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and have a fun time together.
When I wrote about the upcoming TweetMag app yesterday, I mentioned how I liked the fact that it ignored simple link-free status updates — something that tends to ruin the magazine-like experience in Flipboard — and Craig Mod let me know that you can in fact do the same with Flipboard, although it’s still a fairly hidden, “experimental” feature. To do so, follow these instructions on your iPad:
Go to Settings > Flipboard > Experimental > Turn Status Updates Off
And while on the topic of Flipboard, it was recently announced that the app’s maker is introducing new specially formatted article pages with a few featured publishers — the list includes ABC, All Things D, Bon Appetit, Lonely Planet, San Francisco Gate, Uncrate, and the Washington Post Magazine. While the basic layout on some of these is rather nice — I especially like the article formatting for the Washington Post Magazine — the biggest issue is that the images used are usually not high-res enough to be featured at that size, and end up looking rather terrible.
The example here doesn’t look so bad reduced at the size I have it in this post, but when it’s seen on an iPad screen, it looks like the kind of image files you’d see on the web era ’95 (yes, I remember those days).