Users of the Maryland Transit Administration's bus system will be able to track buses in their area via their smartphones and other mobile devices starting this fall, one of many changes announced Monday as part of the agency's years-long bus improvement project.
Usually the point of a dating app is to meet someone online. A Baltimore startup wants to help people who met — or at least saw each other — for a too-brief moment offline. It's the smartphone version of the "missed connection" ad.
Since legalized gambling began in Maryland, tens of billions of dollars have been wagered in the state's casinos — spinning off funds for schools, the horse racing industry and local programs that have financed everything from paving and police to iPads and small business loans.
The application is called MyLaurel and is intended to be both informational and interactive. The chief function of the application is a feature that allows residents to place a variety of service requests – like reporting crime tips, downed trees, etc. The application also alerts residents during emergency situations and provides information on the city including a map of its historical locations and a directory to the city's elected officials and employees.
Maureen Royer gets an email every time Rubie's dog walker arrives that tells her not only when the visit started, but the route the Boston terrier/pug mix will take for her stroll, how long the dog was out and when she returns home.
More than 40 guests, including families, children, Harford County officials, library representatives and members of the Harford County Public Library Foundation attended the launch of the Little Leapers 3.5 program on March 5 at the Edgewood library
The popular ride share company Uber began urging Baltimore users this month to help "save" it, declaring that "Uber's future in Maryland is in jeopardy." Uber's PR campaign was spurred by regulators wading into the same controversy that already hit cities across the county as Uber and other technology-fueled ride sharing companies disrupt the local taxi cab market.
A new $1.13 million code enforcement platform will transform the county's work on around 80,000 code enforcement requests each year from a tedious, pen-and-paper process to a digital one that allows inspectors to spend more time in the field
The proposed merger between Comcast and Time Warner highlights the vast gap between the imagined world the broadband industry's critics and the real world in which these companies must compete. The companies that use the broadband Internet are making six to eight times the margins of the allegedly monopolistic companies who provide it — the exact opposite of what you'd see if the price gouging accusation was real.
Hundreds of miles of new fiber optic cable are lighting 21st-century ambitions across Maryland: Economic development officials imagine businesses opening or expanding thanks to more robust Internet connections. School administrators envision students using more electronic resources. Some folks just look forward to dumping their dial-up modems.
TESSCO Technologies supplies 30,000 different products to the wireless industry, the vast majority of them the sort that the nation's cell phone users don't see or hardly notice. The company's pretty low profile itself, but it's coming out of the shadows with a new branded line of products.
On Friday, Apple will release the latest version of its flagship phone, the iPhone 5S, along with a colorful budget conscience model, the iPhone 5C. As with other product launches, the new phones are expected to be in demand, so much so that area retailers have geared up for the occasion.
The Baltimore County library system is working to meet the challenge of customers who expect more, who do not want to turn pages, but to click buttons on their Nooks, Kindles, iPads or home computers. Perhaps no public service provider is evolving as fast as local libraries in meeting changing demand from users.
As you move through the ordinary activities of your everyday life, you're leaving an electronic trail rich in data about your whereabouts, your interests and your relationships. That's information of keen interest — and not only to marketers. As recent revelations about two National Security Agency surveillance programs show, at least some of those digital details are being collected and analyzed by the government.
CD players are going the way of the ashtray, roll-down windows and white wall tires. Chevrolet is the latest to join the ranks of automakers like Ford who have ditched physical media players in favor of music streamed through onboard systems and auxillary music devices like smartphones and iPods.
Mika J. Cross, a human resources manager for the U.S. Department of Agriculture, sometimes uses a laptop issued by the agency. But she is far more likely to check email or collaborate with colleagues on one of her two personal computers.
Laurel High School performs "Willy Wonka," teachers achieve National Board Certification, Chesapeake Math and IT Academy distribute iPads, Board of Education holds public hearings on the proposed FY14 operating budget.
Regardless of whether the president and Congress strike a deal or take the nation headfirst over the "fiscal cliff," federal taxes for some Marylanders will increase next year — and under some scenarios the pain could be worse than in other states.
Retailers striving to remain relevant are experimenting with new concepts at malls across the Baltimore region and elsewhere this holiday selling season. Specialty retailers are opening even more specialized stores, targeting specific segments of shoppers.