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Google Reader deathwatch day one: Final warnings and Feedly and Flipboard frustrations

Google Reader is gone now. Dead. Killed. Taken from us. If you go to the website that once housed all your feeds, all you'll find is a grim warning to export them now, because even their memory will be purged from the universe on July 15. You've been warned. Google's burying Reader deep and salting the earth.

But even those of us who've tried to move on aren't having the easiest time of it. Both Flipboard and Feedly, two popular Reader alternatives, have experienced problems today, frustrating many users, both new and old.

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Reeder for iPhone update now live, Feedly support arrives in the nick of time

We heard just a few days ago that popular RSS reading app, Reeder for iPhone, was going free while an update for the Google-pocalypse was awaiting approval by Apple. That update has now been approved, and not a moment too soon as Google Reader has now closed its doors for good.

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Newsblur will look after your RSS long after Google has said goodbye

In rounding up the possible go-to RSS services after Google Reader closes its doors, it seems one slipped our attention; Newsblur. On the face of it, Newsblur looks to offer a similarly solid product to some other RSS services, and comes with the option of a paid, premium account to access the full range of features. The recommendation for Newsblur actually came from iMore community member Ben Pike, who particularly likes the "training" aspect of Newsblur:

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Reeder for iPhone now free, will soon update to support Google Reader alternatives

Reeder for iPhone is now free, while awaiting an imminent update that will bring support for RSS services to replace Google Reader before it shuts down on July 1.

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Digg app updated with Digg Reader, offers a home to all your Google-abandoned RSS feeds

The official Digg app has been updated to support Digg Reader, one of the many new services competing to be the new home for your Google Reader-abandoned RSS feeds. Here's how it works:

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Looking for life after Google Reader? Here's what you need to know!

Google Reader will soon be gone, and anyone who uses it daily — like everyone here at Mobile Nations — will have to make a decision on how to carry on their RSS love affair. Fortunately, it's no longer the disaster we all feared on first hearing the news, and we're actually left with an ample selection of replacements. Here's everything you need to know.

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First look at the new AOL Reader beta, a surprisingly pleasing way to get your RSS fix

Google Reader will come to an end on July 1, one week from now. We're not that short on options to continue receiving our RSS fix, but one that quietly emerged in recent days is AOL Reader. Currently in beta form, and web only, access to the new service is now available. You're told to log in and request an invite, but it seems as though verifying your email address is about all you need to do to get in and take a look. So, we did.

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Still looking for a Google Reader replacement? AOL steps up to the plate!

We're little over a week out from Google Reader's planned closure, and AOL is the latest -- and perhaps, slightly unlikely -- source of a replacement service ready to fill the Google shaped void. AOL Reader has launched in beta form, though access seems highly restricted at this time, and you will be able to sign in via your Google account. Engadget, an AOL company, has confirmed that invite requests to AOL Reader will be accepted beginning Monday, June 24.

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Feedly launches 'Feedly Cloud,' Newsify updated to support new Google Reader replacement

Feedly, one of the leading contenders to replace Google Reader, has announced the launch of Feedly Cloud and a stand-alone web version of their RSS client. Feedly is now beginning the process of migrating users from Google Reader over to their own services, and has announced the first 9 apps across different platforms that are built on the new service. Of interest to iOS users is Newsify.

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Digg's Google Reader replacement on the way to iOS next week

Not long after Google announced that they were shutting down Reader, social web veteran Digg announced that they would be building a replacement. Details have been scant since then, but their latest status update shows us a glimpse of the Digg Reader client for iOS and web. Priorities have been placed on speed, functionality, simplicity, and cleanliness of UI.

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