Tuesday, December 25, 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…
Thursday, December 13, 2012
A look at notable items on the Creve Coeur Police blotter.
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Friday, September 7, 2012
If you've ever called me, I'm asking you to do it again.
On my desk, underneath a pile of books and other items, sits a Rolodex. My father-in-law gave it to me roughly 15 years ago. I've kept it with me, even though I haven't put new information in it for years. And truth be told, the contacts in there have probably changed their phone numbers and email addresses more than once since. I got out of practice with that old reliable, thanks to the onslaught of computers, and in my Patch experience, an iPhone that was full of pictures, phone numbers and other data. I wish I hadn't. Just last week, I used it to take this photo, of my father-in-law, helping prepare our home for the rain we all expected from the remnants of Hurricane Isaac. It was one of the last things I did with that phone. On Friday…
Tuesday, February 28, 2012
Here is a roundup of police activity in Creve Coeur as directly reported from the Creve Coeur Police Department between February 20-February 26, 2012.
2/20/12 A Victim reported that between 1148 hrs and 1158 hrs he had 2 speakers and 2 car amplifiers stolen from his vehicle which had been parked on the 1st floor of the Conway Garage. There was no force to van. 2/20/12 A subject was arrested for assault and property damage after an incident on the parking lot of the St. Louis Bread Co. 10550 Old Olive-West. The suspect became irate at another patron for unspecified reasons. He was later taken to the hospital for treatment and evaluation. 2/21/12 A subject was arrested by detectives for investigation of embezzlement from Patriot Coal. Released pending application for warrants. 2/21/22 A patient at Mercy Hospital reported her I-Phone was stolen from her room while she was taking a shower. …
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…
Thursday, October 6, 2011
Upon hearing of Steve Jobs's death, Patch Regional Editor Holly Edgell recalls how her first Apple product changed her from a PC to a Mac.
I confess to feeling a bit like a member of an exclusive club when I enter the Apple Store at the St. Louis Galleria. But I was a late Apple adopter. I never really got the Mac "thing." In college (circa 1990), one of my journalism classes met in lab where we used Macintosh Classics. Thinking of a Mac-loving friend, I asked myself, "What's so great about this computer?" I remained strictly PC as technology advanced and streamlined through the 1990s and early 2000s, both at home and in the newsrooms where I worked. First came the iPod The watershed moment came when I was teaching at Florida A&M University in 2005: Apple gave the faculty members iPod Classics. The cool factor was immediately apparent: the design struck me as light years …
Thursday, April 14, 2011
Free feature lets you take Creve Coeur Patch with you wherever you go.
Thursday, April 14, 2011
The mobile Patch app is finally here, which means you can now take us everywhere. The iPhone app went live Thursday in Apple’s App Store and features a variety of ways for you to stay connected and keep up-to-date about what’s going on in your community. For starters, the Patch app will consist of all the things you see on the website, including community news, weather, local business listings and events in the city. You can read the latest articles on the city council’s recent vote, the best place to grab lunch and stay informed of police news. Share your thoughts by commenting on stories, uploading photos and business listings. You can even share your favorite stories and/or business listings with your friends on Facebook or by e-mail. …