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Comparing Facebook Paper vs Feedly for Reading News

Feedly versus Facebook Paper - head to head comparison

Feedly versus Facebook Paper – head to head comparison

News Reading:

Paper is the latest news-reading app from Facebook. Paper has modified the standard Facebook News Feed and made it into a user friendly horizontal scrolling app. The interface for news reading changes links to small media cards, similar to that of Twitter. To read the whole news story, swipe up and you’ll be taken to the source site. On top of that, Paper is directly connected to your Facebook, so you can continue to use Facebook normally while reading the news. App designer Michael Reckhow said “We felt you shouldn’t have to choose between one of the other”.

Feedly is a news and internet content reading and makes a good replacement for Google Reader. Unlike Paper, Feedly delivers content to your phone or mobile device based on your interests, filtering out anything you would not like to see. Feedly also offers a browser function, so if Feedly does not offer the full text on a topic you can click it and view the original website without closing out of Feedly.

Reviews have stated that sometimes Feedly is too concerned about its image rather than its content, occasionally giving a full page to only one article, rather than a list of five like it normally does. This usually happens when the article is very popular but it is unclear how Feedly rates popularity.

Design:

Paper cuts away a lot of clutter normally found on news sites, allowing news stories to appear at full screen. The app has been described as a lean-back experience and indeed it is. Paper has made itself more streamline than Twitter or Facebook by trimming away a lot of the noise. It only focuses on news and your Facebook. Thanks to nine months of testing and development, the app is fluid and fast, perfect for readers.

Feedly has a high focus on visual design. This app has essentially taken the exact opposite route of Paper. It packs as much content as possible into its app, so users can view pretty much anything they want. Once feeds have been setup, Feedly gives you viewing options. You can view all content or dive into a specific feed to narrow down options. Former Google Reader users have complained of it new complicated design but other users enjoy having the extra options.

Interface:

Many people enjoy Paper so much that it has replaced their standard Facebook app. Paper is an elegant redesign of Facebook itself, allowing users to post statuses and photos. Though the app does not have all the same features of Facebook, many people still enjoy it for its simplicity. The app is currently only available for iPhone (sorry Android users) and many people have also said that the app takes time to get used to, but despite that people continue to use Paper.

Feedly can run on both Apple and Android products. Configurations can be automatically synced between your phone and tablet, making it accessible on both devices. Through Feedly you can also brows Facebook, as well share and view content on Twitter and Google+. You can also read blogs, magazines, news articles, journals, and more easily through Feedly.

Summary:

Paper gives users a simple, laid back alternative to Facebook News Reader. It allows users to not only read the news but also continue their regular Facebook activities. Some users enjoy the interface of Paper so much that it has replaced their regular Facebook app. Some reviews complain that the app takes time to get used to and it is not available on anything other than iPhone, but either way this app is great for people looking for a simpler way to brows Facebook while also getting their news.

Feedly is available for both Apple and Android products. Like Paper, you can brows news articles and Facebook but it also allows users to brows Twitter, Google+, blogs, journals, and other internet content. Feedly is good app for anyone looking to narrow down their news content because, if desired, it will filter out anything not related to your interests. Complaints about the app are usually about its complexity, though other users enjoy the abundant of tools available. Over all Feedly is best for users who want more options in how they read their news.

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Ashley furniture: 3 Great tips to help you choose the right bed

Pillows and bedding can really make your bed become cozy.

You work hard all day. At night, you want nothing more than to relax, and sink into the perfect bed for a long, restful night’s sleep. However, it can be difficult to know how to pick the right bed. ¬†There are a lot of choices and features to consider.¬†Here are a few great tips you can use to pick out the bed that will end up providing you years of sound, peaceful sleep.

Tip #1: Think about what you need ahead of time

One of the most common mistakes people make when they’re shopping for a new bed is to shop without any idea of their needs prior to hitting the stores. You need to consider many things ahead of time so you know what you need. If you’re shopping with a spouse or partner, be sure to consider everything from cost to size to firmness. You’ll need to know if allergies are a concern for you, or if there are any health issues you should be bringing up to your salesperson. It will help to make a list of your needs and be sure to take it with you.

Tip #2: Try before you buy

You’ve probably seen people shopping for beds on television, and you’ve probably chuckled to yourself when you see them lie down on various mattresses while they’re in the store. Even though it might seem silly, you should definitely try a bed before you buy it. While you don’t have to take a half an hour nap in the store, it will benefit you if you can lie down on the mattress for at least ten minutes. That gives you enough time to know if the mattress is firm enough or soft enough for you. Roll over a few times too to be sure different positions are comfortable for you.

Tip #3: Bigger is better

Depending on the space you have available for your new bed, consider choosing a larger size. One of the most common sleep complaints people have is being interrupted by their partner in the middle of the night because the bed is too small. In smaller beds, you’re more likely to feel every turn your partner is making. By picking a larger size, you’ll have more room, and you won’t be woken up as much when your partner has a case of insomnia.

By following our advice, you won’t have to waste time when you’re shopping for a new bed. You’ll be able to quickly identify what works for you, and what doesn’t.

If you have any questions about purchasing your new bed, we’d love to hear from you. Please¬†contact us¬†today.

Three Tips for Choosing Living Room Pieces

Sofa Sectionals from Ashley Furniture

Sofa Sectionals from Ashley Furniture

After a long day at the base, you want to be able to relax with your family in your living room. Your furniture must be comfortable enough to sink into and yet sturdy enough for the kids to play on. In addition, your living room set must be durable, so you get your hard-earned money’s worth, and stylish enough for your visitors. The following tips can help you find your best options.

Get Measurements

There’s no point in shopping for furniture until you know the size of the room that it’s going in. Get out the tape measure, measure the space, and create a floor plan on a piece of paper. Don’t forget to measure the entry or back doors to ensure that you can bring your purchases in. Don’t try to cram every square inch with furniture or your living room will look crowded. Instead, go with smaller pieces than you think you’ll need. Allow at least 36 inches of space through major pathways.

Go with the Basics

If you want your furniture to last as long as your military career, then avoid trendy styles and the latest color choices. Consider going with classic pieces in neutral shades. You can always liven things up with inexpensive and easily-changed pillows and living room accessories that boast the latest patterns. An excellent modern choice is the Coral Pike Pewter Sofa and Love seat. Its gray color will go with any type of wallpaper or paint.

Start with the Big Pieces

Arrange your room starting with the big pieces, such as the sofas and love seats, because they have fewer options for positioning. Then add a¬†coffee table¬†that’s big enough to match the size of your upholstered pieces and¬†end tables¬†that are taller than the tops of the sofa arms. Finally, include other furniture, such as shelving, and accessories, such as lamps and vases.

For more options in living room arrangements or if you need furniture for any room in your home, please contact us.