Flipboard tonight unveiled a new version of its popular iPad app, an update led by the inclusion of Cover Stories, a feature that gives users a one-stop feed for the articles the service considers most relevant based on their social connections and what they've already read.
The new feature was introduced originally with Flipboard's
And that's especially true because the feature is designed to learn from users' behavior and to give them ever more relevant articles, the more they come back.
When Cover Stories was tablet., CNET's Rafe Needleman said the feed "did a good job of finding articles I didn't know about and that I would be interested in reading." Now, is hoping it can bring that utility to the millions of people who use its app solely on the iPad, or who depend on it on the iPhone and miss it when they turn to Apple's famous
The new version of Flipboard for iPad comes with a few other new features, as well. Among them are a third page in the table of contents that offers readers a total of 32 tiles, and the ability to make tiles from specific Google Reader folders.
Flipboard also said it is bringing its app to French users for the first time, on both iPad and iPhone.