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General Rule Generally, style guides agree that the names of diseases are not routinely capitalized. However, style guides also agree that any part of the name of a disease that is a proper noun in its own right is usually capitalized. APA Style Guide advice on the subject is reflected in this blog post at the APA Style Blog site: ... the ...
Whether to capitalize the first case depends on whether you consider app to be part of the title of the product. If you call your program XYZ App, as opposed to XYZ, then App would be correct. Otherwise, if your product is simply titled XYZ, then app is appropriate. In the second case, app is preferred. The word app is short for application, so it would ...
If the coin is unique, and there are no others like it, then you should capitalize it. If not, there's simply no need to do so.
If it's the name of a department or a company, then yes, both words need to be capitalized. If not (i.e. if you're simply interested in information retrieval as a phenomenon - the act itself of retrieving information), neither needs to be capitalized.
Use lower case with a few exceptions: At the beginning of a sentence or quotation or as part of a title "I titled my paper 'Crime Science' because ..." As the name of a specific course: Crime Science 101 (but "I took a course on crime science.") As part of an industry-wide standard: Boston Crime Science is unique because ... Or, as part of an ...
iPhone is tricky. You have to capitalize it the way Apple does. It is a product therefore has to be labeled the way the brand does. Technically anyway you write it would be correct but if you want to be exact then capitalize the "P" only even it is a the head of a sentence.
The crucial issue here is whether the descriptive phrase in question is in fact an alias (that is, an assumed name, like "Norm DePlume") or a universally or widely used nickname (like "the Red Rascal") or a rigidly formulaic descriptive name (like "the Woman in White"—or "the woman in white") or a more variable descriptive phrase by which a person is ...
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