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January 16, 2013 | By Steve Rothwell, Associated Press
NEW YORK - Apple held down the Standard & Poor's 500, pushing it further below the five-year high it reached last week, after the technology giant's stock sank following a report that demand for the iPhone 5 may be weaker than expected. The Dow Jones industrial average edged higher. The Dow rose 18.89 points to 13,507.32 Monday, having fallen as much as 29 points at the start of the day. The S&P 500 fell 1.37 point to 1,470.68. The Nasdaq composite index fell 8.13 points to 3,117.50 The S&P 500 closed at a five-year high of 1,472 on Thursday, following a solid start to the fourth-quarter earnings reporting period and amid optimism that the outlook for global growth is brightening.
BUSINESS
January 11, 2013
As the flu runs rampant, we sorted through some smartphone applications meant to help track, avoid and treat influenza and other common illnesses. If you are really sick, consult a health professional. HealthMap: Outbreaks Near Me , from John Brownstein, is free for Android and Apple. From a team at Boston Children's Hospital, this app uses a variety of data sources, including the World Health Organization, Google and EuroSurveillance, to map health alerts all over the world.
NEWS
January 11, 2013 | By Mari A. Schaefer, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
A Delaware county woman is facing charges after she allegedly left her child alone to travel to New York City for the day. Upper Darby police were called by neighbors at 4:16 p.m. on Jan. 4 to check on the well-being of a child. They found the six-year-old girl living in deplorable conditions inside the dirty apartment. A mattress and electrical heating element were on the living room floor, according to court papers. The child told police her mother went "to a store far away. " She said she has been left alone four times and her mother told her to hide in a closet if someone knocks on the door, according to court documents.
FOOD
January 10, 2013
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BUSINESS
January 10, 2013
As the flu runs rampant, we sorted through some smartphone applications meant to help track, avoid and treat influenza and other common illnesses. If you are really sick, consult a health professional. HealthMap: Outbreaks Near Me , from John Brownstein, is free for Android and Apple. From a team at Boston Children's Hospital, this app uses a variety of data sources, including the World Health Organization, Google and EuroSurveillance, to map health alerts all over the world.
NEWS
January 10, 2013
WE Philadelphians hold these truths to be self-evident, that Ed Rendell, our former mayor and governor, is an irrepressible flirt who loves to be spoken about in terms of future potential rather than accumulated legacy. Proof could be found in Tuesday's New York Times , which cited "high-powered advisers" to New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg who are now searching for the city's next mayor. Among the big-league names floated: Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, U.S. Sen. Chuck Schumer, New York Daily News owner Mort Zuckerman and . . . our own New York-born Rendell.
BUSINESS
January 9, 2013 | By Lisa Rapaport, Bloomberg News
Apple Inc.'s customers have downloaded more than 40 billion applications from the company's App Store, with almost half occurring last year as use of the iPhone and iPad surged. More than 2 billion apps were downloaded in December, a record, Apple said in a statement. The company, which has more than 775,000 apps available for its iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch devices, said it has paid more than $7 billion to the developers of those applications. Apple is counting on apps to help woo consumers who are choosing amid an increasing array of lower-price tablets from competitors, including Google Inc., Amazon.com Inc., and Microsoft Corp.
NEWS
January 3, 2013
Q: What's the definition of "market share?" - E.M., Victoria, Texas A: The useful online glossary at investorwords.com provides a good definition: "The percentage of the total sales of a given type of product or service that are attributable to a given company. " Consider smartphone- operating systems, for example. According to Kantar Worldpanel Com- Tech, in the United States, Apple's iOS recently held a 53 percent share of the market (up from 36 percent a year ago), versus 42 percent for Android, 3 percent for Windows and less than 2 percent for BlackBerry OS. Recent global data from IDC for "smart" connected devices (which include smartphones, PCs and tablets)
BUSINESS
December 13, 2012
You may be fine with your smartphone's onboard camera software, and maybe the popular Instagram photo-edit-and-post app, but there are many alternatives to them. Here are a few. Snapseed , a photo-editing app for Android and Apple devices from Nik Software, is now free. It used to cost $5, but Google Inc. bought Nik this year and has tuned the app to work smoothly with the Google+ social network. Some longtime users say the heart of the app remains about as it was, and it happily posts to Facebook (which owns Instagram)
NEWS
December 13, 2012
You may be fine with your smartphone's onboard camera software, and maybe the popular Instagram photo-edit-and-post app, but there are many alternatives to them. Here are a few. Snapseed , a photo-editing app for Android and Apple devices from Nik Software, is now free. It used to cost $5, but Google Inc. bought Nik this year and has tuned the app to work smoothly with the Google+ social network. Some longtime users say the heart of the app remains about as it was, and it happily posts to Facebook (which owns Instagram)
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