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.
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.
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.
Whoever said a picture is worth a thousand words didn't take Ravens wide receiver Torrey Smith into account.
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.
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
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.
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.
Faulty Apple maps directions that lead to Alaska airport runway reactivated
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.
FDA lays out regulations for mobile device apps that work like medical devices
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Denny's jumped at the chance to capitalize on Apple's new iPhone with a clever social media ad.
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.
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