Published June 14, 2013
blogs , technology
Tags: app, blogs, Feedly, Flipboard, Google, Reader, RSS, Software, Technabob, technology
I’ve been using Google Reader for about eight years, if memory serves me well. The service has never been perfect, but it allowed me to skim and read thousands of articles everyday for my job. It’s something that can become quite unmanageable if you don’t keep up to date with them every day. Just like many users, I was pretty shocked when Google announced that it was sunsetting the service. It had become a central part of the way that I read many articles, and I had trouble thinking of another way being able to accomplish the same thing.
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Published April 21, 2012
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Tags: Apartment Therapy, app, blogs, feeds, Flipboard, iPad, iPhone, Reader, technology, unplggd, workflow
Whether you’re a pro social networker or just someone who needs to be kept abreast of a large amount of news, the new software aggregators transform your feeds into an almost magazine-like spread. I’ve mentioned before how I rarely use my iOS devices to do work, but Flipboard allows me to optimize my daily workflow significantly. Here’s how I do it.
I initially skimmed this and didn’t read it through, but it kept coming up from a variety of sources, so I decided to read Jason Snell’s review in its entirety. If you read through the gratuitous positive impressions, you get the feel of the device. The productivity apps aren’t completely fleshed out, but the screen is apparently extremely good, just what you’d expect.
It’s not a laptop-replacement device, but it makes it easy to consume media, although, at least for now, it won’t be as easy to use to read magazines and newspapers as the Kindle 2. If this gets fixed, which it probably will, it will make the iPad a serious contender for anyone wanting an eBook reader.
It’s just one of those days when I have 1000+ items to read in my feeds.
Engadget on the new Kindle DX. The new Kindle is super-sized and will feature content from the NY Times and other publishers, at a cost. The net is abuzz with this device. I’ve counted at least 100 posts in my daily feeds about the new Kindle. Personally, it’s not for me. $500 is a lot of money for a reader, not counting the amount that you will be paying month by month to read your paper and articles. For that amount, I’d suggest just buying a netbook and using that to read, even though it doesn’t have that big fancy e-ink screen.
WTF is up with Google Reader today? It’s taken me twice as long to read my feeds. I tried rebooting, using Chrome and restarting FF. No change. Slow and buggy.
It’s taken me over 65 minutes to write my first post of the day. I’d allotted 45 minutes for two posts. That totally sucks balls.