| Dec 29, 2011
| 5:15 AM
When are we going to learn that government can't procure custom-designed software the same way it procures plumbing supplies or paving stones?
Reading of the suspension of Anne Arundel County's multimillion-dollar emergency dispatch system due to...
| Jan 12, 2012
| 2:47 PM
Atholton High School student Eric Lu whipped out his cellphone and displayed information about the 7.3-magnitude earthquake that occurred off the west coast of Sumatra on Tuesday. The information came courtesy of mobile application software called...
| Jan 22, 2012
| 2:07 PM
The next time you use your iPhone or Samsung Galaxy tablet, think about this: The person sitting next to you could be stealing the information you type into your email, Facebook or bank account.
Most of us realize digital thieves can infiltrate our...
| Jan 27, 2012
Here's a question that no one has asked me lately, but I'll give you the answer anyway:
What's new with the old Kindle?
Glad you asked.
The Send to Kindle app for the PC lets you send your personal documents from your Windows computer (a Mac version of...
| Feb 3, 2012
| 6:47 PM
Is iBooks Author awesome again?
Apple's new publishing program, released just a few weeks ago, seemed like a really cool piece of software that would make it possible for people to create an iBook complete with all kinds of interactive functionality,...
| Feb 6, 2012
| 1:03 PM
Global smartphone shipments grew massively last year as mobile handsets increased in capability and were made available at lower prices, according to International Data Corp.'s latest Worldwide Mobile Phone Tracker quarterly report.
In 2011, smartphone...
| Feb 8, 2012
| 8:41 AM
Nokia is cutting 4,000 jobs and will end its manufacturing in Hungary, Mexico and its home nation of Finland as it moves its phone making to Asia, the company announced Wednesday.
The Salo, Finland, factory, which is Nokia's oldest manufacturing plant,...
| Feb 8, 2012
| 2:34 PM
Microsoft Corp. will launch its Windows 8 Consumer Preview at the Mobile World Congress event in Barcelona this month. And while it may seem a bit strange to release a PC operating system at an event focused on phones and tablets, Windows 8 isn't just...
| Feb 21, 2012
Tatyana Ali appeared on "Sesame Street" when she was 6 and "Star Search" when she was 7, but nothing prepared her for the day when a school bus pulled up as she was walking down the street.
She was 12, a newly minted star of "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air"...
| Feb 29, 2012
| 9:01 AM
You don't need to touch Windows 8 on a tablet to recognize that things are very different in the next version of Microsoft's operating system.
On Wednesday, at the Mobile World Congress event in Barcelona, Microsoft released the Windows 8 Consumer...
| Sep 29, 2011
| 3:28 PM
A security software program on a stolen laptop computer captured a man giving the computer to his girlfriend as a gift after he allegedly stole it from a college dorm room in April, officials said today.
Christopher Hardrick, 22, was ordered held on $75,...