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September 19, 2012 | By Salvador Rodriguez
So you've updated to iOS 6. That's cool. But do you know what's new? Here are some of our favorites. Sync Notes Not only does iOS 6 bring a bevy of new features, but it also activates a bunch of features on Mountain Lion, the operating system for Mac computers. One of those is the ability to sync your Notes across all your Apple devices. Now when you write a note on your iPhone, you can access and edit it on your Mac, iPad, and on iCloud.com. Facebook Integration IOS 6 is also bringing Facebook integration to your mobile Apple devices.
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April 26, 2014 | By Lauren Beale
Updated and edgy, this multi-story house sits behind gates in Hollywood Hills West. Described by the design firm as a "transitional take on a classic Mediterranean," the home retains such characteristic details as interior and exterior wrought-iron railings, arched windows and a tile roof. Location: 1427 Queens Road, Los Angeles 90069 Asking price: $3.698 million Year built: 1937 Remodel: Bravia Design House size: Four bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms, 3,554 square feet Lot size: 5,882 square feet Features: Library, family room, breakfast area, kitchen island, hardwood floors, whole-house audio, terraces, outdoor living room with flat-screen TV, fountain-fed swimming pool About the area: Last year, 195 single-family homes sold in the 90069 ZIP Code at a median price of $2.25 million, according to DataQuick.
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ENTERTAINMENT
November 16, 2012 | By Ben Fritz
Nintendo's plans to make its Wii U a new way to watch TV and movies are on hold, at least for a few weeks. After previously saying the features would be available when the new video game console goes on sale Sunday, Nintendo said Friday that the Wii U's video-on-demand and interactive TV options will come online later. The Japanese video game giant said the Wii U's ability to interface with popular Internet VOD services such as Netflix, Amazon, and Hulu Plus will launch in "the coming weeks.
SPORTS
April 25, 2014 | By Chuck Schilken
Terry Bradshaw has a loyal following in Pittsburgh. I don't know. Something about winning four Super Bowls with some team called the Steelers. So who better than the blond bomber to kick off a summer concert series June 14 that also features Motown legend Smokey Robinson and old-school favorites the Oak Ridge Boys and 38 Special at the Meadows Casino in Washington, Pa., about 30 minutes outside of the Steel City? Sounds great. He can just stand there and tell football anecdotes while laying on that down-home charm that has made him a favorite during Fox's football coverage all these years.
BUSINESS
February 19, 2013 | By Salvador Rodriguez
HTC introduced its next flagship smartphone Tuesday, formally unveiling the new HTC One, which will make its global debut in late March. The HTC One is made of aluminum and features a high-resolution 4.7-inch screen with a full HD 1080p resolution. Its screen has a 468-pixel density -- possibly the greatest of any current smartphone. HTC, however, is trying to set its phone apart from the crowd with top-of-the-line features in areas other than the screen. PHOTOS: Tech we want to see in 2013 For starters, the HTC One will include HTC BoomSound, which means it will have two dual front-facing speakers.
BUSINESS
August 29, 2012 | By Jessica Guynn
Have you been wanting to take Google+ to work? Now's your chance. The search giant said Wednesday that it is folding features from Google+ into Google Apps, including Hangouts, the video chat service which can connect up to 10 peeps and can now be turned into a virtual meeting, albeit a small one. Google Apps is the software that Google hawks to companies and competes with Microsoft. Google is a bit of a laggard in social networking, which has already made a grand - - and potentially lucrative -- entrance into the business world.
BUSINESS
December 8, 2012 | By Salvador Rodriguez
Samsung has released a video previewing upcoming features for the Galaxy S III smartphone that are coming with an operating system update. The features are part of what Samsung is calling the GS3's Premium Suite upgrade, but the company has not announced when that upgrade will arrive. Perhaps the coolest new feature is one called Auto Share Shot Paring using NFC. That feature lets users pair together two GS3 phones so that when one of the devices takes a photo, the picture will show up on both phones.
NEWS
December 21, 2012 | By Mary Forgione, Los Angeles Times Daily Travel & Deal blogger
Here's a holiday idea: Leave the city for the City Center on the slopes. Bear Mountain in Big Bear Lake, Calif., will open two new boarding features today (Friday) at its Red Bull Plaza urban playground in the snow. The first is a 40-foot "double-sided gateway rail and box" that looks like a brick wall. The second is a "rideable cop shop. " Say what? For those (like me) clueless about the lingo, that's a replica of a police station where boarders perform freestyle moves. Snowboarders who take the 8:30 a.m. first chair to Powder Bowl can catch a ribbon-cutting ceremony and DJ planned for the opening event.
BUSINESS
March 26, 2013 | By Charles Fleming
The last time I was in Rome I saw a young man in linen shorts and wraparound sunglasses, talking on a cellphone and smoking a cigarette while riding a Vespa, moving fast down a narrow street in the direction of the Piazza Navona. Perhaps only an Italian can do that, and only in the Eternal City, but there is something timelessly cool about the classic Italian scooter. As a motorcycle snob, I never rode a scooter -- or wanted to. Give me horsepower and performance, I said. Scooters are for ... amateurs.
BUSINESS
October 17, 2012 | By Lauren Beale, Los Angeles Times
Bret Disend, who manages the boy band Big Time Rush, has bought a condo in Beverly Hills for $844,000. The two-bedroom, two-bathroom pied-a-terre features 1,415 square feet of living space. The French-style building, built in 1937, features a courtyard. Big Time Rush was assembled for a Nickelodeon show in 2009 and has since made two albums and toured. Disend also manages the pop rock band Boys Like Girls, whose latest album is "Crazy World," and its lead singer Martin Johnson.
TRAVEL
April 19, 2014 | By April Orcutt
KAILUA-KONA, Hawaii - "Don't dip your head into the dark chocolate," a male voice behind me said. Dark melted chocolate swirled in 2-foot-wide pots, filling the air with the scent of cocoa as our group toured the Original Hawaiian Chocolate Factory in Kailua Kona on the Big Island. During our weeklong trip to the Big Island in October, my husband, Michael, and I had decided that when we weren't snorkeling, we would explore its back roads, an investigation that soon turned into a do-it-yourself foodie tour of the Kona Coast.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 15, 2014 | By Richard Verrier
Despite the migration of film production from Southern California, the Los Angeles region saw double-digit percentage gains in feature-film production in the first three months of this year. Feature films generated 1,588 production days in the first quarter, a 24% increase over the same period last year, according to figures released Tuesday by FilmL.A. Inc., the nonprofit group that handles film permits for the city and county. The category outperformed its five-year quarterly average by nearly 40%, although the figures were still well below peak levels in the late 1990s.  Additionally, the films were mostly lower-budget projects, those with  budgets of under $75 million.
BUSINESS
April 15, 2014 | By Salvador Rodriguez
Samsung Electronics Co. has produced the most formidable rival yet to the iPhone 5s: the Galaxy S5. The device, released over the weekend, is the fifth edition of the company's successful line of Galaxy S smartphones. Its predecessor, the Galaxy S4, sold more than 10 million units worldwide just one month after being launched last year. The GS5 may be more of an incremental step forward from its predecessor and will face more competition from capable, lower-cost devices. But the new Galaxy is expected to be one of the highest-selling phones in the U.S. this year.
BUSINESS
April 15, 2014 | By Salvador Rodriguez
Adding pictures into a Gmail message will now be faster than ever thanks to a new feature introduced Tuesday that lets users quickly upload photos that have been backed up from their smartphones. The new feature is called "Insert Photo" and it appears at the bottom of the screen when users compose a new message using the Web version of Gmail. To display the "Insert Photo" icon, users must compose a new email and hover their mouse over the "+" symbol near the bottom of the page. After clicking the icon, Gmail will display a new window that is full of pictures taken by users on their smartphones.
BUSINESS
April 12, 2014 | By Lauren Beale
Set at the end of a cul-de-sac behind glass gates, this newly built three-story contemporary in the Beverly Crest area makes the most of its site with expanses of glass bringing in canyon views. Retractable walls further the indoor-outdoor vibe, opening the house to a wall planted with succulents, an infinity pool and a spa. Location: 9852 San Circle, Beverly Hills 90210 Asking price: $7.995 million Year built: 2014 House size: Seven bedrooms, 10 bathrooms, 9,000 square feet Lot size: 17,651 square feet Features: High ceilings, open staircase, bar, den, office, kitchen island with breakfast bar, three indoor fireplaces, fire pit, covered patio, elevator, parking for six cars About the area: Last year, 369 single-family homes sold in the 90210 ZIP Code at a median price of $3.425 million, according to DataQuick.
HOME & GARDEN
April 12, 2014 | Anne Colby
Rustic Canyon's sylvan beauty and funky charm cast its spell on Jill Soffer a dozen years ago. She liked the neighborhood's relaxed environment and abundance of sycamore trees and purchased a home there in 2002. "There's all this green around. It's not too manicured," Soffer said appreciatively. "People are easygoing, everything is a little overgrown, and the creek in the middle of everything is a little shaggy. You can hear the frogs at night. " She planned to renovate her 1920s three-bedroom house, but hadn't yet when she met and then in 2008 married Greg Adler, who had two young sons.
HOME & GARDEN
August 17, 2010 | By Lauren Beale, Los Angeles Times
Actor Greg Germann, who starred on "Ally McBeal," has leased a home in Venice that had been listed for sale at $1.7 million. The lease price was not available. The Cape Cod-inspired house includes high ceilings, skylights, balconies, terraces and a master bedroom with coved ceilings, a fireplace and dual closets. There are four bedrooms and four bathrooms. Germann, 52, played Richard Fish in "Ally McBeal" from 1997 to 2002 and starred on "In Case of Emergency" (2007)
ENTERTAINMENT
April 11, 2014 | By Susan King
When growing up in Singapore, filmmaker Anthony Chen's family had a maid from the Philippines, a woman he and his two younger brothers called Aunt Terry. But the family had to downsize in 1997 due to the Asian financial crisis, which plummeted the stock market and caused massive unemployment. They had to let Aunt Terry go and she returned to her hometown province of Iloilo in the Philippines. In 2013, Chen's film "Ilo Ilo" based on his childhood experiences was the talk of the Cannes Film Festival.
HOME & GARDEN
April 11, 2014 | By Lisa Boone
Architect Stiles O. Clements had a knack for designing lavish buildings - the Spanish Colonial Revival El Capitan Theater, the Adamson House and the Art Deco Wiltern Theatre among them. Beginning Sunday, architecture buffs can go inside one of Clements' more low-key residential designs as the Pasadena Showcase House for the Arts stages its latest design house in Pasadena. As always, design trends are on display. Twenty-five designers have transformed the 1915 English Arts and Crafts estate while retaining the home's warm spirit.
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