's

I was recently surfing about the web when I encountered an article in which Gwyneth Paltrow talks about her devotion to nutrition when it comes to her children, Apple and Moses. Her response when asked about allowing them to eat at McDonald's, was an...

Girl writes letter to Apple Computer, gets legal "smackdown"

O how I hate to hear these kind of stories, especially from a company that I like. Dave Caolo at our sister site, The Unofficial Apple Weblog (TUAW), reports on Apple's seemingly harsh dealings with a young girl who had an idea and wrote a letter. T...

Apple iPhoto photo books: quick and easy to make

With a couple of special occassions coming up, I decided to finally try out the "make a book" option bundled with my iPhoto application. Users have the option of choosing hard- or soft-bound books using one of several themes. You can arrang...

Gwyneth Paltrow baby name: Capone?

Gwyneth Paltrow took forever to officially announce her pregnancy. I guess she had to before the Golden Globes, because she's rocking a Balenciaga maternity dress made just for her. Wouldn't it be nice (*sigh*). I'm totally calling up Balenciaga when...

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