Site uses social media to track illness

Sickweather.com uses social media updates to follow outbreaks of the flu, allergies and other illnesses around the country. Sickweather scans Facebook and Twitter for posts about sickness and gathers the data to form an interactive map showing the areas with the most statuses about infections.

Tuesday - 10/08/2013, 02:24am EDT
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Quick fix for troublesome iOS 7 bug

Many iPhone and iPad users are reporting a pesky bug that's making it difficult to use iMessage and other features. Apple is promising an operating system update, but here's a quick fix.

Monday - 10/07/2013, 07:42am EDT

iPhone finder checks local Apple stores for 5S in stock

A simple tool helps determine if the in-demand gold or silver iPhone 5S is available in stock at a local Apple store. By plugging in a ZIP code, users can see which stores have gold, silver, or gray models on hand.

Thursday - 10/03/2013, 06:10am EDT

Torrey Smith, wife make special announcement via Instagram

Whoever said a picture is worth a thousand words didn't take Ravens wide receiver Torrey Smith into account.

Wednesday - 10/02/2013, 02:27pm EDT

Some millennials choose apps over car ownership

Smartphone apps are making it easy for millennials to snub car ownership. A new study finds that apps make it easier for those wtihout cars to access alternative transportation options from bikes to buses to rental cars.

Wednesday - 10/02/2013, 08:10am EDT

5 things to remember when shopping for a computer

Buying a computer can be overwhelming. With so many choices, finding the right device for you is a challenge. Data Doctor Ken Colburn has five things to remember

Wednesday - 10/02/2013, 08:07am EDT

Marky Ramone on old school punk, digital future

Marky Ramone, sole survivor of the longest-running lineup of punk pioneers The Ramones plays 9:30 Club Wednesday night. He is embracing the digital age to better connect with fans.

Tuesday - 10/01/2013, 09:40am EDT
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Coffee shops target WiFi hogs

Coffee shops and WiFi go together. Most coffee houses offer a free connection to the Internet, but some customers abuse the perk. Now some cafe owners are fighting back.

Monday - 09/30/2013, 02:50pm EDT

Apple maps route to AK airport runway reactivated

Faulty Apple maps directions that lead to Alaska airport runway reactivated

Friday - 09/27/2013, 11:40pm EDT

Facebook allows user to edit status posts

Facebook has introduced a new feature that allows a person to edit his or her own status update. In the past, a poster would have to delete and recreate an update, losing Likes and comments. Available Friday online, the feature will soon be included in Android and iOS.

Friday - 09/27/2013, 11:40am EDT

FDA lays out rules for some smartphone health apps

FDA lays out regulations for mobile device apps that work like medical devices

Thursday - 09/26/2013, 10:00pm EDT

Reclaiming space iOS7 took from your iPhone

Many may not realize when they upgraded their iPhone's operating system, they lost 3.1 gigabytes of space. So it'll soon be time to clean out the cobwebs on your phone.

Thursday - 09/26/2013, 08:19am EDT

On anniversary of Paul McCartney death rumor: What if Twitter existed?

It's been 44 years since the first published report of a rumor that Beatle Paul McCartney was dead. In this digital age, we asked journalism experts how the "Paul is dead" story might have played out if Twitter existed at the time.

Thursday - 09/26/2013, 03:59am EDT

5 tips for better smartphone photos

Maximizing the features built into a smartphone's camera while minimizing its limitations is the key to taking better photos. Photographer Cederic Terrell offers five easy tips to take better pix.

Wednesday - 09/25/2013, 03:57am EDT

Software for iPad detects physical problems, pain

New motion analysis software, loaded onto an iPad, can help athletes and their trainers figure out why they're not performing up to their potential. Local company Spark Motion's clients include NBA, NFL, MLB, and NHL team.

Tuesday - 09/24/2013, 08:21am EDT

Google Glass peers toward future of wearable computers

Google Glass isn't available to the public, but its development is sparking buzz and interest in the possibilities of wearable computers. WTOP gets a chance to experiment with Google Glass, thanks to Data Doctor Ken Colburn.

Thursday - 09/19/2013, 06:47am EDT

LivingSocial expands beyond daily deal email

LivingSocial is seeking to reinvent itself again. The District-based company rose to fame with its daily deals, but plans to change into a Web site and mobile app where people can browse for deals.

Monday - 09/16/2013, 08:46am EDT

Ambient noise at coffeehouse stimulates creativity

The superior beans, roasting, and free Wi-Fi apparently aren't the only reasons many love hanging out in coffeehouses. Research shows the ambient noise enhances creativity.

Monday - 09/16/2013, 07:20am EDT
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Denny's tweaks gold iPhone with tweet

Denny's jumped at the chance to capitalize on Apple's new iPhone with a clever social media ad.

Wednesday - 09/11/2013, 08:17am EDT

Groundbreaking Apple iPod Classic fades toward obscurity

With the immediate future of iPhone clear, the future of a groundbreaking Apple mobile device is less clear. The iPod Classic is apparently entering the twilight of its life.

Wednesday - 09/11/2013, 06:19am EDT
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