Maybe you know her from her four comedy albums, "Without You I'm Nothing," "I'm Still Here Damn It!," "Everything Bad and Beautiful," and "I Love Being Me, Don't You?" Or perhaps you remember her groundbreaking work on TV series "Roseanne," her critically acclaimed turn in Martin Scorsese's "The King of Comedy," or even one of her books or music albums. Or perhaps you've caught her offering up cultural criticism on Bravo's "Watch What Happens Live." No matter how you've … Read more
Ingress, an augmented-reality Android game from Google's Niantic Labs unit in which players try to conquer territory in the real world, will come to iOS in 2014.
Arriving on the scene a year ago, the closed-beta software Ingress has been gradually updated with bug fixes and new features. One thing that hasn't changed is the absence of an iPhone version, even though Google generally tends to support Apple's mobile operating system.
The mixture of new software and hardware improvements is enough to make apps running on the iPhone 5S more crash-prone than those on other iPhone models.
Apps running on the iPhone 5S crash twice as often as those available on the iPhone 5 or iPhone 5C, data from mobile app analytics company Crittercism shows. The information, which was presented to All Things Digital and published on Friday, comes from analyzing "hundreds of millions of apps," according to the tech site.
The reason for the increased crash instances might actually be a hardware problem. Although app developers were able … Read more
The infamous "blue screen of death" seems to have expanded from Windows PCs to iPhones.
Several iPhone 5S owners report that their phones are turning a mean shade of blue and then restarting. Users chiming in on the Apple Support Communities and MacRumors forums said the problem occurs when they use the Numbers app in Apple's iWork suite, which comes free with the new iPhones. But a couple of people report that it also happens when using the ESPN ScoreCenter app.… Read more
From provocative and confrontational socio-political opener "2013" to inspirational lullaby-like closer "It's Alright, It's OK," Primal Scream's new album "More Light" takes listeners on a psychedelic pleasure trip across a range of subjects, emotions, and musical styles: garage rock, dream pop, and techno, just to name a few. Well written by vocalist Bobby Gillespie and guitarist Andrew Innes, the band's first album in five years, featuring guest appearances from Robert Plant and My Bloody Valentine mastermind Kevin Shields, is also their highest-charting in the U.S. thus far, cracking the … Read more
Is Apple's A7 chip twice as fast at processing and graphics, as Apple promised when announcing the new iPhone 5S? At least for Ben Weiss, the answer is yes -- but his app is unusually well suited to take advantage of the new processor's features.
The app in question is Iter9's new Frax app for generating lavishly detailed fractal imagery by running mathematics calculations on both the CPU and GPU. It gets a major speed boost on the iPhone 5S, Weiss said, evident in faster rendering times for the swirling psychedelic images laboriously calculated one pixel at … Read more
Hey, America, have you got a second? We need to talk. It turns out we're not doing so well in literacy and math compared with most of the developed countries in the world. We also may not be as knowledgeable about our world as we think we are.
According to this article in the New York Times, a recent study out of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) puts the USA well behind most developed countries in the world in basic math skills, literacy, and working with technology.
Whether the problem is standardized testing, increasing poverty rates, … Read more
If synthpop star Thomas Dolby's assumed stage name is a testament to his appreciation of sound, his new film, "The Invisible Lighthouse" honors his love of light, specifically a twinkling light from his favorite lighthouse on the East Coast of England, which lulled him to sleep, in childhood. But as satellite navigation now renders it obsolete and global warming and beach erosion threaten its very existence, the lighthouse is in danger of closure. In an attempt to stem the tide and save his cherished landmark, Dolby has produced the awareness-raising film "The Invisible Lighthouse" and … Read more
Got a hankering for watching HBO, VH1, or Showtime live from your smartphone or tablet? AT&T has good(ish) news for you. On Monday, the carrier launched over 100 live TV channels as part of its U-Verse app for select iOS and Android devices.
There are a few catches, however. You'll already need to subscribe to a AT&T's U-verse TV package, like U-family, for one. In addition, AT&T said in a statement that 20 channels are accessible while on the go.
It's also available at launch for various iPhones and iPads, … Read more
I wasn't able to watch last weekend's "Breaking Bad" finale on the night it aired, meaning I faced a risk bigger than Walter White taking on Gus Fring: spoilers.
Come Monday morning, one look at Facebook or Twitter and I'd almost certainly read something that gave away important plot points. And I'm spoiler-averse right down to my very core. But other than imposing a total social-media blackout, at least until I was able to watch the episode, what could I do?