| 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...
| Mar 9, 2014
| 2:13 PM
SEOUL/JAKARTA (Reuters) - South Korea's pioneering mobile messaging apps have taken their oversized emoticons to Indonesia, intent on breaking the dominance of BlackBerry Ltd's BBM messaging service in one of the world's most active social media markets....
| Mar 8, 2014
| 12:00 PM
Lucian Grainge has a vision for the future of the music business that bears scant resemblance to the traditional record company playbook.
He is putting songs on smartphones in Africa, reviving moribund American record labels and making Lorde into a...
| Mar 7, 2014
| 1:37 PM
Parents have a new ally in the effort to clean up their kitchens and improve their children’s eating habits—and their own.
“Kids are hugely interested in the cooking shows like Iron Chef, said Jodie Shield, co-author of Healthy Eating,...
| Mar 5, 2014
| 5:51 PM
Hey, moms and dads: How many times has this scenario played out for you?
First, you ask your youngsters if they’ve brushed their teeth before bedtime. They say yes, and then you ask, “Really?” After a pause, they admit the less-than-...