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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My first App of the Week review for YALSA was about Pulse, one of my favorite iPad apps for creating a personalized magazine from news feeds. Over the last several months several of this category of apps have launched. In this App of the Week column, I thought I’d change things just a bit and review a few of these apps (instead of reviewing just one for the week), note what is unique about each, and provide some ideas on how to choose what to use.

Cost: 99 cents
This is the newest personalized magazine app with which I’m familiar. The idea is simple, use BroadFeed as a visual way to read through Tweets that include links. (The app only shows Tweets that contain links.) The setup is also simple. The first time you launch BroadFeed you type in your Twitter username and password and the app then imports the most recent postings from your feed.
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