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
When you're away from home, even the smallest of distractions can keep you from getting to bed at your desired time. Sure, you could bring one of those sound machines on the trip, but that's just another thing to remember to pack.
White Noise Lite is a great utility app that plays relaxing sounds and can be used on your Android phone or tablet. You'll find some pretty standard sounds in the free version, like water flowing, crickets, chimes, and an oscillating fan. This app is especially useful for blocking out distracting noises at work, or when … Read more
Samsung's Galaxy S4 owners can download a near-final build of the company's Android 4.3 (Jelly Bean) distribution.
The folks over at Samsung-tracking site Sammobile on Sunday released an Android 4.3 build that's designed to run on the Galaxy S4. The near-final build can be downloaded from the Sammobile site. However, it's not clear whether (a) it's a safe download and (b) if it will cause any trouble for those who download it.
Rumors on when the Galaxy S4 will get Android 4.3 have been swirling for the past several weeks. According to … Read more
It's been three years since Microsoft rebooted its Windows Mobile operating system as Windows Phone, but the operating system's mobile future is still in flux.
The optimist would say that Windows Phone's prospects have never been brighter. The pessimist would disagree.
On the bright side, Microsoft just announced Windows Phone 8 Update 3, which includes new support for quad-core CPUs and phablets that helps keep its spec lists looking fresh. Moreover, the buyout of Nokia's smartphone arm will bring Redmond's biggest hardware ally completely into the fold, all while BlackBerry's apparent demise topples the competition for third-largest ecosystem. … Read more
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
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
The Google Nexus 5 and Android 4.4 KitKat are less than a week away, according to new rumors. Word on the street is that the new phone and next Android update explode onto the scene together on October 15 -- next Tuesday.
That date comes from whispers around the campfire at Google Launchpad, a two week-long event run by the Big G for helping startups to develop their business. However, with no formal press event scheduled on 15th, it could just be the usual idle speculation that flows around every major phone launch.
At the event, developers have been … 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
As guitarist for The Yardbirds, where he riffed with Jimmy Page, and later in The Jeff Beck Group, where he rocked out with Rod Stewart and Ronnie Wood, Jeff Beck has been no stranger to superstar collaborations over the last five decades. Today "Rolling Stone"'s pick for the no. five guitarist of all time joins forces with one of the greatest composers of the 20th Century on The Brian Wilson & Jeff Beck Concert Tour. The shows find the seven-time GRAMMY-winning and two-time Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, playing on Wilson's Beach Boys … Read more