When Google shuttered its online Reader service, it inadvertently broke a number of apps that depended on its RSS backend. Reeder was one such app, but an iOS version followed with support for other RSS services. Meanwhile, Mac Reeder users had to be patient for a comparable update — and now it’s here.
It’s been almost a year since Google brought down the shutters on its RSS aggregator Reader, simultaneously opening the doors for a new web feeder to emerge victorious. But that never happened, partly because of users’ loyalties to a variety of existing sync services offering free and paid-for features. Fortunately, Readkit works to corral all of these services into one neat desktop interface, and with the arrival of v2.4 it does “read it later” better than ever.
The loss of Google Reader and the dawn of Flipboard-style news apps have tested the resolve of many RSS fans, but at least one champion for the medium hopes to change the way we read news on our iPhone with "a little peace each day through quiet, careful reading." That’s the lofty philosophy behind Unread, an RSS-based reader app that promises to "surprise and delight" users. Unfortunately, the first part of that equation came with the realization that there is no native iPad support – a shame considering that’s where the bulk of my reading is done, aside from perusing a few headlines while on the go.
While Apple hasn’t blessed its own Mac OS X web browser with as many hidden talents as competitors such as Firefox, there is still plenty of functionality in Safari 5 that’s not quite obvious to the casual user. Find out for yourself by journeying within!
Everyone loves Girl Scout cookies, but not everyone has money on hand when the opportunity to buy them arises. This troubles me deeply, as it no doubt troubles you. Fret no more, my friends, because some Girl Scout troops are rocking iPhones for the ultimate in cookie-purchase-fulfillment!
Zinio's multiplatform reader -- which lets you download digital magazines and view them on numerous devices, including iPhone and Mac -- expands to iPad in a stellar app, delivering hundreds of top publications with single issue and subscription purchases. At launch, the Zinio app displayed a few frustrating stumbles, including slow-loading pages and blurry text when zooming. Luckily, numerous post-release updates have largely addressed these quibbles, making for a worthwhile reading experience on the iPad.
There's nothing we like here at the Mac|Life office than good old fashioned product launch. Since we can't be everywhere at once and we enjoy seeing the look of joy in the eyes of our readers, we've posted a slideshow of iPhone launch pics from around the universe.