May 20, 2013 |
Canadian singer Alexis Normand probably will have to leave the building the next time she hears the U.S. national anthem being sung. Because she tried to sing it Saturday before a hockey game and botched the lyrics. Before a game in the Memorial Cup hockey tournament, Normand came out to sing the U.S. and Canadian anthems. All seemed well, until she got a couple of lines into the song. Apparently, she had memorized a new version of the song most of us are unfamiliar with. The new version had lines such as: "At the twilight's last first gleaming" "Through the perilin nigh" "Whatsoever we swayed and the twilight still be there" "And the rifle's boom boom, the bombs bursting in air" At this point, in the best part of the video, the fans in the stands, who you have to figure are almost all Canadian, begin singing the song loudly, helping Normand out. Normand was extremely apologetic afterward.
June 10, 2013 |
Apple got its annual Worldwide Developers Conference underway Monday in San Francisco with the announcement of a new version of its desktop operating system called Mac OS X Mavericks. Apple Senior Vice President of Software Engineering Craig Federighi kicked off the announcement by jokingly saying that the new version of Mac OS X would be called Sea Lion, in order to keep up the cat theme Apple has used since the early 2000s. After the quick laugh, Federighi said the new version would actually be called Mavericks and said Apple will be shifting toward a California theme for future versions.
September 12, 2012 |
Apple announced a new version of iTunes on Wednesday. The Cupertino tech company said its music program and the iTunes Store have both been redesigned and given new features. Now users can click on albums to expand them in place, and artists can now also share photos with users. A new feature called "Up Next" that lets users see a pop-up window with a list of songs coming up on their playlist has also been added. The new iTunes will launch next month. The store itself will look more like the new version of the iOS iTunes Store, which is set to launch with iOS 6 later this month.
June 10, 2013 |
Apple has wrapped up its annual Worldwide Developers Conference, and per usual, the company announced a flurry of new products and service. Join us here at 2:30 p.m. as we discuss Apple's announcements. The company had a lot of new products to offer this year, including new operating systems and updated Mac computers. Here are the top ones. iOS 7 Every year, Apple uses the WWDC to announces its next version of iOS, and this year the company completely overhauled the look of iOS. CEO Tim Cook called it the biggest change to the platform since the iPhone launched in 2007, and that's not overhyping it. The new iOS is the first to be designed by Jony Ive, the man responsible for the look of Apple's hardware since the 1990s, and he delivered.
June 17, 2013 |
Samsung said it plans to offer a new version of its Galaxy S 4 flagship smartphone that will be able to download data at about twice the speed of the current version. The tech giant revealed to Reuters that an advanced, faster version of its GS4 model will launch in South Korea as early as this month. The company is also in talks to sign up carriers who will support the device in other parts of the world, but the Reuters' report did not say when the device will launch in the United States.
October 5, 1996
Don Heckman roundly applauds Marcus Roberts for removing "Rhapsody in Blue" "from its usual dated context" ("Roberts Uncovers New Dimension to 'Rhapsody in Blue,' " Calendar, Sept. 30). Is this dated as in how Chopin is dated? How about that Perry Como version of the Polonaise in A-flat, and that bonus lyric "Till the End of Time"? The Roberts rendition of this landmark composition meanders and wanders about cutely, but hardly gives the piece "a vigorous new future." A new version of "Sunset Boulevard" with an added subplot of how the chimp died would be amusing for a while, but eventually we'd get back to the real thing.
December 20, 1987
We have been watching the new "Star Trek" series with great interest. Unlike some viewers who already have commented, we enjoy the show very much with its varied cast of characters including at least one alien as well as the Klingon. Although the new characters are not replicas of the old, the atmosphere and emphasis on strength in diversity in the show overall is being used to an admirable degree in the new version. We frankly prefer this completely new cast to a reworking of the old, which would inevitably call forth criticism based on differences between the memorable creation of the first actors and what may develop with the new cast.
November 12, 2013 |
NBC should listen to Angela Lansbury. The actress is not thrilled that the network is planning to make a new version of "Murder, She Wrote," the long-running CBS drama that she starred in about a mystery writer who becomes a real-life detective of sorts. "I think it's a mistake to call it 'Murder, She Wrote,'" Lansbury told the Associated Press when asked about NBC's plans. PHOTOS: Celebrities by The Times Of course, the only reason NBC is remaking the show is that it thinks the name "Murder, She Wrote" still has some value.
May 1, 2013 |
Now that second-quarter earnings and Apple's massive bond offering are behind us, speculation has shifted back to products. And the big product that has tongues wagging is some reportedly radical changes to the operating system that powers the company's iPhones and iPads. Much of the drama surrounds the fact that Jonathan Ive, Apple's longtime hardware design guru, has also been placed in charge of software design as well. That happened last fall following a management shakeup. Ive is now s enior vice president of i ndustrial design.
June 10, 2013 |
Apple's annual Worldwide Developers Conference has kicked off with a keynote event in which the Cupertino tech giant rolled out a smaller Mac Pro, a MacBook Air with a longer battery life, a redesigned iOS 7, and dropped the "cat" theme in naming its Mac OS. Every year, Apple uses the WWDC to showcase the latest versions of its mobile and desktop operating systems. That's the case this year too, but Apple might also announce a new live-streaming radio music service similar to Pandora.