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NewsRack update adds iOS 4 support and more

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By Jesse Hollington

Social Media & Software Editor, iLounge
Published: Thursday, July 29, 2010
News Categories: Apps + Games, Other

Omz:software has released a major update to its popular NewsRack RSS reader for the iPhone and iPad adding iOS 4 support and several additional features and improvements. NewsRack 2.5 now supports background task completion and fast app switching on multitasking-capable iOS 4 devices and provides high-resolution graphics for the iPhone 4 Retina Display. A new slideshow mode is also now available for iPad users. Additional improvements include much faster synchronization with Google Reader, the ability to mark articles as unread, synchronization of Google Reader shared items, Instapaper Mobilizer support and the ability to download older news items from Google Reader. The update also provides a number of user interface improvements on both the iPhone and iPad platforms, although themes are no longer available for iPhone and iPod touch users. NewsRack 2.5 is currently not compatible with the iPhone 3G with iOS 4; the developer indicates an update for this will be “follow shortly.” The iPhone 3GS and iPhone 4 are fully supported, as are any devices running iOS 3.x. NewsRack is available from the App Store for $5 and is a free update for current users.

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Love the interface improvements, but syncing takes forever now!

Posted by Galley in Greenville, SC on July 29, 2010 at 10:15 AM (PDT)


2.5 does not work with my iPad or iPhone at all.  Says the password is wrong (it isn’t).

Posted by Jim Corwin on July 29, 2010 at 12:39 PM (PDT)


Syncing is blindly fast on my iPad compared to earlier NewsRack.

NewsRack has always been my favorite because it eschews the super dumb idea of displaying all your feeds in gray on gray background. Reeder was a super waste of money!

NewsRack also makes reading comics fun as they are easy to re-size to a more visible level.

Posted by 4phun on July 29, 2010 at 3:25 PM (PDT)

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