By Jeff Benjamin on Apr 1, 2013
Despite a few complaints by me over the years, Reeder is still my favorite RSS reader on iOS and the Mac. I use it on my iPhone, my iPad, and my Mac. Recently, as have many others, I ditched Google Reader, but Reeder as an app will fortunately live on.
Today, Reeder developer Silvio Rizzi, announced some big changes for Reeder. The big news is the fact that support and development for Reeder will still continue, despite Google Reader’s demise on July 1st. The other big news is that the current versions of Reeder on the Mac and iPad are now free. Read More
By Christian Zibreg on Mar 15, 2013
A petition to keep Google Reader alive, available at Change.org, already has more than a hundred thousand signatures. After the Internet giant Tuesday shocked the tech world announcing it will discontinue the service after July 1, 2013, the petition crossed 50,000 signatures in less than 24 hours as Reader die-hards scrambled to keep the web app alive. While the decision to axe Reader might actually revitalize the industry, Google refuses to change its mind, Friday news reports indicate… Read More
By Cody Lee on Mar 15, 2013
Since Google announced earlier this week that it would be shutting down its Reader service this summer, we’ve seen no shortage of other companies step in to try and fill the void. Seriously, we made a list of them.
Today, Zite—the popular news magazine app—has announced that it’s joining the fray. It says that it’s built a viable replacement for Reader that does not utilize Google’s infrastructure, and it’s ready to use today… Read More
By Cody Lee on Mar 14, 2013
Google sent shockwaves throughout the tech world yesterday when it announced that it would be killing off Google Reader this summer. Despite a recent decline in usage, a number of people, and apps, still depend on the service.
But never fear, as usual, iDB has you covered. We’ve done all of the leg work, and put together a list of 10 Google Reader alternatives. And by the time you get done reading through them, you’ll be saying “Google what?” Read More
By Christian Zibreg on Mar 14, 2013
Some of us are adamant that a bright future lies ahead of RSS. Though the majority of my news discovery happens on Twitter and Facebook these days, I still rely on RSS feeds every now and then. In fact, you could say I am a regular Google Reader user.
But with the impending shutdown of the service, loyal fans like myself have no other choice but find a new home for their feeds.
Cody has put together a useful list of the ten most popular Reader alternatives and there’s also that upcoming Digg Reader app. People who happen to manage their news sources in the excellent Flipboard app can bring their Google Reader feeds quite easily, here’s how… Read More
By Cody Lee on Mar 13, 2013
In a new blog post entitled “A second spring of cleaning” this afternoon, Google announced that it was going to be closing down a number of its projects and services over the next several months.
Included in the shutdowns is Google Reader—a popular RSS news aggregation service, which a number of apps and users still depend on to serve up headlines. Keep reading for more details…. Read More
By Cody Lee on Jun 13, 2012
After nearly 9 months of waiting, the highly-anticipated update to Reeder, arguably the most popular Google Reader client around, is finally here. The update brings the application to version 3.0.
The major revision includes a subtle UI redesign and a laundry list of new, and much-needed, features like feed management and multi-account support. Keep reading for a full list of the changes… Read More
By Cody Lee on Mar 2, 2012
We’ve covered a number of great RSS reader apps on iDB over the past few years, but our favorites aren’t hard to spot. Flipboard and Pulse News have both seen extra attention on our site due to their terrific user interfaces.
If you don’t have at least one of these apps on your Spring board, you should reconsider. Their graphic-driven UIs make it extremely easy to follow your favorite tech sites while on the go, including iDB… Read More
By Jeff Benjamin on Oct 29, 2011
Want some hands-on time with IntelliScreenX before it is officially released tomorrow?
If you watched our video walkthrough of IntelliScreenX, then no doubt, the answer to that question is an emphatic yes.
If you have a jailbroken iPhone or iPod touch running iOS 5, then check inside for the details you need to try out IntelliScreenX right now… Read More
By Jeff Benjamin on Oct 26, 2011
Today we finally got to go hands-on with a near final beta version of IntelliScreenX — the highly anticipated jailbreak app for iOS 5′s Notification Center — and let’s just cut to the chase, it lives up to the hype, and then some.
Ladies and gentlemen, this is how Notification Center is done. IntelliScreenX makes iOS 5′s new pull down menu, a literal center of notifications.
There’s Twitter, Facebook, RSS, and email, and it’s done in such a way that you can communicate without ever leaving Notification Center; you can even do so from the Lock screen.
Check inside for a full video preview of IntelliScreenX, and you’ll see why this upcoming app is reason enough alone to jailbreak your iPhone… Read More
By Jeff Benjamin on Oct 22, 2011
Notice I said favorite RSS feed, and not feeds. Yes, RSSWidget works great, but it’s ridiculously restrictive when it comes to the number of feeds you can have.
In fact, you can only have one feed. Besides that obvious limitation, RSSWidget is a decent little Notification Center jailbreak widget. Check inside as we take it for a spin on video… Read More
By Alex Heath on Aug 30, 2011
If you’ve perused the App Store on the iPad, chances are you’ve come across Flipboard. When the app first came out, it’s innovate approach to content and RSS received high praise. Now, many content consumption apps borrow the Flipboard mentality of presenting web content in a visually intriguing, magazine-like design.
Flipboard can only be used to read web sites as a glorified RSS reader. The team behind Flipboard has bigger plans for their app, including the addition of TV shows, movies, and a new iPhone app… Read More
By Alex Heath on Aug 7, 2011
Every week iDownloadblog brings a roundup of awesome apps for you to check out and enjoy. We try to vary our picks, but a lot of these apps usually come from the App Store. If an interesting web or jailbreak app catches our eye, we’ll include that in our picks as well.
This week, we’ve got three pretty unusual apps from the App Store… Read More
By Cody Lee on Jun 16, 2011
The jailbreak scene has certainly taken an early liking to iOS 5′s new Notification Center. The pulldown menu seems to be the perfect spot to put well-designed widgets that give you useful information at a glance.
Though it’s unclear whether Apple will actually allow 3rd party developers to design widgets for the Notification Center, jailbreak developers have already proven its potential. The latest example of that is the new RSSWidget… Read More
By Alex Heath on Apr 17, 2011
Every week, we select a few apps that catch our eye. These apps can be from the App Store, web apps, or jailbreak apps.
This week, we have three App Store apps. Hope you enjoy this week’s picks! Read More
By Cody Lee on Mar 27, 2011
I’m a technology news junky. From Apple rumors to new gadgets, I just can’t get enough. But there are so many websites that pump out information, how do you keep track of it all?
Well it’s no secret around iDB that I am a Pulse Mini fan. As far as RSS readers go, it’s amazing. Everything is graphic oriented, so no more sifting through lines and lines of RSS text feeds. Now after a significant update, my favorite RSS app just got better… Read More
By Alex Heath on Dec 30, 2010
The App Store has never been a very quiet place. 2010 was no exception; thousands upon thousands of new apps were submitted to the App Store. Most of them aren’t worth mentioning, but there have been some exceptional apps that have risen to the forefront of what the App Store has had to offer throughout the year 2010.
We’ve covered a lot of App Store apps this year on iDB, with the goal of keeping our readers in the know.
Now, we’d like to take some time to reflect on our favorite App Store apps of 2010. Being included on this list doesn’t necessarily mean the app was released in 2010, it just means that it was amongst our most utilized of this year. Drumroll, please…
By Alex Heath on Dec 17, 2010
Momento is a diary and journaling app for the iPhone. With Momento, you can write about and capture moments easily ‘on the go.’ But that’s not all, Momento does a wonderful job of collecting your internet activity and recording it on a day-by-day basis.
What makes Momento great is not only its functionality as a killer journal, but its elegant and responsive interface. Journaling and viewing past moments has never been easier on the iPhone.
Besides allowing you to enter journal entries, Momento collects feeds from your various social accounts on the internet. Twitter, Facebook, Flickr, Last.fm, Foursquare, Gowalla, Digg, Youtube, Vimeo and RSS/Atom feeds are currently supported in Momento. That means that most of your online life can be tracked and documented in a beautiful interface… Read More
By Nick Prokesch on Dec 9, 2010
Many of you like to see new packages in Cydia as soon as they’re available. If you’re put off by the time it takes Cydia to load, then here’s an alternative method to view changes, updates, and newly posted apps.
To do this, you will need an RSS reader app, or at the very least a Google Reader account. I recommend using the free version of MobileRSS, but any will do. Once you have a way to view RSS feeds on your iPhone, add the feed listed below. Read More