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[Bad News, Everyone] GoodNews Google Reader Client Shutting Down On July 1st, uPod Podcast Client Coming Soon

The old maxim "change or die" would seem to apply to apps and services left in the wake of Google Reader's upcoming shutdown. Popular RSS client GoodNews is exiting the Play Store, stage right, once Google Reader shuffles off the mortal coil on July 1st. The developer updated the Play Store description and the app's website with the news. Since Google Reader will not be functioning at all, this isn't your normal end-of-life app situation - development will cease, the GoodNews listing will disappear, the fat lady will sing.

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[New App] Twheel Put A Circular Spin On your Twitter Feed, Aims To help You Discover New People To Follow

Twitter is an awesome social discovery tool, but its implementation is fairly static. Even whiz-bang Twitter clients like the unfortunate Falcon Pro still present tweets in ye olde vertical column layout. Twheel (stylized "twheel") aims to bring a more innovative approach to Twitter. Tweets are presented in a wheel (natch) with 30 visible at any given time. Color-coordinated tags and bars let you see which ones are getting the most attention on Twitter, and sliding your finger around lets you highlight individual tweets to read them at the top of the screen.

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Thursday App And Game Sales: God Of Blades, AVG, All Sonic Games, And More

It's a little late in the day, but there are still deals to be had. Yesterday was a killer day for app sales, but today has a nice assortment too. Let's see what we have.

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Instagram Announces Video, Lets Users Record 15-Second Clips And Apply Video-Specific Filters

Short-length videos are quickly becoming the new picture thanks to services like Vine, so it only makes sense that Instagram would also want to get in on the action. Today, the now Facebook-owned company announced videos for Instagram, a new feature that will let users capture up to 15 second clips (almost thrice the length of Vine's capture window).

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As all Instagram users have come to expect, the feature will also include filters – 13 new, exclusive-for-video filters, to be exact.

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Sony Bumps The Xperia ZL Up To Android 4.2.2 With Latest Firmware Update

Sony Mobile is moving the Xperia ZL up to Android 4.2.2, making this the first non-Nexus handset to get updated to (instead of ship with) this particular version of Jelly Bean. The latest firmware build, version 10.3.A.0.423, also ushers in updates to Sony's Media apps, expands widget functionality on both the lock screen and the home screen, and introduces support for 64GB microSD cards. This is a big plus for users who shun cloud storage and prefer to carry their media the new-old fashioned way.

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[New App] GrabCAD Makes Online CAD Collaboration Simple, Extends Access To Online Community

GrabCAD is an online collaborative community of engineers and partners who design physical products, and GrabCAD Workbench is a cloud service for sharing and collaborating with others around individual CAD projects. Today, a fresh Android app makes it possible to access over 200,000 CAD models that have been shared through this community from the field.

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GrabCAD lets users view CAD models in full 3D regardless of the format they were created in.

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Spotify Updates its App To (Finally) Support Notification Controls

While Spotify has likely seen a fairly dramatic drop in subscribers since the launch of Play Music All Access, the all-you-can-eat streaming audio service hasn't quite given up on its Android users just yet. The last significant update finally brought landscape support (which, honestly, should've been baked in from the beginning), and today's version bump brings another feature long missed by Android users: notification controls for Jelly Bean devices (4.1+).

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That's actually the icing on the cake for many users – as far as the app is concerned, it's essentially on par with Play Music at this point (some may even prefer it).

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Press And gReader Already Updated To Support Feedly Cloud

Well, that didn't take long. Feedly just announced its new Google-free back end this morning, and two of the top RSS apps in Google Play have been updated to support it. We might make it through the demise of Google Reader after all.

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Wednesday App And Game Sales: World War Z, SmugMug, Crystal Defenders, And More [Updated]

You've made it halfway through the week, but it's the last few days that are always a killer. Why not kick back and relax today with some new apps and games? You don't even have to spend a lot of dough – we've got some sales to help you out. There is so much on sale today.

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Feedly Progress Update: A New Web-Based Reader, Feedly Cloud Replacing Google Back End, And More

As the planned retirement of Google Reader grows ever closer, Feedly has updated us on what it's doing to ease the transition to its replacement service. Today, the Feedly Cloud is live for all users. This will serve as the new framework to pick up the slack when Google's venerable service goes away.

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In addition to the Feedly Cloud, there is a totally new web-based interface for reading your RSS. No plugins or browser extensions are needed.

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