With lake levels dropping, some Lake Michigan beaches are making a comeback — just in time for summer
The shift doesn’t mean shoreline communities are in the clear. Many are still working to preserve what’s left of disappearing bluffs, repair crumbling paths or get ahead of the next rise.chicagotribune.com
Man used gay dating app to target person he eventually killed, deputies say
HOUSTON – Harris County deputies have charged a former convict with capital murder in the death of a man they said he targeted for robbery using a gay dating app. Deputies said he opened an account on an app called Grindr to find people to rob. According to deputies, Davis told them he turned on Betanzos once he was in his apartment, knocking him unconscious. Police said Davis told detectives that he used a scarf to strangle him. Deputies said Davis told detectives that he poured bleach on the Betanzos’ body in an effort to destroy evidence, and drove off in the dead man’s truck after taking his iPhone and iPad.
Cha-ching: These 4 apps could save you thousands
Shop SavvyFirst up, it’s an app called Shop Savvy. Shop Savvy works with you while you are in the store shopping for whatever you want. Melissa Thomas, a mother raising three teenage daughters in Katy, uses Shop Savvy all the time. Ad“I just went on the Shop Savvy app and scanned the barcode of the jeans I wanted,” Thomas said. The very same pair of jeans.”Get more info about Shop Savvy here.
5 apps to help you meditate when you need a break from this crazy world
While it would be great to have your toes in the sand on a peaceful beach, or be perched up on a mountainside with incredible views while you meditate and relax your mind, that can’t always be the case -- especially as we navigate through life during a pandemic.
Level-up your tech with these helpful KPRC 2 apps
From phones to tablets, from smart TVs to smart speakers, KPRC 2 has some apps that will help make your new tech even better. You’ll get to watch any videos that we post, plus you can watch KPRC 2 News live whenever we have a newscast. AlexaYou can use your voice to get the latest news and weather with KPRC 2′s Alexa skill. Tap “More” and then tap “Skills & Games.” Tap the search icon and type “KPRC.” Tap on the KPRC skill you want to install and configure it. You can read more about what Alexa devices can do and see a demo of the KPRC skill here.
Say goodbye to toll stickers and hello to this easy-to-use app
HOUSTON – Texas drivers can now ditch those toll stickers on their windshields and opt-in on a new toll app to pay their fees. Uproad’s Andrew Peppard is based in Texas and to KPRC 2 about the benefits of this technology and how it can ease the stress of navigating toll roads. Subscribers who don’t already have a toll payment account will receive toll discounts, but there is a small membership fee to get this perk. There is also a 15% transaction fee every time a toll is paid. AdThe technology lets drivers manage their account all in one place, without the headaches associated with toll prices, mischarges or mailed toll bills.
HL OBSESSIONS: Here’s a list of Courtney and Derrick’s favorite apps to help keep you sane
If you’re a regular viewer, you may be familiar with Houston Life’s monthly segment, HL Obsessions. Once a month Courtney and Derrick share some of their favorite products with us all. They are focusing on free apps you can download to help you with exercises, cooking, your finances and entertainment. Full disclosure: Courtney and Derrick are not paid or compensated by these companies at all, these are simply apps they love. On a clear night you can basically hold your phone up to the sky and it maps out what you’re looking for.