OK, I admit it. I have a problem. I am hooked on reading stories and blogs and resources. I can’t put it down and lately, I’ve added a new reader to my toolkit.
Introducing Feedly for the iPad. It fits in nicely with my other readers…Flipboard, Zite, Pulse News, Reddit, and the LCARS Reader. I really should downsize but I’m so impressed with all of these products. I just keep them hanging on!
What I particularly find attractive about a new reader is that they’re shipping already configured for a bunch of information services and Feedly is no different. I find it a nice way to find things to read that I might not normally have found. So, right out of the box, there are connections to some terrific resources. All that I had to do immediately was connect my resources that I have tucked away in my Google Reader. Now, they’re available as just additional content in the reader.
Even while you’re reading what you’ve already chosen for the Feedly Reader, suggestions for additional reads appear in the bottom right. Does it ever end?
The whole notion of gestures for navigation has changed the way that I read. Unlike a reader on a computer which can be very mouse intensive, a simple right to left swipe takes you to the next article.
On a particular article, you can like it, bookmark it, email it, send out a Twitter message, format for a portable device or do some document management including opening it in Safari. The only feature that I wish I could use was Instapaper from directly inside Feedly. That would be terrific.
I’ve been using this reader for about a week and am very impressed with its functionality and responsiveness. I think it’s a winner and well worth the download if you’re interested in reading using your iPad.
In the meantime, I continue to wrestle with how many readers I have on my iPad and the time that I devote to it.
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Cool Infographics – Blog – Microsoft Acquisitions Subway Map #infographic
Infographic showing the acquisitions and investments of Microsoft, done as a tube map with each coloured line representing a different industry for each acquisition or investment. Where the stations meet is where the two industries overlap. The key at the bottom displays information about the location on the map of the station (company) the year of acquisition or investment.
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History: What was the Lincoln Conspiracy? : Video : Discovery News
When John Wilkes Booth assassinated President Abraham Lincoln in Ford’s Theatre on April 14, 1865, he was a part of a larger conspiracy that aimed to decapitate the Union government
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On Shaky Ground: Earthquake Damage Explained: The What-If Scenarios | KQED Public Media for Northern CA
State scientists predict there is a 99.7 percent chance that a magnitude 6.7 or larger earthquake will strike the Bay Area in the next 30 years. But how bad is that? Are we talking about another Haiti or Japan?
We took those questions to a geology professor at Santa Cruz and a researcher at the Northern California USGS to find out what kind of damage different earthquakes could do.
We’re not fortune tellers, so we can’t tell you exactly what would happen in the event of a 6.7, or an 8.1, or any magnitude for that matter. How old a building is and what it’s made of play a big part in the equation. But, we can predict some basic things that might happen depending on where you are.
How to build an iPhone app | News | TechRadar UK
In this article I want to help kick start your own development on the App Store, and I hope it’s encouraging for you that I myself went from having zero apps to having 20 approved and on sale in the space of just over a year and a half. I haven’t made enough money from them to retire, but they do provide a regular income – and it’s an income that’s only going to grow as Apple sells more hardware.
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10 Simple Ways to Unfold Your Mind Power | arkarthick.com
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