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Today Google announced a new and exciting[?] image format, called WebP (pronounced “weppy”), with hopes of improving the web by reducing image sizes and in turn also reducing the massive amounts of data that flow through data centers such as Google’s.

While this likely won’t affect the average internet user any time soon, it has the potential to make significantly important changes, especially with Google’s push and massive web influence. So what, more specifically, is WebP and why should you care? Read on to find out.

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Even without the help of the ground breaking features in HTML5, web apps have come of age. While not all web apps rival their desktop counterparts, some clearly do. One solid example being online To-do apps with invoicing and project management apps also competent enough for a neck to neck fight.

We’ve compiled a list of 50 worthy web app alternatives to standalone desktop apps. Let’s take a look!

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We’ve collected the top five reviews, roundups and how-to articles from across the AppStorm network in August. Whether you’re interested in Mac, iPhone, or Web apps, there’s bound to be something you didn’t spot over the course of the month.

Now would be a good time to explore a part of the AppStorm Network you’ve never seen before!

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As I’ve said before, we’re seeing the lines between web apps and desktop apps quickly blurring and we all know where this is heading. It’s safe to say we can expect to see usable cloud computing solutions actually capable of replacing desktop systems for many people.

Google just kicked it up a notch announcing the Chrome Web Store. The wildly popular app store concept is finally being applied to today’s powerful web apps, closing the gap between native desktop and web apps even further. The Chrome Web Store is a marketplace that will make it easy for people to find and “install” todays powerful web apps.

Read on for more info., screenshots and our thoughts.

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Based on feedback from our wonderful readers, we’ve decided to slightly change our content formatting and broaden some of the subjects we’ll cover. As already shown, we’ll also begin providing screencasts along-side applicable posts, such as how-tos and reviews, when possible.

More info. on the content changes after the jump.

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There are those tools that blur the lines between the desktop and the web. Many web applications have started to interact more tightly with the operating system on your computer, and there have been some recent desktop utilities that do the same but in reverse.

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Last week I mentioned a nice tool in the form of a bookmarklet. From the lab of arc90, Readability allows you to remove the clutter that surrounds the content that you are trying to read.

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As we looked at yesterday, there are a lot of great options when choosing which web browser to use. Each of the major browsers available today offer a lot of functionality by default.

But there are a lot of ways to extend the functionality of your browser with the use of bookmarklets.

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There was a time when many thought the browser wars were over. Thankfully, that was not the case. Thanks to the resurgence of Mozilla and Firefox earlier in the decade, computer users today have an extensive list of browsers to choose from.

We’ve rounded up them into a nice list, categorized by operating system.

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Hi, and welcome to Web.AppStorm, the newest member of the Envato family of sites.

If you are familiar with our sister site, Mac.AppStorm, you can guess what the purpose of this site is. We aim to bring you news, reviews, and resources for all things web related.

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