2011.04.21

News Headlines - 21 April 2011

▽Easter temperatures soar as government issues London smog alert - The Guardian
http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2011/apr/21/weather-uk-london-easter-sun
The first shadow has been cast over the UK's sunlit spring by a smog warning for central London.
The government alert was triggered by monitors on the traffic-choked Marylebone Road, whose readings breached European limits on ozone and pollutant particles linked to respiratory and other health problems.

▽Catholic defectors will leave Anglicans breathing sigh of relief – bishop - The Guardian
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/apr/21/catholic-defectors-anglican-relief-bishop
A Church of England bishop says congregations will breathe a "sigh of relief" this week when hundreds of worshippers defect to the Roman Catholic church, potentially drawing a line under the schism over the ordination of women.
Up to 900 Anglicans, including 60 clergy, are preparing to be received into the Roman Catholic faith in special services during Holy Week.

▽Study finds iOS twice the size of Android in Europe - CNET
http://news.cnet.com/8301-27076_3-20056243-248.html
A new study put out by Comscore found that there are more than double the number of iOS users in Europe compared to those on Google's Android platform.
The study, which tracked residents in the U.K., Germany, France, Spain, and Italy pegs combined iOS users at 28.9 million, with Android coming in at 13.4 million. Combined, the two make up less than a fifth of the total number of mobile subscribers in those five regions Comscore said.

▽Amazon Cloud Service Suffers Errors, Hurting Websites  - Wall Street Journal
http://online.wsj.com/article/BT-CO-20110421-717941.html
Technical problems at an Amazon.com Inc. (AMZN) data center caused several websites and Internet services like Foursquare and Reddit to crash or have limited availability Thursday.

▽Apple faces questions from Congress about iPhone tracking - Computerworld
http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9216058/Apple_faces_questions_from_Congress_about_iPhone_tracking?taxonomyId=12
Sen. Al Franken (D.-Minn.), who chairs a new privacy panel set up in February, yesterday asked Apple to explain why its iPhones are tracking users' locations.
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is also reportedly looking into the matter, while a Congressman from Washington State has followed Franken's lead, promising to ask questions of his own.


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