Candy-colored iPhone photos surface online

CNET Update offers a taste of the iPhone rainbow:

In this episode of Update:

- Get the latest reports on the next iPhone models expected this fall.

- Prepare for more buzz on the Pebble smartwatch when it goes on sale at Best Buy.

- Keep watch for student discounts, including Apple's back-to-school promotions.

- Export Google Reader data by July 15 and find a replacement app to keep up with your favorite websites.

- Buy a $500 ultra-HD media player to watch 10 videos on your new $5,000 4K TV.

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Google Reader has expired, but your data lives until July 15

By now you probably already know that Google Reader has crossed over into the digital netherworld, joining many of its ill-fated Mountain View kin who were doomed never to exit beta.

When these sad departures occur, the ritual of going through the deceased's basement begins, and in the case of Google Reader it turns out that the place was full of lots of digital detritus belonging to you and me, and hundreds of thousands (if not millions -- we never really found out how popular Google Reader was in definite terms) of users.… Read more

Reeder app adds Feedly support after Google Reader's demise

Users of the RSS iOS app Reeder can now add feeds from Feedly following the demise of Google Reader.

Released on Tuesday, version 3.2 of Reeder for iOS no longer supports Google Reader since the search giant's RSS service has kicked the bucket. But the new support for Feedly should be able to fill the gap.

Feedly has been hard at work trying to make itself a home for RSS users. The company recently upgraded its site to offer a new interface and end its dependence on Google's RSS feeds.

Feedly has also made it easy for … Read more

Put Feedbin in your Mac's menu bar with FeedbinNotifier

Unless you've been living in a cave with no access to the Internet, you likely know Google Reader is now dead. If this comes as a surprise to you, you still have time to export your Reader data through Google's Takeout service. Be sure to do this before July 15th, when Google will remove Reader from its Takeout offerings.

One of the many Google Reader replacement services that has popped up since Google announced Reader's execution date is Feedbin.

Feedbin is a subscription service, costing $3 a month or $30 a year, with an API for developers … Read more

The 404 1,295: Where we telegraph it in (podcast)

Leaked from today's 404 episode:

- Ants aren't the only ones destroying electronics: Bored pets are, too.

- Snapcat: A photo app for cat selfies.

- Stop the presses: Today is the last day to send a telegram in India.

- RIP Google Reader: Today it is kaput.

- What happens when a guy logs in under his wife's gamer tag? Understanding sexism in gaming.

- Computer and printer prices to rise in EU because you can print copywritten stuff.… Read more

How to export Feedly subscriptions to OPML

We rely on cloud services more and more every day, trusting service providers with our data. But as Google Reader users know all too well, it's sometimes necessary to take that data elsewhere. Many Google Reader users have migrated to Feedly, and the subscription data that once lived on Google's servers now resides on Feedly's. Feedly just recently added the ability to export your feeds to an OPML file, so if Feedly shuts its doors like Google Reader did, you can use it to import your feeds to another reader. Here's how:

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RIP Google Reader

Google Reader is no more.

The reason for that is directly correlated to the fact its passing will go unnoticed by most people who ever set up the service to funnel RSS feeds from Web sites, news blogs, and other publishers. For them, if there is any reaction, it may be the heart-lightening realization that another box cluttered with neglected items is neatly wiped away.

But still, this sunset leaves an impassioned cohort of Google Reader fans in the dark, nearly eight years after the service's dawn.

"This is a sad day," CNET reader trhoads82 wrote in … Read more

How to export your Google Reader data

If you're still hanging on to Google Reader, it's time to let it go. After Monday, Google Reader will no longer be available. People with only a few subscriptions will be able to migrate to another service without much hassle, but those with more than just a few will want the option to bulk-import the subscription data. Even if you don't move the data to a new service right away, it'll be nice to have for future reference.

To export your Google Reader data, follow the steps below:

Step 1: Go to Reader settings, then click … Read more

Google Now adds live TV info and coupons

CNET Update shops in space:

In this episode of Update:

- Pull up info on TV shows and coupons with Google Now.

- See what the world is like without clouds in the improved Google Maps satellite view.

- Say goodbye to 3G as Verizon plans to sell 4G-only phones in 2014.

- Ponder why Facebook is taking so long to create a Facebook app for Windows 8.

- Trek boldly with PayPal into the unknowns of space commerce.

- Try the new Digg app as a replacement for Google Reader.

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Does it still make sense to buy a Nook HD?

I suppose the writing was on the tablet. Back in May, ostensibly in honor of Mother's Day, Barnes & Noble whipped out some pretty hefty discounts on its Nook HD and Nook HD+.

Then, earlier this month, the cuts went even deeper for Father's Day, with the 7-inch and 8.9-inch slates selling for $129 and $149, respectively. But even after the holiday came and went, the discounted prices remained -- and now we know why: B&N is getting out of the color-tablet business.

Bummer. The company produced good hardware from the get-go, and although this … Read more