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 […]

Feedly Pro Is 20% Off for Black Friday

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It’s not uncommon to see paid web services host their own Black Friday sales, but we were pleasantly surprised to discover that Feedly is offering 20% off of Feedly Pro until December 2. This essentially knocks $10 off of the yearly regular price of $45, so you would only pay $35 for a year of […]

Feedly for Android Updates As Web App Goes Down

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Feedly has updated its Android app today, and it includes a heap of performance improvements as well as a new home screen widget. The company claims that the app now starts up 300% faster than before, and the scrolling experience has also been improved, noting that it’s more fluid than before. The app now also […]

Google Reader Alternatives Abound As The Service Shuts Down

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Today Google Reader, Google’s popular RSS feed reader, will shut down forever. But there are a number of alternatives to those who still want an RSS reader. Google first announced it would shut down Reader a few months ago, which gave users and developers plenty of time to find another service. Now, on the final […]

Google Replacing Google Reader With Play News Subscription?


Google had announced that it is cancelling its Google Reader RSS service effective July 1, 2013 with faithful news junkies hoping that Google would reverse course. However, when one door closes, another opens, and in the case of Google it looks like this will be the perfect opportunity to expand the Play Store franchise with […]

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 App of the Day: Flipboard (iPad)


The developers of Flipboard seem to understand the formula behind Apple’s successful approach to design: keep it clean, keep it simple, only include what is necessary. It’s apparent from the latest iPhone to the company’s website and product packaging. It’s no wonder then that Flipboard fits in so well on the iPad. It embodies those […]

How You Can Keep Up with News Using Mobile Technology


I have to be honest, despite a background in political science–which was the basis of my undergraduate studies–I am horrible at keeping up to date with breaking non-tech news; as a technology blogger, I already have a hard enough time as it is writing about and staying in the loop with gadget releases so even […]

Google Reader for Android Now Available for Your RSS Needs


If you’re an Android smartphone user and an avid news junkie with your RSS feeds, you can now download the official Google Reader app for your Android phone from Android Market. The free download gives you quite a bit of option on a clean, attractive user interface to help you catch up with and manage […]

Did Apple kill their RSS reader for iPhone Safari?


Checking my RSS feeds this morning, I ran across this message on my iPhone. Normally, RSS feeds opened in Safari redirect to reader.mac.com and display in a simple form designed for quick reading. The Apple Core at ZDNet has a write-up of how it used to work. Doesn’t work like that now. Instead, I’m given […]

Get Your GBM Fix by Email

Don’t have access to the web or your RSS feeds to get all the latest in Mobile PC and Tablet PC news? Not to worry, you can now get access to all of  GBM’s news  sent daily to you via email. Just like our RSS feed, this email  update is our full content! Follow the […]