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With increasingly more information on the Internet, the question has become: How can I filter through all the uninteresting stuff to get to the things I really care about? Rockmelt delivers an endless stream of content — so you can explore as much as you want — but also allows you to personalize your stream.

Additionally, you can take advantage of the social media aspects, including commenting on stories and sharing the best ones with friends. Click “more” to take a look at what Rockmelt offers. (more…)

Flickr used to be the king of photo sharing on the Internet. Lately, however, it’s been declining as services such as 1x, 500px and SmugMug have come into play. Google+ has also become a very popular place to find good photographs thanks to well-known lensmen like Trey Ratcliff. Everyone has their own cup of tea, and 500px has always been mine because the community is superior to that of Flickr. Matthew Guay of Mac.AppStorm calls it the “Dribbble of photography.”

At the beginning of the year, I reviewed 500px’s iPad app, calling it “the best photography on your tablet.” The professional photo sharing service just updated its app to accommodate the iPhone, with beautiful photos that are optimized for the Retina display and many other creations that can be found on the website. Whether you enjoy browsing photographs or post some of your own and check up on the comments, 500px for the iPhone looks to be perfect for the job. But is it though? (more…)

The iPhone was a revolution in mobile browsing. For most of us, it was the first time we got a taste of a phone-sized browser that, aside from Flash, could really handle the full-size web without compromises.

Before the App Store came along, I frequently browsed the web using mobile Safari. Almost anything I wanted to do, be it play a game or check Facebook, required me to go through Safari. These days though I find that there really is an app for everything, which leaves my mobile web browsing at almost nil. Only occasionally will I want to check out a restaurant’s menu or run a quick Google search while I’m out.

Despite the myriad of industry experts claiming that mobile web apps are the future, I don’t regularly use a single one but stick exclusively to native apps. This week’s poll asks the same question of you. Do you frequently browse the web on your iPhone or are you more apt to use native apps for everything? Vote in the poll and leave your comments below.

Zootool is an outstanding free online bookmarking service packed full of features and crammed into a stunning interface. Until recently, Zootool has only existed as a web app, but it has finally made the jump to iOS.

Today we’ll briefly introduce you to what the service is all about and walk you through the functionality of the new iPhone app. Can Zootool thrive on the small screen? Read on to find out!

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