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