Newton Virus


2 of 5 stars
What’s this?

Nothing to do with MessagePads, but rather a clever hack in the form of a benign virus or screen saver that subjects all of the elements on your screen — icons, menus — to the forces of gravity, as if they were physical objects. The brief demonstration video explains it much better than I can. Via Creative Review.

  1. Pointless but looks cool, is this really a virus, or just a prank tool? How does this really work in terms of when you tilt your mac book the icons go in that direction?

  2. I rather like this ‘virus’! As Vim comments, is this really a virus though? I’m sure if developed as an application to download then many users would indeed download it for novelty purposes – so long as they could easily remove it and revert back to their normal screen! Jim

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