The original Reeder was widely regarded as the best feed reader on the iPhone, something we wholeheartedly agreed with. Unfortunately, Google Reader was shut down earlier this year which not only forced its users to find a replacement platform but also had developers scrambling to update their apps.
Silvio Rizzi, the developer of Reeder, wanted to ensure that any update to one of the most popular RSS apps wasn’t just a rush job, taking the decision to release one last update for the iPhone version to provide support for services such as Feed Wrangler and Fever, something to tide us over until an all-new Reeder would appear.
Well, Reeder 2 is now in the App Store with an all-new app for both iPad and iPhone. Does absence really make the heart grow fonder or has Reeder been gone too long? (more…)
Social news is still a new idea in the realm of social media. Digg itself only launched into popularity back in 2005. Currently it has lost a lot of attention over to the social news community Reddit, but there are still many loyal diggers cascading down the front page. Along with the attentive v4 redesign we’ve also seen a new iOS app launch.
This release still includes most of the functionality you would expect from Digg. It’s easy to log in and start voting on stories, both popular and trending. Unfortunately, we have also lost a lot of content such as mobile user profiles. So is it worth the download?
If you’ve ever pulled up a news website only to be frustrated by all the uninteresting articles you have to wade through in order to find the topics and issues you’re interested in — or if you’ve ever wished there were a single site that pulled all your varied interests together in one place, SkyGrid could be your new best friend.
SkyGrid works similar to Twitter, in that you can select different interests, or channels of information, to follow. The app will then continually push news for these categories or topics to your phone so you can always stay up-to-date on whatever you want, whenever you want, wherever you are. Hit the jump and I’ll show you how it works. (more…)