Thursday, June 27, 2013

Google Reader is Shutting Down on Monday!

Just a quick FYI to everyone who is using Google Reader to RSS this blog or any other websites.

In case  you somehow missed it, Google is shutting down Google Reader on July 1 (which is Monday).

If you haven't done so, now is the time to choose another reader program and migrate your data over to it.

I mainly use RSS readers on my iPad these days and I've selected a few to try out.

At this point probably the 2 most popular, at least in the media, are Feedly or Digg both are capable of importing all of your Google feeds and can be downloaded from the iOS App store.

I've been using Feedly for a while now and, while different from what I was used to, I've adapted to it and find that it works very well.  It is also available for Android

Digg just released their iOS app today and, while I have it installed, I haven't had a chance to use it.  They are working on an Android version which they hope to have out in a couple of weeks.

So… now is the time to make sure you've prepared.  After Sunday night it will be too late and you will have lost all of your feeds.  The import part of using Feedlly or Digg is simple, you just input your Google user name & password and the apps do all the work of getting your feeds and importing them to the app.

Although Google seems to think that RSS aggregators are passé, I still find myself using them anytime I read the news on my iPad or Xoom (Android).

Here's hoping that this helps you a little bit...

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