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Android app turns phone into tiny weather station

Newer Android devices, including the Galaxy S III smartphone and the Nexus 10 tablet, are equipped with atmospheric pressure sensors that could lead to better forecasts.

Tuesday - 02/12/2013, 04:38am EST

Tags: michelle basch, pressurenet, weather, Android

Fighting local crime is in your hands, literally

Those too busy to talk with neighbors or attend community meetings with local police officers can still team up to fight crime where they live.

Thursday - 12/27/2012, 04:01am EST

Tags: michelle basch, crime, nixle, next door,

'App economy' isn't slowing down

Around the world, the consumer appetite for apps seems to be insatiable.

Wednesday - 11/28/2012, 04:18am EST

Tags: Jeanne Meserve, smartphones, jobs, technology

Shopping apps changing the game this holiday

Cyber Monday is expected to see major sales this holiday season, beating Black Friday experts say because of comparison shopping apps.

Monday - 11/26/2012, 12:38pm EST

Tags: shopping apps

TSA app estimates delays, security lines

Other than checking in online - there is now more you can do to speed things up at the airport thanks to the Transportation Security Administration.

Wednesday - 11/21/2012, 04:50am EST

Tags: megan cloherty, iPhone, TSA

Red Cross finds apps popular in emergencies

Mobile apps are becoming an important part of emergency preparedness and management, a new survey shows.

Monday - 09/17/2012, 04:12am EDT

Tags: emergencies, Rosemary Frisino Toohey, Red Cross

Red Cross app offers help in severe weather

A new app from the Red Cross allows users to let friends and family know they're OK in the event of a severe weather emergency, among other features.

Tuesday - 08/28/2012, 06:39am EDT

Tags: michelle basch, Red Cross, hurricane isaac,

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App aims to make biking better

Bikers will still have to pedal to get from point to point, but now they can check ahead of time to see if their route is hilly or includes a shortcut.

Friday - 08/10/2012, 09:29am EDT

Tags: Kate Ryan, bike planner, kevin webb, bicycling

Sawbuck Realty raises $3.5M for house-hunting iPhone app

D.C.-based Sawbuck Realty has raised $3.5 million in a Series A funding round led by Revolution Ventures and The JBG Cos. Managing Partner Robert Stewart, money that will support Sawbuck's house-hunting app HomeSnap.

Monday - 08/06/2012, 12:01am EDT

Tags: Sawbuck Realty, real estate, iPhone

Friday the 13th ice cream delivered to your door

A company that's becoming synonymous with ordering up a ride home is offering summer treats -- and only Friday, July 13.

Friday - 07/13/2012, 04:07am EDT

Tags: Uber D.C., ice cream,

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