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Read the News in Style With the Pulse News Reader App

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Pulse News Reader is one of the most attractive aggregate news-reader apps I've come across. You scroll down various news sources, and when you find one that you want to browse, you shift through the articles and blog posts by moving left to right. It's an elegant display, with pictures accompanying the text content.

The app has access to a diverse range of material, too. When you first download Pulse News Reader, it seems focused entirely on tech-industry news--but once you adjust what content to receive, you'll see that it has a lot more to offer. Covering wide-ranging topics such as politics, art, music, sports, science, fashion, and entertainment, it definitely has something for everyone.

Best of all, you can add sources from Google's RSS reader, so if you're interested in material that isn't available from Pulse's list, you can import it from your Google Reader feeds.

From the settings you can adjust features such as the font size, whether to refresh on startup, and the update frequency. You can also log in to Facebook, which will allow you to share stories you read through Pulse News Reader with your friends. Other ways to share articles include text message, Twitter, and e-mail.

When you click an article, you have options to mark the story as unread, to open it in your Web browser, and to switch between viewing content in text or Web mode.

Although Pulse News Reader probably won't replace your favorite RSS reader--especially since you'll need to rely on Google's RSS reader to add content--it's still a great way to read news on your phone, and it's worth grabbing.

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At a Glance
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