Inoreader Blog: Monitor Web Pages For Changes Using Web Feeds

Inoreader Blog: Monitor Web Pages For Changes Using Web Feeds. “After months of beta testing, we can finally say that our new monitoring feature called ‘Track changes’, part of Web Feeds, is now ready for prime time! This feature is perfect if you want to track visual or textual changes on a web page, like monitoring price changes, product availability, or just following a change log for updates.”

Mashable: TikTok users are teaching iPhone owners how to screenshot an entire webpage

Mashable: TikTok users are teaching iPhone owners how to screenshot an entire webpage. “Did you know you could screenshot an entire webpage on your phone, then save it as a PDF and revisit its contents whenever your little heart desires? Full-page screenshotting is a super simple and helpful trick, yet I, a person who’s owned an iPhone for over a decade, had no idea it was possible until I watched this TikTok video.”

Gadget Hacks: Quickly View Every Link You’ve Ever Opened on Your Instagram Account

Gadget Hacks: Quickly View Every Link You’ve Ever Opened on Your Instagram Account. “Where you tapped the link from doesn’t matter — it could have been from somebody’s bio on their profile, a sponsored post or story, or even a private direct message someone sent you. It will all show up in your history. To find a particular link, you can browse the hidden list of links and open it. And if you’re uncomfortable with Instagram saving a history of all your opened links, you can clear a specific link or the entire log.”

The Next Web: Google’s new AI automatically turns webpages into videos

The Next Web: Google’s new AI automatically turns webpages into videos. “Google’s URL2Video tool helps you convert your website into a short video if you specify the constraints of the output video, such as the duration and aspect ratio. The tool tries to maintain the design language of the source page and uses its elements such as the text, images, and clips to create a new video.”

TechCrunch: Beam is building a web browser that gathers knowledge from your web activity

TechCrunch: Beam is building a web browser that gathers knowledge from your web activity. “Beam aims to bring meaning to your web history. Every time you search for something, it creates a new note card. Beam passively follows users as they click on links, open new pages and spend time looking at stuff. When you close the tab, you have a new card — your search query is the title of the card and you can see all links under that note. You can then add text, remove links that weren’t that relevant, etc.”

BetaNews: Web accessibility platform accessiBe secures $12 million to make the entire web accessible

BetaNews: Web accessibility platform accessiBe secures $12 million to make the entire web accessible. “Web accessibility platform accessiBe announced that it has secured funding from global investment firm K1 Investment Management, LLC. The $12 million capital will be used to help the company grow its market in North America and improve its services for its customers and partners.”

MIT Technology Review: The race to save the first draft of coronavirus history from internet oblivion

MIT Technology Review: The race to save the first draft of coronavirus history from internet oblivion. “According to Brewster Kahle, the Internet Archive’s founder, his organization is already collecting about 1 billion URLs a day across the web. Archiving the pandemic means trying to identify and collect the pages their ordinary efforts might otherwise overlook, relying on a network of library professionals and members of the public: local and international public health pages, petitions, resources for medical professionals trying to fight covid-19, and accounts from those who have had the virus. It’s not easy. ‘The average life of a web page is only 100 days before it’s changed or deleted,’ he says.

Inoreader: Convert Almost Any Webpage Into RSS Feed With Inoreader’s Web Feeds

Inoreader: Convert Almost Any Webpage Into RSS Feed With Inoreader’s Web Feeds. “Whenever you see a web page with a series of updates, be it news articles, blog posts, classifieds, product updates, weather alerts, practically any series of HTML links, Inoreader should be able to present it as an RSS feed. This feed will then be continuously updated, and any new links added to the list will pop up as articles inside Inoreader. Just like any regular feed.”

BetaNews: Whoa! Brave browser can now show you web pages that no longer exist

Oooh, me likey. From BetaNews: Whoa! Brave browser can now show you web pages that no longer exist. “When browsing the web, it can be frustrating to encounter a 404 error. You know the page isn’t there, but you don’t always know why. Has it been removed on purpose, by accident, or was it never there in the first place? Well, Brave — the browser from Brendan Eich, a former CEO of Mozilla — is about to make 404 frustration a thing of the past, by giving you the chance to view the actual web page after it’s been removed.”

Library of Congress: In a Web Archives Frame of Mind: Improving Access and Describing the Collections

Library of Congress: In a Web Archives Frame of Mind: Improving Access and Describing the Collections. “In 2018, the Library of Congress Web Archiving Team embarked on a journey to streamline description of the Library’s voluminous web archives. As part of that continuing effort, the Library of Congress Digital Content Management Section is excited to announce the release of 4,258 new web archives across 97 event and thematic collections!”

Make Tech Easier: How to Find Out When a Webpage Was Published

Make Tech Easier: How to Find Out When a Webpage Was Published. “When you’re doing research on a topic, it’s vital to ensure your sources are up to date. If you’re writing an academic paper, dates of publication are often required in the citations. The majority of the time, getting the date is easy: simply look on the site and find the ‘published on’ date to find how recent it was. Things get a little more complicated when there is no date listed on the webpage. When this happens, how do you know when the page was published?”

Hongkiat: Bring VR Experience in Your Browser with WebVR

Hongkiat: Bring VR Experience in Your Browser with WebVR. “The Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, and other VR products have changed the future of technology. We may scoff at the idea of VR headsets but much like the Internet in the 1990s, VR is the way of the future. And thanks to WebVR we already have a way to merge the Internet with VR using a powerful JavaScript API.” I’m having VRML flashbacks.

Hongkiat: How to Apply Instagram Filters on Web Images

Hongkiat: How to Apply Instagram Filters on Web Images . “Many love using Instagram and the filters that come with the app, to make their photos more interesting and beautiful. So far though, the use of these filters are restricted to use inside the app. What if you want to use Instagram filters on web images, outside of the app, like photos you want to put up in your personal blog or website?”

MakeUseOf: 5 Apps Better Than Browser Bookmarks to Manage Tabs and Save Links for Later

MakeUseOf: 5 Apps Better Than Browser Bookmarks to Manage Tabs and Save Links for Later. “Bookmarks are great to save links for later, but they do tend to pile up into clutter. These smart apps will help manage bookmarks better than the built-in browser feature and even get you through your read-it-later list.” A few additional suggestions in the comments, but I really like the idea of 30DayBookmarks.