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Feedly Launches Pro Service Today
August 27, 2013 | 1:05 pm

FeedlyReaderpocalypse victor Feedly has officially launched its new pro service. It costs $5 per month or $45 per year and includes the following features:  One-click Evernote integration  One-click Pocket integration  Premium customer support  Search features  Possible additional features to be added later It looks like a decent feature set. I know many users have lamented the lack of search functions. Personally, none of this will compel me to pay—I use Feedly for my more of-the-moment disposable news and don't have much need to save any of it for later. But if you need it, it may be worth $5 to you. Or, you may just want to show...

Morning Roundup: Feedly goes pro, Apple goes free
August 5, 2013 | 9:18 am

Morning RounupApple Store Offers Free Downloads Through its iOS App (Mashable) Now the Apple Store app comes with a little extra oomph: a free download. Starting Friday, Apple will offer one free app, iTunes download or iBook every week through its iOS app. Feedly goes Pro: $5 per month for better search, security and more (Engadget) Log into your free 'n easy Feedly RSS service this morning and you may be offered the opportunity to make it less free, but potentially even easier to use. An upgrade to Feedly Pro will normally cost $5 per month or $45 per year, but it's also currently be sold for $99 with a lifetime...

Cool Feedly Option to ‘Remove Clutter’
July 30, 2013 | 12:06 pm

Note: The following is a feature for the iPad version of Feedly, not the Web version of Feedly. Perhaps I'm just slow, but in case some of our readers are also slow (no need to admit if you are), I thought I'd point out a cool feature I discovered in Feedly today. See that little pencil icon in the upper right part of the Feedly screen? Click that and Feedly will say it's "Removing Clutter," which transforms your article from this: [caption id="attachment_92816" align="aligncenter" width="553"] Cluttered, isn't it? ;)[/caption] To this! And no, I totally didn't diss the advertising on our site. Nope. Anyway, it won't show up...

Feedly Disappoints: ‘Over Capacity’ for the Second Day
July 11, 2013 | 3:15 pm

FeedlyThe bloom is officially off the Feedly rose for me: I woke up this morning to a second day of "over capacity" error messages when I tried to access my feeds. I couldn't get in to anything! And I still can't. I did yesterday's Morning Roundup by manually typing the URLs of my regular blogs to see what was happening, but it wasn't the same: there was no list of as-year-unread stories, no way to mark off the ones I'd already seen, and of course I couldn't remember every blog I visit, off-hand. I guess my first task when Feedly is eventually back will...

Google Reader post-mortem: The death of the API, the rise of the all-in-one, and the return of the RSS reader
July 3, 2013 | 6:53 pm

Well, it’s a couple of days after the death of Google Reader, and just about time for the post-mortem wrap-up. There are a few articles offering different perspectives on the event, and we’ll start with one by Marco Arment, creator of Instapaper. Marco believes that Google killed Reader, despite it having literally millions of users, because it simply didn’t fit in with the way Google wanted the Internet to work. It was a holdover from the era of open APIs, when services made it easy to use them with other services. The problem is, then Facebook happened, and...

End-of-month roundup: My Answers Expert articles
June 30, 2013 | 3:08 pm

Just a quick end-of-the-month postscript to add four more Answers Expert articles I wrote with e-reader relevance. From here on out, I will probably limit these posts to one a month at the end of the month, though you can get instant notification of each new article as I write it if you follow my Twitter or Facebook. Using Instapaper to Read Articles Later Feedly Web RSS Reader Will Ease the Pain of Google Reader's Loss ...

Feedly: A Second Look
June 26, 2013 | 11:15 am

feedlyWith the Readerpocalypse now just days away, GigaOM is one of many offering a second look at some alternatives. Their write-up was particularly helpful because they looked at some of the finer details such as freemium versus pay, and whether an offering is a full-fledged product or just a side gig for some otherwise-employed developers. For myself, the Beloved and I have reluctantly hitched our sales to the Feedly wagon. For me, it was a must for two reasons: 1. Cross-Platform Support This is vital to me because I often check news feeds on the go and flag the stories I want to...

Digg Reader Not Close to Ready for Prime Time
June 26, 2013 | 10:25 am

Digg ReaderI woke up this morning to an invitation to join Digg Reader. OK, I confess I did wait until after breakfast to try it out. (Does that make me a bad tech blogger? Or just a hungry one?) Too bad I waited. Apparently all the folks who either don't sleep or don't need to eat got in first and broke it. I signed in, authorized Digg to grab my feeds and was presented with a (boring) screen like this. [caption id="attachment_88145" align="aligncenter" width="553"] Note Nate's article (last one on the list). He agrees with me.[/caption] Obviously, my first impression was that I didn't...

Digg Reader set to launch next week, but is it already too late?
June 17, 2013 | 7:35 pm

Companies are in a race to become the next Google Reader. Feedly recently announced it was independent of Google Reader in a recent update, and Digg is about to launch a beta version of an RSS feed reader. Digg announced on its blog today that the company will roll out the first phase of Digg Reader next week. In addition, all users should have access June 26. “We’re doing the launch in phases because, as you might have guessed, RSS aggregation is a hard thing to do at scale, and we want to make sure the experience is as fast and reliable...

Feedly wants Google Reader’s throne; can it be RSS king?
June 9, 2013 | 11:00 am

FeedlyIt’s unfortunate news, but it’s inevitable—and worthless to sulk about any longer. Let’s face it: Google Reader will be no more in less than a month from now—on July 1, to be exact. Will this effect you too? I’ve used and continue to regularly use Reader for years, so for me this is the ‘not good’ kind of change. Starting while I was in college, Google’s RSS feed app was the first and only service of its kind that mattered to me. I loved what it did for me, helping to redefine how I handled research academically and, of course, leisurely. So,...

Morning Roundup: Do publishers need a bigger boat?
June 4, 2013 | 9:00 am

Morning RoundupDo Publishers Need a Bigger Boat? (Futurebook) If HarperCollins does merge with Simon & Schuster will that be good news for writers? Or, for that matter, readers? --- Penguin & Random House Merger to Complete in July (Good e-Reader) Penguin and Random House have cleared the last hurdle with their proposed merger with China giving their blessing today. These two companies will officially join forces in July and will account for 1/4 of all books to be published globally. --- What Newspapers Need to Learn from the Disruption in the Auto Industry (paidContent) Newspaper companies might not want to think of their business as being similar to...

The Perils of Newer, Easier Sharing
May 15, 2013 | 12:43 pm

sharingI've had an object lesson this week in the perils of newer, easier information-sharing, via two news articles which came my way through different means. The first was a write-up in the local paper featuring a colleague of mine who had decorated her house in celebration of the Maple Leaf's glorious but ultimately short-lived playoff victories. The Beloved saw the picture, recognized her name and tore out the page to bring it home for me. The second story was a write-up at Techdirt by Timothy Geigner about a 'bug' in a recent Nintendo release which allowed Sims-like characters to marry same-sex...