• Blogs

    October 13, 2014

    Is That a Smartphone in Your Pocket or a Cosmic Ray Detector? UCI Says It's Both

    Physicists Daniel Whiteson of UC Irvine and Michael Mulhearn of UC Davis swear they are not--in the words of the late, great Frank Zappa--jiving us with their cosmik debris, claiming to have designed an app to turn the global network of smartphones into a planet-sized cosmic ray detector.

  • 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 >>

  • Calendar

    March 27, 2014

    Blackberry Smoke

    House of Blues

  • Columns

    November 28, 2013

    Family Movie From Hell

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

  • Blogs

    October 18, 2013

    The Best Dive Bars to Drink at in Your Neighborhood

    As you may have noticed, we can't stop yapping about our largest issue of the year, Best Of 2013, and we're not done yet. A chunk of our Food & Drink awards go to awesome neighborhood, hole-in-the-wall and dive bars around the county each year. South County, North County, Coastal--even Long Beach--t ... More >>

  • 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 >>

  • Calendar

    March 28, 2013

    Blackberry Smoke

    House of Blues

  • Blogs

    February 11, 2013

    Maury May Be Able to Say, 'You ARE the Father,' Thanks to Smartphone App Developed at UCI

    Pretty soon, the host of syndicated TV's Maury may be able to whip out his smartphone, look at the screen and proclaim, "You are the father!"And if Maury Povich does do that, he'll have computer scientists to thank at UC Irvine, where an Android smartphone app has been developed to store a small amo ... 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

  • Columns

    November 8, 2012

    Burning Bush

    [Hey, You!] In the YouTube era, common sense goes up in flames

  • Culture

    September 20, 2012


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

  • Culture

    June 21, 2012

    Casestagram, Prinstagram, and Other Instagram Tweaks

    [Trendzilla] Turn your photos into tangible things. Like post cards! And pillows!

  • Blogs

    June 12, 2012

    [UPDATED with Correct Coastkeeper:] Orange County Clean Beaches? App-solutely!

    See update at the end of this post.ORIGINAL POST, JUNE 1, 6:34 A.M.: Heal the Bay's Beach Report Card unveiled last week showed 94 percent of Orange County beaches received A and B grades for water quality during dry weather last summer, while a still-respectable 87 percent got A's and B's in the ... 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 >>

  • Calendar

    November 24, 2011
  • Blogs

    October 11, 2011

    WeedMaps, California's Biggest Marijuana Website, Is "Winning" Y'all!

    ​Way to go, WeedMaps! Just a day before President Barack Obama pretty much officially declares war on medical marijuana in California, the state's premiere pot-related website has to brag to the world about how profitable it is.That's right--profitable--the last word that's supposed to come to min ... More >>

  • 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 4, 2011

    No iPhone 5 vs. Tupac's Real Killer: Which News is Bigger Today?

    ​So now that everyone is disappointed that Apple didn't introduce the iPhone 5 and instead introduced a version of the iPhone 4 with a better camera, we turn our attention to our sister paper LA Weekly's big news today: that Tupac Shakur was ordered killed by Sean Combs, then known as Puff Daddy, ... More >>

  • 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 >>

  • Culture

    July 28, 2011

    MouseWait and More of OC's Best Apps!

    [Trendzilla] Download them now. Even better? They're FREE!

  • Culture

    May 5, 2011

    There's a Shopping App for That

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

  • Food

    April 21, 2011

    Al Wadee Bakery: As American As Manakeesh

    [Hole in the Wall] Our future Muslim overlords make really tasty flatbreads, so it won't be all bad

  • Columns

    March 31, 2011

    The Light! It Burns!

    [Hey, You!] How to get all of your Goth friends to de-friend you

  • 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

    February 2, 2011

    CHART: Sony NGP Vs. Nintendo 3DS Vs. the iPhone 4

    ​Within the span of a single week, Nintendo and Sony have set the stage for the latest video-game-system war: the Nintendo 3DS vs the Sony NGP.The two systems are vastly different from each other, and each will appeal to a completely different audience. The Sony NGP (cheesily short for next genera ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 15, 2010

    Carl's Jr. Offers iPhone, Android App

    I haven't eaten at Carl's Jr. in years--still sore at them about eliminating their small cheeseburger--and do not understand the appeal of Foursquare. So maybe I'm not the most ideal person to report that Carl's Jr. has created a smartphone app--but the premise is pretty good.

  • Blogs

    October 29, 2010

    Got Graffiti, Potholes or Weeds in Long Beach? There's an App For That

    ​After checking their e-mail and playing yet another round of Angry Birds, smartphone users in Long Beach can help de-fuglify the neighborhood.The city has launched "Go Long Beach," a free application for the iPhone and BlackBerry (the Android app will be released in December) that allows resident ... More >>

  • Food

    July 22, 2010
  • 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

    May 26, 2010

    Laguna Hills Company Says Its App Ends Deadly Texting-While-Driving Practice

    ​A Laguna Hills company that creates applications for mobile and stationary telecommunications, claims to have come up with an app to solve "the deadly texting-while-driving social epidemic."

  • Blogs

    May 19, 2010

    Gettin' Made: Hip to Get Square

    Three cheers to past Gettin' Made featured artist Stephanie Han Windham for posting a link to the new Square card reader on her Facebook page. This little gadget and the accompanying credit card processing app could very well revolutionize the way indie crafters operate at shows. (At the very l ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 1, 2010

    Surf Deck: The iPhone App To Teach You How to Surf

    ​iPhone users can use the many useful (and worthless) applications for their phone, whether it be to find their new favorite restaurant, to send their secret lover a message with TigerText--an app advertised for adulterers, you see--or to find the closest public restroom. Anything you want: There ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 27, 2009

    iPhone App Shows Recovery Money Spent Before Your Eyes

    ​If we were the iPhone app-acquiring sort -- actually, just if we had a coveted iPhone 3G -- we'd snap up this thingy from public-disclosure advocacy org Sunlight Labs. It's one of baced on Layar's "augmented reality" doohickeys, whereby you point your phone a certain direction and see, on the dis ... More >>

  • Calendar

    September 24, 2009

    Christian TV

    Chain Reaction

  • Calendar

    July 23, 2009

    Live and Let Die

    Bay Theater

  • Calendar

    April 23, 2009

    Intro to Living Foods

    Whole Foods Market

  • Blogs

    April 17, 2009

    Live from Coachella: Actual Music! We Are Scientists!

    OMG. The inside of Coachella actually exists. After a Homeric oddyssey getting in here, we're watching We Are Scientists on the main stage. Quite a change from the last time I saw them, which was 2006, in front of a few dozen peeps at the Brickhouse in Phoenix, AZ (now closed, I think). They sound ... 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
  • 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 >>