Tim Matheson is best known for playing Eric "Otter" Stratton in the 1978 cult comedy "Animal House," and VP John Hoynes on TV series "The West Wing." But the esteemed actor and sometime director has a 40-year career with many highlights. He provided the voice for "Jonny Quest" and has appeared in dozens of films and TV shows, including "Yours, Mine and Ours," "Magnum Force," "Fletch," "The Virginian," "Bonanza," and "CSI." He currently plays Dr. Brick Breeland on the CW'… Read more
While Super Bowl attendees fight frostbite in New York, most other Americans will be watching the game on comfy couches, with their phones or tablets in hand.
Checking player stats, following Twitter hash tags, and smack-talking the other team on Facebook are all standard practice, but multitasking doesn't have to stop there. Here are a few more apps to add to your home screen during the Big Game.
Get your game on: FanCake Once you start FanCake-ing, it's hard to stop. Before the game, users make predictions, like who will win, which player will get the most yardage, … Read more
Intel plans to close its app store designed originally for Netbooks and later for other devices such as ultrabooks.
The Intel AppUp Center will close March 11, according to a note posted on the site.
The site provides little further clarification as to why the store is closing, beyond saying that "by closing Intel AppUp center, Intel will be able to focus more than ever on developing the next generation of platform innovation."
An FAQ states that "some applications do require communication with the AppUp client and may not work after May 15th, 2015."
An Intel … Read more
Feeling a bit of iPhone 5S envy? After all, that built-in fingerprint sensor is pretty cool.
Small wonder, then, that rumors point to a similar sensor in the Samsung Galaxy S5. But you don't have to wait for that phone or abandon your current one just to reap the benefits of biometric security. Now, there's an app for that.
ICE Unlock Fingerprint Secure adds camera-powered fingerprint scanning to your smartphone's lock screen. That's not quite the same thing as the iPhone's scanner, and it's not nearly as efficient -- but it does work. Sort … Read more
Hair, makeup, and gender-bending fashions aside, what singer/songwriter Boy George does best is write a prime pop tune. I'm thinking about chart-topping '80s singles like "Do You Really Want to Hurt Me," "Time (Clock of the Heart)," "I'll Tumble 4 Ya," "Church of the Poison Mind," "Karma Chameleon," "Miss Me Blind," "It's a Miracle," and "The War Song." His later, more dance-oriented solo material and DJ gigs won a club following.
With the March 25 release of "This Is … Read more
About 105 million people used the Opera Mobile Store from Opera Software in December, a statistic big enough to rank it as the fifth largest app store, the Norwegian browser maker said Tuesday.
The company's app store offers 200,000 mobile apps for a variety of device types with a variety of operating systems -- Android, Symbian, BlackBerry, iOS, and Java.
The top type is a Java app, but in 2013, Android apps nearly matched it, accounting for with 42.7 percent of downloads, Opera said.
New users grew by a factor of 1.7 compared to 2012, Opera … Read more
The cold, hard walls between mobile native apps and HTML5 wobbled a bit on Tuesday morning, as Google announced that Chrome Apps will now work on the two most popular mobile platforms.
Chrome Apps are HTML5-based single-serving applications, more than just a mere Web site, that will work on Windows, Mac, and Chrome OS without having to open your browser first. However, because they're based in Chrome and can't function without it, they've been criticized for "breaking" the Web.
Google opened up a developer preview of the Apache Cordova "toolchain" for wrapping Chrome … Read more
Tomfoolery, a company co-founded by former Yahoo employee Kaku Srivastava, that makes apps to improve collaboration and communication in the workplace, might soon be acquired.
Yahoo is currently in the "advanced stage" of talks with Tomfoolery to acquire the app-maker for $16 million, the Wall Street Journal reported on Tuesday, citing people who have knowledge of the discussions. The Journal's sources couldn't say whether the Tomfoolery apps would remain available or if the technology would be used internally at Yahoo.
Yahoo has been on an acquisition-spree since Marissa Mayer took over the company in 2012. Earlier … Read more