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Potluck now lets you see when your friends join, push notifications return

Potluck has been updated to version 2.1, making it easier to connect with friends using Potluck, and returning push notifications to the app. You can see when one of your Facebook friends or Twitter followers joins Potluck when you look at the Friends tab. You can also start a new chat easily when opening Potluck when you have a link copied to your clipboard.

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Syllable for iPhone lets you speed read your news feeds, teaches you to read faster

Syllable for iPhone pairs with your read it later service and imports all your articles automatically into its own unique speed reading interface. Here you can adjust words per minute, how many words appear on the screen at a time, and more. Not only can you read articles distraction free, you actually learn to read faster through using Syllable.

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Gist for iPhone lets you catch up on news quick by summarizing articles for you

Gist for iPhone is a news reader app that filters recent stories from Google News in a variety of different categories. That's not what makes it unique though. Gist can summarize articles for you automatically so you can catch up on news fast and get on with your day.

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Potluck for iPhone gets a complete makeover, adds Editor's Picks feature and more

Potluck for iPhone is a combination of a social network and a link sharing service. We told you about it over the summer and found it to be an intriguing concept. Potluck 2.0 has just launched and brings an entirely new design and some new features.

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Interesting for iPhone updated for iOS 7, adds Reddit, Dribble, more robot smarts!

Interesting, an app that curates thousands of articles from various sources across the internet, has just been updated to version 2.0 Now iOS 7-only, Interesting 20.0 has added support for Dribbble and browsing Reddit. There are six sections to read in Interesting, Design & Technology, News & Politics, Entertainment & TV, Sports, Dribbble's popular posts, and Reddit. Pull-to-refresh loads new stories as available. Articles and movies can now be viewed in landscape orientation as well.

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Keep up to date with the latest news from the Supreme Court with the SCOTUSblog app

SCOTUSblog, a blog about the United State Supreme Court written by legal experts, has released an app. Called Supreme Court of the United States Blog, the app is a rundown of the blog's content with some additional features.

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Instapaper for iOS updated with support for background updates

Popular read it later app Instapaper has just released an update that allows it to update in the background. This has been done using the iOS 7 background app refresh feature. For read it later services, background app refresh can be a big deal since it means you don't have to remember to open Instapaper periodically in order for it to pull in anything you've sent to the service.

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Best RSS apps for Mac: ReadKit, Leaf RSS Reader, and more!

RSS has long history on the Mac. It was even built into Apple's own Safari and Mail at one point. Likewise, Google Reader in the browser was immensely popular, as were OS X apps that used it for sync. Now Apple and Google have left the RSS feed reader business, a lot of new services have sprung up, and a lot of different apps have begun to support them. But which services work with which apps, and what are the best combinations? Here are my favorites!

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Flipboard 2.0 lets create your own magazines

Popular news app Flipboard has been updated to 2.0 and introduces the ability to make your own magazines. These magazines are made of content you find and collect on Flipboard or the web (with a bookmarklet). The magazines are public and your friends can like and comment on stories.

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How to watch the 57th US presidential inauguration from your iPhone and iPad

If you're a US citizen, you're probably aware that Barack Obama will be sworn in for his second term on Monday, January 21, 2013. If you own an iPhone or iPad, you can keep up with the inauguration including streaming live video.

There are quite a few options to choose from so if you aren't sure where you can catch all the action come Monday, follow along and we'll get you the apps and resources you need to catch every minute of the 2013 Inauguration.

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