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Material challenges Flipboard for magazine supremacy (pictures)

Material is here, and like Flipboard it uses social data to predict your news-reading preferences. Here's a closer look.

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Jaymar Cabebe
Jaymar Cabebe covers mobile apps and Windows software for CNET. While he may be a former host of the Android Atlas Weekly podcast, he doesn't hate iOS or Mac. Jaymar has worked in online media since 2007.
Jaymar Cabebe
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Welcome to Material

Setting up the Material app is as simple as logging in to your Facebook or Twitter account.
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Adjust your interests

The sliding menu on the side shows all of your interests. From here, you can also search for new interests to add or delete any that you no longer want.
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Stories broken into categories

Within your feed, you can swipe up or down to see thumbnails for stories within a single category.
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Jumping around

Swipe left or right to move between the different categories.
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Trimmed-down articles

Tap to read a story, and you'll get a bare-bones version with text and photos. From here, you can scroll up or down to go between stories or simply hit one of the navigation keys.
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See the full version, too

To jump to the Web version of an article (within the Material app), just hit the double-arrow button up top.

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