LinkedIn Pulse (iOS|Android) lets you browse the news from your favorite Web sites using a new interface and connects with LinkedIn in an attempt to bring news and industry professionals together. LinkedIn acquired Pulse in April 2013, and this is the first launch of the new app.
In bringing the two services together, you get a couple extra features on both, but it's important to note this isn't a unified experience -- just that each of the services get some features from the other. In the LinkedIn Pulse app, you can pull in stories from industry influencers, … Read more
Human: Real people read the news articles. That not only sounds natural, but it also turns your news articles into bite-sized podcasts, which you can queue to your liking.
Two birds with one stone: Umano's news aggregate works as both a newsreader and a news "reader." Articles can be played at 2x the speed for quicker consumption.
Multitask-friendly: Other news articles are accessible without disrupting your current article, thanks to a gesture-friendly UI.
Great user flow: The app's interface has a clean design, and content is well organized. Car mode brings a rudimentary, distraction-free UI … Read more
Facebook is acknowledging that most smartphone owners want a broader view of the social-networking universe, not just a window to planet Facebook.
Starting Thursday, the company is incorporating Flickr, Pinterest, Tumblr, and Instagram content into the Facebook Home lock screen experience, marking the biggest modification since a dramatic shift in strategy that came after its once-bundled Android software package failed to move consumers.
The Home improvement, only available in the Facebook for Android beta application to start, gives application users the option to add streams of content from the third-party, image-rich social services to their smartphone lock screens. The release … Read more
Mark Zuckerberg insists that people still want Facebook Home. After this next shift in strategy, he may not sound so delusional.
Facebook Home, in case you need a refresher, was the social-networking titan's big push to take over the smartphone and firmly establish its presence in the mobile world. It failed. Badly. The collection of apps that made up Home barely resonated with consumers, and the only phone to come loaded with the software, the HTC First (colloquially known as the "Facebook Phone"), was a complete flop.
After all that, it would be easy to conclude that … Read more
Feedly Web has always supported keyboard shortcuts, but there were just a handful of them when Google first announced that Reader would be discontinued. With the latest update to version 17.1, Feedly Web now has 22 keyboard shortcuts in all.
If you want to zip around Feedly and save some time, here are the keyboard shortcuts in Feedly Web 17.1:Navigation
g then m : go to Today g then a : go to All g then l : go to Saved For Later shift+j : go to next feed/category shift+k : go to previous feed/category g then g : … Read more
Facebook is updating its Android application with a few goodies designed to entertain audiences of its standard app and Home software.
The new version of Facebook for Android, rolling out to people on a gradual basis, animates some stickers -- aka the character-driven emoji available in messages -- and adds music controls to the lock screen for people running the social network's suite of services on their Android smartphone.
While relatively minor, the sticker animation piece adds some parity between Facebook's Android, iPhone, and Web messaging services. Stickers are part of the social network's push to keep … Read more
The service, available over the Web or through iOS and Android apps, lets people read content published with RSS and Atom feeds, a technology Google concluded wasn't mainstream enough to bother with. Plenty of others disagreed, lamenting the loss of Google Reader, and Feedly is among those trying to make a business out of Google's withdrawal.
Facebook revealed Friday that it has once again tweaked the algorithm for picking content to show in News Feed, this time hoping to appease businesses that have criticized the social network for showing their updates to fewer fans.
Now, the social network thinks it has figured out a solution to the problem with a new formula for featuring the "most interesting" updates from Facebook Pages in members' News Feeds. The goal is to get the best Page content in front of the fans who will appreciate it most.
"Our latest update to the News Feed ranking algorithm … Read more