For a generation of new media consumers, the ultimate dream is to have access to a service like Hulu without being tied to their computers. It may happen, but are they prepared to pay for what they’ve been getting F.O.C. thus far?
Okay, we know that today is April Fool’s Day and there are a lot of pranks going on across the Internet, especially with the iPad launch only 48 hours away. But this morning, our trusty RSS feed turned up an interesting discovery that, if true, will surely delight and entertain new iPad owners come Saturday.
Barely a week after Adobe gave us a sneak peek at its revolutionary
"Content-aware Fill" feature, sources inside the company pointed to
another feature slated to arrive in the next version of Photoshop.
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