A brand new news app for Linux puts the latest headlines from mainstream news outlets right on the desktop, all at the push of a button.
The winners of Ubuntu's App Showdown contest have been announced. RSS app 'Lightread', web-app creator 'Fogger', and boredom-buster game 'Picsaw' all topped the judges vote.
DesktopRSS app Lightread now supports two of the most popular 'read it later' services: 'Pocket' and 'Instapaper'. Both services, which claim to have some 5.5 million users between them, boast Kindle, Android, iOS and web apps that give its users on-the-go access to their stashed stories.
Of all of the Ubuntu App Showdown apps that we wrote about over the last three weeks, none has been as hotly anticipated as Google Reader app 'LightRead'. Here's a hands-on look at what it can do, what it can't, and how you can get it.
With just six days left for app developers to craft their submissions for the Ubuntu App Showdown, Amongst the massive response thus far known, one type of application has proved particularly popular: RSS clients. Below I highlight four such entries, all of which, in just over one weeks time, will be available to install through the Ubuntu Software Center.*