It was the week of Comic-Con and the week when Steam broke the internet by causing a stampede with their annual Summer Sale, and most of all it was another week with Apple and all the fun stuff you can do with your iOS device and your Macs. And it just my be that crazy summer heat, but we even allowed that Apple could learn a thing or two from rival Microsoft. Yeah, it was that kind of week.
If you're anything like us, your browser's homepage has remained set to iGoogle since--well, long enough you probably don't remember using anything else. Alas, the powers that be at Google have decided to axe the service, with the web version shutting down November 2013 (the mobile version will disappear at the end of the month). But there's no reason to freak out just yet; a multitude of alternatives are waiting to fill the void. Here's just five of our favorites.