ahwatukee.com on Facebook
Arts & Life
Arts & Life
- Special Sections
Here is a roll call of some of the famous people who died in 2014.
Question: With all the recent news about Apple security holes and issues, is it time for me to install antivirus software on my Mac laptop?
One of my favorite kinds of television shows are news programs and/or investigative journalism pieces. If you learn something new every day, it has been a successful day, in my opinion, and these shows, for the most part, are well researched, well directed and overall present credible information. Occasionally, they do miss the mark, however, and we need people knowledgeable in those particular fields to set us straight as to the misinformation. One such event happened the other day as I was watching one of the investigators on a local news station talk about how some companies promise to speed up your PC in minutes over the Internet without no worry or inconvenience to you.
The longtime funnyman has been making audiences laugh for nearly three decades, but that’s only a fraction of his repertoire. He’s also a film and television actor, co-owner of the Laugh Factory on Los Angeles’ Sunset Strip, a philanthropist, chairman of the California Latino Water Coalition and a hardcore Republican who supported candidate Mitt Romney in the last presidential election.
WASHINGTON • Five years after the Great Recession officially ended, most states still haven’t regained all the jobs they lost, even though the nation as a whole has.
I usually don’t expect much from books or movies geared towards the “young adult” crowd, so I was shocked by how much I enjoyed The Fault in our Stars, a film about two teenage cancer patients fighting death and falling in love. This is one of the best romance stories I’ve ever seen and it is as smart and inspiring as it is heart-breaking.
Each year like clockwork we visit our eye doctors, dentists and optometrists to protect our vision, teeth and eyes.
At the dawn of civilization, when communities started to see their members specialize (think of farmers, tailors, herdsmen, blacksmiths, builder, merchants), that’s when the first businesses were born. Until we entered the 20th century, there were only two modes of marketing: word of mouth and the printed word. Then, with a rush of innovation came the new waves of marketing with each one farther reaching and more targeted: radio, television, Internet, and only recently mobile. Not only has the way we market businesses to the community changed, the entire mentality of business has transformed to reward businesses that give back to the community and society as a whole. By placing stress on increasing community value, not shareholder value, these companies transcend the common mission of corporate America and become a crusader for the communities they touch. That’s why I’d like to bring GEOPERKS by iPayMobile to our community’s attention and the different ways this mobile marketing company is bringing opportunities to local businesses and nonprofit organizations alike. As Americans we love our baseball and since we’re in baseball season, our local schools and club leagues are starting up, let’s delve into the services GEOPERKS by iPayMobile is bringing to our Ahwatukee baseball community.
On Jan. 3, Valley X competed in the Tucson Qualifying Tournament and won a finalist award for being part of the top seeded alliance and finishing in second place and the PTC Design Award for showing respect and gracious professionalism toward other teams and an outstanding robot design.
Once upon a time, people who craved a tablet computer bought an iPad.
It’s one thing to have a beautiful, comfy bed. But what if it also included a TV screen, game console and dimmable, color-changing lights?
Valley Christian High School’s Robotics Team, Valley X, hosted a robotics scrimmage on Nov. 16, allowing teams from various Arizona schools a chance to fine tune their robots at a “practice session” in preparation for actual competitions, which began Nov. 23 in Flagstaff.
On the heels of Apple’s new, lighter iPad, Amazon has come out with a full-size tablet that weighs even less yet sports a sharper display and a lower price tag. Although Amazon’s Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 hasn’t received as much attention as the iPad Air, it is emerging as the strongest challenger yet to Apple’s device.
The Phoenix Public Information Office recently won an Emmy Award at the 36th Annual National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Rocky Mountain Southwest Gala. The city was recognized in the interactive category for an online budget program featuring Mayor Greg Stanton that aired on PHX11.
Each year the Ahwatukee Foothills Chamber of Commerce honors local business women through the Palo Verde Women in Business Award.
Ron Howard admits he was no racing aficionado when he set out to make the Formula One thriller “Rush,” chronicling the tense 1976 world championship battle between playboy James Hunt and calculating Niki Lauda.
TiVo Inc. wants to give television viewers more control over what they watch on traditional channels and over the Internet as the pioneer of digital video recorders unveils its fifth-generation devices.
Q: How feasible is it to get rid of cable television and watch everything on the Internet? — D
CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE: CTL) is changing the way Phoenix customers watch television with the launch of CenturyLink Prism TV. The service is delivered through CenturyLink’s fiber optic network and offers features that customers may not get from cable or satellite, including whole home DVR, warp-speed channel change, multi-view, Prism on the Go, 3-D video on demand and an app center.
Through 80 summers, drive-in theaters have managed to remain a part of the American fabric, surviving technological advances and changing tastes that put thousands out of business. Now the industry says a good chunk of the 350 or so left could be forced to turn out the lights because they can’t afford to adapt to the digital age.
More than 55 million people in the United States are currently experiencing some degree of hearing loss. According to the Arizona Commission for the Deaf and the Hard of Hearing (ACDHH), there are more than 700,000 people in Arizona who are hard of hearing, but not everyone realizes there is something that can be done prevent further loss.
I am trying to find a way to legally copy DVDs we own to an external hard drive for storage connected to my laptop. When we take long road trips it would be nice to not have to haul all our movies along. — Bill
As the stores take down the Valentine’s Day decorations and hang up shamrocks, you might be at home smiling at that fantastic flat-screen TV you bought for the big game. Between the holiday sales and the Super Bowl, prices couldn’t have been better. And the technology is, well, just so cool. The choices make my head spin and make TVs just a few years old seem like no comparison at all.
The head of the House Judiciary Committee wants to update Arizona's dated and sometimes anachronistic bankruptcy laws.