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
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
If you can read this, then you managed to avoid the congestion. Congratulations.
A number of people have reports that they have trouble visiting TDR. My hosting company have told me that they are currently the victim of a distributed denial of service attack. They’re dealing with it as fast as they can.
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
I came across another note taking app the other day. The developer behind Quicklyst left a comment, and as you should know I love trying out new apps. This is web based, and it’s compatible with Kindle, Android, and iOS. I’ve tried it on my Kindle, and it works rather well.
Huh. I was wondering if this would be launched today.
Amazon just announced that they will soon release a Kindle app for WebOS. This new app will be tailored to the new HP TouchPad, and will read any Kindle ebook purchased on another platform.
For more detail, go to www.amazon.com/kindleapps.
From the press release: Continue reading
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
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
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
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.