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Well Well Well, what we have here. Google has finally rolled out their official offering of Google Reader for the Android nation. I like many of you out there was waiting for this app ever since I got my hands on the very powerful HTC Desire and now the wait is finally over. But was it worth the wait? Find the answer after the jump.
If the release of Chrome for Mac Beta was not enough for you, then here is another major announcement from Google. Google Chrome Extensions just went live. They are currently in Beta and only available for Windows and Linux users.
Google Reader has launched their Power Readers section, complete with suggested reading lists from journalists, tech bloggers, foodies, and more.
The Google Power Readers page rounds up suggested reading lists from all sorts of writers and active web folks. The aim is to showcase Google Reader’s new bundles feature for sharing a handful of feeds in one fell swoop.
Google expanded from Power Readers in Politics to include journalists, techies, fashion critics, foodies, and more.
In the interest of full disclosure, people at Google were nice enough to provide a small reading list for the Power Readers’ tech and web section; recommended browsing lists from others there for a look at some really good tech reading, including lists from people like Chris Anderson from Wired, Mark Frauenfelder from Boing Boing, Jason Kottke from Kottke.org, and Annalee Newitz from our sibling blog, io9. For the Lifehacker bundle, you can do that here.
You people can visit www.google.com/powerreaders to explore and subscribe to any of the participants’ reading lists, or to any individual sites and blogs they recommend.
Do you remember an iGoogle gadget titled “What’s popular“. Well this gadget was targeted towards providing its user with a convenient way to discover interesting web pages. An improvement has been made to this gadget. With the latest improvement this gadget can communicate with Google Reader and you can get shared items from Google Reader.
By default this option is disabled, but you have the option to enable it. Go to the new settings page, click the Yes button next to “Import my shared items from Google Reader“. This is how this feature is described
Automatically submit items you share via Google Reader into the What’s Popular gadget. These shares will be attributed to you. Changing this setting will only affect new shared items from Google Reader.
What’s popular includes web pages from different sources. These sources include user-contributed pages, popular posts from Google Reader and popular videos from YouTube. To rate the pages you like or dislike, just click the voting buttons displayed next to each item. This practice is similar to the one that is followed on sites like Digg, Yahoo Buzz.
If you desire, you can added this gadget to your personalized Google Homepage, or even you can bookmark it. This cool gadget has about 17000 users, but that is mainly due to the fact that Google has not launched it officially.