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  • New safety app now available to LSU community

    September 9, 2014 3:23 PM

    BATON ROUGE - LSU launched a new app Tuesday designed to make the task of reporting emergencies or crimes easier for students, staff and faculty of the university. LSU Shield, available for free on both Android and iOS operating systems, will make reporting emergencies with more timely and accurate... more »
  • German Court parks ridesharing service Uber

    September 2, 2014 3:41 AM

    BERLIN, Germany - A court has issued an injunction barring ridesharing service Uber from operating in Germany, the latest shot in a fight with the country's taxi drivers. The state court in Frankfurt ruled that Uber can't offer its services without a specific permit under German transport laws, news agency... more »
  • Taxi drivers celebrate Berlin's Uber ban

    August 14, 2014 6:33 AM

    BERLIN, Germany - Berlin taxi drivers are celebrating a decision by authorities to ban the ridesharing service Uber from operating in the city. The Berlin Taxi Drivers' Association said Thursday that the move means its members aren't put at a disadvantage by having to abide by rules that Uber doesn't.... more »
  • Cabbies take issue with ride sharing company looking at Baton Rouge

    June 11, 2014 10:11 PM

    BATON ROUGE - At least one new company is interested in setting up a ride sharing business in Baton Rouge. Wednesday night, Metro Councilmen John Delgado and Ryan Heck introduced changes to an existing city law that would allow transportation companies like Uber, Lyft and Sidecar to operate in... more »
  • APSO releases smart phone app for crime info

    May 12, 2014 10:56 AM

    NAPOLEONVILLE - The Assumption Parish Sheriff's Office announced the release of "AppArrest", an application for smart devices allowing residents to access parish law enforcement information. APSO said the app will allow users to access information about registered sex offenders, stay updated on wanted persons, access crime maps, and submit... more »
  • Jet Magazine goes digital

    May 7, 2014 7:44 PM

    NEW YORK- No more print publications for Jet magazine.It's transforming into a digital app. Jet first hit newsstands at the beginning of the Civil Rights movement in 1951. Jet is the number three magazine in the African-American market with about 720,000 subscribers. It was conceived by Johnson... more »
  • Wake up and smell the bacon

    March 6, 2014 7:48 PM

    MADISON, WISCONSIN- Oscar Mayer says its developed a bacon-scented app for the iPhone for people who want to wake up to the smell and sound of sizzling bacon to draw them out of bed. To emit a small puff of bacon, the user needs an external device that plugs... more »
  • Disney digital movie app

    February 25, 2014 7:21 PM

    LOS ANGELES- Fans of Disney movies will now be able to store movie purchases online and play them back over Apple devices and computers. Disney launched a digital movies app called Disney Movies Anywhere. It coincides with the release of the movie "Frozen" on digital platforms. Users... more »
  • Apple says no to local DWI checkpoint app

    October 9, 2013 10:30 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Apple denied an attorney's attempt to push the locations of DWI checkpoints to people's smartphones. Jarrett Ambeau created the app that lists the locations of checkpoints where authorities are checking to see if people behind the wheel are intoxicated. Ambeau said the technology company said the app... more »
  • Technology helps drunk drivers avoid jail time Play Video

    August 21, 2013 10:35 PM

    BATON ROUGE - There's an app for that. A Baton Rouge lawyer says he's taking advantage of social media, by helping out drivers who enjoy an occasional drink. "I'm not there to argue with anyone," said Jarrett Ambeau of Ambeau Law Firm, LLC. "Or to change antibody's view.... more »
  • Crooks targeted by new cell phone app Play Video

    August 12, 2013 9:37 PM

    GONZALES - Detectives in Ascension Parish are getting tips instantly and anonymously. "It's absolutely one hundred percent full proof anonymous," Ascension Parish Sheriff Chief Deputy Tony Bacala said. The 'APSO Tips' app is available for all Android and iPhone users and gives residents a new way to stay... more »
  • Parents worry app lets kids swap inappropriate pictures Play Video

    June 27, 2013 10:38 PM

    BATON ROUGE - There's a smartphone app giving kids the opportunity to share inappropriate photos and some parents are clueless. It's called Snapchat. It promotes itself as a fun-private way to exchange pictures. The photos swapped among friends only appear on the screen for a few seconds. An... more »
  • State Police shows off suspicious activity app Play Video

    May 10, 2013 11:52 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana State Police showed off a free app today designed to let people quickly report suspicious activity using their phones. The "See Something, Send Something" app is part of a initiative between intelligence centers across the U. S. People can take pictures of suspicious activity they... more »
  • IRS says quit checking so much

    February 14, 2013 7:26 PM

    The IRS requests taxpayers stop checking its website and phone app every few minutes for updates on when their refunds are going out. It says its "Where's my refund?" feature is being overwhelmed. Instead of checking every five minutes, the IRS says check the site once a day. The agency... more »
  • CATS bus-tracking app launched Play Video

    January 29, 2013 5:39 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Capital Area Transit System unveiled its new tracking system today, designed to give passengers more information about their bus and route. The free application for iPhone and Android devices, called "RouteShout," tracks up-to-the-minute arrival times of buses for each stop. CATS also launched a map-tracking... more »
  • App may help track impact of coastal losses

    January 21, 2013 8:15 AM

    HOUMA - An Internet-based app under development may help a Web app may help document the disappearing culture of south Louisiana communities are they are displaced by coastal erosion. Called "Vanishing Points," the app is being developed by Florida International University student Sandra Maina, the National Center for Atmospheric... more »
  • Facebook updates iPhone app to speed it up

    August 23, 2012 12:03 PM

    NEW YORK- Facebook wants to address what's perhaps the biggest complaint with its iPhone app: It's releasing an update that's faster. Facebook Inc. says it is launching the newest version of the app on Thursday. Rather than add a slew of new features, the company says it rebuilt it from... more »
  • Romney to announce VP pick by smartphone app

    July 31, 2012 2:07 PM

    WASHINGTON - Want to be among the first to know who Mitt Romney picks for a running mate? There's an app for that. Romney's campaign on Tuesday announced an iPhone and Android application to alert supporters when Romney makes his vice presidential pick. The campaign promises they can find out... more »
  • Location app Foursquare to focus on exploration

    June 7, 2012 2:48 AM

    NEW YORK - Foursquare is best known for letting smartphone users tell others about the restaurants and other places they are at, but people are increasingly using it to find nearby places to go to. Now, the mobile app is getting a makeover that turns the focus to this sort... more »
  • Apple's app store downloads

    March 5, 2012 11:24 AM

    CUPERTINO, CA. - more than 25 billion apps have been downloaded from Apple's app store. The downloads according to an Apple news release come from more than 315 million iPhones, iPads, and iPod touches. The app store has more than 550,000 apps, some of which are free. ... more »
  • Looking for work? There may be an app for that

    February 7, 2012 7:11 AM

    SAN FRANCISCO - Looking for a promising career in a lousy economy? A new study suggests you're apt to find it in the apps built for smartphones, computer tablets and Facebook's online social network. The demand for those applications has created 466,000 jobs in the U.S. since 2007. That's... more »
  • Visit BR launches smartphone app

    September 27, 2011 5:21 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A free "app" for your smartphone highlights what Baton Rouge has to offer. It's called Go BR and it works like a personal tour guide. Visit Baton Rouge launched the app as a resource for both visitors and locals. "The app will tell people where to... more »
  • App makes reporting drainage, road issues easy

    September 20, 2011 4:35 PM

    GONZALES - Have a ditch that needs to be dug out? Seen a stop sign knocked down? Now there's an easier way to get the problem fixed in Ascension Parish. Just snap a picture with your phone and send it directly to Ascension Public Works through a new app,... more »
  • WBRZ now streaming video on iPhones

    May 9, 2011 7:06 PM

    BATON ROUGE - If you can't make it home in time to watch WBRZ on your TV, there's an app for that. The free WBRZ app for iPhones now has the ability to stream News 2 broadcasts live in the palm of your hand. To see the video,... more »
  • Confession app now available for iPhone

    February 8, 2011 5:43 PM

    BATON ROUGE- An app made to help explain the confession process is now available for iPhone users. It's called "Confession: A Roman Catholic App" and it's available on the iTunes App store for $1.99. It will help you through the sacrament and gives you a personal examination of conscience.... more »
  • WBRZ app available for iPhone

    February 16, 2010 7:08 PM

    There's a new way for you to keep up with the news from WBRZ. It's as simple as using your iPhone. Download the new WBRZ application from the iTunes app store, and you're connected to continuous news, no matter where you are. The app is free, and you get constant... more »

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