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!
We used to love RSS. Quick news bites for our on-the-go lives. Then we added more feeds -- because, hey, that's a cool site, and that one and that one -- until our RSS readers became just more unwieldy lists we had to trudge through, like to-do's and email. The bare bones articles, presented in stripped down interface, gave us little to look forward to and virtually nothing to look at. We began to hate RSS.
On my Mac, I use Safari’s built-in RSS reader to keep on top of my news feeds; I like seeing the unread count in Safari’s toolbar. But I can’t figure out how to see the unread count on my iPhone and iPad, and keep my read stories in sync between devices.
There are many RSS readers on the App Store, and Silvio Rizzi’s Reeder is widely considered one of the best. So imagine the developer’s surprise when a recent update to competitor MobileRSS not only aped his slick interface design, but practically stole it outright.
Despite some interesting first impressions from publishers, Flipboard has proven itself as a very cool way to browse news and social networks on the iPad. The reader app lets you subscribe to various blogs, check up on your social networks, and just recently, given you the ability to read subscriptions from your Google Reader account. In this how to, we would like to show you how to maximize your social media use with Flipboard for iPad.
There are plenty of RSS readers for iOS, but one of the most beloved is Reeder, available in versions optimized for the iPhone/iPod touch as well as the iPad. Now the developer is taking on the Mac with a slick new beta.
I use Safari as my RSS reader on my Mac and a different RSS reader on my iPad. One thing that I’ve noticed is that Safari on my Mac is not showing me all of the articles in my RSS feeds! I figured this out after realizing that I was seeing significantly more news articles on my iPad than on my Mac.
Apple’s iPad was released in early April lacking in one key app area: RSS feed readers, specifically ones that synced with Google Reader. That’s changed in recent weeks, including the “praised and then pulled and then posted again” Pulse News Reader, but the one that most iPhone users have been waiting for is a native version of Reeder for the iPad. Over the weekend, those users got their wish.