APP WATCH: Flipboard 1.1 for iPad

Remember Flipboard? It was one of the 'killer' apps for Apple's iPad, the kind of thing that made you think seriously about investing in one. But there was a problem with the eye-catching app. You could only add certain news sources initially, so your personal 'magazine' wasn't quite as personal as you might have liked it. That problem should now be sorted by Flipboard 1.1.

Yes, you can still add those prominent US blogs, plus your Twitter and Facebook accounts, but according to Pocket Lint, the new version allows you to add Google Reader to your Flipboard, which essentially means you can add (via it) any blog or RSS-friendly site you like. Which does make Flipboard your very own magazine, driven by all the stuff you read on the web on a daily basis. It also kills off the need for a separate RSS reader too. Not only that, Flipboard 1.1 also adds Flickr compatibility, so you can keep up to date with your friends' photos too, as well as favourites and groups.

Twitter and Facebook interaction is another improvement: 'You can now create new status updates, post photos, and even share Flipboard pages across Twitter, Facebook and Google Reader, and you can compose a new post from any where inside Flipboard', claims the company.

'You can even cross post between Twitter, Facebook, and Google Reader. If you see an interesting article on Twitter, you can post that story on your Facebook wall. Simply put, you can post updates from anywhere, to any network'.

If you've got an iPad, I suspect you are already sold on the update. Especially as it's free.

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