App of the Week: Prismatic

prismatic logoName: Prismatic
Cost: Free
Platform: iOS 5 or later (Android version expected later this year and there is a web-based version.)

Mobile news readers, you’ve seen one you’ve seen them all. Sure, some offer a few features that help them to stand out from the crowd, but are any of them really that different? Well, if you believe Slate, Prismatic is the “world’s smartest news reader.” And, I tend to agree. Why would I say that? Watch the screencast below to find out.


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App of the Week – Pulse

Welcome to YALSA”s new weekly feature App of the Week. Every Wednesday a YALSA blogger will review an app of interest to librarians and/or the teens with whom they work. If you have an idea for an app that should be reviewed, feel free to send it to YALSA’s Blog Manager, mk Eagle.

Name: Pulse
Platform: iPhone, iPad, Android
Cost: iPhone – 99’¢, iPad/Android – $1.99

Pulse is a news reader for the iPad and smartphones that turns browsing and reading feeds into a visual experience. Continue reading