It looks like Apple has begun sending out press invites to a March 2nd media event to be held in California. The event, scheduled for 10:00AM PT, should be the official outing of the company’s oft rumored iPad 2. The invitation simply taunts its recipients to “come see what 2011 will be the year of.” Analysts are calling for a new, buttonless iPad with front and rear facing cameras along with a larger screen. Will the rumors hold water? We’ll soon find out. More →
Hulu Plus, a premium Web-based video streaming service, is now available to the public. Rob Wong, product director for Hulu Plus, made the announcement Thursday on the company’s blog, saying the service is now available without need for an invitation. Hulu provides a service that allows users to stream movies and TV episodes for free to computers. Hulu Plus, which costs $9.99 each month (for the time being, at least), offers enhancements such as additional content and the ability to stream to more devices like Apple’s iPhone and the Sony PlayStation 3. Rumors suggest interest in Hulu Plus has been minimal though, thanks to widely available free content as well as subscription competition like Netflix’s Watch Instantly. Hulu claims to have had a successful closed beta period, however, and it will continue to expand the service to more devices during the current open preview period.
Gmail users get excited as Google has added two new features to Gmail that will make your emailing life a little bit easier. First and foremost is a new drag and drop ability that allows you to drag a document from your favorite file explorer and drop it on your email to add an attachment. No convoluted steps, no browsing for files, just a basic drag and drop which is so simple, it is genius and we can’t believe we’ve lived without it all this time. Next up is a new calendaring feature that allows you to send a Google calendar invitation directly within Gmail. Not only can you compose the invitation within Gmail, the feature allows you to see your invitee’s calendar so you can select the optimal time for your event. Once the invitation is sent, the event is added to both your and your recipient’s Google calendar. Sweet.