If you already use Google Reader, you can simply import your feeds by signing into Taptu with your Google account. Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter message feeds can also be added.
Taptu can be set to show content from either predominately British or American news sources which means we Brits can reduce the chances of stumbling across any paranoid rants from Fox News in the aggregated feeds.
Other refinements include a handy shake-to-refresh feature and the option to remove the title bar when your phone flips into landscape. There’s no option to mark all articles as read or hide them rather than change the font shade after reading but that is Taptu’s only failing. ®
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My main suggestion would be that you guys should branch off a customer service consultancy and spread your customer satisfaction mojo to every other company I have any dealings with.
Re: rival equivalent
Indeed, I read these and then download the Nokia equivalent. At least they review Iphone stuff though - a shame they miss out the leading smartphone platform. (And where's Blackberry too? It's at least as big as the Iphone.)
"remove any feeds that don’t tickle your fancy, or all the stuff sourced from the Daily Mail if you are after proper news."
I wish I could do this on google news as well.
I use My Taptu as my primary source of news from my favorite sites, The Reg, Guardian, Telegraph et.al. The preference to choose from Marilyn British news sources is a great feature and one reason I don't use pulse news reader
PS: The writer unashamedly portrays himself as a lefty
Too much news
Maybe someone should work on an app that removes 'news' from your daily diet.
I strongly recommend it, try a week with no TV, Radio or internet news. You feel so much better and if there's something important going on, you find out from others.
Makes for a happier life.