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    August 25, 2014

    Spice Up Labor Day with Bravado Spice Hot Sauces

    Cruising the hot sauce aisle at Whole Foods Market, I stumbled upon the three Bravado Spice sauces: Jalapeno & Green Apple, Pineapple & Habanero, and Ghost Pepper & Blueberry, increasing in heat. With varying levels of heat and sweetness, all three hot sauces are great accompaniments to chips and gr ... More >>

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    February 25, 2014

    Apple Users: Time to Update Your Operating System Like Now Thanks to "GoTo Fail"

    One of the benefits of being a longtime Apple user is that there were rarely as many viruses and bugs impacting Mac and associated products as there were for Windows. This is no doubt thanks to the more widespread use and ease of exploitation of Windows machines. But, one thing that can cause seriou ... More >>

  • Film

    January 23, 2014

    Vanessa Hudgens Proves Truer Than the Story in Gimme Shelter

    Hudgens may be the best actor from the Disney teen machine.

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    October 21, 2013

    What's Cooking This Week? Sweet Potato Bisque and Dijon Pork Chops, Plus Candied Bacon

    I love cooking for my fiancé and planning meals for us, but cooking for two often proves to be difficult. If I don't make a plan, I end up running around in circles at the grocery store and wasting half the ingredients I've bought (and I hate wasting food). Enter What's Cooking This Week - my weekl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 19, 2013

    iOS7 for iPad First Look: Apple's Fancy, Smooth New Update

    The much-anticipated update to the Apple operating system was made available for download on Wednesday. Given that I have an iPhone 4 that hasn't even been updated to OS 6 yet, I declined to bother with OS 7 for it, but my iPad is relatively new and seemed like the best way to give this new, streaml ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 9, 2013

    What's Cooking This Week? Game Day Wings, Sprouts Salad, & More

    I love cooking for my fiancé and me, but most of the time, cooking for two proves to be difficult. If I don't make a plan, I end up running around in circles at the grocery store and wasting half the ingredient's I've bought (and I hate wasting food). Enter What's Cooking This Week - my weekly meal ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 4, 2013

    Apple "Spaceship" Campus Over Budget: Here Are Five Things We'd Cut

    Apple has proposed a massive doughnut-shaped campus for their new world headquarters. Nicknamed the "spaceship," this monument to computing (and crazy) was slated to cost about $3 billion initially, but apparently the budget has ballooned to $5 billion. With cost overruns over $2 billion, Apple has ... More >>

  • Dining

    January 24, 2013

    The Dan Marino Restaurants

    The 13 restaurants that nearly made our 30 essential Texas restaurants list.

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    January 23, 2013

    500px Mobile App Pulled from Apple Store Over Boobs, Victim of Apple's Bizarre Double Standard When It Comes to Nudie Pics

    The Apple App store has an incredibly byzantine set of rules that make it almost impossible for app developers to navigate. The problem is exacerbated by the fact that the approval process is often random and unevenly applied. Take for instance the case of 500px, a mobile photo-sharing app not that ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 26, 2012

    5 Post-Holiday Juice Cleanses You Can Make at Home

    So you've made it through the piles of stuffing and gravy at Thanksgiving, the heaping plates of fried latkes and donuts at Hanukkah, and the 18 trays of Christmas cookies your aunt made. Now, you have to fit into that now super-tight fitting outfit on New Year's Eve. Shit. Well, dont worry -- we'r ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 7, 2012

    Yes, You Too Can Adopt a Manatee This Christmas Season

    This year the biggest Christmas gifts are once again set to be tablets, smart phones, booze, Fleshlights, engagement rings and anything else that will be obsolete by next summer. Sure, you could shell out big bucks for something with an Apple logo on it, but why not adopt a manatee? Yes, the Sav ... More >>

  • News

    November 8, 2012

    Patent Law: The New Cold War

    On the frontlines of the costliest battle in the high-tech world.

  • Blogs

    November 5, 2012

    What's Cooking This Week? Butternut Squash Mac 'N Cheese More

    I love cooking for my fiancé and me, but most of the time, cooking for two proves to be difficult. If I don't make a plan, I end up running around in circles at the grocery store and wasting half the ingredients I've bought (and I hate wasting food). Enter What's Cooking This Week - my weekly meal ... More >>

  • News

    October 11, 2012

    The Ten Most Corrupt Tax Loopholes

    If Mitt Romney won't tell you which need to be closed, we will.

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    October 10, 2012

    The Top Ten Most Corrupt Tax Breaks

    Did you know Apple Inc. was Irish? Did you know the mortgage interest deduction can be applied to yachts? Big million dollar yachts? Or that even though the five biggest oil companies made a collective $137 billion in revenue last year, they also got $20 billion in tax breaks? A year ago Citize ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 1, 2012

    What's Cooking This Week? Apple, Bacon, & Onion Flatbread More!

    I love cooking for my fiancé and me, but most of the time, cooking for two proves to be difficult. If I don't make a plan, I end up running around in circles at the grocery store and wasting half the ingredients I've bought (and I hate wasting food). Enter What's Cooking This Week - my weekly meal ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 13, 2012

    Comment of the Day: There's Enough Jargon In This iPhone5 Comment For All Of Us

    We have some great commenters here on Hair Balls, and it's time we paid some damn attention to them. So we'll be highlighting a Comment of the Day each morning or afternoon from the previous day's work. Maybe two comments, even. This will all be determined by a highly rigorous scientific formula i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 12, 2012

    Four Things It Appears the New iPhone 5 Still Doesn't Have

    Schiller: "We designed the iPhone 5 to fit your hand. Exactly where your money used to be."— Brent Ozar (@BrentO) September 12, 2012 I've owned an iPhone for over a few years and upgrades. I've thoroughly praised it for being an integral part of my daily life, from apps to the phone itself. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 7, 2012

    The Beatles' Rotted Apple Records Ripe for Rediscovery

    Strange Fruit: The Beatles' Apple Records Chrome Dreams, 162 mins., $19.95. While the Beatles' formation of their Apple company had roots in a tax dodge, the foursome really did (at least originally) seek to create a haven where creative types across different genres from art and film and design to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 11, 2012

    App of the Week: NOAA Hi-Def Radar's Tracks Rain, Hurricanes and More

    App: NOAA Hi-Def Radar Platform: iPhone Website: Apple Store Cost: $1.99 Anyone who knows me or reads my posts on this blog (thanks, mom!) knows I am a bit of a weather nerd and by that I mean I am a serious weather nerd. I've ranked and reviewed numerous weather apps and have an entire folder on m ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 23, 2012

    Sharif John Reid Loved His iPods & iPhones: Used ID Fraud To Buy $200,000 Of Them

    When you love Apple, you just plain love Apple. And Sharif John Reid is definitely an Apple-loving guy. Prosecutors say he used dozens of fake credit cards, all with the same name, to purchase iPods, iPhones and other Apple products in Louisiana and Texas. The Memorial City Apple store proved to b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 19, 2012

    App of the Week: No-Wait Checkouts with the Apple Store App

    App: Apple Store Platform: iPhone Website: Apple Store App Cost: Free For years I've used the self-checkout lanes at grocery stores. Years ago I was a checker at a Kroger, and I find that I'm often as fast if not faster than the checkout person -- unless I have produce -- and the line certainly mov ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 11, 2012

    Texas Joins Suit Against Apple, Publishers for E-Book Price-Fixing

    Texas joined 15 other states and the feds today in suing Apple and three publishing companies for alleged price-fixing e-books. "Colluding to fix prices violates antitrust laws and raises costs for customers," Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott said. "In this case, three of the nation's largest pub ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 30, 2012

    Five Good Reasons to Start Backing Up Your Computer Now

    Back in the late '90s when a young Justin Timberlake was touring the world with 'N Sync and people still hadn't abbreviated "electronic" mail, a funny thing happened to me -- and by funny, I really mean horrifying. I had just installed a software update on my Bondi Blue iMac and was restarting when. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 26, 2011

    What Google Music Means To The Music Industry​Google is finally launching its own music service. Google Music is a full-scale music service/store designed to compete with Amazon and Apple. Android boss Andy Rubin says they're very close to launch. About a dozen independent labels are have already joined forces with Google and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 11, 2011

    Five Staples of the Old Fogie Cabinet

    And, yes, I do mean "old fogie" and not "senior citizen." I consider "senior citizen" a neutral term for someone who happens to be advanced in years. She may not "act her age" like this gal. An "Old Fogie," however, is someone who has the traits of a stereotypical old person (though she actually mig ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 6, 2011

    5 Ways Apple Revolutionized the Music Industry

    No other company has changed the music industry as much as Apple. For the better part of the last decade, the late Steve Jobs and his co-conspirators have empowered music consumers in ways no one would have ever imagined. The monstrous iTunes store made it possible for anybody to buy music without ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 5, 2011

    Steve Jobs RIP: Apple Founder Succumbs To Cancer At 56 #SteveJobs

    Apple has passed along the sad news that it's founder, Steve Jobs, has died this evening at the age of 56. News of his death is now sweeping the web and social media is afire. The tech mogul and pioneer in personal computing had been battling pancreatic cancer for a few years now. He stepped down ju ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 30, 2011

    How to: Make Homemade Applesauce

    Apple season is here, and I love me some apples. I am a big fan of baking with them (apple crisp a la mode = heaven), but who knew applesauce was so easy to make? And why didn't anyone tell me until now? At my sister's suggestion, I gave homemade applesauce a shot this week, and let me tell you -- ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 13, 2011

    Thieves Suck: How to Protect Yourself When Your Stuff Is Stolen

    ​Sunday evening while I was out for a jog, my car was broken into and my purse was stolen. By some miracle of paranoia, I happened to have both my cell phone and wallet with me on the run, not for fear of them getting jacked, but because I'm always worried I might get lost, or need my ID if I ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 7, 2011

    Apple's iCloud and Cloud Computing: 10 Key Questions Answered

    Apple's iCloud service was introduced June 6​The Apple World Wide Developer Conference (WWDC) keynote address -- the way Steve Jobs and crew announce new initiatives to fanboys (and girls) -- was even more anticipated than usual this year, so much so that Jobs made a special appearance despite ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 15, 2011

    Mama's Got a Squeeze Box...of Baby Food

    ​We get a ton of products across our desks here at the Press offices. Mostly, they're CDs for the music guys, boxes filled with tuna and panties or alcohol-spiked chocolate milk. But we never get baby food. Until last week, when a box of Peter Rabbit Organics baby food showed up on my desk, c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 17, 2011

    Steve Jobs Absence: Huge, But How Would It Rank Against Other Big-Time CEOs?

    Steve Jobs takes a leave from Apple​Steve Jobs has once again rocked the tech world, albeit this time with his announcement that he is taking another medical leave of absence. It's huge because, to most people, Jobs is Apple, and Apple is the most hip, flexible, intuitive provider of gizmos t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 23, 2010

    Top 5 Kwanzaa Dishes

    soulchristmas​Kwanzaa was established in 1966 as an alternative to Christmas, Hanukkah and other winter holidays of the season. The festival was founded on seven principles designed to strengthen the African-American community and is celebrated from December 26 to January 1, with the Karamu f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 2, 2010

    Top 5 Kitchen Gadgets to Throw Out

    :SalihanOf course, you can always keep your turkey baster but use it to wind yarn. ​Yesterday I looked at kitchen gadgets that truly have a positive impact on our culinary creations. Even though they may require some assembly and clean-up, they are well worth the energy and expenditure. Today, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 17, 2010

    The Beatles: Eight Ways To Spruce Up Their iTunes Catalog

    ​In what was undoubtedly momentous news to the hundreds of music fans out there who haven't already a) copied their CDs of Rubber Soul and Revolver onto their hard drives, or b) illegally downloaded their entire collection, Apple made the entire Beatles catalog available on iTunes yesterday. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 16, 2010

    The Beatles: Are They Too Late For iTunes?

    ​This morning the Beatles and Apple announced, rather quietly, that the band was officially on the iTunes roster of artists, joining millions of others with their thirteen albums. In a statement to the press this morning, Apple chief Steve Jobs said, "We love the Beatles and are honored and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 30, 2010

    Apple iPhone 4: Houston Lawyer Files Suit Over Antenna "Scam"

    See you in court, Apple​Is the iPhone 4 a scam? Did Apple knowingly make an imperfect device, one which is practically designed to drop calls, and then expect owners to cough up extra cash to buy the fix?The answers to these questions are a resounding yes, if you ask Houston attorney Danny Sheena, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 26, 2010

    Spotlight On: Apple Butter

    ​Ingredients, like shoes, tend to go in and out of style. Bacon has enjoyed a long season of popularity, understandable but still tiresome. Meyer lemons and beets have become likewise ubiquitous. But what of those ingredients that seem to go out of fashion? Apple butter is an old-school, dist ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 27, 2010

    The 10 Most Useless Kitchen Gadgets

    What is this, a crappy reusable condom? Oh, it's a garlic peeler? Even worse.​Last week found many of our readers up in arms about being told they didn't need a bread machine, pasta maker, fondue pot or whatever other countertop device that sits gathering dust in 90 percent of all other kitche ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 16, 2009

    Bartender Chat - Katherine Apple of Hearsay

    ​When we walked in to Hearsay (218 Travis) last Friday night, bar manager Brinton Douglas was preparing to shoot a live segment for WB 39 on the bar's holiday cocktails. Before shooting, though, he was nice enough to take a few minutes to seat our large party. It's not every day that we get to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 27, 2009

    Skip Black Friday IRL, And Do It Online

    ​Hark, singing herald angels! Do you hear what we hear? Could it be the carols of pure bliss lyrically carousing through the annals of our fair city this fine Black Friday? Yes, indeed, 'tis the season for joy to our world! It's the sound of freedom, we reckon. Freedom from familial dining ob ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 19, 2009

    Thanksgiving Recipe: Pork Chops in Apple Butter Mole

    Photo by Jasmine&Roses​Calvin Trillin has lobbied to replace the Thanksgiving turkey with spaghetti carbonara --something to do with Columbus being Italian, I think. In the Tex-Mex Cookbook, I pointed out that Juan de Onate and his Mexican pioneers held a Tex-Mex thanksgiving in El Paso ... More >>

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    April 16, 2009
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    February 24, 2009

    The Houston Chronicle: Now Proudly Featuring Fart Jokes

    So it's come to this: In the never-ending battle to make themselves relevant to Teh Kidz, the Houston Chronicle has resorted to fart jokes.You know how Apple has, like this kind of phone thing, and there's ads that show all the crazy stuff you can do with it? (Note for oldsters: That "stuff" is call ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 13, 2007

    Did you hear it? The quiet little pop that happened when Apple sold the 100 millionth iPod last week? One hundred million of the high-tech mini-jukeboxes are now out there, each jammed with legally downloaded and, more importantly, supposedly illegally copied music. Along with all those iPods (most ... More >>

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    May 25, 2006
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    September 22, 2005


    Sunday, September 25, at the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, 2005 Lake Robbins Drive, The Woodlands, 281-363-3300.

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    April 24, 2003
  • Culture

    June 23, 1994

    The Apple of His Eye

    Max Apple memoir-ializes his longtime roommate (and grandfather)

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