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April Fools Day is inevitable when you are online. Here are some of the best jokes and fabrications around Apple and technology.
Apple generally does not participate in April Fools, although it is the anniversary of its founding. However, Siri engineers have hidden a few clever jokes in the smart assistant for more enterprising users.
One Siri interaction can be started by simply saying “April Fools”, and Siri will offer to give advice for jokes by asking “Tell me an April Fools joke”. The jokes on offer range from downright silly to an attempt to be sane. Ask multiple times to see different results.
Ask “what are you up to?” and Siri will reply, “I see how gullible people are.” This interaction can start a game with Siri by saying “Hey Siri, True or False”. The game consists of five statements in which the player chooses which are true or false. The final results can be shared on social media.
Apple isn’t alone in participating in April Fools. A popular accessory maker called Twelve South is promoting an Apple TV accessory called “tvTV.” This crazy 7-inch square screen has a slot for the Apple TV set-top box.
While you can’t actually buy this $500 piece of fiction, the website does offer a 20% discount using the code APRILFOOLS at checkout.
Synology has announced the “FloppyStation”, complete with four floppy drives for more than 5.75 MB of storage space. Of course, you may need a few dongles to connect it to your Mac Studio.
Introducing Synology FloppyStation.
With a total storage capacity of over 5.75 MB and transfer speeds of almost 115 kbps, the FPS422+ is ready for even the most demanding workflows. Available soon. pic.twitter.com/90N331eL1N
— Synology Inc. (@synology) Apr 1, 2022
If you need something more modern, OWC has an 80-port dock with 1000W output power. Multiple Thunderbolt hubs, VR, Holo ViDi Ai, 16K + 8K display connections, and plenty of USB ports.
OWC is excited to announce our latest innovation: an industry-redefining 80-port dock. That’s right, 80.
With 1000W of power, multiple Thunderbolt hubs, VR, Holo ViDi Ai, 16K + 8K display connections, USB-C and USB-A ports galore, you’ll never miss the port you need. pic.twitter.com/IlL0G5CkZh
— Other world computers (@PoweredbyOWC) Apr 1, 2022
There is an alternate universe where Apple gives users exactly what they want, and in this one it is a Touch ID sensor adapter for the Mac. No longer do you need to duct tape a Magic Keyboard under your desk just for the convenience of Touch ID.
Many in the tech community are tired of being harassed by the Duolingo owl mascot. Finally, there is a lawyer here to handle your case.
April Fools Day can be a tiring, if not totally hair-raising day to navigate the web, so we at AppleInsider wish you the best of luck if you click on the 20th Rick Roll link. No, Twitter has not announced an edit buttonnor has Apple released the announcement of the WWDC event.