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While RSS lovers continue to mourn the loss of Google Reader, competing services are already moving on with new ideas to replace it -- such as Flipboard, whose latest update allows users to create custom magazines to share with others.
The Official Flipboard Blog announced the release of Flipboard 2.0 early Wednesday morning, which the developer touts as a "major new edition" offering casual and power users alike a host of slick features.
The biggest news with the update is the ability for users to collect interesting content from around the internet and combine it into a digital magazine, which can be kept private or shared with other Flipboard users or existing social networks. Not limited to only web articles, Flipboard magazines can include photos, audio and even video content.
To gather this content, the developer has released a bookmarklet that allows users to "flip" anything they see in their web browser into their account. To install it, head to share.flipboard.com and drag the bookmarklet to your bookmarks bar; instructions are also available there for installing on an iOS device.
Flipboard 2.0 also includes a more visual Content Guide, which can be accessed by tapping the red ribbon -- a perfect way to jump to a specific section without having to flip between multiple pages. Flipboard users can also now comment on stories by tapping the avatar for each source, and the app now offers a "More to Read" section with recommendations based on what you've been reading lately.
As always, Flipboard is free to download and use, and the version 2.0 update is now available from the App Store.
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