If you’ve been offline over the weekend, you missed a lot. Here’s a chance to catch up on news and features from The Next Web and beyond:
This weekend, we took an in-depth look at Microsoft’s Windows AppFest in India, which broke the Guinness World Record for the globe’s largest ever app development marathon.
- Mozilla announces Firefox Health Report, will phone home with data to improve the browser.
- Fab finally upgrades its European social e-commerce site to catch up with the US.
- UK universities secure £880,000 to map brainwaves for remix concerts and more.
- This hacker is porting the original Google Maps app to iOS 6, shows it can be done [Video]
Make sure you catch these features, published over the weekend. Perfect to read over your lunch or on that dull bus ride home.
- Can Kia’s gamification change the way we drive our cars?
- Resistant to the inevitable: How technology is changing the restaurant industry
- When toasters fly: what will it take for “smart” appliances to take off?
- The Silicon Valley company cafeteria shootout: Who has the best food?
- Better living through data and the future of urban environments at DLD Cities, London
- The politics and power struggles of the Chinese Internet superpowers
- How technology gave us cheap food in huge quantities – and why it has to stop
- Eat, browse and prosper: How the Internet is bringing obscure food communities to life
- Meet 6 companies battling to be the first from Asia to crack the US
- 50 food & cooking apps that rock the kitchen
- The challenge: Downsize your screen real estate to become more productive
- SlabText: Create big, bold, responsive headlines for your site with this jQuery plugin
- Food revolution: 8 apps to help you be the biggest loser
- This Chrome extension tells you more about key people in articles as you read the news
And from elsewhere…
Here are some pieces that you definitely shouldn’t miss from around the Web:
- Apple Maps: Damned If You Do, Googled If You Don’t [Monday Note]
- Twitter CEO says curation tools for newsrooms are coming [Poynter]
- TomTom: Don’t Blame Apple Maps Problems On Us! [Business Insider]
- Google Maps announces a 400 year advantage over Apple Maps [Exploring Local]
- The Indomitable Mary Meeker [Wired]
- EU Officials Propose Internet Cops On Patrol, No Anonymity & No Obscure Languages (Because Terrorism!) [TechDirt]
Oh, and many a LOL was had at the Guardian article which suggested a £2 per month levy on UK broadband subscriptions to save newspapers.