Well, the early reviews are already starting
to trickle in. We've got David Pogue in the New York Times, Walt
Mossberg (the real one), BoingBoing, USA Today, PC Magazine, just about
everyone chiming in except Colbert.
And just like always, we're
there for you. We've got the links, we've got the highlights, we've got
your iPad early review goodness. And if you were on your fence, should
you, shouldn't you, these early reviewers are basically pushing you in
one direction: getting your butt to the Apple Store on April 3rd.
There's a great opportunity to play pranks with your Mac this April Fool's Day.
you're into computer pranks, you've probably already written
AppleScripts with scary messages ("Are you sure you want to delete the
volume Macintosh HD and all backups?"), or replaced someone's bookmarks
with links to shock sites. Now there's a new kind of pranking going on,
across the Internet, and it doesn't involve any form of computer
I just gave my old iMac to my father-in-law. He's never had a computerwith a slot-loading optical drive, and asked me what to do if a discever gets stuck in there. I wasn't sure what to tell him since I'venever run into that problem.
With iPads making their way to eager consumers as we speak, content
providers are hustling in an attempt to ditch Flash video in
favor of HTML5 in an effort to make
their websites more palatable to the users of Apple's iconic new
Digital copies of your DVDs can be a great way to pass the time when
traveling, but you lose some of the DVD’s functionality in the ripping
process. For instance, in the past, subtitles had to be permanently on
or off in a rip, but we’ve developed a simple workaround that will let
you add soft subtitles (ones that can be toggled on or off) whether
you’re watching your film in QuickTime, in iTunes, or on your iPhone.
You can even add subtitles in multiple languages by adding more than
one soft-subtitle track.
By now, you've probably downloaded the iPad friendly iTunes 9.1, which includes the various tweaks it needed to function on the iPad. You may have also noticed that audiobooks and ebooks are now
joined together as one big category of Books, which means that the day is dawning upon us. Well, in preparation, we checked out the new iTunes update to see how Books really works, and if it'll deliver all that Apple faithful have dreamed it would.
It’s been a busy week for Apple -- between prepping for the iPad this Saturday and updating Mac OS X 10.6.3, they’ve also found the time to update a lot of smaller pieces and parts, too. One of those is the MobileMe Gallery app for the iPhone.
If a new report is to be believed, developers’ enthusiasm for the iPad is losing some of its lustre -- while the Android platform is surging. Somebody better tell that to all the iPhone OS developers who are tripping over themselves to get their apps in users’ hands when the iPad is finally available this weekend.
Greenpeace giveth, and Greenpeace taketh away. The international environmental advocacy group is once again criticizing Apple, this time over the iPad’s addition to the growing market for cloud computing.