After ten years, Apple is totally changing how it makes iPhone software — and users should be ecstatic (AAPL)
View photosTim CookApple is reportedly focusing the next version of iOS, the iPhone software, on performance.This is great news for iPhone owners, who have increasingly been noticing bugs and glitches in Apple's software.
At the Toronto film festival, the premiere of British director Steve McQueen's 12 Years a Slave was met on Friday evening with an overwhelming reception: gasps, sobs, a smattering of walk-outs at particularly brutal moments, and finally, a prolonged standing ovation.John Ridley adapted the book for the big screen, McQueen's partner, Bianca Stigter - who he thanked on stage before the premiere - was the person who originally suggested it as a source.
Thousands of festive fans enjoyed summer-like weather yesterday as they descended upon Yelgun in northern New South Wales for the fourteenth instalment of Splendour in the Grass.” DZ Deathrays had taken a break from a busy European touring schedule to play the first day of the festival.
Simon Rattle’s inclusion of Boulez’s Rituel at his first concert as City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra music director in September 1980 was the first performance of any of his works by a UK orchestra outside London.And Pierre Boulez (Obituary, 7 January) was already a well-established 55-year-old at that stage.
Jarvis Cocker on … Bob Lind: The Elusive Bob Lind (Verve Folkways, 1966) Facebook Twitter Pinterest Click to hear Bob Lind’s The Swan.Moby on … Simple Minds: Sons and Fascination/Sister Feelings Call (Virgin, 1981) Facebook Twitter Pinterest Click to see Simple Minds perfrom The American on The Tube.
It may not be the best song in a show – it is simply the point when story, music and dance coalesce to achieve a spine-tingling transcendence.It was producer Cameron Mackintosh who suggested that the new version needed a number comparable to Oh Look At Me, I’m Dancing!