October 22, 2013
iPad Air Capacity: 16 to 128 gigabytes Price: $499 to $929 Weight: 1 pound Display: 264 pixels per inch iPad (fourth generation) Capacity: 16 to 128 GB Price: $379 to $789 refurbished (Apple no longer sells new) Weight: 1.44 pound Display: 264 pixels per inch iPad Mini with Retina display Capacity: 16 to 128 GB Price: $399 to $829 Weight: 0.73 pound Display: 326 pixels per inch iPad Mini Capacity: 16 GB Price: $299 to $429 Weight: 0.68 pound Display: 163 pixels per inch
October 22, 2013 |
The star of Apple's event was clearly the iPad Air. The tablet has a new look, but how different is it really compared to its predecessor, the fourth-generation iPad? Thanks to a lighter, thinner design, new and faster processing chip, and extra goodies Apple is throwing in, the new iPad Air is different enough that it will probably entice many to upgrade while fending off competition by Google, Samsung, Microsoft and others. PHOTOS: Apple announces new version of the iPad and iPad mini Here's how it breaks down: Price The iPad Air will go on sale Nov. 1 at the same price that the fourth-generation iPad was sold for. That means you can get a 16 GB Wi-Fi-only model for $499 or a 16 GB LTE model for $629.
October 11, 2013 |
Retail sales during the prime back-to-school shopping month of September grew but were still muffled by heavy head winds that could affect holiday spending. The gauge of same-store sales, which calculates sales at stores open for more than a year, rose "a modest" 4% compared with September 2012, according to Retail Metrics Inc. But Ken Perkins, president of the research firm, had projected a 4.1% upswing. Without the strong performance of drugstores - Walgreens' sales soared 7.4% last month - the retail sales measure increased 2.8%.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 11, 2013 |
For decades it has struggled along as the Rodney Dangerfield of Los Angeles. Dismissed as urbanized sprawl and best known to some for its porn shoots and failed secession efforts, the San Fernando Valley never seems to get any respect when it's compared to the rest of Los Angeles. "In the past it's gotten the short end of the stick as far as its history is concerned. Things just disappear," said Tommy Gelinas, who owns a T-shirt printing plant in North Hollywood and has a lifelong fascination with the Valley.
October 10, 2013 |
ST. LOUIS - Matt Carpenter has heard the names and seen the comparisons. His regular season this year was the best by a Cardinals second baseman since Rogers Hornsby in 1925. With 69 runs batted in he is the team's most productive leadoff hitter since Lou Brock. And his 55 doubles broke Stan Musial's franchise record for a left-handed hitter. St. Louis has become caught up in that trip down memory lane, but Carpenter has politely excused himself from making the journey himself.
October 4, 2013 |
The governor of Pennsylvania compared same-sex marriage to incest, sparking the latest uproar in the state's ongoing battle over whether to allow gays to wed. Gov. Tom Corbett, a Republican, was interviewed on WHP-TV in Harrisburg, where the anchor asked about a statement his lawyers made in a recent court filing, comparing the marriage of gay couples to the marriage of children because neither can legally wed in the state. "It was an inappropriate analogy, you know," Corbett said in the interview aired on Friday.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 30, 2013 |
Los Angeles has the highest poverty rate among California counties, according to a new analysis announced Monday that upends traditional views of rural and urban hardship by adding factors such as the soaring price of city housing. The measurement, developed by researchers with the Public Policy Institute of California and the Stanford Center on Poverty and Inequality, found that 2.6 million, or 27%, of Los Angeles County residents lived in poverty in 2011. The official poverty rate for the county, based on the U.S. Census' 2011 American Community Survey, is 18%. The new analysis set California's poverty rate at 22%, the highest in the nation, compared with the official rate of 16%. Counties such as Placer and Sacramento, with more moderate housing costs, have lower poverty rates than those of metropolitan areas, researchers said.
September 23, 2013 |
When it comes to a woman's favorite makeup, how does an Angeleno compare with a New Yorker? To assess the similarities and differences in bicoastal beauty, we turned to the new limited-edition Nars Loves Los Angeles makeup set. A follow-up to the Nars Loves New York set that debuted in May, this L.A.-centric gift box features the top-selling color cosmetics in the West Hollywood boutique - the brand's second free-standing store in the U.S., which...
September 12, 2013 |
LAS VEGAS - All the measuring sticks show that Saul "Canelo" Alvarez's popularity continues to rise to almost unprecedented levels. The 23-year-old Mexican star will be the crowd favorite Saturday night inside the MGM Grand, site of Alvarez's junior-middleweight world title fight against unbeaten Floyd Mayweather Jr. for which $20.03 million in tickets - a U.S. boxing record - sold in one hour. Alvarez promoter Richard Schaefer said that the sports director of Mexico television network Televisa, Alberto Sosa, expects the Mayweather-Alvarez fight to be one of the most widely viewed events in the country's television history.
September 9, 2013 |
After months of bitter fighting over the future of computer maker Dell Inc., Carl Icahn said in a sharply worded letter Monday that he was giving up. That appears to clear the way for Chief Executive Michael Dell to take the company he founded private during a shareholder vote set for Thursday. But Icahn didn't go quietly. He directed some final jabs at Michael Dell, reiterating that he still thought the founder's buyout offer was too low, and compared the company's board -- which postponed the shareholder vote numerous times and changed the voting rules to better Michael Dell's takeover chances -- to a dictatorship.