| Aug 30, 2013
| 8:00 AM
Vocalist and pianist Michael Feinstein took over as music director and principal conductor of the Pasadena Pops on June 1; the five-time Grammy-nominated performer had never conducted an orchestra before. As Feinstein’s debut season is about to come...
| Aug 14, 2013
| 5:40 PM
"Jobs" opens with a scene of technology entrepreneur Steve Jobs introducing the iPod in 2001. As the Apple Inc. co-founder makes his way to a small stage, he passes ads for his own company that feature images of Einstein, Gandhi and Bob Dylan. For the...
| Aug 16, 2013
| 10:21 AM
This weekend, audiences will get the chance to watch Steve Jobs, a man they've spent decades seeing in the news or their mind's eye, on the big screen, looking a little like a famous actor. “Jobs,” Joshua Michael Stern’s take on the late...
| Jul 4, 2013
| 5:00 AM
In the spirit of musical independence this Fourth, may I propose two effective, if buggy, tools for liberation? One is an iPod slayer. The other is an anti-iPod. The former plays music despite its many software bugs. The latter entices you into the...
| Jul 1, 2013
| 9:40 AM
In Oakland, news helicopters began rumbling overhead by 4 a.m. Monday, assessing the mounting congestion on the tangle of freeways that feed the Bay Bridge because of the BART strike.
Manu Sidhu, a 30-year-old research associate at UC San Francisco,...
| Jun 24, 2013
| 1:59 PM
Apple released the second version of iOS 7 beta Monday, bringing the new operating system to developer's iPads for the first time.
The Cupertino, Calif., tech company unveiled iOS 7, its next mobile operating system, this month and made it available...
| Apr 27, 2013
For all the hoopla over "natural" and "functional" fitness movements, one of the most popular workouts for all body types and athletic levels continues to be the wholly unnatural egg-shaped stride of the elliptical machine, invented by Precor less than 20...
| Jun 22, 2013
| 9:30 AM
The world of tech is known for its ingenious inventions, but sometimes, it's flops are even more memorable.
From Google to Twitter to Microsoft, every major player in the tech industry has at one point or another also invented and released a gadget so...
| Jun 11, 2013
| 10:59 AM
Apple's next mobile operating system, iOS 7, was unveiled Monday and will be available to the public in the fall. But will your mobile device be able to use it?
The new operating system -- built for the company's line of iPhones, iPads and iPod...
| Jun 17, 2013
| 9:05 AM
New to the modern classroom we call the app store is Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony. An app designed for iPads gives users the chance to go deeper into the work best known for its “Ode to Joy” movement.
Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony the...
| Jun 14, 2013
| 8:27 AM
Microsoft Office users with iPhones rejoice: Word, PowerPoint and Excel are now available on your smartphone.
The Redmond, Wash., software giant released Office Mobile for the Apple smartphone Friday, finally bringing heavy Office users a way to edit...