Flipboard updated: Google Reader, Flickr, new social features, faster, and more

Flipboard, the iPad app of the year, was updated tonight with several new features. Flickr support was added to the personal, news-based magazine in addition to support for Google Reader. The Flickr support allows you to browse through your photo stream, your friend’s pictures, your favorites, and pretty much everything else the Flickr website offers. Better Facebook and Twitter integration is also present in the update in addition to a slightly enhanced page view setup.

Be informed. Sync with Google Reader to read your feeds, folders and friends’ shared items. Star, share and comment on stories.
Be amazed. Browse all Flickr has to offer, including photostream, favorites, groups, your contacts’ photos and interesting photos of the day .
Be fulfilled. Read full content right away with more beautiful layout. Flip through gorgeous Flipboard Pages from Washington Post, Bon Appetit and more.
Be social. Flip through your Facebook groups, fan pages, and photos from your feed. Browse your tweets, Twitter favorites, @mentions and lists.
Be expressive. Post photos, status updates and even Flipboard pages across Twitter, Facebook and Google Reader.
Be faster. Switch between sections faster using our instant section selector. Enjoy faster performance throughout your Flipboard.

The best part about the new social networking features is a feature that allows you to upload pictures and post status updates simultaneously to your Twitter, Facebook, and Google accounts. The app also recieved some speed and performance enhancements which is great for people looking to get their read on in a speedier manner. There is still no iPhone version and the update and the app are of course free on the App Store.

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