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Rolio Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Jennifer Allen on January 6th, 2015
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: CONTENT AGGREGATING
Want all your RSS feeds in one place? Rolio does just that. But it's a bit slow.
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Ziner Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Jennifer Allen on January 23rd, 2013
Our rating: starstarstarstarhalfstar :: SIMPLY GREAT
A Google Reader app that's simple to set up, use and browse. Just what anyone could want then.
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Stay in the Tech-Savvy Loop With AskJack

Posted by Rob Rich on July 28th, 2011

Jack in the Box (the social media blog, not the blacklisted burger joint) has released their own iPhone app, designed to cram everything from the website into a more iOS-friendly package, even including their Facebook and Youtube feeds. Ten of the tech industry's biggest websites are featured, and funneling their news feeds through the tiny clown head in a box is as simple as a few quick taps. Setting it all up takes a minute, at most.

From there it's a simple matter of checking-in with Jack every once in a while. The two newest articles appear in a speech bubble over the tiny toy's head, and once something good pops up a tap is all that's needed to check it out. Of course, the tiny bubble can also be expanded to make browsing the list easier. Searching through the plethora of news stories is all done using an in-app browser with a handy "tab left/right" function that makes jumping from news item to news item a breeze. Simply tap the right arrow and it loads the next news item.

And what if it's a slow news day? Well then there's an entire history of social media to read up on, of course. Hidden under the not-so-hidden Evolution tab is a tree that chronicles the growth of digital and social media, which itself contains a fairly extensive encyclopedia of terminology to help out the less tech-savvy. Not sure what the word "aggregator" means? Tap it and get the definition. It doesn't do much to help with news-gathering, but it's still a nice feature to have for anyone who isn't entirely up to date on networking sites such as Twitter and the like.

Sure, information-gathering isn't a new concept for the App Store., but that doesn't make AppJack any less handy to have around. It puts the content of ten major tech sites in one convenient place, and does so for the low low price of absolutely nothing. Not a bad deal, eh?


Times for iPad Review

iPad App - Designed for iPad
By Chris Kirby on August 13th, 2010
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: NEEDS MORE TIME
Times is gorgeous, but there has to be something more under the surface.
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Reeder for iPad Review

iPad App - Designed for iPad
By Chris Kirby on June 23rd, 2010
Our rating: starstarstarstarhalfstar :: REALLY SIMPLY SINGULAR
What at first appears spartan in Reeder is actually a wonderfully unique design.
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