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RSS Spring Cleaning

Recently I found myself hitting the "mark all read" option in Reeder (iOS) and ReadKit (OS X). When staring at an unread item count of several hundred it's easier to do that then trying to catch up. I started to realize that I had less time to read the "feeds". Some of the feeds had less compelling content that I had thought and many of them had stale content. Some of the feeds posted news almost as fast as it…

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Feed Me!

Empty RSS Feed Reader

In just a few days, Google Reader will shut down permanently. Google's decision has left many geeks in a quandary. Smaller but well-known providers1 in the space are scrambling to "coral" as many people as possible. In trying to navigate the field of services, I've had to decide not to decide. Right now, I"m using Feedly, a free service. The service has been mostly reliable and performs well. The iOS app ( I mainly read on my iPad ) is…

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General

Slow Feeds Brings A Simple, Unique Innovation To RSS Apps

Summer, Leaf, Oak

The first tab, Slow Feeds, lets you switch between All or Unread items for sites with few content every day: for instance, this is where I can find things like the iFixit Blog, Minimal Mac, or Beautiful Pixels. These are sites that I am interested in, but that because of their low-volume nature could sometimes easily get lost in the plethora of unread items (ever wondered why these sites usually don’t publish on Apple keynote day?). The app has been…

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Tutorials

Scripting the web with IFTTT

If this then that (IFTTT). It's a service that connects one service to another with actions on specific elements of those services. So, for example, I can tag an image I've just uploaded to Flickr and automatically have a blog post created with that image. Or Add item tagged readability in Feedly or Google Reader to Readability to my Readability reading list. IFTTT calls a service a channel and connecting services is creating a recipe. There are about 60 channels…

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