Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 13th Mar 2013 23:27 UTC
Google "We launched Google Reader in 2005 in an effort to make it easy for people to discover and keep tabs on their favorite websites. While the product has a loyal following, over the years usage has declined. So, on July 1, 2013, we will retire Google Reader. Users and developers interested in RSS alternatives can export their data, including their subscriptions, with Google Takeout over the course of the next four months." This makes me very, very sad. Any good alternatives - alternatives with Windows Phone and Metro applications, that is?
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RE[3]: Web apps are a failure
by phoenix on Thu 14th Mar 2013 16:59 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Web apps are a failure"
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This is solved in Windows 8. You can use a Background Task to fetch and store RSS feeds locally (at 30 minute intervals, when you sign in/sign out, and when internet connectivity changes).

If you use a Clover Trail SoC or an ARM SoC you can take advantage of Connected Standby which lets your PC go into low power states while periodically waking up to run background tasks.

And, how exactly does that get around the 'system needs to be always on to poll' requirement, allow 3rd party apps to sync, allow mobile clients on Android/iOS to sync, etc?

A Windows 8 requirement is also a non-starter for most people.

A server-based setup is the best. This just might push me toward ownCloud. If I need a server running all the time, may as we make it useful.

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