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April 12, 2013
Now that it's baseball season, smartphone applications are making it easy to check scores during important meetings and dinner dates. Just keep nodding. ESPN ScoreCenter , free for Android and iOS from ESPN Inc., lets you check any score, anytime, for virtually any sport. To set up the app for your favorite sports and teams, you'll need to log in with a Facebook account or register at http://espn.go.com . Then log in from the app and start selecting. While following a live baseball game, you can see who's at bat, check stats, tap on "game feed" to read about each pitch, tap "social" for a Twitter feed, or comment in an area called "Section 140," where you are warned that your posts "may be used on TV and other ESPN media platforms.
BUSINESS
November 15, 2013 | By Reid Kanaley, Inquirer Staff Writer
The typhoon disaster in the Philippines may have you wishing to help with a charitable contribution. You can use smartphone applications to check out the helping groups, and in some cases to send your donation. An International Committee of the Red Cross app, free for Android and Apple, has a news feed with updates on how the Swiss group, which focuses on war-related emergencies, is attempting to respond to humanitarian crises in Libya, Syria, Yemen, and other hot spots in addition to the Philippines.
NEWS
March 21, 2012
Don't use your smartphone as a shovel, but take it to the garden this spring anyway, and you'll find it's a handy tool. Gardening Toolkit, an app from Applied Objects, is $1.99 for the iPhone and $3.99 for the iPad version. The application has a subtitle, "The easy way to garden!" When you start it up, there's a prompt for your zip code that will establish your plant-hardiness zone. Then go straight to the advice section, where there's general guidance for what garden chores you should be about this month.
NEWS
August 30, 2012 | By Reid Kanaley, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The political conventions put the election season into high gear, so here are some free apps for following the campaigns and candidates from Tampa to Charlotte to the voting booth Nov. 6. Stitcher Election Center 2012 is an area featured prominently on the Stitcher Smart Radio app for Android and Apple devices. It pulls together political coverage from podcasts and radio and television-audio streams. For the GOP convention, Stitcher is providing the live audio feed from CBS Radio news.
NEWS
November 23, 2011 | By Reid Kanaley, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
While you're waiting at the stores on Black Friday, why not check to see if that deal you're blowing the day for is available online for less money or less aggravation. Here are some key smartphone shopping apps for the holidays. Amazon Deals is one of several Amazon.com applications from AMZN Mobile L.L.C., which has Amazon apps for both Apple and Android devices. This one for iPhone delivers a stream of sales, a "deal of the day," and timed "lightning deals" available for the next few minutes.
BUSINESS
November 24, 2011
While you're waiting at the stores on Black Friday, why not check to see if that deal you're blowing the day for is available online for less money or less aggravation. Here are some key smartphone shopping apps for the holidays. Amazon Deals is one of several Amazon.com applications from AMZN Mobile L.L.C., which has Amazon apps for both Apple and Android devices. This one for iPhone delivers a stream of sales, a "deal of the day," and timed "lightning deals" available for the next few minutes.
TRAVEL
March 11, 2012
In the eternal quest for a better external keyboard to make typing on smartphones and tablets easier, Verbatim has debuted a battery-powered wireless Bluetooth folding keyboard, with big, responsive keys on a solid plastic base, that measures just 6-by-4-by-3/4 inches thick when folded. The keyboard pairs easily with most iPhones and iPads, as well as with many Android and some BlackBerry devices. It even has a little pullout stand that should work with most phones, and shortcut keys for the iPhone and iPad.
NEWS
June 28, 2010
City tourism and convention officials unveiled the Find Your Philly mobile application Monday at the Independence Visitor Center. Find Your Philly on cutting-edge SCVNGR (pronounced scavenger ) technology features five high-tech "tours," or treks, for exploring the city's arts, sciences, history and culture, as well as the expanding Convention Center. Philadelphia becomes the first city in the world to use the application that can be downloaded on iPhone and Android and also playable through SMS enabled devices.
BUSINESS
April 28, 2012 | BLOOMBERG NEWS
The Federal Trade Commission hired a top Washington litigator to run its antitrust investigation of Google Inc., signaling that the agency might be preparing a lawsuit against the world's largest search engine. The FTC is bringing in Beth Wilkinson, who is known for winning the death sentence against Oklahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh. Wilkinson, 49, has never lost a case. Google disclosed in June that the FTC had opened a broad antitrust investigation of its business practices.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 4, 2010 | By Dan DeLuca, Inquirer Music Critic
The idea of introducing yourself to the world with a fantastically ambitious, genre-splicing, sci-fi concept album about a 28th-century android that features guests as disparate as OutKast rapper Big Boi and psychedelic indie rockers Of Montreal might seem weird to some people. But not to Janelle Monae. "That's just part of the Great Divide," says the 24-year-old behind The ArchAndroid , the full-length debut that was inspired by Fritz Lang's 1927 classic futuristic film Metropolis and is easily the most dazzlingly varied platter of pop music to come out in 2010.
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