Are all cab rides created equal? Not in Denver. As described in our current cover story, "Street Fight -- Are Denver Cab Companies Ready for an Uber Bumpy Ride?," unique state rules mean no two Denver taxi companies are alike in how they operate and what they charge riders. Add to that various power ... More >>
Larkburger, the burger chain born in Edwards, is taking its service to a new level. The company has teamed up with LevelUp, a free iPhone and Droid phone application that allows users to pay-by-phone at more than 3,000 shops and restaurants across the U.S. Really, all customers need now is for Lar ... More >>
You know that awful feeling when you approach the spot where you parked your bike only to find that some or all of it has been stolen? Well, a new smartphone app -- whose makers are now looking to tap into the Denver market -- is designed to give victims of bike theft a glimmer of hope at a time whe ... More >>
Necessity is the mother of invention, and when Cindy Lichfield needed a way to photograph her jewelry without getting the usual hot spots, strange reflections and strong shadows that often show up in pictures of metal and stone, she invented the Cloud Dome -- a plastic translucent dome that diffuses ... More >>
Happy National Margarita Day!It's National Margarita Day, and although that's not an official holiday, several local restaurants are getting into the celebration with specials today. Among the party places:
Trip to DMV? Noooo!Save your tips for the best DMV in Denver, because I've already been. For most of us with day jobs, going there -- especially if you're from out of state and need a driver's license and to register your car -- involves going to two locations, taking a day off work and spend ... More >>
OK computer: the EchoKast app logoHey, there, is that a portable recording studio in your pocket, or are you just happy to see us? Both? Ah, yes. We are pretty easy on the eyes. Oh, and you must have the installed the EchoKast app, which allows you to record, edit and playback live audio on your iPh ... More >>
Flickr photo by dyobmitDazbog Coffee understands that its undercaffeinated, too-tired-to-function customers may not always remember their wallets -- and so the stores are offering a payment method that doesn't require a wallet. "Everyone has their cell phone before their wallet these days," s ... More >>
Smart phones can already do all sorts of clever things, like tell you where the nearest medical marijuana center is located. But can they help you tell a sample of Green Crack from G-13 Haze? If Strain Brain makes good on its word, they will soon be able to -- courtesy of the company's stra ... More >>
craftcans.comCraft brewers and craft beer fans have a particular fondness for April's Fool Day. Here are some of the good jokes we've seen so far. From CraftCans.com When [Oskar Blues's] newest offering, Twen Teny Triple Imperial Stout, hits shelves it will be far and away the strongest can ... More >>
It's no secret that smartphones have changed the way we experience music, but most of the apps we've seen thus far have been spotty, poorly realized cash grabs that have little or nothing to do with the artists in question.
Apple introduced its Facetalk app in the computer App Store today, charging $0.99 for it's video chat platform. Google, meanwhile, is in the midst of a contest where users create video demos of the company's apps and users vote on the winners. Both companies continue to stride into overlappi ... More >>
For those old enough to remember, the website was once a novelty, a nebulous idea that companies knew they had to have, but nobody was really sure how or why. These days, it's kind of the same thing with smartphone apps, speculates Amy Burkhardt, a first-time businesswoman who recently co-fou ... More >>
Matt Johnson is the owner of Mindful Software, LLC, an iOS developer that just released the app Group Trivia, a trivia game that hopes to bridge the gap between online and local play while providing a perfect way to waste a few minutes at a time. With iOS becoming such a popular medium for de ... More >>
Robot Unicorn Attack was a great game, but the Erasure soundtrack and generally puffy visuals might have turned off people who have been looking for something more, ahem, metal. That's really the only reason to release the heavy metal edition, but it's reason enough for us.
Occipital is a Boulder startup that just hit the big time. The company's just been acquired by eBay on the strength of its RedLaser app for iPhones, which scans barcodes, allowing users to compare prices on the go. As part of its big push into mobile shopping, eBay has reduced the price of R ... More >>
Last night and this morning, thousands of people across the nation roughed it outside Apple stores to be among the first, well, thousands of people to poke the touchpad of the new iPhone 4. What's so great about this new doo-hickey? It has a camera, it's skinnier and it lasts longer withou ... More >>
Sure, there are guitarists who'll say that no software will ever come close to emulating a '65 Deluxe Reverb or a Marshall JCM800. But the folks at IK Multimedia have been doing a pretty good job emulating those amps as well as effects for a while now. Earlier this month, the company came out with ... More >>
From apple.comRenting a B-cycle? Use this.B-cycle, Denver's cool, month-old bike-sharing program, has up and gone all technological. This week, B-cycle rolled out a free iPhone app that tells users how many shiny red B-cycles are available at each station, ready to rent. It also tells users h ... More >>
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Upon reading the "go fast beer at mice" message spelled out on the Sloan Lake-area sign in the above photograph, I was confused. Immediately I imagined that it might be advertising a new instant-pick lottery game based on a popular smart phone application that allowed gamers to fling mugs o ... More >>
There were a lot of new iPhones opened on Christmas Day, and that was a big present for the Colorado Department of Transportation, which created its own iPhone application in November to help people measure whether they are too drunk to drive.
Nostradamus predicted Twitter, but he never thought Facebook would be as big as it is.The end of the year -- and the decade -- is just around the corner. So it seemed like a good time to pull out the old crystal ball and look ahead to the year and decade to come. Predicting technology is a f ... More >>
A Flickr photo.The Denver Public Library has long been hip to technology, whether it's offering DVD selections that rival Blockbuster or allowing patrons to download tawdry B-movies from its website. Now the institution's getting into the smartphone craze, having developed a mobile website o ... More >>
AT&T: Sucks like an ElectroLuxHere's a free tip for all you tech entrepreneurs looking at making an "iPhone killer:" Concentrate on the phone's Achilles heel, its service. People love the phone, but all too often the service simply sucks. Actually, it's unfair to single out Apple/AT&T for a ... More >>
Denver-based Coathangr, a social media service aimed at the fashion conscious (read about it here), has just made it easier than ever to collect your friends' opinions about that pair of pumps on sale -- or to let them giggle at a distance when you spot a fashion disaster out and about -- wit ... More >>
The Denver Post is a little late to the fart party. Today, the Post had a story about the court battle between two Apple iPhone app creators -- one of them based in Loveland -- over the phrase "pull my finger." The same story was covered by other local and national media last month. (Click here to ... More >>
Okay, so I already wrote about the urbanspoon iPhone app, but just after I filed that blog, I went out back for a smoke (brrrr) with Sean, the IT guy who first introduced me to the gadget in question, and he showed me a couple other sweet (and marginally creepy/nerdy) things it can ... More >>