Unread, The Gesture-Based RSS Reader, Is Now On iPad

iPad: Unread is one of the better news readers for iOS because it’s clean, easy to use and actually focuses on the reading aspect. Now, the app is available on the iPad.

Reader Alert: Game Of Thrones/A Song Of Ice And Fire Might Blow Out To Eight Books

Game Of Thrones author George R R Martin is a notoriously slow writer; both in terms of physical output and getting to the point in a story. Now, his editor has hinted that three more books might be on the cards. If anyone could do with some Lifehacker productivity tips, it’s George.

Pocket Adds A Premium Plan With Full Search And Permanent Library

Pocket has introduced a Premium version of its bookmarking service. In addition to saving content forever (even if the links go bad), Pocket Premium adds full text search and suggested tags for $US4.99 per month or $US44.99 per year, which puts it on par with Evernote’s Premium offering.

Wallabag Is A Self-Hosted Read-It-Later Service

If you use read-it-later apps such as Pocket and Instapaper, you know you’re at the mercy of each app’s respective designers. If you would prefer to host your own similar service, Wallabag has something to offer.

HoverReader Displays Full Articles When You Hover Over The Link

Chrome: HoverReader, once installed, lets you hover over a link to a news article to see a pop-up display of an article preview or its full-text before you click. It’s especially useful if you’re browsing an article full of links, or you want to preview an article before you click through on Reddit, Hacker News or other news aggregators.

The Best Tricks And Extensions To Make Wikipedia Awesome

Wikipedia is a useful resource for all kinds of things, but it’s ugly and not all that customisable. With just a few extensions and tricks, you can make it a lot more usable.

Read Your Digital Comics On A Kindle

Reading comics on your computer or tablet is awesome. But if you would rather read them on a more eye-friendly screen — like your Kindle — Know Your Mobile has some instructions on how to make that happen.

Slow Feeds Organises Your RSS Feeds, Highlights Top Stories

iOS: If you subscribe to a lot of RSS feeds, you know it can be tough to keep up with them. Good sites that don’t update often may get lost in the crowd, and even fast-moving sites can move so fast that good articles get buried. Slow Feeds automatically organises your feeds to bring that good stuff up front.

Fokus Highlights Selected Text On The Web And Dims Everything Else

Chrome/Firefox: Much as how Turn Off The Lights lets you focus on your videos and dims everything else in a web page, Fokus highlights selected text and darkens the rest of your Chrome or Firefox window.

How To Buy Ebooks From Anywhere And Still Read Them All In One Place

Most ebook sellers try to lock you into a particular ecosystem. If you don’t mind buying from the same company every time, this isn’t too bad, but you lose the ability to comparison shop, as well as making it difficult to switch apps. Fortunately, there’s a way around this problem.