• Blogs

    June 5, 2014

    EXCLUSIVE: Read Aaron Kushner's Secret PowerPoint Pitch to Investors to Save the OC Register

    At the beginning of December 2013, Orange County Register owner Aaron Kushner was seemingly on top of his empire-building game. Just a year and a half after acquiring Freedom Communications, the Boston businessman had completed the purchase of the Riverside Press-Enterprise, four months after havin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 20, 2014

    Blackcraft's New Dating App is More Than Just Tinder For Goths

    A new dating app has finally updated the granddaddy of all pick-up lines--"What's your sign?"-- for the new millennium. Blackcraft Zodiac, a mobile application released May 16 by Orange-based clothing and lifestyle brand Blackcraft Cult, has aligned the power of the stars with the screens of our sm ... More >>

  • 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 >>

  • Blogs

    August 23, 2013

    Did Judge in Santa Ana Toss the Smoking Gun in Federal Defect Case Against Toyota?

    You can't blame U.S. District Judge James Selna for wanting an end to the long, complicated unintended acceleration class-action litigation against Toyota, the Japanese automaker that landed in the federal courthouse in Santa Ana due to is U.S. headquarters being in Torrance. Selna, who last month a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 7, 2013

    Disney to No Longer Seek to Trademark "Dia de los Muertos" [UPDATE]

    UPDATE, 6 P.M.: After a flurry of online outrage, Disney has decided to no longer pursue a trademark on "Dia de los Muertos." See Also: *Lawsuit: Disneyland Employee Dressed as White Rabbit Refused to Hug Black Child *Disneyland and AIDS Charity Sued for Darth Vader Swinging at Bird But Hitting Lad ... 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 >>

  • Columns

    January 10, 2013

    Expensive Fish

    [Hey, You!] Hats off to the inventor of the kids' game that tried to rob me blind

  • 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

    February 22, 2012

    OC Music Awards Announces Launch of iPhone App

    ​The OC Music Awards announced the launch of its free iPhone app today featuring interviews, photos and playlists of bands participating in the nine-week competition. We here at Weekly World Headquarters were rightly hooked by the word "free," and proceeded to tap furiously at the faces of our pho ... More >>

  • Culture

    January 12, 2012

    Mr. Chiizu Makes You Say, 'Cheese!'

    [Trendzilla] IPhone app lets you create your own Japanese-style photo booth

  • Blogs

    December 19, 2011

    iTunes, Wired Love Our 'Best of . . .' App, They Really Do!

    Have you downloaded it yet?​You know how we're doing all these Ten Great lists of different local faves (pizza, tacos, etc.) under the "Best of Best of Best of!" category? It's for more than cheap hits--we're slowly trotting out our Best Of . . . app for smart phones and the like, which group toge ... 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 >>

  • 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

    July 28, 2011

    MouseWait and More of OC's Best Apps!

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

  • Blogs

    July 21, 2011

    TSA Agents No Longer Get To See You Naked

    Bluefly​Soon, air travel will no longer require passengers to put on a virtual strip show.The Transportation Security Administration announced that over the next few months, full-body scanners at airports nationwide will be upgraded with new software that eliminates "passenger-speci ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 11, 2011

    E3 2011: Hands-off Impressions of New Kinect Hardware

    Peter Mai/OC Weekly​Unlike Nintendo and Sony, Microsoft's biggest focus this year is all about software--specifically, software to support the Kinect sensor that was released half a year ago. Although the peripheral sold a world-record amount of units since launch, the amount of games and applicat ... More >>

  • Culture

    May 5, 2011

    There's a Shopping App for That

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

  • Film

    April 21, 2011

    Newport Beach Film Festival: Programmers' Picks!

    A dozen of the finest the fest has to offer

  • 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

    February 22, 2011

    Forget The App, It's A Playable Angry Birds Cake!

    There's SweetSpot Baker's Workshop, where they encourage fun Color-Me-Mine-ing your own cupcake. The gang at Blackmarket Bakery will even get you started with flames or waves, but the finishing touches are at your discretion. And you'll remember Michelle's post on the Angry Birds gingerbread hous ... More >>

  • Culture

    December 9, 2010

    UC Irvine's New Computer-Games Major Gets Its Game On

    The school is banking big on computer games as an emerging discipline

  • Blogs

    September 16, 2010

    Sierra Club Appeals Ruling Limiting Public Access to Orange County Parcel Map System

    ​After losing a ruling in Orange County Superior Court, the Sierra Club is turning to the California Court of Appeal in an attempt to win no- or low-cost access to the County of Orange's Landbase parcel map system, which the public must currently pay thousands of dollars to get to.The lower court ... More >>

  • Food

    July 22, 2010
  • Blogs

    July 15, 2010

    Ten Hilarious Anti-Piracy Methods for Video Games

    For as long as video games have existed, there have been people who try to find ways to play them without paying for it. These software pirates use a variety of techniques to steal games, from something as simple as burning a CD to the complicated method of hacking into a console.In response, game p ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 10, 2009

    Are You Really, Really, Really, Really, Really, REALLY Into Computer Game Platforms?

    ​"Think Inside the Box: Platform Studies" is the topic of the next Center for Computer Games and Virtual Worlds Speakers Series presentation Friday at UC Irvine.Panelists are: Ian Bogost, associate professor of Literature, Communication and Culture at Georgia Institute of Technology; Nick Mon ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 23, 2009

    Welcome to Agrestic, errrrr, Orange County

     When did Showtime's Weeds, which is set in Valencia or Calabasas or Santa Clarita or Stevenson Ranch or Gorman or wherever the hell it is, spring up in Orange County? It's sure seeming very Agrestic-like based on two police incidents mere hours apart Wednesday.First, cops started going door-to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 8, 2009

    Get your FREE Coachella App for your iPhone [Correction]

    Correction: Before you read further, the video and description of the Coachella iPhone App below is NOT THE FREE ONE. This program is not affiliated with the festival. The FREE App, written by Dave Bullock has a few specific differences:1) The official Coachella App is FREE, the program below costs ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 6, 2008

    The Wire: Haidl and Carona Caught on Tape

    Today at ex-Orange County Sheriff Mike Carona's federal corruption trial, prosecutor Brett Sagel introduced the following inflammatory excerpt of a secretly recorded July 7, 2007, conversation between then-Sheriff Carona and Don Haidl, who had served as assistant sheriff. At the time of the conver ... More >>

  • Features

    November 15, 2007

    Wax-scratch Fever

    FEEDBACK: The analog-digital wars rage on as OC DJs debate their weapons of choice

  • Blogs

    April 13, 2007

    Fun with Computers (Friggatriskaidekaphobia edition)

    If your plan for getting your taxes done before the looming deadline involves using Turbo Tax's online service, you may want to reconsider. According to NBC 4 in Washington D.C., a customer wanting to check her tax info Turbo-ly, discovered something big and bad by accident. ""I knew immediately ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 24, 2006

    Give Me (Bomb) Shelter

    I get by with a little help from my friends. Got a note from one of 'em today, in fact, a patriot hard at work supporting our troops. [Dear Navy Customer], On Friday we discussed pushing the Dev. updates from February to the [Server of Imminent Doom]. As you know, these updates broke the Dev. serve ... More >>

  • Film

    February 9, 2006

    Fire Bomb

    Ford limps and wheezes through his latest action thriller, Firewall

  • Music

    March 3, 2005

    The Tweakings of the Decent

    David Byrne apparently loves PowerPoint

  • News

    September 16, 2004

    Geek My Mail

    Netizens swap treats, immortality, even husbands for coveted invitations

  • Music

    December 11, 2003
  • News

    March 27, 2003

    The Danger of Google History in a Time of War

    Or Dennis Prager called me a liar

  • Film

    May 23, 2002

    The Revolution Will Not Be Digitized

    Geek David, corporate Goliath in Revolution OS

  • News

    October 5, 2000

    Filtering Flip-Flop?

    County librarian now touts CyberPatrol

  • News

    March 23, 2000

    Game On!

    The Linux revolution spreads to gaming

  • News

    February 3, 2000

    Making Copies

    The menace threatening the global entertainment industry? Linux users!?

  • Supplement

    December 16, 1999

    Extreme Holiday Gift Guide

    The Wish List They Don't Want You to See!

  • News

    August 19, 1999

    Internet Appleiance

    What the iMac really isand what it means for Apple

  • News

    June 24, 1999

    Y2K Ready, Set, Doh!

    Microsofts home remedy for the millennial bug: Download more products

  • News

    March 18, 1999

    Sequelitis Hits Gaming!

    Are megamergers healthy for the industry?

  • News

    February 11, 1999

    Non-Windows Users of the World, Unite!

    Microsoft Windows Refund Day is just around the corner

  • Features

    January 7, 1999
  • News

    December 17, 1998


    Court rules library must remove OC firm's filtering software

  • News

    March 5, 1998

    Shut Up, Again

    Senate takes another whack at free speech online

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