April Fools Day is once again upon us and as usual, tech companies everywhere have not failed to keep us entertained. With a trove of fantastic faux product launches and even some real product launches that were taken as April Fools jokes, people have been busy releasing their hilarious ideas. With many of these jokes being nostalgic and some even being functional it's easy to appreciate the spirit behind them. Samsung Galaxy Blade Edge In a reference to the Galaxy...
Deer Reader Brings Fresh Google Reader Experience
There are quite a few Google Reader apps available for the Android platform. Some are solid and stable, while others never make it out of beta. We’ve even brought you news on a few of them. There is now a new RSS app out called Deer Reader, which shows much promise.
The app comes from the dev duo of XDA Forum Member lz2323 and XDA Senior Member blackbearblanc. If they sound familiar, it’s because they released an RSS widget before called Big News. Deer Reader is a more mainstream RSS app that keeps it simple. It still brings the features, though. They include:
Google Reader sync
Widgets – 4×1 static / 4×4 scrollable, including dark/light and transparent themes.
News in Jelly Bean notification dropdown (!)
In addition, newer versions of the app are compatible with their other RSS app, so you can use both if you’d like. The initial betas had some issues, but both developers have been working hard to fix every bug and plug every hole. The latest release is beta 7, which no one has any complaints about so far. So if you’re looking for a simple RSS reader with a decent theme and solid performance, this is one to try out.
For downloads, check the original thread. Please note, later versions of the app haven’t been posted in the OP. You’ll need to read through the thread to find them.
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The beginning of April is dominated by April Fools. There are jokes and pranks everywhere, which are meant to fool people. This news is no joke though, as Google has pushed the shiny red button to send out over-the-air updates to supported devices. Well, sort of, as only a few of available Nexus devices got updates to Android 5.1. Here's a list of OTAs that can be downloaded and flashed by stock recoveries. You can find guides on how to revert...
Once again, we have arrived on the most magical of holidays - the annual unveiling of HalfLife 3, and day on which co-workers believe it is appropriate to duct tape air horns behind doors. I speak, of course, about April Fools Day. As has become their custom, Google launched lighthearted "pranks" for each of their various services (with other tech sites and vendors following suit), and we have done our best to round up the humorous products and tweaks surfacing thus far....