Good news: the best read-it-later service, Instapaper, is now giving away premium features for free, which means most of us have got a whole bunch of new goodies to play around with. Here are ten of Instapaper's best features you might not know about.
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Having to close a tab with audio blaring from an auto-play ad is one of the web's greatest annoyances, but at the same time, most of us want to hear videos coming from YouTube or Netflix. How do you mute one without the other? Fortunately, there are a couple of easy solutions available.
A few years ago, trying to move to an online-only existence wasn't a practical option, but now long-serving web apps have grown more powerful and you can now do almost everything in a browser that you can do on the desktop (albeit in more limited form). Here's our current picks for the best online apps out there.
This interview with an anonymous Facebook employee spills some beans about the inner workings of the 'book. One of the juiciest is that there was once a universal password that let them log in as anyone. Chuck Norris? Really?
OK, boys and girls: NORAD's got their annual Santa tracking up and running here. Keep tabs on the big guy if you're wondering when he'll be gifting your hemisphere, or if he owes you money.
In May, the world was SHOCKED to find out that Google was pregnant, again, with what could best be described as a genetically modified inter-species lovespawn between Gmail, Google Docs, Twitter and AIM. Google called it "Wave;" Matt called it "frothy;" whatever it is, it'll become available to about 100,000 interested users come September, and has started rolling out to developers, API in tow, already.
After Microsoft's initial announcement, the forthcoming Google-docs-like Office web apps—"Office Web"—kinda fell off the radar. Today, we get confirmation that the online suite will be free, and that Office 2010 will start semi-private testing today.
What you are you seeing in these screenshots may seem like a real iPhone application, but it's not. It's a web page displayed in full screen, completely out of Safari, behaving and looking exactly as any native iPhone program would do. The best thing: It is not a new feature of the incoming iPhone OS 2.2 update: The secret feature is "hidden" in the current 2.1 version and only requires one thing: HTML code embedded in the web page itself. No iPhone modification is required. If you are browsing this from the iPhone, you can try it yourself very easily: