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  • Blogs

    July 8, 2014

    Texas Glory From Your Couch: San Jac EarthCam Goes Live

    The Statue of Liberty, Mount Rushmore, the Hagia Sophia and now the San Jacinto Monument. Webcam manufacturer EarthCam's latest monument live cam hit the internet yesterday, right here in Texas, at the San Jacinto Monument. The camera is 540 feet in the air.

  • Blogs

    March 4, 2014

    Facebook's Paper App is Stylish and Interesting, but Has Critical Flaws

    For years, Facebook's mobile development has been oddly haphazard. From the painfully inconsistent upgrades to its flagship app to the random release of various apps for an array of different needs (Pages, Photos, etc), it has felt more like the mobile team at FB was divided up into about 20 differe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Music

    January 30, 2014

    Fly Like an Eagle

    107.5 FM is now the only classic-rock game in town.

  • Blogs

    November 27, 2013

    Does Anyone Prefer Gmail E-Mail Threads? I Thought Not

    Since e-mail began, it was always sorted the same way. Every e-mail received ended up in an inbox including replies, forwards and everything else. Google has attempted to change all that by sorting emails in the form of a conversation thread. The idea is to make e-mail more like a text message conve ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 8, 2013

    App of the Week: Houston Developer Creates Interesting Weather App in Weather Line

    App: Weather Line Platforms: iPhone Web site: Product Website Cost: $2.99 I love weather apps, so when given the opportunity to test out one released only a couple weeks ago from a local Houston developer, I obviously took it. Randy Jones worked in the oil industry, but decided to take a shot at op ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 6, 2013

    Honeymoon Tech: The Five Most-Used Apps From My Vacation

    I got married recently and, naturally, my wife and I took our honeymoon immediately following. In our case, we went to St. John in the U.S. Virgin Islands. Because I work in a tech field, I tend to not go on vacation without some computer technology on me. For my honeymoon however, I opted for only ... 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

    August 2, 2013

    The Electronic Traveler: Complaints About Google Maps and Facebook

    Yes, I am one of those people with an iPhone who did not upgrade to iOS 6 simply because I enjoyed the standard Google Maps app. But, on this road trip, I have to admit there is one thing that drives me absolutely crazy: re-sizing the screen. While a tap focuses in closer and a tap of the arrow gets ... 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

    July 6, 2012

    App of the Week: Google Chrome Finally Available for iPhone

    App: Google Chrome Platform: iPhone, iPad Website: App Store Cost: Free With all the upgrades to iOS over the years, one thing that has lagged has been browser technology. The built in Safari app for iPhone is fine, but has a number of limitations that make it a less than desirable option for peopl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 21, 2012

    I Need More Spotify! App to Offer Streaming Radio Service

    We've already talked about how Houston absolutely loves One Direction, Carly Rae Jepsen and Gotye, that somewhat fun, catchy pop music that the regular radio stations play ad nauseum according to Spotify. Now the service is adding one more feature to it's already growing stature -- and it might kick ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 15, 2012

    Always Evolving: 64 Years Of Brian Eno's Best Nonproduction Work

    Although he has more than 15 solo albums to his credit, Brian Eno's legacy in terms of popular music will always be defined by his work with others. Whether it was his time as a member of Roxy Music or his nearly 40-year production career, his best-known works have always come in the form of collabo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 12, 2012

    App of the Week: iCab -- A Highly Recommended Alternative to Safari

    App: iCab Platform: iPhone, iPad Website: iCab Mobile Cost: $1.99 One of the great innovations of cell phone technology is the ability to use the web on a phone in much the same way you use it on your computer. When the iPhone first emerged, Apple's Safari browser was included and it was a revelati ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 10, 2010

    iPod: Happy Anniversary, You Little Devil

    Can somebody please tell us what the hell Firewire is? Nine years ago today - November 10, 2001 - Apple unveiled a new kind of MP3 player known as an iPod. About the size of a deck of cards, the device contained five gigabytes of memory, enough for about 1,000 songs, and cost $400. Four. Hundred. ... More >>