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  • Here's a holiday treat -- free downtown parking [Ellicott City]

    Attention holiday shoppers and diners! Howard County Executive Ken Ulman announced recently that all historic Ellicott City parking lots will be free now until Jan. 1. This means that the downtown district's parking lots B, C and E are free, in addition...
  • New app 'Quist' delivers LGBT history on the go

    New app 'Quist' delivers LGBT history on the go
    Thirty-two years ago this week, tennis pro Martina Navratilova was outed in a New York Daily News article. Ten years before that, lesbians picketed outside a lesbian-oriented bar whose owner was reportedly hostile to the growing gay liberation movement....
  • Baltimore firm welcomes FDA's final rules on mobile medical apps

    Baltimore firm welcomes FDA's final rules on mobile medical apps
    WellDoc Inc., a Baltimore-based company that makes mobile apps to manage chronic disease, welcomed the Food and Drug Administration's announcement Monday of final rules governing the development of mobile medical apps. "It does put us at ease that we're...
  • Anne Arundel police develop app for reaching officers in schools

    Reaching the police officer at an Anne Arundel County school — there's an app for that. A new app developed by an Anne Arundel school resource officer lets anyone with a smartphone unobtrusively tap in a message to the officers whose beats are...
  • School safety by smartphone

    This week, Baltimore County school officials started distributing hand-held metal detectors to school resource officers to help in the effort to keep weapons off campus. At the same time, Anne Arundel County made an app for students to submit tips about...
  • Dan Deacon releases app for concert interaction

    Dan Deacon releases app for concert interaction
    Dan Deacon's live shows have always incorporated the crowd, whether it's a dance battle among fans or a call-and-response chanting session. But now he's taken the crowd interaction a step further with his first app. Available for iPhone and Android...
  • Putting the forecast in the palm of a (small) hand

    Putting the forecast in the palm of a (small) hand
    Growing up in and around New York City, where the weather can be as fickle as a Yankee fan, Justin Berk was bitten by the forecasting bug. After earning his degree in meteorology from Cornell University, Berk did a five-year stint at WBAL-TV before...
  • Ulman unveils parking app for historic Ellicott City

    Ulman unveils parking app for historic Ellicott City
    Historic Ellicott City is now the first town in Maryland to offer a free smartphone parking app, making it easier for visitors to find available spaces. Howard County Executive Ken Ulman announced the app's launch last week in front of the Howard...
  • Google Chromecast Gets 100-Plus Web-Video Channels, with On-Screen Guide

    Users of Google's $35 Chromecast TV adapter now have access to more than 100 channels of free web video -- including shows from ABC, CBS, Fox, NBC, Comedy Central and Hulu -- on their HDTVs, along with a guide-like interface to navigate them through...
  • Lana Del Rey's Updated Classic Helps Build Buzz for 'Maleficent'

    A 90-second trailer for "Maleficent" -- Disney's film starring Angelina Jolie as Sleeping Beauty's beguiling nemesis -- aired during the Grammys on Jan. 26, set to Lana Del Rey's subversive cover of the classic "Once Upon a Dream." The trailer has since...
  • Troy Wolverton: Samsung sets lofty goals, but misses them, with Galaxy S5

    Just because Samsung is the world's biggest smartphone maker doesn't mean it makes the world's best smartphones. The company's new Galaxy S5 is a case in point. It's a decent device that includes a few neat features. But its design is pedestrian at best....
  • Delray Affair adds car show to crafts festival lineup

    The Delray Affair has grown to earn the distinction as the largest arts and crafts festival in the Southeastern United States. Locals know it for its eclectic mix of art, eats and entertainment. Now in its 52nd year, the outdoor fair stretches over 12...