| Sep 3, 2014
| 10:10 AM
A new Howard County web and mobile application is trying to make notifying the government of a downed tree or pothole as easy as sending a text.
Wednesday, county officials launched Tell HoCo, an app that directly connects citizens with the agencies...
| Jul 17, 2014
| 10:33 AM
Hoopla Hooping proved to be a big hit at the Abingdon branch of the Harford County Public Library on Tuesday afternoon.
Approximately 64 participants, urged on by family and friends, dipped, shook and shimmied to keep their Hula Hoops going in the...
| May 14, 2014
| 10:04 AM
The Laurel city government has launched a smartphone application that city officials say make the municipality more accessible to the public.
"It's really city government in your hand," said Mayor Craig Moe. "The most important thing is that once people...
| Apr 30, 2014
| 8:38 AM
On a rainy night in late March, the studio of WTMD (89.7 FM) looked more like the buzzing set of a classic variety show than home to Towson University's public radio station.
Members of the Baltimore indie-rock group Celebration checked the sounds of...
| Dec 11, 2013
| 5:00 AM
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...
| Sep 23, 2013
| 5:04 PM
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...
| Jul 31, 2013
| 7:27 AM
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....
| Dec 15, 2012
| 10:30 AM
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...
| Nov 15, 2012
| 3:14 PM
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...
| Oct 14, 2012
| 1:19 PM
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...
| Oct 18, 2012
| 9:27 AM
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...
| Aug 29, 2012
| 11:34 AM
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...