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November 10, 2010
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SPORTS
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.
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
August 6, 2016 | By Olivia Exstrum, Staff Writer
An app created to lessen food waste during the Democratic National Convention will continue to serve the homeless after collecting more than five tons of food over eight days. The Food Connect app, launched July 15 by Food Connect and other local antihunger organizations, allows restaurants, caterers, and individuals to enter their location and have extra food picked up by a vehicle driven by volunteers. Between July 21 and 29, the app collected 11,239 pounds of food, enough for 9,366 meals, city officials said Thursday.
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.
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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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)
SPORTS
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.
SPORTS
August 15, 2016 | By Zach Berman, STAFF WRITER
Lane Johnson said he purchased basic amino acids online, checked the ingredients with a smartphone application offered by the NFL Players' Association, and believed it was an approved supplement. Drug tests indicated otherwise, and the Eagles tackle is expecting to be levied a 10-game suspension for a second violation of the league's performance-enhancing drug policy. His ire is directed at the NFLPA. "Every supplement I've taken has been approved by the Aegis Shield app, which the NFLPA gives us," Johnson said.
BUSINESS
August 14, 2016 | Jonathan Takiff, STAFF WRITER
Kinks with the virtual reality version of the Rio Olympics have been driving tech lovers crazy. Thursday night, this early adopter lit into Comcast techies with his frustrations, as they showed off VR clips loaded onto Samsung Gear VR goggles to visitors at a Comcast Center Olympics celebration. Twice we heard the response, "It's not our fault; it's an NBC Sports problem. " Kind of ironic, since NBC is a Comcast division. Comcast senior technical fellow Mark Francisco and colleagues agreed to take on the complaints quickly with the NBC powers that be. And by the next morning, one serious wrong was righted with a fresh update of the NBC Sports VR app on my Samsung Galaxy S7 smartphone.
NEWS
August 13, 2016
The biggest hits of the Democratic National Convention - besides the Clintons, the Obamas, Cory Booker, and Gold Star father Khizr Khan - might have been the 57 colorful Donkeys Around Town. The fiberglass figures, each representing a state, U.S. territory, or Democrats living abroad, attracted both conventioneers and area residents. Coupled with a scavenger hunt app that had 2,213 participants combing the city Pokémon GO-style, the donkeys dressed up and showed off Philly, drawing thousands to shops, restaurants, museums, and public squares that visitors otherwise might have missed.
NEWS
August 6, 2016 | By Olivia Exstrum, Staff Writer
An app created to lessen food waste during the Democratic National Convention will continue to serve the homeless after collecting more than five tons of food over eight days. The Food Connect app, launched July 15 by Food Connect and other local antihunger organizations, allows restaurants, caterers, and individuals to enter their location and have extra food picked up by a vehicle driven by volunteers. Between July 21 and 29, the app collected 11,239 pounds of food, enough for 9,366 meals, city officials said Thursday.
NEWS
August 4, 2016
By Roz Warren On a recent walk through my suburban neighborhood, I kept coming upon people who were standing on the sidewalk, gazing at their phones. They'd obviously been on a stroll, like me, but they'd been summoned by their ringtones and now stood there, absorbed in their devices. It wouldn't be worth commenting on except that I came upon several of these frozen tableaus during the course of my 30-minute ramble. I turned a corner, for instance, to find a couple I know, standing side by side, staring at the phones in their hands.
NEWS
August 4, 2016 | By Samantha Melamed, STAFF WRITER
Being single is a time of endless possibility. It's a time to explore your own interests. It is, above all, a time for generous helpings of unsolicited advice from coupled friends. This year, as a relationship came to an end, the advice converged on one point: "Everyone is on Tinder," they told me. "It's not just for hookups now. " Running out of excuses, I conceded. I downloaded the Tinder app — and entered a hidden-in-plain-sight parallel universe of dating apps. Because, as I learned from asking questions (probably off-putting, prying)
TRAVEL
July 31, 2016
Name: Avast Photo Space - cloud photo storage What it does: The Photo Space app takes your original high-quality, heavily weighted photos and, with your permission, uploads them to cloud services Dropbox or Google Drive (you will need accounts for those in advance). Then it optimizes your photos so you still have a lower-weighted copy on your phone. After they are uploaded and optimized, it asks your permission to delete the original photos from your phone, releasing the storage space.
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