Apple iPhone

  • Blogs

    September 19, 2014

    Apple iPhone 6 Launch Draws a Crowd to South Coast Plaza Today ... But Some are Protesters

    On the eve of debuting the iPhone 6 in retail stores today, Apple announced that it will not unlock most iPhones for the government. But don't mistake those rallying outside the South Coast Plaza Apple Store this morning as pro-Apple freedom lovers. Actually, they are there to "educate customers abo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 9, 2014

    Rubi Rubio, 15-year-old Who Chased iPhone Thief, Dies From Fall Off Getaway Car

    Rubi Rubio's mother says she got her 15-year-old daughter an iPhone because she had been doing so well with schoolwork and household chores. This included Rubi looking after her 7-year-old sister, which is what she was doing around noon Thursday while walking in Santa Ana. That's when a stranger gra ... More >>

  • Columns

    November 28, 2013

    Family Movie From Hell

    [Hey, You!] You, sir, are the best reason to wait for the DVD release

  • Blogs

    October 14, 2013

    The Best Drinks in Orange County

    The humble "drink" doesn't get the respect it should. Centuries ago, tea and coffee houses were the centers of philosophical and political discussion. The Age of Enlightenment conveniently corresponded to the rise coffee shops in Europe, and revolutions were planned around steaming glasses and kettl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 11, 2013

    The Best Places to Drink in Orange County

    In honor of the recent release of our largest issue of the year, Best Of 2013, we present to you a handy guide to the places we deemed the best drinking establishments in Orange County. Best Sports Bar, Best Place to Get Drunk on Rum, Best Cougar's all here folks. Thank us now, curse us dur ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 2, 2013

    Cassette Tape Products You Really Must Own

    Analog is the new black. We feel bad for the people who never participated in the earliest form of music pirating: creating a mixed tape by recording songs from the radio. Reminisce about your analog days with six of our favorite cassette tape products from etsy artisans. We'd take manually rewindin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 19, 2013

    Update: American Idol Theft Suspect Convicted

    Remember last week when we wrote about the saga of Todrick Dramaul Hall, the dude from American Idol who got his phone jacked along with $400? Well, the idiot who didn't know about the Find My iPhone app is facing the consequences of her actions. Today, Bertha Alicia Avalos of Santa Ana pleaded gui ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 28, 2013

    New Camera App Translates Chinese Menus

    If you like to go to Chinese restaurants but can't read a lick of Chinese, you'll probably appreciate a new Chinese character translating app called WayGo, which was designed with deciphering food phrases in mind. Using the free download, you point your iPhone's camera at a block of Chinese text, li ... More >>

  • Culture

    December 6, 2012

    Make your iPhone even cooler

    [Trendzilla] Bling it out with JasminTCreations or add camera lenses for the look of a professional image

  • Blogs

    October 10, 2012

    [VIDEO:] UFO in Orange County Skies is Followed by Black Helicopters

    At high noon on Sept. 29, an oval-shaped unidentified flying object was seen flying southeast of the Balboa Pier over Newport Beach.Six short days later, there were reports of black helicopters hovering in Orange County skies.What in Mulder and Scully is going on here?

  • Culture

    September 20, 2012


    [Trendzilla] Alarm clocks that roll, purses that charge iPhones and more!

  • Blogs

    August 17, 2012

    Cool App: California Farmers' Markets

    Here in OC, we're in no short supply of wonderful farmers' markets, but figuring out which one's happening on when takes some strategizing. Enter California Farmers' Markets, a handy app that sifts through a constantly updated database of 500 markets and sorts them by neighborhood, time, day of the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 12, 2012

    Half of Craigslist iPhone Counterfeit Currency Ring in Orange County Pleads Guilty

    A 24-year-old Orange County man indicted earlier this year with his buddy for targeting Apple iPhone sellers on Craigslist in a counterfeit currency plot has acknowledged he's guilty.Matthew An faced six federal counts but pleaded guilty to one conspiracy charge and now faces a maximum prison senten ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 31, 2012

    Yoshinoya Opens Asiana Grill Concept in Fullerton

    As I reported months ago, Yoshinoya has converted its restaurant in Fullerton into a new concept called Asiana Grill--something that Yoshinoya Corporate is all too eager to announce is ready for franchising. They had their ribbon-cutting at the flagship store yesterday and are open for business toda ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 15, 2012

    iPad App Pours Out Real Beer!

    There are iPad and iPhone apps that aren't worth the space on your device, let alone 99-cents. But then there those that (if it were real and not a magic trick) would be the killer app of the century. To the amazement of customers at a brewhouse in Munich, this app turns pixels to a seemingly an inf ... More >>

  • Food

    May 10, 2012

    Bahay Kawayan Is Long in the Plate

    [Hole In the Wall] Los Alamitos' first Filipino restaurant is small but delicious

  • Culture

    March 29, 2012

    'Zombies, Run!' Trains You for the Zombie Apocalypse

    [Trendzilla] The iPhone app uses the specter of brain-eaters to make your jog that much more vigorous

  • Blogs

    March 14, 2012

    On the Line: 'Sushi Dave' Fernandez of Sushi At the Venetian Gentlemen's Club, Part Two

    ​Our conversation continues, as Dave craves corned beef and pastrami across the street at Roscoe's Famous Deli. I realize this is probably his breakfast, lunch and even dinner (based on how busy he was in part one). If we didn't have places to be, I probably would've asked about the next destinati ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 25, 2012

    Luther Clayborn Dawson Jr. Caught in the Act of Selling Phony iPhones: Police

    ​Irvine Police detectives say they got Luther Clayborn Dawson Jr.'s number, arresting the San Marcos 41-year-old Monday for allegedly using craigslist to find iPhone buyers who later discovered the iPhone boxes only contained owner manuals and rectangular pieces of ceramic tile. Police Lt. Julia E ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 10, 2012

    TopBrewer: A Revolutionary iPhone-Controlled Coffee Faucet

    ​There are things you want, and there are things you need, but some products cross into the very special territory of want-need-now.   TopBrewer, developed by Denmark-based Scanomat, is an awe-worthy coffee machine built like a sleek faucet. It can produce four cups of coffee in a minute ... More >>

  • Calendar

    October 13, 2011
  • Blogs

    October 5, 2011

    The iPhone 4S and iOS 5: What This Means to Gamers

    ​Apple announced yesterday during iPhone event new details regarding their newest iteration of the iPhone and an update to their iOS operating system. Sure, the new phone will have a better camera and whatnot, but how will all this affect those that use Apple's i-devices as gaming platforms? The f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 3, 2011

    'Divided' App Helps You Split the Bill

    Flickr user skamy​The moment the bill hits a big-group table, there's a moment of awkwardness. Should we just split it? But Diane had the seafood spectacular and Bill had a cup of tortilla soup. And who's gonna calculate? We're all English majors here.  

  • Blogs

    September 28, 2011

    Three Reasons the Michael Jackson Trial App Feels So Wrong

    ​So yes, there is such as thing as a Michael Jackson Doctor Trial App, a mini "media center for the iPhone and iPad and Android devices." Released by Fox Television Stations, the app includes live video of the trial proceedings, recorded local news segments, photo galleries and biographies of thos ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 19, 2011

    Ambulance Chasing? There's an App for That

    ​You're sitting there at the side of the road with another slack-jawed driver you've just engaged in a fender bender. Time was, you'd fumble for paper and pen and switch names and digits with the other bumper carsman for insurance deductible considerations to be figured out later. But now, a Newpo ... More >>

  • Culture

    May 5, 2011

    There's a Shopping App for That

    [Trendzilla] Coupon Sherpa, Stylebook and Amazon Mobile are there to help

  • Blogs

    April 7, 2011

    New iPhone App Counts Calories in Your Food Photos

    ​Usually, when we snap a cell phone pic of our meal, we're proclaiming to the world (or at least our Facebook followers), "This mac and cheese is scrumptious!"--not, "I just consumed 1,623 calories!" But alas, technology wins again.  Meal Snap, a new iPhone app by DailyBurn, automat ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 31, 2011

    Robert Gonzales Arrested for Alleged iPhone Scam, Spurs Cops to Issue Warning About Buying Goods Through Craigslist

    ​The Garden Grove Police Department recently received a theft report from a man who was selling his iPhone through Craigslist but had it stolen by another man who responded to the ad. Coupled with other reports of someone using counterfeit money to buy used iPhones through Craigslist, the cops dec ... More >>

  • Calendar

    March 31, 2011
  • Blogs

    March 28, 2011

    Controversy Over Smartphone Apps That List DUI Checkpoints

    The Checkpointer iPhone App ​Accidentally drank too many brewskies and now need to bypass the cops on the dangerous drive home?   There's an app for that. Several of them, actually, including the $4.99 iPhone "Checkpointer" by Baron Zweber, which lists DUI checkpoints in OC. According to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 24, 2011

    Introducing OC Weekly's New (Free!) "Best Of" App

    ​If you're tired of hanging onto those weathered copies of our annual Best Of issues, we've got some good news: Village Voice Media (our parent company) has just launched our new Best Of app, showcasing everything in those issues right on your phone. Browse all our winners: Want to find the Best ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 24, 2011

    Introducing Our New (Free!) "Best Of" App

    ​If you're tired of hanging onto those weathered copies of our annual Best Of issues, we've got some good news: Village Voice Media has just launched our new Best Of app, showcasing everything in those issues right on your phone. Browse all our winners: Want to find the Best Bar in Which to See Fa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 24, 2011

    Introducing OC Weekly's New (Free!) "Best Of" App

    ​If you're tired of hanging onto those weathered copies of our annual Best Of issues, we've got some good news: Village Voice Media (our parent company) has just launched our new Best Of app, showcasing everything in those issues right on your phone. Browse all our winners: Want to find the Best ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 26, 2011

    Snow in Costa Mesa?

    ​Snow fell this weekend in San Francisco and it's being anticipated in the coastal foothills of Los Angeles--but could it really happen here in Costa Mesa?According to the the weather app on the iPhone? Sure. Maybe. Possibly. It's currently 50-degrees out there, which is something like 20-degrees ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 16, 2011

    The Art of iPhone Photography

    Facebook photo albums are littered with the digital debris of people spontaneously whipping out their iPhones and snapping the most mundane images. Kittens, gay beefcake, drunken frat parties, new babies, Republican Congressmen answering Craigslist postings; an influx of images, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 29, 2010

    Track OC Food Trucks With New iPhone App

    ​Instead of scrolling through your Twitter stream for the whereabouts of your favorite food trucks, find them all on one trusty map, updated live on your iPhone. TruxMap is a free app that lets you see what food trucks are currently near you, browse menus and photos, and get directions to your mob ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 1, 2010

    Phony Products Grow in Garden Grove

    ​Federal and local officials swooped down on several Southern California locations to arrest 30 people and seize dodgy DVDs, phony jewelry, fake designer clothing and other items over the past week.The 47,000 goods confiscated had a total suggested retail price of more than $12 million. Yes, Oran ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 26, 2010

    Finally--the 88 Have a New Album (it's Eponymous)!

    ​Aw, we've missed the 88. It seems that recently, we've heard these makers of glorious pop songs more on TV than on the radio (betcha didn't know they performed Community's theme song!). But now that we know that their latest, THE 88 (on 88 Records, via Rocket Science), will be out Sept. 14 on iT ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 8, 2010

    Reasons Why You Shouldn't Buy the iPhone 4

    ​Now that all the hype and excitement surrounding the recently announced iPhone 4 has died down a bit, let's take a step back and consider if the new smartphone is worth your time and money. Is it worth it to upgrade from last summer's 3GS model? Is this a good time for first-time users? Here are ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 13, 2010

    Forget Same-Sex Marriage, Here's the Real Gay Debate of the Now

    Advocate.comBarney's boy​Over at the, the jury's still out on whether Real Housewives of Orange County spawn Ryan Vieth posting a self-photo of himself on the predominantly gay (and NSFW) site Guys With iPhones is news.The jury would be the Advocate's online readers.

  • Blogs

    October 27, 2009

    JK, Here's a Better iPhone App, Just for Illegals!

    ​Sorry, Orange County nativists. We just linked to a totally nerdy lame iPhone app that shows stimulus money. Zzz. I know. How bout this: an app for illegal immigrants trying to cross the border?It's called iCoyote, and it'll help you locate water, a good city from which to steal jobs and an Ameri ... More >>

  • Calendar

    July 23, 2009

    Live and Let Die

    Bay Theater

  • Blogs

    March 16, 2009

    Kogi Korean Taco Truck Was At Angel Stadium This Saturday

    So late Saturday night I read an e-mail Gustavo sent me earlier in the day.  He said, "Did you see that Kogi is at Anaheim Stadium TODAY???" Damn it. Wouldn't you know it: The same day that I forgot to charge my iPhone is the same day that the Kogi Korean Taco Truck finally touche ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 6, 2009

    Newport Beach & Orange County Restaurant Week Coming Soon

    Things to put down on your day planner, your iPhone calendar, Blackberry, or whatever: January 18-22 is going to be the Third Annual Newport Beach Restaurant Week.  This is the time when a selected roster of restaurants will be offering a three-course prix fixe for $15 or $20 for lunch, and $20 ... More >>

  • Calendar

    January 1, 2009
  • Music

    December 18, 2008
  • Blogs

    September 6, 2007

    Thursday's Headlines

    iPhone or iFlop? Apple slashes $200 off the $599 8-Gig iPhone price tag. Christmas in September for some, and bah humbug for those who waited in line overnight...either way, investors are worried. Still...more...Martin: School trustee Harald Martin has resigned, but the anti-Martin camp still wants ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 12, 2007

    Sunday's Headlines & Surprises: iPhone Thumb Surgery?

    Picking themselves up with your bootstraps: The lobbyists at the Orange County Tourism Council believe they are entitled yet again to a public handout. And, once again, they're going to get it without even a minute of public debate. The board of supervisors placed on its Tuesday consent calender a $ ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 18, 2007

    The iPhone: Shaken and Stirred

    The iPhone is apparently worth more as a black pile of ash than as its snazzy intact self. We know this because the mad scientists at the Will It Blend site threw the pretty tech toy in a blender, and then after finding out it DID blend quite nicely, put it up on eBay. The bid is currently at $ ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 2, 2007

    Monday's Headlines

    Vanishing priest mystery solved, sadly: Last month, we noted that an OC priest and his companion disappeared in Portland. Today, the Times reports that their bodies were found. Simpsons movie mania: Is this over-the-top, or insanely cool? 7-Eleven's turned 11 stores into Kwik-E-Marts (the fictiona ... More >>

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