Flipping and Recommending: Flipboard Buys Zite from CNN


The iPad was supposed to usher in a new age of journalism, publishing, and other ways to get news-like content into our grubby little hands and advertising money into the grubby little hands of the publishers. In some small ways it has succeeded, but if there is a new age it looks much like the […]

Facebook Paper a Flipboardish Magazine Coming Feb 3


There has been recent talk about Facebook coming up with different Apps to try and keep its audience engaged at a time where many are starting to write down the Facebook experience by saying that users, especially younger ones, are leaving Facebook for other alternatives. The first new App from Facebook, called Paper, is a […]

Facebook Flipboard Clone Rumored to Launch This Month


Rumors of a Facebook RSS news reader have been around since last summer, when initial reports flowed in about the social network’s plan to offer a competitor to Flipboard. However, it seems that Facebook is close to launching its Flipboard clone, according to Re/code, which says that it could arrive sometime this month. The new […]

Mobile Apps That Made a Difference in 2013


Say what you want about this mobile device versus that mobile device. There are always comparisons by the dozens. But when it comes to mobile computing it really is all about Mobile Apps and what they can or can not do for you. Fortunately, many Mobile Apps are now available across the big three platforms […]

Microsoft Surface 2 Top Apps

Screenshot small(102)

The Microsoft Surface 2 seems to be gaining traction with consumers this holiday season. That means that there are going to be Surface 2 users looking for Apps to use on those new devices. Fortunately, Microsoft loads up each Surface 2 unit with a number of Apps that can get you started right off the […]

Microsoft Looks to End the App Gap by the end of 2014


There are long bets and there are long bets. You have to give Microsoft some credit for being stubborn when it comes to the big steps it took when it decided to change up the faces of Windows, beginning with Windows Phone and extending that to its desktop and mobile efforts. Microsoft has taken a […]

Review: Flipboard for Windows 8.1 Finally Launches

Flipboard for Windows 8.1

Surface RT and Surface 2 users are a patient bunch when it comes to App availability. The Windows Store is full of a lot of crap Apps and many of the big names are missing. Even some of the big names that exist don’t regularly update their Apps. But a long awaited entry into the […]

Time to Deliver Articles in Flipboard for Android and iPhone


Fans of magazines like PEOPLE, InStyle and FORTUNE Magazine can now ditch their paper subscriptions in favor of the Flipboard application for iOS and Android. Time Inc. and Flipboard disclosed the news in a press release this morning, noting that longtime users can begin reading Time’s magazines through Flipboard’s applications beginning today. Essentially Flipboard is […]

Flipboard for Android Now Supports Hover in Anticipation for Galaxy S4


Flipboard has updated its Android news reader app in advance of Samsung’s release of the flagship Galaxy S4 smartphone to support new hover gestures. Hover is part of the touchscreen technology that will be debuting with the Galaxy S4 where users can point to a screen–and not touch the display–to evoke additional actions, similar to […]

Flipboard Officially Arrives on Android

Flipboard on Android

After a few weeks on beta, Flipboard for Android is finally available for all users in a variety of app stores including the Google Play Store, Amazon Appstore, and Barnes & Noble Nook Store. For those unfamiliar with the app, Flipboard is essentially a personalized news magazine for smartphones and tablets. The service aggregates stories […]

Flipboard for Android Beta Now Available

Flipboard for iPad.

Earlier today, it became apparent that Flipboard would be rolling out a Flipboard for Android beta in order to help ensure a smooth release on Google’s mobile platform. Well, today, Flipboard for Android beta has become available to download. The developers have started sending out the Flipboard for Android beta APK file that most Android […]

Flipboard for Android Going Beta to Deliver Better App

Developers Should Take Note of Flipboard for Android

Developing for Android and its wide swath of devices can be a pain. Just ask the developers of Instagram and Temple Run who ran into issues shortly after launch. However, the developers of another big app that has yet to make its way to Android are trying something a little different to ensure their app […]

Flipboard Adds Audio To News Reading

Flipboard with audio

Popular news reading app Flipboard gains a new component with its latest update: audio. Flipboard announced that its new partnerships with NPR, PRI, and SoundCloud help bring music, podcasts, news segments, “ephemera,” and more to the app. The partnerships bring a new dimension to the app, one that fits perfectly in the app’s experience. The […]

Flipboard Finally Comes to Android, Hitting Samsung Galaxy S III First

Flipboard Galaxy S III

Flipboard is finally making the jump to Android, but will only be available on the Samsung Galaxy S III at launch. According to SlashGear, Samsung has a timed exclusive for the popular news reading app. When Flipboard comes to the Galaxy S III other Android users will have to wait for an unspecified period of […]

Tablets and Simplicity. A Quest or a Reality?


Perhaps it is because I’m getting older, or rather that I on the side of the mountain where I realize I have less steps ahead of me in life than I have already taken on the journey. Or perhaps it is just because no matter how hard I try, I seem to be busier and […]

iOS Apps That Touch You In All The Right Places


Last week Kevin brought the new iPad App, Paper, to your attention. The day before that I gave a “not ready for prime time” review of Taposé. Both of these Apps deserve recognition. Not just because they sprung from some of the minds that were behind the Microsoft Courier project, although there is something to […]

iPhone and iPad Apps We Want On Android Smartphones and Tablets

We don’t need every app in the iTunes App Store to make the hop over to the Google Play Store, but there are a few that droid users clamor for more than most. Some we’re going to get in the near future, but others are still stubbornly sticking to iOS. Make some noise for your favorites in the comments.

Best Retina-Ready iPad (3rd Gen) Apps


Now that the new iPad is finally in the hands of the millions of customers who pre-ordered or stood in line for it Friday people are starting to notice the difference between apps made for the Retina Display and those that haven’t yet updated. It’s not apparent in every app, but when it is it’s […]

Flipboard Updated to Support iPad’s Retina Display

Flipboard for iOS Updated to Support iPad's Retina Display

While there isn’t a huge selection of applications on the iOS App Store that have been updated to support the new iPad’s Retina Display, there are certainly some gems. Evernote, Infinity Blade 2, Amazon’s Kindle App, just to name a few. Well, we can now throw in another popular app into the Retina Display update […]

Software Update Time: Google Currents, Flipboard, FLUD


This week has seen several updates and some new software to what I call the “roll your own” magazine type software. Google released its multi-platform Google Currents, which is its answer to Flipboard (check out Chris’s post about Google Current here.) Flipboard the reigning favorite (in my view and many others) released an iOS update […]