Flipboard updated to version 2.0 on iOS

Posted by: Brett

Flipboard for iOS has been updated to version 2.0 and it brings with it some welcomed new features. Version 2.0 lets you create your own magazines, which other users can search and subscribe to, if you don’t choose to make it private, of course. There’s also a bookmarklet you can add to Safari to let you add articles to your magazine from the browser itself. You can choose to get notifications when someone subscribes, likes, or comments on your magazine.

Here’s everything else that’s new in v2.0:

★ You can now collect and save content into your own magazines, tap the new “+” button to get started. If you prefer to remove the “+” button, you can turn it Off in Settings.
★ Your magazines are public, but can be made private (viewable only to you) at any time.
★ Use the new bookmarklet to add items to your magazines from your browser. Get it at https://share.flipboard.com.
★ Get Flipboard notifications when people like, comment or subscribe to your magazines.
★ Email whole magazines or share them to your social network. Of course, you can still share or email any single article, photo or video.
★ Personalized recommendations for more to add to your Flipboard.
★ Search is now front and center on your Flipboard, with new improved results.
★ Faster page-loading and faster flipping performance.

The update is free and is available now in the iOS App Store. It’ll be available next month on Android.

Source: Flipboard, App Store


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Flipboard for Android now available in the Play Store

Posted by: Brett

Flipboard for Android is finally available for download on the Google Play Store.  Flipboard was first announced at the Galaxy SIII event and was to launch exclusively on Android with the SIII. While that went as planned, the application file was leaked onto the Internet allowing pretty much anyone with an Android device to use it before it launched. It wasn’t until a couple weeks later that the application was released as an official beta for all to try out without some sort of trickery.

Flipboard is a social news reader which allows you to log into your Twitter, Facebook, and Google+ accounts and get a visual look at updates from your friends and people you follow. The application is named after the flipping action of which users perform to go through posts. In addition, users can add news feeds, whether it be ones Flipboard created or ones from your Google Reader account. The application originally launched as an iPad app and then made it’s way to iPhone, and now Android.

Source: Flipboard, Google Play Store

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Flipboard for Android beta ready for download


Posted by: Brett

Flipboard for Android was announced as an exclusive application for the Galaxy SIII at launch, but now that the device is out in Europe, Flipboard has released the application for Android devices as a beta. The application has already been floating around on the Internet for weeks since an XDA-Developers forum member managed to extract the .apk from a demo SIII, but now, it’s nice to know Flipboard has release an official beta. The reason the application was originally meant to be an exclusive was because Flipboard was still working on making the app work with various other resolutions. Nonetheless, you can grap the app straight from Flipboard by clicking the source link and entering your email.

Update: Thanks to The Verge, here’s the direct download link: Flipboard.apk

Source: Flipboard, Engadget

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Flipboard for iOS updated to 1.9, brings music to your ears


Posted by: Brett

Flipboard received a fairly large update to version 1.9 which rolled out to users of the social news reader today. With the new update, you can connect your Flipboard account to your SoundCloud account allowing you to listen to music created by people you follow from within the app. Flipboard also has it’s own new audio section which offers dozens of more feeds for you to listen to. Rounding out the update are the usual bug fixes, accessibility options, a localized Japanese edition, and related sections for social networks.

Flipboard is free, 5-star universal application for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

Source: App Store, free

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