Spool, a popular DVR-like service for online video content, disappeared off the web without much notice earlier this week. Fortunately, registered users were emailed their bookmarks for safekeeping before the service shutdown, but users were left scrambling to figure out another way to get their videos in a system to watch later.
There is another alternative. Pocket, also formerly known as Read It Later, allows users to import their bookmarks into the service. While Pocket isn’t an identical replacement for Spool, it will allow you to sync your saved content to your iOS device for later viewing. Oh, and did we mention it’s free?
Read on and we'll show you how to get thost beloved Spool features with Pocket.
Although it never graduated from a beta release, the Spool app showed a lot of promise as a kind of Instapaper service which added the ability to DVR online video content for later viewing -- and now, it's gone, just like that.
It’s a sad day when a once-mighty company like Eastman Kodak Co. is reported to be filing bankruptcy in the next few weeks, but that’s exactly what appears to be going down this Wednesday. Of course, we’re all to blame, what with the convenience and quality of digital photography these days. Thankfully, there’s some brighter news to be found today as well, so without further ado let’s commence with a handful of tidbits for this Wednesday, January 4, 2012.