Not too long ago, web apps were the saviors of the new world — rich, universal programs that needed little more than a browser to deliver their power. Steve Jobs believed in them so wholly he nearly bet the entire future of the iPhone on them, telling developers during its launch: "You’ve got everything you need if you know how to write apps using the most modern web standards to write amazing apps for the iPhone today."
And at least one developer still believes that's true.
Remember webOS, the mobile operating system that powered the Palm Pre? It's making a triumphant comeback this year, but instead of smartphones and tablets, new owner LG is using it to power their latest HDTV sets.
It's not quite as useful as the Apple Store inventory scraper Cupertino just shut down, but if you're in the market for an iPad mini with Retina Display, a web tool lurking secretly within Seaturtle.org might just do the trick.
If the image above looks familiar, you no doubt owned or at least were familiar with the original Macintosh way back in 1984, when Apple shipped its initial black-and-white computers with MacPaint. Curious to try it out all these years later? It's now been resurrected as a web app, for those adventurous enough to read on and find out more...
Unless you've been living in a cave somewhere, you're probably aware that Apple will release iOS 7 sometime today -- but you can already get a sneak peek at what it will be like to use by visiting iCloud.com.
Sorry, developers and those who were randomly invited early to the party: Apple's iWork for iCloud beta is no longer an exclusive club, as Cupertino has lifted the velvet ropes and made it available to anyone with an Apple ID.
If you've ever been driving around town in a car with a broken radio, you already know how handy those iHeartRadio apps can be for tuning into your favorite radio stations. If you're also a fan of talk radio, the best just got even better.
Twitter is keeping busy this week, quietly opening up its analytics feature to anyone curious how their tweets are performing even while bringing the recent TweetDeck for web experience to the Mac client.
Although we've never personally been big fans of TweetDeck, the Twitter client has many die-hard fans, despite losing its mobile apps and a renewed focus on the web, including this week's fresh coat of paint.
The acquisition of Tumblr wasn't the only big news Yahoo! had to share with the tech world on Monday, unveiling an all-new Flickr experience at an event in New York City that definitely got everyone's attention.