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    November 6, 2013

    Armed Robbers Stormed and Raided the Oak Lawn HQ of an App-Maker Yesterday

    The armed robbery yesterday afternoon of the the Oak Lawn headquarters Trivie wasn't a random holdup. The app-maker's office is on the third floor of a plain retail-and-office building between Hall Street and Rawlins, hardly an obvious target, and the robbers were methodical. According to police, t ... More >>

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    November 4, 2013

    Restaurants Are Ditching Paper Menus, and That's Not Good News

    My iPhone and I are currently not on speaking terms. While I couldn't begin to guess what I have done to damage our relationship, my laundry list of grievances is growing more quickly than my backlog of software updates. My home button works with such irregularity I'm convinced it's being passive ag ... More >>

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    May 24, 2013

    The Stars' New Logo Seems to Have Leaked

    Many in Dallas have no doubt been eagerly awaiting the June 4 unveiling of the Dallas Stars' new logos and uniforms. Probably not as many as are eager to glimpse Buster the Armpit Lion on the Mavs' new duds, but logo changes always generate a bit of buzz. It looks like Stars fans won't have to wait ... More >>

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    January 30, 2013

    Why Are there So Many Douchebags at Dallas Shows? A Simple Guide to Etiquette

    It occurs to me that, at Dallas gigs, there are a greater than average number of people who I would politely refer to as rapscallions. That is, they seem determined to waste the time, energy, and patience of the average gig-going person like me or you with a series of tiresome antics. None of these ... More >>

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    January 30, 2013

    Dallas Police Finally Break Silence on Fruit Ninja Incident [Updated]

    In case you missed it, the Dallas Police Department tweeted the following over the weekend: "@DallasPD: I just sliced 38 fruit in Classic Mode on Fruit Ninja for iPhone!" This was followed quickly by a retraction: "Our apologies for the fruit Ninja tweet sent earlier. One of our kids played the game ... More >>

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    December 19, 2012

    Taking A Closer Look At Ascension's $20,000 Coffee Machine

    If I'm writing this blog post too quickly it's because I just got back from Ascension Coffee and I'm a very thorough journalist and I really wanted to capture a short video that demonstrates some of the characteristics of espresso and crema and it took me multiple attempts to get a good take with my ... More >>

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    November 8, 2012
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    October 19, 2012

    More Of A Food Critic's Absolute Worst Food Photography

    If you've ever tried to snap a photo of your dinner plate in a dark dining room you know it can be difficult to make things look as delicious as they taste. For full reviews I have a professional photographer, but when I'm out and about on my own time, all I have is my iPhone. The results (as my c ... More >>

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    May 11, 2012

    100 Favorite Dishes, No. 94: Smoked Ham Mac and Cheese at The Porch

    To prepare for this fall's Best of Dallas® 2012 issue, we're counting down (in no particular order) our 100 Favorite Dishes. If there's a dish you think we need to try, leave it in the comments, or email me. And now the real reason I went to The Porch comes to the surface: I'd heard good thing ... More >>

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    May 10, 2012

    100 Favorite Dishes, No. 95: Dan-Dan Noodles at Royal China

    To prepare for this fall's Best of Dallas® 2012 issue, we're counting down (in no particular order) our 100 Favorite Dishes. If there's a dish you think we need to try, leave it in the comments, or email me. Royal China has been banging out beef and broccoli for almost four decades, but it's t ... More >>

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    May 9, 2012

    100 Favorite Dishes, No. 96: Elotes: Everywhere

    To prepare for this fall's Best of Dallas® 2012 issue, we're counting down (in no particular order) our 100 Favorite Dishes. If there's a dish you think we need to try, leave it in the comments, or email me. I'm not going to spend a second trying to point out Dallas' best Elotes rendition; the ... More >>

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    May 8, 2012

    100 Favorite Dishes, No. 97: Jalapeno Poppers at City Tavern

    To prepare for this fall's Best of Dallas® 2012 issue, we're counting down (in no particular order) our 100 Favorite Dishes. If there's a dish you think we need to try, leave it in the comments, or email me. Too often, bar snacks are relegated to frozen staples, dropped in a deep fryer till th ... More >>

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    May 7, 2012

    100 Favorite Dishes, No. 98: Arepas at Zaguan Latin Cafe

    To prepare for this fall's Best of Dallas® 2012 issue, we're counting down (in no particular order) our 100 Favorite Dishes. If there's a dish you think we should try, leave it in the comments, or email me. Not every sandwich has to be a full-service gut bomb. Sometimes you just want a little ... More >>

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    May 4, 2012

    100 Favorite Dishes, No. 99: The Bone Marrow at the Meddlesome Moth

    To prepare for this fall's Best of Dallas® 2012 issue, we're counting down (in no particular order) our 100 Favorite Dishes. If there's a dish you think we should try, leave it in the comments, or email me. Meddlesome Moth's menu takes some careful navigation. The mussels are a safe bet, and t ... More >>

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    April 6, 2012

    Pink Slime, Oysters and Gummy Tater Tots: The Week In Dallas' Food Scene

    Baseball is officially here. I ran over to the Katy Trail Ice House to test an iPhone app and snapped this shot while I was there. Rangers fans are out in full force. If any of you find your way to the stadium this weekend, here's some food you might want to check out. I'll talk about that iPhone a ... More >>

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    February 29, 2012

    Grimes Is Very Comfortable Being a Cyborg, Thanks

    On "Circumambient," a track from 23-year-old Claire Boucher's latest album, Visions, she sings, "Oh baby I can't say/That everything is OK/Cause I have problems/And I don't know how to solve them." The Montreal musician's third full length and first for 4AD navigates body and mind in order to solve ... More >>

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    January 31, 2012

    Oak Lawn's Artsiest Whip

    ​ We can infer a few things about this car's mystery driver: an appreciation for elegant, if mature, BMWs; the desire to snarf some Chipotle, as evidenced through this sweet ride's location last night on Lemmon; and an ambition toward counter-cultural paint jobs with a gentle, perhaps unintentiona ... More >>

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    January 26, 2012
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    January 9, 2012

    Burning Hotels Ensure "Party Rock Anthem" JUST WON'T DIE

    Burning Hotels - Party Rock from Burning Hotels on Vimeo. I'm not going to say why*, but I spent good portion of New Year's Eve randomly listening to LMFAO's "Shots" on an iPhone as I was driven VERY SOBERLY around town. I'm not proud of it, and I also don't remember it. Cue Burning Hotels. The l ... More >>

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    January 4, 2012

    Run on in Temple Run

    Welcome to another edition of Geek-Offs, where you'll find the perfect distractions to help you muddle your way through hump day each week. It's a rare day when you see an app in the iTunes store that has a 5 star rating (for the current rating at least, and 4 ½ stars for all versions, but who's c ... More >>

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    November 11, 2011

    The Curse of the iPhone at the Dinner Table

    Two men and an iPhone​"Is it just you dining?" "Yes, my waitress, I'm a sorry solo sap. Thank god my iPhone can keep me company." I tweeted that exchange from Princi Italia, the subject of this week's restaurant review, while enjoying one of the nicer lunches I've had in some time. Two days ... More >>

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    July 15, 2011

    Now You Can Crack Open a Beer With Your iPhone

    DviceThe Opena!​In the department of tech-additions-you-must-have ... Two Australian geniuses (Rob Ward and Chris Peters) have invented the perfect iPhone case: one that can open your beer. They're calling it "the Opena," and, according to the fancy pants video, it slides out of the back of ... More >>

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    July 12, 2011

    Polyphonic Spree Releases "Bullseye," Its First Single in Four Years, As Interactive App

    ​ Back in June, we got word that an interactive-app-as-music-video for the Polyphonic Spree's first single in four years, "Bullseye," was en route. And, indeed, said app comes today, the first single on frontman Tim Delaughter's recently relaunched Good Records Recordings label via Louisiana's Moo ... More >>

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    March 24, 2011

    Presenting! The New Village Voice Best Of App

    Download the App in the iTunes Store, or search "best of " in the App Store.​A few months ago we announced the launch of the Dallas Observer iPhone app, (which is completely free, dudes), and now we have a new one for you: the Best Of.. Village Voice Media App. Before we get a breathy announcement ... More >>

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    March 24, 2011

    And Now, Our Best App Ever: The "Best Of" App

    Allow me to introduce you to The Company's Best Of app for the iPhone, which has just launched to great acclaim. Long story short: Need to know best place to get a strong drink? Done. Best convenience store in which to eat a meatball sub? Boom. Best record store? Click. Download from the iTunes stor ... More >>

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    January 12, 2011

    Don't Mince Words, Jon Stewart. How Do You Really Feel About Downtown-Based AT&T?

    ​Verizon announced yesterday that beginning next month, it too will offer service via the iPhone -- thus ending iPhone users' long national nightmare known as AT&T exclusivity. Jon Stewart's so excited by the news he used some seven minutes at the top of last night's Daily Show  to celebr ... More >>

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    December 29, 2010

    Dallas Attorneys Take on Apple, App-Makers in California Federal Court Over Privacy Issues

    Flickr user: Sigalakos​Today's Washington Post offers this heads-up: Last week in U.S. District Court in California, Greenville Avenue-based personal-injury attorney Majed Nachawati and West End-dwelling personal-injury attorney Jeremy Wilson filed a class-action suit in which three locals, among ... More >>

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    December 2, 2010

    News Delays Launch of iPhone, iPad Apps and "Subscriber Content." Till When? Dunno.

    ​A couple of weeks back we noticed that The Dallas Morning News would begin offering very special "subscriber content"on December 14, the same date the paper intended to launch its new iPhone and iPad apps. Publisher Jim Moroney wouldn't offer any further details about's banner anno ... More >>

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    November 15, 2010

    Dallas News to Erect Paywall Next Month

    ​At the end of August there was that report noting that The Dallas Morning News was about to put much of its staff-written content behind a paywall, leaving only Associated Press pieces and 150-word breaking-news briefs as gratis offerings. Publisher and CEO Jim Moroney told us that wasn't quite a ... More >>

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    October 29, 2010

    Restaurateurs Struggle to Match App to Appetite

    ​The website for Fearing's is a pretty good model of restaurant website design. It doesn't sing, or waste time on Flash graphics that never load properly. It helpfully provides menus and hours and allows patrons to make online reservations. Fearing's iPhone app is somewhat less impressive. Th ... More >>

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    September 1, 2010

    Listomania: Five Music-Related Applications Steve Jobs Could Have Debuted Today.

    Apple teased us with this image.​Earlier today, Steve Jobs unveiled "Ping," a new social media platform within iTunes. We think it's going to really take off--as well as solidify Apple's burgeoning reputation as the future Cyberdyne systems. In this light, we propose a few apps that Jobs could-hav ... More >>

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    August 2, 2010

    No App Yet for Your Fried-Food Appetite at Fair

    The fried Cokes are that way, folks.​Visitors to the State Fair of Texas will have to wait at least a year before they can use their iPhones to instantly locate the closest fried cookie dough stand. State fairs in Ohio and Indiana this week announced plans to roll out iPhone apps that will al ... More >>

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    June 24, 2010

    Get Happy! And App-y

    To get the Happy Hours App, click here or search Happy Hours in the iPhone App Store.​In this week's cover story, Jesse Hughey and the editorial monks working in the stoney basements of the Dallas Observer have cataloged 50 bars and clubs happy hour specials.The really, really awesome ones. But ... More >>

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    June 10, 2010

    Apple Loves a Food App

    ​Apple released its list for the Apple Design Award's top 10 applications for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch. Among them were sweetly addictive time-killing games (what, no Angry Birds? At least they included Doodle Jump), creative tools (Brushes for iPhone, TabToolKit) and yes, Jamie Oliver's 20-Min ... More >>

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    January 19, 2010

    Well, There Will Be Another Budget Shortfall, Most Likely, and Every Penny Helps

    Spike Johnson​Earlier this morning, a picture you might have espied on FrontBurner a little while ago showed up in the Unfair Park in-box with the subject header, "Dallas City Hall for sale - a steal for 900k." At about 9:45 a.m. I spoke with the guy whose number is on the sign, and he claimed to ... More >>

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    January 5, 2010

    The Waaaaayaaaaaiting is the Hardest Part

    ​Okay, so I did a little experiment. I was waiting for my computer to start up yesterday morning and I thought "Damn, I hate waiting." You're familiar with that feeling I assume. I'm not necessarily an impatient person. Traffic doesn't ruin my day. I'll let folks with just a few items cut in ... More >>

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    November 9, 2009

    What'll Save Radio Shack? The iPhone, Duh.

    ​On Friday, Radio Shack issued this terse press release: "As part of its ongoing mobility strategy, RadioShack is pleased to announce that it will introduce Apple's iPhone 3G and iPhone 3GS in a limited number of company-owned stores in the Dallas-Fort Worth and New York City metropolitan areas be ... More >>

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    September 15, 2009

    Wanna See What's on Those iPhones Mayor Tom's Sending to Corporate Bigwigs?

    Kim's wrapping up her piece from Mayor Tom's State of the City address at the downtown Sheraton this afternoon. And she's got a nice photo of Leppert holding one of those nifty iPhones he's sending to corporate honchos across the country in the hopes of convincing them to relocate to downtown Dallas ... More >>

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    June 25, 2009

    Dallas-Based Big in Japan Is, Like, This Close to Launching ShopSavvy For the iPhone

    Forbes today is but the latest in a long line of media outlets to celebrate Big in Japan's made-in-Dallas ShopSavvy app, currently available only for the T-Mobile Android. The Stemmons Freeway-based developers are rushing as fast as they can to get their bar-code-scanning, price-checking app to the ... More >>

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    March 17, 2009

    iNeed March Appness

    Red Knight Learning SystemsI have an iPhone. I have an infatuation with March Madness. See, what I need/want/crave is a union of the two titillating entities. Like, perhaps, a 3D basketball shooting game App! Anyone? Okay you, Dallas Observer Jill Of All Trades Sarah Johnson, take it away ... ... More >>

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    February 24, 2009

    A Wolfenstein at the Door: Id's Still Working On a New iPhone App, But There is Quake Live

    A screenshot from Wolfenstein RPG for your cell phoneMesquite-based id Software's but moments away from unleashing its browser-based Quake Live, and in advance of that momentous open-beta occasion, John Carmack talks to MTV Multiplayer today about everything happening at id these days (everything ex ... More >>

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    February 20, 2009

    This Or That: The Jonas Brothers? Or Just Another Crappy Local Band?

    Alright, so this one's a trick question, admittedly. See, the JoBros are locals at this point, as this USA Today article from this morning so dutifully depicts.But the above clip, which ran on Saturday Night Live last weekend is a pretty funny look at the Jonas Brothers as time travelers. Worth the ... More >>

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    December 16, 2008

    Blockdot Goes on the iPhone Apps "Gold Rush" With Chicktionary

    The latest issue of Newsweek IDs the latest and greatest way to make money since Ponzi schemes: iPhone applications. Says one Austin-based developer, "It's kind of a gold rush." Which, nice segue, leads us to the media release that landed in the in-box a couple of days back from yet another Dallas-b ... More >>

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    August 1, 2008

    At the Anatole, John Carmack Got Gamers Quaking in Their Booties

    Amazing how we got any work done around here about 13 years ago. At this very moment, thousands of gamers are wandering the Hilton Anatole looking to get their annual QuakeCon on. Jason Ocampo of live-blogged the warm-up press conference last night -- and, wow, sounds like id Software guru J ... More >>

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    July 11, 2008

    Razorboy Checks In From Canada, Where Their iPhones Work

    How very Hef of you, Daryl Reaugh. Funny posting from Daryl "Razor" Reaugh on his official Dallas Stars blog today -- something about the new iPhone. Only, he's not referring to the second-gen phone that's thick as a brick for most of the frustrated early birds. Nope, Razor's in Canada at this very ... More >>

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    December 21, 2007

    More Holiday Gift-Giving Suggestions

    Look, I have no idea whether this is legit or not, but you've got less than an hour to decide for yourself. Because, see, Dallas-based "Iphone Trendz" claims it's selling that hardest-to-find Christmas present: a single unlocked 8G iPhone "compatible with any GSM Wireless carrier in the world," whic ... More >>

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    November 5, 2007

    Dr Pepper's Ahead of the Advergame!

    Jesper Juul of the University of Copenhagen recently published the comprehensive history of the "match-three" game -- a la Bejeweled, Luxor and Chuzzle. Which is apropos of nothing, except this morning Dr Pepper and Dallas-based Imaginuity New Media -- which is actually an online ad agency that hand ... More >>

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    August 27, 2007

    One Local Attorney Says You Might Not Wanna Hack Your iPhone Just Yet

    So, here's the Web site containing all the info you'll need to hack your iPhone. Only, not so fast, says one local attorney interviewed today by Computerworld, which is trying to figure out whether the modifications violate the U.S. Digital Millennium Copyright Act. "It's an extremely grey [area], b ... More >>

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    June 29, 2007

    Our First and Last iPhone Post Ever

    We don't need a reason to hang out at NorthPark, but those who chose the mall rather than Knox-Henderson to wait till the 6 p.m. iPhone frenzy made the right move. Like our new Friends, Justin and Bobbie at left. Today, some of us formed a lunch posse and hit the NorthPark Center food court for some ... More >>

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