September 19, 2016 |
It is one of the highest points in the New Jersey Pinelands. And the view from the 60-foot-tall Apple Pie Hill fire tower is so sweeping that at certain times on a clear day, you can see the sun refracted from the glistening Liberty Place tower in Philadelphia, some 30 miles to the west and the Borgata Casino about 50 miles to the southeast. With so little light pollution from electrical sources in the remote Burlington County spot, the site is said to have an almost magical vibe at night, with the stars above and a carpet of sparkling points of light for miles and miles below.
September 16, 2016 |
Judgment Day came early for Philly Jesus, and the results were mixed: He was found guilty on Wednesday in Philadelphia Municipal Court of defiant trespass, but not guilty of disorderly conduct. The charges against Michael Grant, 29, a recovering heroin addict who walks the streets of Philadelphia dressed as Jesus , stemmed from his refusal to leave the Apple store at 1607 Walnut St. in Center City in May. Grant owns an iPhone and jokes that he's on the "family plan" with God and the Holy Ghost.
September 9, 2016 |
What's up with Apple's fall product line introduced Wednesday? At $649 and up, the iPhone 7 boasts a sleeker profile, faster processors, two to three more hours of battery run time a day, water dunking resistance, and a far more sophisticated camera system - with two cameras on the business side of the larger, 5.5-inch "Plus" sized iPhone edition. The twin-lens design will enable instant switching between telephoto and wide-angle views and special background image blurring effects previously seen in other makers' smartphones.
September 8, 2016 |
Apple Inc. has designated Ancillae-Assumpta Academy, a private Catholic school in Wyncote, a distinguished school for its extensive use of technology in instruction. The honor, which is to be announced at the Montgomery County school on Wednesday, recognizes it for integrating technology across the curriculum and using it broadly in daily life. The honor is for the period of 2016 to 2018. Apple gives the designation to schools for their innovative use of technology, leadership, and educational excellence, and for demonstrating a clear and consistent vision.
August 28, 2016 |
WHAT IT IS - Move over apple: Scrapple is now the best-selling pie flavor at Wards Pastry Shop in Ocean City. While your dream of a perfect pie flavor may not be that whitish congealed block of something-or-other made famous by the Pennsylvania Dutch, apparently this bakery - around for 88 years and considered a Jersey Shore staple - knows a thing or two about taking such an oddity and making it, well, palatable. "I think some people hear about scrapple pie and come in and buy it for the goof . . . but they come back because they try it and it's really good," said Wards' owner and chief baker Walter Hohman, 51, who started working in the bakery when he was 12. Scrapple is traditionally a combination of pork offal - scraps and trimmings like the heart, head, liver, and bones that wouldn't be used for anything else - that is boiled down into a broth and then combined with cornmeal, flour, and spices to form a mush.
August 5, 2016
Makes 4 servings 1/4 cup olive oil 1/2 cup water 7 tablespoons fresh lime juice (from 3 or 4 limes) 1 clove garlic 1/4 packed cup coarsely chopped cilantro leaves and upper parts of stems, plus 1 tablespoon for optional garnish 1 packed tablespoon fresh dill, coarsely chopped, plus 1 teaspoon for optional garnish Flesh of 1 large, ripe avocado, cut into chunks 11/4 teaspoons kosher or sea salt 1/4 teaspoon freshly...
July 12, 2016 |
On any other Sunday afternoon, Ecco Conte would have been inside watching television. But she walked miles around Philadelphia over the weekend - all for the sake of catching Pokémon. "I've done more walking in the past couple days than I have probably in the past six months," Conte said. And she wasn't alone. So many people have downloaded Pokémon Go - a new app that has users physically visit different geocached locations to "catch" animated creatures in a virtual world - that it was the No. 1 free app in Apple's App Store just days after its release last week.
April 28, 2016 |
Iron Stone Strategic Capital Partners is seeking a buyer for the site of the proposed Apple Lofts development on 52nd Street south of Baltimore Avenue in West Philadelphia. The seven-story warehouse structure has permits for 112 units of residential development, according to Ken Wellar, a managing partner at Rittenhouse Realty Advisors, who is marketing the property for Iron Stone, which owns the site. The listing price for the approximately 115,000-square-foot project is $2 million, Wellar said.
March 23, 2016 |
Serving up more features in smaller packages was the major theme at Apple's media event Monday, as the company ushered in a downsized four-inch iPhone SE and a refreshed 9.7 inch iPad Air called the iPad Pro - with both products borrowing tricks from their bigger sisters. Unlike Samsung, which sells a ton of big-screen "phablet" phones, Apple has seen its 6 series iPhone sales be far stronger in the smaller-screened, 4.7-inch 6S model than in the 5.5-inch 6S Plus. Consumer Intelligence Research Partners suggests the smaller iPhone 6S made up 48 percent of all U.S. iPhone sales during Apple's fiscal first quarter this year, while the iPhone 6S Plus accounted for 19 percent.
March 4, 2016
Makes a generous 2 cups 1/2 teaspoon nigella seed (also called kalonji or black onion seed) 1/2 teaspoon cumin seed 1/2 teaspoon fennel seed 2 crisp green apples, such as Granny Smith Grated zest and juice of 1 lemon Generous pinch sugar, or as needed Pinch sea salt, or as needed 11/4 cups plain, low-fat Greek-style yogurt 2 tablespoons coarsely chopped mint 1. Lightly toast the nigella, cumin, and fennel...