Baby, it's cold outside, but it's much warmer now than when I talked to "The Exes" star David Alan Basche, best known for playing uptight, neurotic Stuart Gardner for the last three seasons of the hit TV Land series. It was a frigid 3 degrees (according to Basche's Weather Channel app) when he called from New York, where he lives with his wife and daughter. We talked about his favorite apps, how he's similar to his TV character, how his Shakespearean training helps on the TV Land set, and the important lesson he learned … Read more
When I told friends that I was interviewing in-demand drummer Matt Sorum, I kept getting the same response: "Find out what he's actually like." The stick master is best known for keeping the beat for the Cult, Guns N' Roses, and Velvet Revolver, but he shows his softer side on his second solo album, "Stratosphere," out February 25 under the moniker Matt Sorum's Fierce Joy. The follow-up to 2004's "Hollywood Zen" is a highly personal, orchestrated acoustic album. Sorum writes about the important things in life, like family and environmental and … Read more
The story: Aliens have just wiped out humanity, and you are the last man standing. Literally standing: You're atop a ziggurat, above the clouds, armed with one BFG-like firearm, making a last stand. You shoot by tapping, charge by holding the lower portion of the screen, and fire when releasing. The … Read more
Nokia today started its worldwide roll out of its Lumia Black update, which brings a few noticeable new features to Lumia phones. The news was announced both on Microsoft's Windows Phone blog, and Nokia's blog.
There are seven major changes in this update, but two of the most eye-catching are the home-screen folders and a new glance screen. On your Windows Phone's home screen, you can … Read more
Facebook has acquired Indian startup Little Eye Labs, the social network's first acquisition of a company in that country.
Little Eye Labs announced on Wednesday that it has been acquired by Facebook. In April, the company officially released its tool, Little Eye Labs for Android, which analyzes and optimizes Android application performance for developers. The terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Although few details were shared on the Little Eye Labs site, the company said that its entire team will be moving to Facebook's Menlo Park, Calif., headquarters. The Little Eye Labs team plans on using its … Read more
Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks' sixth release, "Wig Out at Jagbags," was worked out "on a computer on someone else's table in someone else's apartment" in Berlin and a studio in rural Belgium, but it sounds as casual, lived in, and American as a vintage Polo sweater. Grab the album (iTunes/Amazon) on January 7, and get tickets (Live Nation, StubHub, eSeats) for their upcoming U.S. tour, which kicks off February 12 in Denver.
Download.com caught up with the indie rockfather, following his return to the U.S., while he was out … Read more
That was it; we are officially closed. Thank you all for the past years!— Symbian Signed Team (@SymbianSigned) January 2, 2014
Nokia's plan to stop supporting Symbian and MeeGo apps has been completed.
The end of support for Symbian- and MeeGo-based applications in the Nokia Store is officially here, the company said Thursday on its Symbian Signed Twitter account. Not long after announcing the sale of its devices and services business to Microsoft, Nokia told developers that as of January 1, 2014, they would no longer be able to offer up new apps or update existing apps in the … Read more
Microsoft might have a new partner on the Windows Phone front.
Sony is considering launching a Windows Phone handset in mid-2014, The Information reported on Tuesday, citing a person who claims to have knowledge of the company's plans.
If true, the surprising move could send shock waves through the mobile space. Over the last several years, Sony has been exclusively developing Android-based devices. This would be the first time the company would get into the Windows Phone space.
According to The Information, which requires a paid subscription, Microsoft is also trying to woo other handset makers and has cut … Read more
A new year brings new goals, new aspirations, and new opportunities to grow financially, physically, and mentally. Instead of breaking your resolutions as soon as you make them, start the year off strong with these helpful apps -- and make the most out of 2014."The humblest tasks get beautified if loving hands do them."
Any.do tops the list for any productivity enthusiast, thanks to its ease of use, powerful autofill, and clean design. Any.do digs deep to integrate your task with your phone's capabilities. For example, if your task is … Read more
Fictional folk singer Llewyn Davis is having a really bad patch. He got his good friend's wife knocked up (pre-Roe v. Wade), he got knocked out by a stranger in a back alley, his manager dropped him, and he lost his home and his friend's cat -- all in the same week. When all else fails for him in 1961 Greenwich Village, the troubled troubadour of the Coen brothers' "Inside Llewyn Davis," convincingly played by Oscar Isaac ("Drive"), piggybacks on a road trip to Chicago to audition for a music mogul.
Co-starring Carey Mulligan, … Read more