Flipboard is a great way to have all the information from your favorite sources in one place. However, keep it mind that you may need a strong password - Flipboard has a history of data breaches.
What is Flipboard? Flipboard news aggregator and social network aggregation company. It was created in 2010. The aggregated content is under the form of a magazine and comes from social media, new feeds, and other websites. With Flipboard, users can also save articles into their own Flipboard magazine. The app has over 500 million installations on Android and over 200 thousand ratings on the Apple store.
Here are some of Flipoboard’s main features:
- Flipboard TV: over 20 curated video channels for new, style, lifestyle, and more. Those videos come from different publishers and producers (some of which are independent), as well as TV stations - and it’s for free.
- Explore: with Flipboard, you can discover the latest news from famous magazines (such as National Geographic and Vanity Fair) and read the Daily Edition.
- Personalize: select together hashtags and sources in order to create access to personalized news (Smart magazines). Moreover, collect stories and themes to add to your personal magazines.
- User-friendly Interface: thanks to this app’s easy-to-use interface, you will be able to make the most of it in no time.
How Does Flipboard Work?
Flipboard is fairly easy to use. Once you download and install the app, it will ask you for your centers of interest in order to personalize your experience. Next, you can connect with email in order to save stories and later use it as your Flipboard login. You can personalize your experience and edit your profile from the person button in the bottom right corner. You can also change your region and language - the first one will help you get local news. There is also the possibility to link different accounts with Flipboard, such as your Tumblr account.
Is Flipboard Safe?
Unfortunately, Flipboard has a history of data breaches that occurred in 2018 and 2019. The company assures that data are encrypted and that the passwords are protected by salted hashes, which makes them difficult, but not impossible to crack. Also, given the numerous sources that can be used to create personalized magazines, it seems that the Flipboard app is mostly suitable for adults or mature teens.
As always, we recommend avoiding sharing personal information on the app, as well as using a different password from your other accounts on the web.
Is Flipboard Free?
You can download and use this app for free.
The required Android version varies with devices. There is also a version for Apple users and it requires iOS 12.0 and watchOS 4.0 or later. It is compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
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