| Dec 13, 2013
| 11:02 AM
Enraged that Fisher-Price has started selling an iPad baby seat, a Boston-based consumer group has launched a campaign to get the product yanked off the market.
The petition by the Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood has so far gotten 8,739...
| Dec 15, 2013
| 8:00 AM
This app provides a quick visual take on popular destinations — it's like having a concierge in the palm of your hand.
Name: Jetpac City Guides
Available for: iPhone, iPad
What it does: Analyzes public Instagram photos and turns their research...
| Oct 5, 2013
| 4:12 PM
An essential element of the Tim-Cook-Is-Not-Steve-Jobs meme is that its proponents have no idea about (1) who Steve Jobs was, and (2) how Apple performed under his leadership.
An excellent example of the form is buried within Fred Vogelstein's article...
| Nov 14, 2013
The eighth-graders in Stephanie McGurk's class at Ocean Charter School began a recent day as they usually do: reciting a verse celebrating nature. Next, they played scales on recorders as they sat in a classroom furnished with wood furniture, lamps,...
| Dec 2, 2013
| 9:10 PM
L.A. Unified accused state education officials Monday of “shortchanging” the school district’s impoverished students, saying they could be prevented from receiving all of the estimated $200 million due them under a new school funding...
| Oct 2, 2013
| 3:15 PM
Calcutta, India, would seem to have reached some sort of bicycling nirvana. In the city of 5 million people in a metropolitan area nearly triple that size, more bicycle rides are made each day than forays by car.
So much for that progressive state of...
| Oct 6, 2013
| 8:05 PM
The Los Angeles Board of Education has scheduled a special Oct. 29 meeting to review efforts to provide iPads to every student and teacher in the nation's second-largest school system.
The meeting was proposed by board member Monica Ratliff, who...
| Oct 7, 2013
| 8:18 PM
It was a forum for Los Angeles Unified officials to promote the school district's ambitious plan to equip every student with an iPad.
But the first question on the televised call-in program last week had nothing to do with tablet computers.
| Oct 8, 2013
| 12:42 PM
Bob Newman is a magazine designer. He’s been design director at New York, the Village Voice, Entertainment Weekly and other publications, but earlier this year an accident landed him in a coma for two weeks, and his recovery has been long and...
| Oct 8, 2013
| 4:32 PM
Next stop on the Apple product announcement steam train: iPad announcements Oct. 22.
The Cupertino, Calif., company reportedly will hold an event that day and is expected to unveil new versions of its traditional iPad and iPad Mini.
The date was...
| Oct 9, 2013
| 10:43 AM
If you think Citizens United has unleashed a torrent of cash and real corruption into our electoral system —and it has — brace yourself for something worse.
On Tuesday, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in a campaign finance case that...