September 12, 2012 |
Apple introduced new headphones for its devices called "EarPods. " They will be included with the new products Apple announced Wednesday, which are the iPhone 5, the fifth generation iPod Touch and the sixth generation iPod Nano. The new headphones are also available separately starting Wednesday. The EarPods are available for $30, according to the company's website, which has been updated to include Apple's new products. Apple said it has worked on redesigning its headphones over the last three years.
September 6, 2012 |
Female diners are carving out their own space in the restaurant industry, with actress Eva Longoria's women-focused steakhouse SHe as the latest entry. The former star of "Desperate Housewives" is closing her restaurant Beso and nightclub Eve in Las Vegas, and reopening the space as a haven for the ladies, complete with small plates and a catwalk for fashion shows. But men will still be welcome. The restaurant venture is being backed by Tilman Fertitta's Landry's Restaurants Inc., which owns classic steakhouse chain Morton's.
September 6, 2012 |
LinkedIn announced it has introduced redesigned business profiles, which are officially known as Company Pages, to make them more helpful to users than they previously were. However, one of the new features looks a lot like that of a LinkedIn competitor's, and that's because the professional social network has added new images to the top of Company Pages that look like the Cover Photos used by Facebook for user profiles and their business pages. "We know a picture is worth a thousand words, so we've provided companies with the ability to easily add an image that best represents their company and brand," LinkedIn said in a press release.
August 20, 2012 |
LinkedIn confirmed a redesign to its profile pages Monday and also said it plans to roll out many more changes throughout the rest of the year. Following an earlier story reporting changes to profile pages on LinkedIn, the company contacted the Los Angeles Times Monday afternoon with a statement. "We are focused on making it easier for LinkedIn members to get more value out of the services we offer by creating simpler, more relevant, more social experiences," a company spokeswoman said in an email.
August 3, 2012 |
Despite the barrage of criticism that schools are spending increasing amounts of time testing our children and teachers are being forced to teach to the test, the reality is that testing is no fad. Initiatives like California's STAR test, the high school exit exam and Academic Performance Index, or API, scores are here to stay, and are likely to become even more pervasive in schools nationwide. But in the years ahead the way testing happens must change in a manner that will benefit our children and that parents are likely to embrace.
June 21, 2012 |
Tumblr has released a newly designed version of its iOS app. The new app for Apple devices comes with a redesigned dashboard, support for high-resolution images, support for Spotify and also comes with an offline mode. Tumblr, which has more than 60 million blogs, also lists various other changes to its 3.0 update, among them the fact that the app now runs faster, making it easier for users to upload their posts, according to 9 to 5 Mac . The app, released Thursday, comes a week after Tumblr Chief Executive David Karp publicly said he was not happy with Tumblr's previous presence on the iOS realm.
June 15, 2012 |
It's hardly a Trump Tower-like effort to put together a hot night life space. Sure, there's the licensing, staffing, furnishing and promoting, but it's usually something that can be done in a couple months. Unless, of course, you inherit a monster like the one that sits at 1439 Ivar Ave. in Hollywood. Nestled behind Amoeba Music, across from the ArcLight Cinemas structure, the yawning, 18,000-square-foot space has seen several incarnations come and go, and now it's been reinvented again as the super club Lure.
June 14, 2012 |
Google is beginning to roll out a redesign of YouTube that makes the video site look a lot more like Google+. The redesign is available only to a very small pool of people right now taking part in tests being conducted by the company. A screenshot of the redesign shows YouTube adapting Google+'s style. The black side bar has been ditched for a whiter, simpler lay out. At the same time, the middle feed appears to be wider and include larger video thumbnails. The right sidebar for recommended videos also looks different and now features a video in larger size at the top. All in all it looks like a cleaner feel, and it follows Google's redesign of Google+, which happened in April.
June 13, 2012 |
Netflix is testing a redesign of its website that would for the first time separate movies and television shows into separate tabs, each with dozens of subcategories to help users sort through their thousands of options. The potential redesign is currently being tested with a small number of users. If the video subscription company finds that the design increases overall usage, it could deploy the new look to all 23.4 million of its Internet streaming customers in the U.S. Currently, users can find movies and television shows to watch on Netflix's website by searching or via suggestions the company makes based on content the user previously watched.
May 22, 2012 |
Facebook didn't wait long after its IPO to begin shaking things up again and messing with its layout. The social network giant is trying out redesigns of its Timeline feature in a small test, the company confirmed. Facebook did not say how many users are being included in the test or whether the redesign will be adopted universally. The layout change condenses the top of users' Facebook Timelines into a smaller area by moving their names and other basic information to the right of their profile picture.