MOBILE, Ala. - Are you looking to build your dream house for less? Some perspective homeowners are taking the term "Do-It -Yourself" to a new level.
Now, with a series of clicks at your computer, you can build a customized blueprint yourself and send it off to the builder...no architect necessary, thanks to sites like theplancollection.com and eplans.com . Buyers can tweak the prints to their liking, adding extra trimmings or downsizing.
There are some downsides. Prints bought online don't account for local building codes in your area. The cost to revise the plan could wipe out the savings you had. And, a plan out of a book assumes a one-size fits all approach. Also, when you buy a plan it doesn't take account of the specific lot where you'll be building.
Google has a solution to those annoying robocalls. You know, the numbers that call you, and play a recorded message? Its solution works similar to its gmail spam filter, using a computer algorithm to automatically identify the nuisance numbers and add them to a blacklist.
And, the Google Play Store app has gotten a facelift. The new 4.0 version of the Play Store app started rolling out yesterday. If it hasn't hit your device just yet, hold tight. You should expect a much lighter design, that helps make the content stand out more.
The facelift should make for a happier app searching experience.
That's your Daily Tech.
The Spanish Fort Toros won their second consecutive 5A State Championship, defeating Muscle Shoals 35-14.
Global civil rights icon Nelson Mandela, whose legacy is ending South African apartheid, has died.
Mobile County Sheriff's Office arrested 27-year-old John Hicks and 22-year-old Amber Trawick for a number of meth related charges including chemical endangerment of a child and trafficking illegal drugs.
JPMorgan Chase & Co. says about 465,000 users of a prepaid cash card may have had their personal information hacked.
Mobile Mayor Sandy Stimpson returned to the Port City Thursday, December 5 after spending several days in Hamburg, Germany for the Aviation Forum 2013.