Tag Archives: web

Readsy Adds Spritz’s Speed Reading Tech to Your Web Browser

logo[1]Want to try the speed reading tech offered by Spritz but not sure how? Then you should check out Readsy.

Readsy is a browser tool that helps to speed up your reading by taking whatever page you are looking at, filtering out the extraneous material, and presenting the body of text one word at a time in a window that looks something like this: Continue reading

Lumi is the News Reader That Chooses Stories Based on Your Web History

340x126[1]A news reader service is launching today that takes the passive news reading of Zite, Prismatic, Flipboard, and the like to a new level.

Lumi is an 8 month old startup based in London. They’re launching a news reader today that suggests news stories based on all the web browsing you do when not using their app. Continue reading

Apple will cripple the Kindle web app

If you’ve been following the Apple in-app purchase fracas of late, then you might know that a log of people are hoping that web apps will be able to get around the need to pay Apple’s vig.

If not, then let me explain. The way a web app works is that it uses HTLM5 to run entirely from inside your web browser. It’s kinda a trick that builds an app into what you might think of as a web page.

Unfortunately, Apple have been caught throttling web apps. In particular, if an app installs its icon on the home screen, it won’t be able to use all the features of the Safari browser. iOS is setup so that app will run at less than half the speed of the same app if you opened it in the browser. Continue reading

Android Market now on the web

Google made a bumch of announcements today about v3.0, the Android Market, and their plans for the future. I’m going to hold off on discussing Honeycomb until I can get my hands on it, so this post will be all about the Marketplace.

After 2 longs years of waiting, Google finally created a browser based version of the Android Market. Now it’s going to be a lot easier for you to find the apps you are interested in and then send them to your device. Continue reading

iOS accounts for 2% of web traffic & other reasons not to trust statistics

I cam across an interesting chart today which shows that iOS is now generating just over 2% of the world’s traffic on the internet. (I can’t recall where I found it, so if someone could find me the source I’d be grateful.)

I was looking at this chart because web traffic has always been an interest to me, for obvious reasons. It was interesting to see that  iOS had hit 2%; I don’t see nearly that much on this blog (not that that matters). But then I really looked at the source of the numbers and I realized there might be a problem. Continue reading

How to send web content directly to your Kindle

by Chris Walters

Yesterday Lifehacker told everyone about Send to Kindle, a new extension for the Chrome web browser that lets you email articles and blog posts directly to your Kindle. It’s a great tool, but not very useful if you don’t use Chrome.

Here are some other easy ways to quickly send content to your Kindle from other web browsers, or from your desktop. Continue reading

Web browser based Ibis Reader updated

Liza Daly just posted over on the Threepress Consulting blog about the improvements in the latest version of Ibis Reader. Some of the new features include:

Improved pagination and position-tracking

We’ve changed the method of moving from page to page and remembering where you left off. Books should load faster, and it should be easier to understand whether you’re moving forward or backward in the page.

Relative book length and reading position in My Books

In your list of books on the device, we now display some hints about the length of the book and how far you’ve read in it.

Also on this screen we tried to make it more clear that your “Online Bookshelf” is a link. Many people were confused by the old layout, which made that link seem more like a title. Clicking on the Online Bookshelf link will take you to the cloud library and allow you to pull down individual books to read on the current device.

Online Bookshelf cover images and metadata

For new books that you add starting with this release, you’ll be able to see cover images in your online bookshelf.