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We last covered the iOS RSS reader Byline back in May of last year, when it had just hit version 3. Now the app's been updated to version 4, and it's still an excellent RSS reader for both the iPhone and the iPad. Version 4 brought universal capability to the free version of the app (it has ads...

March 28th 2011 at 8:00am 0 Comments
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Here's news of two big apps that have gone free (with ads) in the past week. Boxcar is up first -- the app pushes notifications from any number of social and information services out to your iPhone or iPad, so you can know when you've got a Twitter DM or a Growl notice waiting for you elsewhere. Bo...

June 7th 2010 at 10:30pm 0 Comments
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The folks over at Phantom Fish software have released version 3 of their popular Byline feed reader app for the iPhone. The update brings with it several new features, including integration with Instapaper, gesture-based navigation, and improved performance. Byline works by fetching a list of feeds...

May 11th 2010 at 11:00am 0 Comments
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Saturday! Saturday! Saturday! One day only! You may buy the whole app -- but you'll only need the edge. Sorry about that. Nevertheless, Byline -- Phantom Fish's flagship Google Reader app and offline browser -- is on sale Saturday only for $1.99. (It goes back to its regular price, $4.99, on July 1...

July 10th 2009 at 11:00am 0 Comments
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Google Reader is unarguably an extremely popular RSS news reader with a very good mobile interface for the iPhone. But as good as the mobile interface is, for me well done native applications will always beat an in-browser experience. A good iPhone app that synchronizes with Google Reader already ex...

February 2nd 2009 at 10:00am 0 Comments
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MetroPCS phones aren't typically barn-burners, and despite the fancy name, the R310 Byline is no exception to the rule. The simple clamshell's claim to fame is likely its support for ChatLINK push-to-talk service, but otherwise, you get Bluetooth, speakerphone, and a 160 x 128 primary display match...

December 19th 2008 at 3:55pm 0 Comments
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Phantom Fish and CoolLittleThings have teamed up to give away 42 copies of both Byline and BlogPress. If you buy one app, you win a chance to get the other for free. Three winners will be chosen every day beginning the 18th, and ending on the 31st. The promotion is available to anyone who purchases...

December 15th 2008 at 3:00pm 0 Comments
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On Tuesday, Phantom Fish released an update to Byline, its Google Reader-slash-offline browser app for iPhone and iPod touch. Byline's developer, Milo Bird, has been hard at work since Byline 1.0 was released, making improvements to the app based on his users' feedback. Last week, Milo took some tim...

October 16th 2008 at 12:00pm 0 Comments
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Phantom Fish yesterday updated Byline to version 2.0, adding functionality to browse by tag, and a spiffy new wood-grain interface. I briefly reviewed Byline 1.0 in July, but wanted to re-visit the application after the update. Byline 2.0 is a Google Reader client and offline browser for the iPhone...

October 15th 2008 at 1:00pm 0 Comments
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As someone who manages whole metric scads of information in Google Reader, I was excited to see Byline, from Phantom Fish software, in the App Store. Byline, as you might expect, fetches all your subscriptions from Google Reader and displays them for you to read. It also keeps track of the items yo...

July 16th 2008 at 4:00pm 0 Comments