5 Things Apple Can Learn From Third Party iPad Web Browsers

For all the wonders of Apple’s iPad, one feature that’s always been a little underwhelming is its native Web browser. Like on the iPhone, Safari for the iPad definitely gets the job done and is overall a pretty solid browser in terms of performance, but there are few features that are inexcusably absent.

Fortunately, there have been a number…

The Best Non-Tech Stories of the Year c/o Ira Glass and the New York Times

One thing that I have learned from decades of writing is always find and tell a great story. And this is why Ira Glass is one of my heroes, one of my mentors. You wouldn’t think that a guy who writes about tech day in and day out could be so moved from listening to him on public radio, or seeing one of his live shows. It isn’t like he uses some…

5 Cool Things Siri Can Do Now That She’s Been Hacked

Since launching with the iPhone 4S in October, Apple’s new voice-controlled personal assistant feature called Siri has been enamoured of Apple fans, mocked by others and been found to have a few humorous Easter eggs built in.

As cool as Siri seemed to many at launch, like so many things, it’s true potential wasn’t really unlocked until a crafty…

New Apps for iPhone & Android, July 2011

In our continuing tradition of rounding up new mobile application releases we found interesting and/or exciting over the past month, we present you with this new list of apps for July 2011. This month, we found a lot of great new iPhone apps, some Android and tablet apps, and a bunch of “notable” application updates.
As always, share your…

6 Excellent Tools For Writing Without Distractions

Just as the Web has brought us untold advances in innovation, collaboration and productivity, it has also given us things like this Tumblr blog curating animated GIFs of Tom Hanks portraying various animals, not to mention Farmville, Twitter or the 35 hours of video that are uploaded to YouTube every minute.

With so many digital distractions…

New Apps for iPhone & Android, June 2011

In our continuing tradition of rounding up new mobile application releases we found interesting and/or exciting over the past month, we present you with this new list of apps for June 2011. Previously in June, we shared a list of apps that came out in May and during the first part of June, so be sure to check that post for some early June app…

New Apps for iPhone & Android, May/June 2011

In this continuing series here on ReadWriteWeb, we round up some of our favorite new applications for smartphones each month, specifically for iPhone and Android devices. This spring edition includes some major new launches on Android, like Netflix and Google Music, as well as some incredible technology leaps on iPhone, like the app which…

New Apps for Your iPhone and Android, April 2011 Edition

In this continuing series, we round up some of our favorite new applications for smartphones each month, specifically for iPhone and Android devices. This spring edition is one of the longest lists yet – there have been a number of incredible new launches to highlight this past month. (And yes, we know it’s May already, these things take time…

10 Smart Links You Missed on Twitter on Today

Toyota Kills Scion iPhone Jailbreak Theme After Apple Complains http://bit.ly/gCpkpL via @dailytech
California’s CTO: If government agencies spent 10% of their time on social media, “it would be the equivalent of hiring 10 to 15 staffers.” http://bit.ly/dR8IaL via @ohmygov
“What are we building? We are building augmented reality glasses for…

10 Smart Links You Missed on Twitter Today

Touchscreen finger signatures: Valid? Legally-binding? http://bit.ly/ghCWFa @betanews
Q&A with Al Jazeera English’s online producer Bilal Randeree: http://bit.ly/dNIcQ7 via @kdmc
Truth in advertising: When was the last time you stopped to question some of the fundamental truths in digital media? http://bit.ly/gAf1Fp via @jasondpg
“Last week we…

10 Smart Links You Missed on Twitter on Thursday

25% of news links on blogs last week were about Wisconsin: http://bit.ly/eaKrq2 via @sabew
Of course we analyzed charliesheen’s followers. Twitter Inc loves the #tigerblood! http://bit.ly/eD62Cl via @simplymeasured
The things we love are going to die: Thoughts on the death of a Web property http://bit.ly/fMZGf5 via @catalyststudios
What is a…

Top 10 Hottest, Yes, PDFs of 2010

PDFs, love them or hate them, are here to stay as a rich document presentation medium and with the introduction of online services like Scribd, Docstock, even Slideshare and Issuu – static files are getting quite interesting.

Scribd this morning posted a series of year-end Top 10 lists, offering a good view of some of the most interesting and…

Richard MacManus’ Top 10 Web Products of 2010

This month ReadWriteWeb is publishing a series of top 10 lists of the best products of 2010, each based on a specific category. This post is a little different, in that it’s my own personal top 10 list of my favorite products of 2010. I’m not claiming these are the best products of the year, only that they’re the products I used and loved the most…

15 iPad Apps We Can’t Wait to Download

Slightly ahead of schedule and to the surprise of many developers, Apple opened up the iPad store earlier today. As of now, there are already over 2,000 iPad apps available for instant download in the store. Some are iPad-only apps, but there is also a large number of universal iPad and iPhone apps that include versions for both devices.
Here at…

6 Ways to Better Living: Inside an Internet of Things Home

What if we took the leading sensor-based products currently being developed or already on the market, put them all under one roof, and added a typical American family? Would they just be the techiest family on the block, or would it have a significant impact on their lives?

Here are six ways this Internet of Things family can see their lives…

Top 10 Web Widgets

Widgets are mini web applications that you can insert into your website and/or social networks. They’re a popular way to add interesting third party content to your web presence. In this post we look at the top web widgets from Yola and Widgetbox. It’s clear from our analysis that widgets are well past the early adopter stage and are now very…

Top Topic Trackers (Updated List)

Last week we listed and categorized some of the leading topic-tracking tools on the Web. As usual we got a great response in the comments, with additional information about the apps listed and suggestions for other apps to add. So in this post we present an updated list of topic tracking tools for you to explore. Once again, we invite you to add…

3 Awesome New Apps for 2010: Thesixtyone, Quora, Plancast

It’s a new year and it’s time for you to try some fabulous new web apps. We look at new apps all day around here and would like to share 3 of the very best we’ve found already this new year.

Music discovery, social Q&A and sharing your plans – that’s what these apps are all about. Read on, I’m pretty sure that at least one of these will get…