Tech fans the world over are mourning Google's decision to bury Reader this summer, and there are no shortage of contenders rising to take its place -- including Zite, who claims to have rebuilt Reader's core functionality in only six hours.
Well, what a lame way to end an otherwise normal Wednesday on the internet. As of July 1, Google will shut down its ubiquitous RSS service, Reader. After almost 8 years as the go-to spot for keeping tabs on everything from news to blogs, we'll all have to find a new way to gobble up internet information later this year.
Can two social startups unite and give users the best of both worlds in one place? That's the question being asked by Feedly and Buffer as they announce a partnership to change the way we discover and share content.
With so many iOS apps going into the App Store each and every day, it's easy to miss cool titles you might otherwise enjoy. So let's single out a couple selections, with a new Feedly for iOS landing today while MotoHeroz is Appoday's freebie for Tuesday.
Sometimes, there’s nothing really wrong with an app, but a developer manages to find a way to make it even better. Such is the case with Reeder for iPhone, which received a significant update to version 3.0 on Thursday.
RSS is a great way of catching up with news in this fast-paced world. We've taken a look at apps that turn your RSS feeds into magazine layouts, but maybe you don't have an iPad or maybe you want a more stripped down list for your news. Whichever your flavor, there are more than enough to choose from. All three apps this week feature list organization and caching of articles for offline reading, but what sets them apart and turns a good RSS reader into a great one?
Hardcore information junkies need more than tweets and Facebook posts to get a fix. They need a steady stream of RSS (Really Simple Syndication) feeds, too, ideally without a bunch of extra clutter. Fresh Feed Pro is a compact RSS reader that fits comfortably on your Desktop, although it doesn’t do much more than deliver the latest news.
If you're not too smitten with the idea of paying annually for The Daily's subscription price, we've got three apps that fully endorses the Freedom of Information Act. Actually, they're merely aggregators and RSS readers, but they work for those of you who'd rather troll Reddit and sift through Gawker headlines rather than subscribe to hard news.