MLB.com Launch Personalized App Icons on iOS 10.3

Sarah Perez, writing for TechCrunch:

The MLB.com At Bat and NHL iOS applications have been updated today to take advantage of one of the new, but still under-the-radar features available in the just-launched version of Apple’s mobile operating system, iOS 10.3: personalized home screen icons. That’s right — you now can replace either of these apps’ default icon with one featuring your favorite team’s logo instead.

Clever.

Joss Whedon in Talks to Helm Batgirl Movie

Variety is reporting that Joss Whedon is in talks to write and direct a Batgirl movie:

Whedon is nearing a deal to write, direct, and produce an untitled Batgirl pic for Warner Bros. as part of its DC Extended Universe.

No other producers are currently attached. Toby Emmerich, president and chief content officer of Warner Bros. Pictures Group, is overseeing with Jon Berg and Geoff Johns. The new project originated in the past month.

Direct Hit Cover “There is a Fountain Filled With Blood”

Direct Hit performed an old hymn, “There is a Fountain Filled With Blood,” for The Milwaukee Record.

The Fat Wreck Chords quartet hopped the “Employees Only” barricade to take a stab at William Cowper’s 1779 hymn, “There Is A Fountain Filled With Blood,” which the English poet is said to have written after a bout of depression. Though the bleak hymn has survived centuries, it’s actually something of a deep cut in Cowper’s catalog, as the misunderstood writer is responsible for the phrases “God moves in mysterious ways” and “variety is the very spice of life,” in addition to penning early abolitionist works that were routinely quoted by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. nearly 200 years after they were written.

Blink-182 to Start Writing Next Album This Year

Mark Hoppus of Blink-182 talked with Zane Lowe over at Beats 1 about the band’s plans for the rest of the year:

We’ll take a little bit of time off, and then at the end of this year we’ll go back in the studio and start writing the next album. We have such a positive energy going on right now … a creative flow. Everybody has a bunch of ideas and we want to capture that. We’ll get in the studio as soon as possible

It’s nice to live in a world where Blink-182 want to put out music on a regular basis.