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August 17, 2016 | By Jeff McLane, STAFF WRITER
Lane Johnson said on Monday that he started taking an amino acid supplement - a brand apparently with a substance banned by the NFL - a few months ago. The Eagles tackle said he used the product for "pretty much the whole summer. " He said he would add the amino acid powder to water and drink it all day. But let's back up a step, a step that Johnson carelessly took. Before ingesting the supplement, Johnson said he scanned the bar code on an Aegis Shield mobile app to identify whether the product contained any ingredients that are on the NFL's banned substance list.
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November 10, 2010
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TRAVEL
September 11, 2011
Find a travel deal in your pocket, day or night, with the new Travelzoo app. Name: Travelzoo Available for: iPhone What it does: Makes finding (and buying) Travelzoo deals even speedier. Uses GPS to find your location and detect deals near you, including flights, hotels and resorts, cruises and entertainment attractions. Access the Top 20 deals, Local Deals, Deals on a Map, and more. Cost: Free What's hot: I was drawn to the Deal Roller, which is a scrollable list of hot deals, and the Last Minute feature in the Travel Deals section.
TRAVEL
March 11, 2012
Local authors help unlock the secrets of Los Angeles and San Francisco. Name: Know What Available for: iPhone, iPad What it does: This app curates hyper-local city guide information from people who "know what" they're talking about and who reveal their city's possibilities based on their favorites. Cost: Starts at $2.99 What's hot: Go straight to the themes (Arts & Culture, Food, Kids & Family, Nature & Outdoors, etc.) or authors that are important to you. Get "On the Trail of the Black Dahlia" from expert tour guide Esotouric, or "The Best Veg Food in the Bay Area as Picked by Genius Experts" from popular vegan lifestyle blogger Vegansaurus.
TRAVEL
January 29, 2012
Name: PicCollage Available for: iPhone and iPad What it does: Helps you create a photo collage from your library photos, Facebook albums, or pics from the Web (if you're only pretending you took a trip to Africa). You can impress your mother, brag to your coworkers, and make your vacation look even better than it really was, all before you pack your suitcase to return home. Cost: Free. What's hot: It could be the fastest way you'll ever find to organize a batch of photos.
NEWS
January 16, 2015 | By David Patrick Stearns, Inquirer Music Critic
On a subfreezing night with an untested concert format, is it any surprise that the Philadelphia Orchestra's first LiveNote Night, designed to attract new audiences to classical music, was preaching to the semi-converted on Wednesday at the Kimmel Center? The event represented a confluence of past seasons' "Beyond the Score" concerts (earlier, shorter, instructively oriented) and the pop-up performance scheduled spontaneously in 2013 when the orchestra's Carnegie Hall date was canceled by a stagehands strike.
NEWS
April 13, 2012 | Daily News Staff Report
FOR MANY YEARS, if you wanted to make a request for a city service in Philadelphia — a pothole filled, or a streetlight fixed — you either navigated the city bureaucracy to figure out which department to call or went through your district Council member. This system was confusing and allowed political favoritism to creep into basic municipal services. The city's 3-1-1 nonemergency call center, launched in 2009, was supposed to help take the politics out of services and simplify the process by creating a single point of entry.
NEWS
April 26, 2011 | By Peter Mucha, Inquirer Staff Writer
Now Michael Vick is even speaking out against virtual dogfighting. An Android app called Dog Wars has raised the hackles of the Eagles quarterback and the Humane Society of the United States. "I've come to learn the hard way that dogfighting is a dead-end street," Vick said in a statement released Monday. "Now, I am on the right side of this issue, and I think it's important to send the smart message to kids, and not glorify this form of animal cruelty, even in an Android app. " Vick has been making other video-game news, as well.
FOOD
September 2, 2016 | By Samantha Melamed, Staff Writer
Technology has improved almost everything about the experience of going out to a bar: Plan your night with a group text, get there in an Uber, split the bill on Venmo, and document it all on Instagram. But getting a drink in a crowded bar? It's still just as much of a hassle as ever. First, shout your order over the din, then pay with cash and wait around for change, use a credit card and wait for the receipt, or start a tab and try to remember to close it out at the end of the night.
TRAVEL
March 4, 2012
If you find Yelp and Urbanspoon - let alone Foodspotting - to be too much work when you're searching for great restaurants in a new town, try a robot. Name: Alfred Available for: Android, iPhone, iPad What it does: This app analyzes your likes and recommends restaurants based on your previous favorites. Cost: Free What's hot: You don't have to spend long on the initial quiz for Alfred to figure out what you like. ("Hi. I'm Alfred!
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BUSINESS
September 21, 2016 | By Joseph N. DiStefano, Staff Writer
Political consultants in suburban Philadelphia and Washington have joined forces to turn Uber 's "first ride free" program into a platform to help candidates' campaigns, issue groups, and other get-out-the-vote efforts target likely supporters and bring them to the polls Nov. 8, through a site they're calling VoterDrive.us. Uber offers up to $10 off your first ride. The company has, in previous elections, expanded the break on election days in the United States and in cities in Canada, India, South Africa and other countries as a way of attracting new users and appearing public-spirited.
NEWS
September 19, 2016 | By Ilene Raymond Rush, For The Inquirer
Every morning, my iPhone reminds me to log in my food choices for the day, courtesy of a weight-loss app. The messages are pretty innocuous: "Don't let hump day get you down! Log in now!" "Eat your veggies!" And depending on my mood, I see them as encouraging or annoying. But the real stumper is whether or not they change my behavior, a question also posed by researchers who are trying to harness cellphone technology to improve diabetes care. "With 92 percent of the population in the U.S. carrying cellphones, the technology is ubiquitous," said Janice Miller, a diabetes educator and assistant professor at the College of Nursing at Thomas Jefferson University.
NEWS
September 19, 2016 | By Sandy Bauers, For The Inquirer
More than two-thirds of adults in the United States are overweight or obese. But most of those who are trying to lose weight are probably failing, given the bleak data on people who manage to keep off excess weight. One of the many aids developed to help are weight loss apps for smartphones. Their usefulness is mixed, but the hunt is on to find more effective tools. Drexel University psychology professor Evan M. Forman, co-director of the Laboratory for Innovations in Health-Related Behavior Change, and his team are working on two new apps that they hope will make the weight loss quest easier.
NEWS
September 18, 2016
Points to consider when shopping for an app to help manage diabetes care 1. Are you looking for a wellness app or a medical app? Wellness apps allow you to log in material, such as food consumption, exercise minutes, and blood glucose readings, while medical apps recommend how much insulin to take, when to take medications, etc. Medical apps are supposed to have undergone clinical and human factor trials and received FDA clearance. 2. What do you want from your app? Do you want to lose weight, increase exercise, receive support?
NEWS
September 5, 2016 | By Mike Newall, Columnist
Everything has gotten so much busier for Cristina Martinez. So much bigger. Ever since last month, when Bon Appétit magazine named the small eatery Martinez and her husband, Ben Miller, run out of a South Philadelphia rowhouse as one of the top 10 best new restaurants in America. "Happiness can't be bought. But two unimaginably delicious tacos and a bowl of consommé can, and the bill is $12," the magazine raved about South Philly Barbacoa. (The place is truly crazy good.
FOOD
September 2, 2016 | By Samantha Melamed, Staff Writer
Technology has improved almost everything about the experience of going out to a bar: Plan your night with a group text, get there in an Uber, split the bill on Venmo, and document it all on Instagram. But getting a drink in a crowded bar? It's still just as much of a hassle as ever. First, shout your order over the din, then pay with cash and wait around for change, use a credit card and wait for the receipt, or start a tab and try to remember to close it out at the end of the night.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 1, 2016 | By Terri Akman, For The Inquirer
When Jack and William Maguire-Wright were 2, their mom, Jennifer, introduced them to a PBS drawing app. It was a creative activity they could enjoy together, and they loved being able to paint with their fingers "before they were even able to hold a crayon," Maguire-Wright of Mount Airy said. "The intent was to be able to interact with them using technology while still getting human feedback. " Now 4, the boys can navigate some apps on their own - like finding their favorite show on Netflix or using the Endless Reader literacy app. But their parents still enjoy using apps with them, Pokémon Go being a current favorite.
BUSINESS
August 28, 2016 | By Jonathan Takiff, Inquirer Technology Writer
We love our four-legged pals to pieces, crave time with them, feel terrible when we're apart. Thank heaven (for little girl and boy animals) that a growing crop of innovators is working in the pet-tronics and pet-care space, helping to reassure us that Fifi and Fido are doing well even when we're many miles from home. Smile for the camera. Surveys suggest that "checking in on the pets" is a core reason for purchase and use of web-connected home- security cameras. Most video snoopsters also have a built-in speaker, so app-linked viewers can remotely coo words of comfort or bellow, "Get off the couch!"
TRAVEL
August 21, 2016
Name: Safeture. What it does: The global safety app gives travelers real-time alerts about flight delays, fires, floods and other natural disasters, outbreaks of disease, political protests, and terrorist acts such as bombings and shootings that would cause them to change their destination or reroute their travel plans. Available: In the App Store, requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch. In Google Play, requires 4.0.3 and up. Cost: From $3.99 for two weeks of service to $21.99 for one year.
SPORTS
August 17, 2016 | By Les Bowen, STAFF WRITER
LANE JOHNSON said he hasn't thought yet about where he'll go, what he'll do. Suspended players can't enter the practice facility or speak with coaches. Two years ago, during his first suspension, Johnson Skyped and texted with then-offensive linemate Todd Herremans, who isn't here anymore. For now, just having to make it through practice, knowing he is unlikely to play a real game before Nov. 28, takes pretty much everything Johnson has. "Mentally, it's probably the toughest thing, when you're going to be out there going through the motions, and you're not going to be (starting the season)
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