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  • Blogs

    June 20, 2013

    Twitter Improves Notifications, Gives Users More Control

    Notifications from any app or Web site can be annoying. By default, most of them leave virtually all notifications on from the start. That means stupid pop-up windows on your phone or an inbox full of e-mails about things you have zero interest in. With Twitter, for quite some time, notifications we ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 27, 2013

    Find Your Next Meal with the New Version of the Houston Press Mobile App

    If you're one of the many Houstonians who have already downloaded the Houston Press mobile app you know just how handy it is to have the Press with you wherever you have your smartphone. Today we're happy to announce that we're taking things up a notch with the new and improved version of our mobil ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 27, 2013

    Brand New Version Of The Houston Press Mobile App Available Now

    If you're one of the many Houstonians that has already downloaded the Houston Press mobile app you know just how handy it is to have the Press with you wherever you have your smartphone. Today we're happy announce that we're taking things up a notch with the new and improved version of our mobile ap ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 27, 2013

    Get Your Mobile Concert Listings With the New Version of the Houston Press Mobile App

    If you're one of the many Houstonians that has already downloaded the Houston Press mobile app you know just how handy it is to have the Press with you wherever you have your smartphone. Today we're happy announce that we're taking things up a notch with the new and improved version of our mobile ap ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 6, 2013

    App of the Week: City of Houston 311 App Has Promise, but Needs Work

    App: City of Houston 311 Platform: iPhone, Android Website: iPhone Site Cost: Free The city's 311 hotline is one of the easiest ways to circumvent the hassle of city government. The idea originally was to route non-emergency problems away from 911 and create a first line of defense against the typi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 12, 2012

    Free WiFi at Houston's Airports But Grab It Quick, Ends Soon

    Both George Bush International and William P. Hobby airports will have free wi-fi thanks to Google Play (yay!) but only through the end of September (boo). As we reported in July, Houston airports don't have the extended free wi-fi amenities that many others in the country do. As part of a multim ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 14, 2012

    App of the Week: AroundMe Points You in the Right Direction

    App: AroundMe Platform: iPhone, Android, Windows Mobile Website: AroundMeApp.com Cost: Free (with ads), $2.99 (without) One of the most usable features of any smartphone is its mapping technology. In essence, the smartphone is a simplified GPS tracker and because of Google's open mapping technology ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 20, 2012

    App of the Week: Dragon Dictation and Dragon Go!

    ​App: Dragon Dictation and Dragon Go! Platform: iPhone, Android Website: http://www.nuance.com Cost: Free So, let's say you decided earlier in 2011 that you were going to upgrade your iPhone 3GS to an iPhone 4. Let's also say that you were impatient and had no desire to wait until, supposedly, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 29, 2011

    Google-Map Your Way Through Bush & Hobby Airport Terminals

    The interiors of Houston's two airports are part of a launch of a new Google Maps for Android feature that lets you determine where the hell you are inside of big places like malls and department stores. Bush Intercontinental and Hobby are part of the 18 U.S. airports mapped out in the app. "Wheth ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 26, 2011

    What Google Music Means To The Music Industry

    techonzo.com​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

    August 17, 2011

    What Google & Motorola's Marriage Means To The Music Industry

    The Daily Beast​Google stunned the tech world last week when it tied the knot with Motorola for $12.5 billion. But it's the music business that should be raising its brows at the union. Like any typical suitor, Google weighed Motorola's considerably large assets in its decision to get in bed ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 15, 2011

    App of the Week: Avoid Speed Traps, Red-Light Cameras with Trapster

    Trapster on the Android platform.​App: Trapster Platforms: iPhone, Android, Blackberry, Windows Web site: Trapster Cost: Free The red-light cameras are back on again. After much voting, debating and suing, running a red light with a camera will cost you...again. But, one way to help you p ... 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

    June 1, 2011

    App of the Week: Three Hurricane Tracking Apps Just in Time for Hurricane Season

    Hurricane is about as good as it gets for tracking storms on your phone.​App: Hurricane Platforms: iPhone Web site: Apple Link Cost: $3.99 App: iHurricane HD Platforms: iPhone, Android, Windows Mobile Web site: Download Link Cost: $2.99 App: Hurricane Tracker Platforms: iPhone Web ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 6, 2011

    App of the Week: Ranking Nine Popular Weather Apps

    Even weather Hercules Jim Cantore could use some app help now and then.​My name is Jeff, and I'm a weather nerd. When I was very young, my father, an avid outdoorsman, would flip on the old-school weather channel on early cable television that consisted of nothing more than the current Houston ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 3, 2011

    App of the Week: GasBuddy

    Find cheap gas with GasBuddy.​App: GasBuddy Platforms: iPhone, Android, Windows Mobile Web site: GasBuddy.com Cost: Free People love their cars in Houston. More specifically, people love their enormous, gas-guzzling, monster-mobiles. With the turmoil in the Middle East driving gas prices ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 22, 2011

    Houston Rodeo: Now There's an App for That

    Houston Rodeo: Where high tech meets low tech.​Last week members of the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo's marketing and public relations team held a press conference to present some of the rodeo's new-for-2011 offerings, chief among them a feature-rich smartphone app meant to improve all aspe ... More >>

  • News

    April 29, 2010

    It's Five O'clock Somewhere: We're So App-App-Appy

    The Houston Press partners with GoTime.com in the quest for cheap drinks.

  • News

    April 29, 2010

    It's Five O'clock Somewhere

    We scout out happy hour in Houston.

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