December 11, 2013 Sections
Winnipeg Free Press - PRINT EDITION
IF you love celebrity culture and food, this new app from People magazine is going to be a great fit. Used as a way to discover over 200 recipes (that number is growing) that were created by Hollywood types including Justin Timberlake, Curtis Stone and Mark Wahlberg, CelebFood quickly connects you to recipes and step-by-step instructions, cooking tips, behind the scenes photos and video tutorials.
IF you're like most people, keeping your phone's battery from running out during your day without a recharge can be difficult. No phone-makers are immune to this problem, from Apple's brand new iOS7 to weak battery performance from Google's Nexus 4 to Windows-based phones that never have enough juice to operate throughout the day. If you constantly have to look for places to charge your phone or, worse, end up with a dead phone in your pocket by the end of the night, Mashable looks at nine apps that could be draining your battery.
From culprits like Facebook and that weather app that keeps refreshing itself to free games like Angry Birds, which are loaded with advertisements or use 3D graphics that can tax your phone's battery, there are obvious fixes to keep your phone from sapping all your battery's juice.
Head in the Sand Records' Les Jupes have a new EP, Negative Space -- if you missed their album release party last week, you can stream it online. You can also check out the band performing What Am I Doing Here live as part of Manitoba Music's excellent ongoing web series, Loft Sessions, at manitobamusic.com. Les Jupes are gearing up for a Pop Montreal showcase and a tour of the United States and Europe. Expect the four-piece's full-length album sometime in 2014.
The independently produced City Specific is a fascinating new online video series by Cleo Leslie and Nigel Webber profiling local personalities and their impact on the community around them. For the first profile, Leslie and Webber sat down with David Schellenberg, talent buyer at Union Sound Hall and bassist with Les Jupes, to talk about his role with the new club, why he wants to change the way bands tour North America and how he found a home within Winnipeg's tight-knit music community.
Anthony Augustine is a freelance music, technology and pop culture writer who spends way too much time in front of a computer. Got a site you think he should see? Email him at firstname.lastname@example.org or follow him at twitter.com/anthonya.
Republished from the Winnipeg Free Press print edition September 26, 2013 C17
Updated on Thursday, September 26, 2013 at 12:32 PM CDT:
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