Today, Flipboard introduces a major new addition: sound. Now you can enjoy all kinds of audio—music, podcasts, news segments, ephemera and more—while flipping through your favorite sections on Flipboard.
You can start your auditory adventure by tapping on the red ribbon and exploring the new Audio category or by connecting to SoundCloud in the Accounts area. As soon as you press play, a music note will appear in the bottom left corner of Flipboard. Tap the note anytime to control your listening experience.
Our Content Guide is now chock-full of some of the best sounds we could find. Fliboard has launched new partnerships with NPR and PRI and scoured SoundCloud’s massive community of sound creators to bring you some of our favorites—artists like Snoop Dogg and Diplo; music labels like Atlantic Records and Ninja Tune; podcasts from The New Yorker and Slate; and segments from shows like Radiolab and Science Friday.
In addition, Flipboard is now accessible for visually impaired users. If Apple’s VoiceOver features are turned on in the settings of an iPad, iPhone or iPod Touch, the gestures to control Flipboard change and everything on a page is read out aloud. For instance, with one tap on a section a voice reads the title; a double-tap opens it and the voice reads the article.
The fully localized Flipboard experience is now available in the iTunes Japan App Store. Not only has the interface been translated into Japanese, but also the Content Guide is brimming with interesting reads curated by native speakers. Tap on the red ribbon for the best of Japanese and global media in 12 categories, including news, business, tech, sports, style, entertainment, audio, video and more.
Cool Curators offers a unique peek into many of Japan’s premier tastemakers, among them tech journalist Toshinao Sasaki who’s known for curating from an extraordinary collection of sources. (Over 153,000 people follow him on Twitter.) We also love@tokyofashion’s Instagram feed of the out-of-this-world style coming out of Harajuku, the 500px photos tagged #Japan and Flipboard Picks—Japan, Flipboards own hand-curated feed featuring beautiful and interesting articles, photos and videos.
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