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Feedly launches Pro+ plans with AI assistant features

Feedly is a freemium news aggregator that lets you view updates from nearly any news source in one app — despite the fact that it first launched in 2008, in some ways Feedly is a spiritual successor to Google Reader, which shut down in in 2013. It’s an RSS reader with a web app and […]

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Digg Reader shuts down this month (another RSS app bites the dust)

When Google Reader shut down in 2013, a bunch of companies tried to present themselves as viable alternatives. That included some new players like Inoreader, Feedly, The Old Reader, and Newsblur as well as some older names including Aol and Digg. But Aol Reader shut down a few months ago, and now it looks like […]

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Google Now adds cards for 70 new apps including Zipcar, Spotify, Feedly

Google Now is a service designed to show cards with relevant information when you need it. At first that just meant information from Google’s apps and services such as Maps, News, and Gmail. But earlier this year Google added support for a handful of third-party apps to Google Now for Android. Now you’ll need a […]

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As Feedly battles DDoS attacks, here are some other RSS readers

When Google Reader shut down last summer a number of companies tried to fill the void by offering their own cloud-based feed readers. Feedly is one of the most popular, and the company’s done a pretty good job of building a fast, capable RSS reader that synchronizes data across your devices as well as a […]

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Lilbits (10-31-2013): Hello KitKat

Google introduces Android 4.4 KitKat and launched the Nexus 5 smartphone today. The operating system is designed to run on a wide range of devices, provide tighter integration with cloud storage, support for more immersive apps, and much more. It also won’t be long before we start to see custom ROMs based on Android 4.4. […]

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Lilbits (10-25-2013): T-Mobile offers free mobile hotspot

A few years ago Google added the ability to use Android phones as mobile hotspots — and wireless carriers pretty quickly started charging customers extra to use that feature. The move seemed a bit odd to some, since carriers weren’t giving users any more data to use during a given month, they were just charging for […]

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Feedly Pro expands, brings new features to online RSS reader for $5 per month

Now that Google Reader is dead and buried, the folks at Feedly are doing their best to pick up the slack. The company offers an online RSS reader which you can use access via a web browser or mobile apps for iOS and Android, and Feedly also provides an API which several other mobile apps […]

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Lilbits (7-03-2013): Android 4.3, Samsung acquired Boxee, Feedly gets OPML

One of these days, Google is going to release Android 4.3 Jelly Bean for smartphones, tablets, and other devices. Until then, we’ll have to dig through leaked pre-release builds to figure out what new features may be on the way. We’ve already learned a few things about WiFi and Bluetooth behavior, support for third party […]

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Lilbits (6-27-2013): Creeping toward Ubuntu 13.10

Ubuntu 13.10 isn’t due out until October, but one of the nice things about open source operating systems is that most of the development takes place in public. (I know, Ubuntu’s been getting some flak for working on skunkworks projects, but let’s ignore that for a moment). Anyway, what I’m trying to say is that […]

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Feedly Cloud goes live, RSS reader now available without a browser extension

With a few weeks to spare, Feedly is severing its ties to Google Reader. Google is killing its RSS reader on July 1st, and a number of companies are trying to offer new homes to folks who have been relying on Google Reader for years. Moderately unscientific polls like one running this week at Hacker […]

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As Google Reader shutdown looms Feedly hopes to pick up Google’s pieces

In less than a month, Google Reader will shut down. Since Google announced plans to shutter its online RSS reader a few months ago, dozens of developers and companies have stepped forward in hopes of picking up where Google leaves off. One-time social news site Digg is building a new reader. Independent developer Samuel Clay’s […]