HOME & GARDEN
August 5, 2004
Your feature and photos depicting "decorative and intimate" exterior decorating ("Out Under the Sky," July 29) brought one thing to mind -- the ambience of Fred Sanford's junkyard. Terry Schauer Sherman Oaks
June 9, 1990
Hurray for AMC ("That Wasn't All, Folks, as Cartoons Make a Comeback," by Charles Solomon, May 25)! As a child, I remember seeing the cartoons before the main feature and it was a treat. The cartoon was sometimes better than the feature. I have missed them for so long, and I look forward to other theater chains taking up this bold "new" policy. G. P. HOLDERNESS Colton
July 29, 2008 |
The Africa Channel, a U.S.-based TV network showcasing the people and cultures of Africa, launches in the L.A. area today on Time Warner Cable. The network will feature more than 1,800 hours of English-language programming produced in Africa, including news, music, soap operas, talk shows, feature films and special events. Time Warner will broadcast the Africa Channel on Channel 176. -- Greg Braxton
November 19, 2012 |
Apple's next Mac operating system will look even more like its iPhones and iPads by integrating Siri and Apple Maps, according to a report. Nine to 5 Mac 's Mark Gurman reports that his sources say an early test version of the Mac OS X 10.9 operating system includes Siri, Apple's voice assistant feature. Sources tell Gurman that the feature runs similarly to how it does on the iPad. If Siri is integrated into the next Mac operating system, however, there is a chance Apple may not support the feature in its older generation of computers, the report speculates.
October 13, 1994
I want to convey our great pleasure and appreciation for the Sept. 4 "For Seniors" feature ("Bridges Wins Hands Down for 'Living Better Longer' "). This article described the UCLA Center on Aging's Sept. 27 program, "Eating to Live Better Longer," and included an interview with Lloyd Bridges. (In a recent conversation with me, Mr. Bridges also expressed his delight with the article and how much he enjoyed speaking to the L.A. Times staff people who came to his home.) If you ever wonder who reads this feature, we can attest to the fact that it has an enormous audience.
December 31, 2012 |
Facebook was able to avoid what could have been an embarrassing privacy ordeal with a messaging feature it built for New Year's Day. The Menlo Park, Calif.-based social network recently introduced a new feature for its desktop site that allows users to pre-write messages for their friends that get sent out as soon as 2013 arrives at the stroke of midnight. Nice concept, but the feature had a fatal flaw: The messages weren't private. The top 10 embarrassing tech flops of 2012 British blogger Jack Jenkins discovered and reported the problem with the "New Year's Midnight Delivery" feature on Sunday.
April 19, 2013 |
Facebook has begun expanding the free voice calling feature on its Messenger app to Android users. Earlier this year, the company introduced free voice calling for iPhone users, letting them use the Messenger app to call other Facebook members. The app uses smartphones' Internet connections to make the call, either through a Wi-Fi network or over 3G or 4G networks. Now, three months after introducing the feature for iPhone users, Facebook started rolling it out to some U.S. Android users Thursday afternoon and says more users will get the feature throughout Friday.
December 15, 1985
Your new Los Angeles Times Magazine is a disappointment. While it is considerably thicker than your previous magazine and carries a greater variety of stories, it does not have enough feature articles on homes. I realize that you have to provide wide selection to appeal to different interests. However, I feel that you have not done enough feature articles on homes and gardens. Home was always the first section I read. Please see what you can do about this. Vangie Madrid Anaheim
December 20, 1992
Can we look forward to a follow-up feature showing men what they look like in a pair of pleated pants? Is anyone suggesting they turn their pants around and wear them backward? LINDA J. HOYER Whittier