Posts Tagged ‘Apple’

Slavery, profits and technology titans Comments 0

Monday, November 27th, 2017

Global “titans of technology” are forcing workers into a form of slavery, says Britain’s trade union leader Frances O’Grady. Speaking to a two-day summit of Catholic and labour movement leaders at the Vatican last Friday, O’Grady said the world needs a new figure like Cardinal Manning. (Manning was influential in setting the modern-day Catholic Church Read more

How a Trappist monk inspired Steve Jobs and Apple’s designs Comments 0

Tuesday, March 15th, 2016

Robert Palladino’s name appears nowhere in Steve Jobs’s lengthy authorised biography. But the one-time Trappist monk had an enduring influence on Jobs and the business empire he erected. Jobs sat in on Palladino’s calligraphy class at Portland’s Reed College. And this eventually inspired the elegance for which Apple computers are renowned. Continue reading Related Posts:The Read more

iPad takes its place with Buddha statute Comments 0

Friday, November 23rd, 2012

What is it with Thailand, Apple and Buddhist temples lately? First, an abbott of the Wat Phra Dhammakaya said that Steve Jobs was kickin’ it in the afterlife as a mid-level angel with his own celestial palace. Now, a temple in Thailand’s Chom Phra district has decided that Buddha carries around an iPad with him Read more

Vatican, Apple team up to produce Pope’s work in electronic formats Comments 0

Tuesday, September 4th, 2012

The Vatican publishing house has reached agreement with Apple to make the works of Pope Benedict XVI available in electronic form, accessible to a variety of high-tech devices. The Libreria Editrice Vaticana will work with Apple to produce eBooks and i-Tunes containing the Pope’s catechetical talks from his Wednesday public audiences. A series on “Prayer Read more

Rosary Plus: My New Favorite Rosary App Comments 0

Friday, August 10th, 2012

In the course of my search for the perfect rosary app, I have downloaded and tried dozens. So far, only three have made the cut to “Essential” level, and only iRosary remains of the three that were on the list when I wrote that article. But now, thanks to the new Rosary Plus iOS app from St. Read more

Apple agrees to better assembly plant conditions: Employees saddened Comments 0

Tuesday, April 3rd, 2012

The social justice concerns users of Apple iPhones, iPads, iPods and Mac computers about working conditions in China’s Foxconn electronics factories have been addressed by Apple and Foxconn. Not only do workers face long hours, but they also face many hazardous conditions. There have been reports of injuries, and some employees have attempted suicide. In Read more

My new Roman Missal is an iPad Comments 11

Thursday, March 22nd, 2012

The late arrival of the new Missal in New Zealand means the opportunity to use the full new translation of the Mass has been somewhat limited. Last Sunday, I celebrated Mass in a semi-private setting. Before going public, I wanted to try out the new translation of the Mass using our brand new Missal. This Read more

Chief Rabbi blames Apple for helping create selfish society Comments 0

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2011

The late Steve Jobs helped create a selfish “i, i, i” consumer culture that has only brought unhappiness, the Chief Rabbi has claimed.

Lord Sacks said that advertising only made shoppers aware of what they did not own, rather than feeling grateful for what they have.

He insisted that a culture in which people cared solely about themselves and their possessions could not last long, and that only faith and spending time with family could bring true happiness.

The Chief Rabbi’s comments are likely to raise eyebrows because he singled out for blame Jobs – the co-founder of Apple who died last month – by likening his iPad tablet computers to the tablets of stone bearing the Ten Commandments given by God to Moses.

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There’s an app for information on the priesthood Comments 1

Friday, October 21st, 2011

Eve reputedly led Adam into temptation with an apple. Now an enterprising Irish Catholic priest has designed an Apple app designed at leading men into the priesthood. Fr Paddy Rushe’s new “Vocations” app is billed as the first of its kind in the world and is available to download free from the Apple iPhone app Read more

Gays no longer cured by iPhone Comments 0

Friday, March 25th, 2011

After a flood of backlash, Apple has pulled the “gay-cure” app from its iTunes store. Over 150,000 people signed an online petition demanding that Apple remove the Exodus International iPhone app which claimed to help people with unwanted same-sex attraction to live a life congruent with biblical teaching. In a statement released on their website, Read more