Leaked screenshots confirm dark mode is coming to iOS 13

9to5Mac’s Guilherme Rambo managed to obtain screenshots of iOS 13. While it still looks like iOS, there’s a twist — there will be a system-wide dark mode to make your apps look better at night. Apple is expected to announce the new version of iOS at its WWDC keynote on Monday. With iOS 13, users can enable dark mode in the Settings app or with a toggle in Control Center — you may have to add the Control Center button in the Settings app first. And here’s what it’ll look like according to 9to5Mac’s screenshots: Finally, 9to5Mac also confirms a previous scoop with the icon of a new app called “Find My.” Apple plans to merge Find My Friends and …

Startups net more than capital with NBA players as investors

Mary Ann Azevedo In February, we covered how digital sports media startup Overtime had raised $23 million in a Series B round of funding led by Spark Capital. Former NBA Commissioner David Stern was an early investor and advisor in the company (putting money in the company’s seed round). Golden State Warriors player Kevin Durant invested as part of the company’s Series A in early 2018 via his busy investment vehicle, Thirty Five Ventures. And then, Carmelo Anthony invested (via his Melo7 Tech II fund) earlier this year. Other NBA-related investors include Baron Davis, Andre Iguodala and Victor Oladipo, and other non-NBA backers include Andreessen Horowitz and Greycroft. I talked to Overtime’s CEO, 27-year-old Zack Weiner, about how the involvement of so many NBA players came about. I also wondered what they brought to the table beyond their cash. But …

12 roommate stories that’ll make you wish you lived alone

Image: ANTONIOGUILLEM / GETTY IMAGES What is the purpose of a roommate, if not to eat the rest of your OREOs when you’re not looking? Technically, roommates aid in taking some of the financial burden that comes with renting a living space. But at what cost? If they’re going to make life a living hell by trashing the space or sending paragraph-long texts about the air conditioning, is it really worth it?  We’ll leave that for you (or your rent) to decide. These 13 tales of roommate drama are harrowing. Proceed at your own risk!  1. Furry alarm clock  “Had a room mate who bred ferrets. They back into corners to shit and the musk smell can get pretty over …

Chicago prosecutors charge R Kelly with 11 new sexual crime counts

Among the new charges are four counts of aggravated criminal sexual assault, which carry maximum terms of 30 years in prison Prosecutors in Chicago have charged the R&B singer R Kelly with 11 new sexual crime counts, including some that carry a maximum sentence of 30 years in prison. The Chicago Sun-Times ed that Cook county prosecutors filed the new charges against Kelly on Thursday. Among the new charges are four counts of aggravated criminal sexual assault, two counts of criminal sexual assault by force, two counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse and three counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse against a victim between the ages of 13 to 16. The charges apparently pertain to a single victim. The four …

Borat caused Pamela Anderson’s divorce, says Sacha Baron Cohen

The comedian confirms that Kid Rock was so incensed by the 2006 comedy that he filed to end his marriage to Baron Cohens co-star Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan, led directly to her divorce from the rapper Kid Rock. Speaking on the Last Laugh podcast, Baron Cohen recalled needing to twice shoot a scene in which his character kidnaps long-time crush Anderson at a meet and greet, with the intention of marrying her later that day. The first time they shot it, at a book signing, Baron Cohen grabbed her over my shoulder and ran out with her and no one did anything, he said. I was like, what kind of fans are …

We made that scene from ‘The Shining’ a lot less scary with bad foley

Your horror opinions? Garbage. My horror opinions? THE PERFECTION.Image: netflix The following is a spoiler-free review of Netflix’s The Perfection. After months of critic hype and fervent fan speculation, Netflix’s mysterious and controversial The Perfection finally began streaming on Friday — and already, it’s tearing the horror community apart.  As vast and as varied as the many things that scare us, horror fans are a unique bunch. Whether you’re dealing with a pack of Conjuring stans or an offbeat group of indie pushers, nailing down exactly what will (and what won’t) satisfy any given audience can be tricky.  So, The Perfection just tried all of it. Without getting into any spoilers, here’s a simplified premise: Charlotte Willmore (Allison Williams), a …

Elton John Wouldn’t Let Studios ‘Tone Down The Sex And Drugs’ In Biopic

Elton John gave fans a behind-the-scenes look at some of the biggest decisions that held up the making of “Rocketman,” the newly released biopic on his life, including that “some studios wanted to tone down the sex and drugs so the film would get a PG-13 rating.” op-ed for The Guardian published on Sunday. “I didn’t want a film packed with drugs and sex, but equally, everyone knows I had quite a lot of both during the ’70s and ’80s, so there didn’t seem to be much point in making a movie that implied that after every gig, I’d quietly gone back to my hotel room with only a glass of warm milk and the Gideon’s Bible for company.” “It took …

How Taiwan, Once Nicknamed Garbage Island, Cut Waste By 30%

Five nights a week across Beethoven’s Für Elise Taiwan had one of the world’s worst urban waste problems. Its landfills overflowed and mountains of rubbish clogged street corners, earning it the unflattering moniker “Garbage Island.” Fed up with the accumulation of waste, people across the country demanded action. They burned trash in the streets and rallied at dumping sites. Over the next two decades, the government overhauled the waste management infrastructure of the island from root to branch, investing in waste trucks and recycling plants and switching from landfills to incineration. New regulations compelled companies and consumers to share the physical and financial burden of recycling and garbage collection, establishing personal accountability and incentivizing people to produce less waste in …

Productivity and the Joy of Doing Things the Hard Way

This story is part of a series on how we make time—from productivity hacks to long walks to altering the function of our own circadian clocks. Suppose you were on a business trip in a city you’d never given much thought to—not an obvious tourist attraction like Paris or San Francisco—and your schedule included a few free hours. What would you do with that time? I once asked a really smart acquaintance of mine that very question, randomly using Cincinnati as an example. He happens to be a productivity expert, always quick to suggest rules and tips and hacks, and I thought he might have clever strategies for adventurous exploration. But his answer had nothing to do with in-the-moment discovery. …

Little Mix and Miley Cyrus bring the party to Big Weekend

Here are some of the best pics from the weekend so far: Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Stormzy’s performance featured a fire display and was a scorcher Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Billie Eilish brought the style to Big Weekend Image caption Lewis Capaldi performed a day after his debut album went to number one Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Khalid performed on the main stage on Saturday Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Jax Jones (right) brought on Olly Alexander as a special guest Follow Newsbeat on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. Listen to Newsbeat live at 12:45 and 17:45 weekdays – or listen back here.

‘I was so naive’: Cheryl reflects on fame

It’s part of her return to music after a five-year hiatus, during which time she had a baby son with One Direction star Liam Payne and appeared as a judge on the BBC talent show The Greatest Dancer. The opening salvo in her comeback campaign, a slinky pop squiggle called Love Made Me Do It, stalled at number 19 in the charts last year – but the star has survived enough bumps and bruises in her career to shrug that off and move on. As she prepares to launch Let You, we asked Cheryl to sit down and look back at a scrapbook of her 17 years in the spotlight. And we didn’t even have to bribe her with a …

Joe Jonas Says Diplo ‘Ruined’ His Wedding To Sophie Turner – & Miley Cyrus Asks The Jonas Brothers An Awkward Question! – Perez Hilton

As we reported, the EDM artist shared Joe Jonas’ surprise Las Vegas wedding with Sophie Turner with the world earlier this month when he live-streamed the entire ceremony on his Instagram. When pressed by one of the hosts on whether Diplo “ruined” his nuptials, the newly married 29-year-old laughed and confirmed that the producer live streamed the event without their knowledge, explaining: But at the end of the day, they decided to forgive him. “Gonna hit this wedding real quick.” / (c) Diplo/Instagram “We just laughed, we loved it. We thought it was ridiculous. And I just love that he was walking into the chapel and he’s like, ‘Going to hit this wedding real quick,’ [in his Instagram Story].” He …

Netflix’s Anything-Goes Philosophy Gets to Parody Rap

After surprising Super Bowl 2018 viewers with an ad announcing that sci-fi movie The Cloverfield Paradox would be arriving imminently, Netflix chose not to make a habit of similar ambushes. Instead, it left that practice to the musicians. Beyoncé, Frank Ocean, Eminem, Death Grips, Drake, and Beyoncé again (this time as half of The Carters) have all leveraged the factory-free nature of the streaming industry in recent years to unleash albums with little to no advance warning. Well, Netflix seems to be warming up again. In April, its partnership with horror studio Blumhouse Productions spawned two separate cinematic jump-scares, Mercy Black and Thriller. Earlier this month, Chinese sci-fi blockbuster The Wandering Earth snuck onto the platform with nary a US …

Apples new App Store website takes aim at antitrust, anti-competitive claims

Just ahead of WWDC, Apple has launched a new App Store website in the hopes of better defending itself against recent antitrust and anti-competitive accusations. The website details how Apple runs its App Store, including how apps are curated and reviewed, and what business models are available to developers. It also features a section entitled “A Store that welcomes competition,” where Apple makes the case for a marketplace where its own apps live alongside those from third-party developers. For example, it showcases how Apple’s own Messages app competes with Messenger, Slack, Snapchat and Viber; Apple’s Mail competes with Gmail, Outlook, Spark and Yahoo Mail; Maps competes with Google Maps, Citymapper, MAPS.ME and Waze; and so on. At the time of …

Problematic YouTube Stars Who Are Even Worse Than James Charles Betches

In the last few weeks, YouTube drama has been in the news like never before. You might not have known about James Charles or Tati before, but now you probably have a deep understanding of their feud and who betrayed whom and which receipts might have been fake. Okay, maybe “deep understanding” is an overstatement, but we’ve talked through the drama. But if you’re new to the world of YouTube personalities, there’s a lifetime of drama for you to catch up on. It would be literally impossible to explain all the dynamics of the various YouTube communities, but there are obviously a handful of people who rise to the top and dominate. And what do you know, the majority of …

While You Were Offline: Trump and Pelosi’s War of Words Continues

Man, it's been a long week. Does anyone even remember it started with former White House counsel Don McGahn defying a congressional subpoena at this point? Or that the state of New York had effectively closed a legal loophole that would allow them to charge people President Trump pardoned on a federal level? Does anyone recall the glee that was felt around the unexpected return to national prominence of denied Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland? That happened last week as well! And then there was Facebook announcing it had quietly deleted almost 3.4 billion fake accounts in the last half year, while Twitter banned the Krassenstein brothers for operating fake accounts in an attempt to build an anti-Trump movement. Still, …