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App Name: Flipboard (Free)

Contributor(s) Ben Holmes

Developer's Description

Named Apple's iPad App of the Year and one of TIME's top 50 innovations of 2010, Flipboard is a fast, beautiful way to flip through the news, photos, videos, and updates your friends are sharing on Facebook, Twitter, Google Reader, LinkedIn, Flickr, and Instagram. See your social media in a magazine layout that is easy to scan and fun to read. Catch up on the latest stories, videos and posts from popular publications and people such as National Geographic, The New Yorker, Wired, Rolling Stone, Oprah, Forbes, Robert Scoble, and Brain Pickings' Maria Popova. Share articles and photos, comment on posts, and like or favorite anything. Customize your Flipboard with sections created from your favorite news, people, blogs, and topics.

Link to more information on iTunes

Educational Uses

Flipboard uses good print layout practices to display ordinary web content.  Ample white space and large images make reading via Flipboard attractive.  The app focuses reader attention by separating content from advertisments.  Use Flipboard during lecture to display articles dynamically.

Tips and Tricks

You can't read stories offline, unless you use Instapaper.

Use Flipboard to handle social media sites as well. 

Makes it fun to read the news.

Link to a good review from PC Mag.

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