According to the calendar, it looks like a wrap on the month of March, but we've got one final round of news from the weekend to share with you before we're all subjected to the madness of April Fool's Day on Tuesday. Today's recap is a fairly eclectic mix, so enough of our yakking, let's dive and get to the good stuff!
Fans of "read later" services Pocket and Readability will be overjoyed to hear that both services have made some big announcements this week, including the debut of a "smarter" Pocket for iPhone and iPad now available.
Why should the iPhone have all the fun? New Instapaper owners Betaworks have debuted the latest version of the popular read-later app, which now brings feature parity with the iPad even as rival Pocket teases their next big version.
It's taken them long enough, but e-tailer Amazon is finally launching an offensive against "read later" services such as Instapaper and Pocket, allowing readers to add articles to their Kindle with a click from most anywhere.
It's human nature to want to be first, especially when the stakes are high, such as winning a big race or walking on the Moon. But milestones are also important for software developers, especially when competitors continue to claim otherwise.
While it's not exactly a direct rival for the likes of Instapaper or Pocket, social networking giant Facebook is rolling out a new feature that allows both mobile and desktop users to save stories for later reading.
“Read later” services have revolutionized the consumption of website pages in a clean, easy to read format -- but what if you want to collect a group of web pages and bundle it into one handy e-book style package? Readlists comes to the rescue.
There are few apps users couldn’t live without, but one of them might very well be Instapaper, Marco Arment’s frequently praised “read later” app for iOS. The developer released an update on Wednesday night that dramatically improves the speed of page turns and adds a number of other welcome features.