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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 […]

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Feedly updates its RSS apps, but removes a favorite feature (for now)

Since Google has announced plans to shut down Google Reader this summer, a number of companies have tried to attract long-time Reader users. Digg plans to launch a new RSS reader, and existing cloud-based news reader NewsBlur is working to scale operations to support a wave or Google refugees. But the company that may be […]