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Synchronizing RSS feeds from your Desktop to your Nexus 7

Synchronizing RSS feeds from your Desktop to your Nexus 7

Today I found an interesting site about Ubuntu, my preferred desktop operating system:

http://www.webupd8.org/

I noticed that they had an RSS feed button on the top of their page   Screenshot - rss   Just like the one at the top of my blog – hint, hint 🙂

I thought it was about time I set things up for me to read them, so here goes:

For those of you who don’t know what RSS feeds are and how useful they can be, here is brief description culled from the net:

RSS (most commonly expanded as Really Simple Syndication) is a family of web feed formats used to publish frequently updated works…………………

Simple eh? Some people have a way with words, the wrong way !!! – Well that’s the Wikipedia format for you.

It is easier to think of it as a funnel that sites that you like, are asked to pour their latest offerings into. That enables you to read them all in one place. This saves going to your favourite sites on a regular basis to see if there is anything new. When you look for it, there are lots of interesting feeds out there and lots of junk too. You choose. To show how bad it can be, there is even one for Strictly Come Dancing, so you have been warned.

RSS Funnel

RSS Funnel

There are many ways of doing this, but the one I decided to use was Google reader on my PC:

http://www.google.com/reader

and the Google reader app on my Nexus 7 :

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.google.android.apps.reader&feature=search_result#?t=W251bGwsMSwxLDEsImNvbS5nb29nbGUuYW5kcm9pZC5hcHBzLnJlYWRlciJd

The reason I made these choices was that The Google reader on the PC allows you to create folders to put your RSS feeds into, for example one for Nexus another for Ubuntu etc. Great for organising things.

I tried various apps and widgets on the Nexus, but the official free one from Google was the only one that seemed to recognise folders. I am currently using a few of them at the same time to convince myself that it is the right one. If anything changes I will blog it.

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Posted by on December 23, 2012 in Nexus 7

 

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