Wednesday, December 26, 2012
If you got a new smart phone this holiday season, be sure to add these apps to help make life a little easier while you're on the go around town.
A smartphone makes a great gift for yourself or for someone else. But receiving a smartphone is a bit like buying a pet: the fun parts also come with some work and some adjustments. Downloading apps that make life easier and incorporate local information is like training a puppy. It results in less hassle and more fun. The major difference between a smartphone and your computer is that it’s tough to see the whole Internet on that little screen. Apps are simply ways of displaying something you usually do on your computer’s web browser, but in a simpler and more elegant way that makes sense on a little screen. Each app is represented by a small square icon that you touch once to launch its features and functions, whether it be GPS navigation…
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
The two men planned to steal an iPhone "from an Asian," the men told officers, according to a police report.
- POLICE & FIRE
- Joe Scott
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
A second man has been charged in a robbery on the Delmar Loop in which two men forcibly stole a cell phone from a man. The men told officers they planned to steal an iPhone “from an Asian,” according to a University City Police report. Justin Shakespeare, 18, of the 600 block of Jefferson Street in St. Charles, was charged Nov. 21 with second-degree robbery. Darien Lewis-Wilke, 18, was charged with the crime Nov. 17. University City Police said Shakespeare and Lewis-Wilke approached the man, who was sitting at a table in the Ranoush Restaurant and Hookah Bar on Delmar Boulevard. One of them grabbed his cell phone, which was sitting on the table and they began to leave. Police said the man followed Shakespeare and Lewis-Wilke and tried to …
Thursday, March 29, 2012
What's the worst broken or lost phone story you have?
Drop your phone in the toilet? Run over it with your car? Give it to your 3-year-old daughter and haven't seen it since? Your story may be worth the price of a brand new phone and more! A Lake Saint Louis-based insurance company is offering cash prizes for stories on how carelessly people treat their mobile devices. According to a release from Stuckey & Company, an insurance provider that focuses on hard to get specialty insurance programs, the company is accepting 30-90-second video entries that show how integral iPhones and iPads are in peoples' lives, how carelessly people treat them and how easy it is to lose or damage them. One lucky winner will get a $2,500 grand prize; three runners-up will get a $500 prize. Video entries will be …
Wednesday, February 8, 2012
The Target in Brentwood is participating in the trade-in offer that gives customers a store credit for their used electronics.
If you have an iPod, iPhone or iPad that you are ready to get rid of, take it to Target and the store will give you a gift card in return for the device. The Brentwood Target store is participating in the trade-in offer. Town and Country store staff tells Patch that customers can trade in online or in-stores. However, customers must work with a member of the Target Mobile staff if making the trade-in at the store, so check your local store for its hours. According to the St. Louis Post Dispatch, Target is offering the deal at more than 1,450 retail locations through a partnership with NextWorth. The offer runs through Feb. 11. The Post-Dispatch reports the following trade-in amounts: Click here for more information on the offer. Although…
Monday, December 26, 2011
If the holidays brought a new mobile device into your life, add the Patch App for the Android or the iPhone.
Patch for iPhone keeps customers connected to the latest news, weather, local business listings and current events happening in their neighborhood. Patch’s app will keep you engaged and mobile by delivering 24/7 local community coverage. Features include: Plus, you can save anything from favorite stories to business listings direct to the iPhone for easy offline access. Customer opinions are extremely valued, so please send app feedback to the Patch team! Patch Places for Android is the go-to directory of local businesses in 800+ Patch towns. Any Patch community can be selected to connect to a mobile directory of every place nearby with Patch Places for Android. From local businesses and organizations to government offices and public parks…