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Google has a long history of introducing, then forgetting about, and finally officially killing off its products. Most recently, that included Google Spaces, a service that most of us never knew existed to begin with. Let's take a tour of some of our favourite services Google's killed off over the years.

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An RSS reader is an essential tool for anyone who likes to be kept abreast of news as it happens and/or updates from their favourite websites. It will make you more organised, ensure you don't miss valuable information and save lots of time that would otherwise be spent manually checking websites. If you're new to RSS, here's what you need to know, including the best RSS readers in a post Google Reader world.

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I don't use Google Apps for Business, I don't require extra storage, and I don't need to pay to advertise myself or my company through AdWords. Most of the ways Google wants to extract money from me directly are never going to work. Yet if Google started offering Reader for an annual subscription fee, I'd pay in a heartbeat.

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Windows only: Portable application NFReader is a no-frills feed reader that fits on your thumb drive. Even though it eschews a wide feature set in favour of a tiny footprint and minimalist interface, NFReader has the basics covered. Import your subscription list via OPML files or manually add feeds in the reader. View individual articles in either basic text or HTML format. If you're looking for an absolutely spartan feedreader without any clutter or feature bloat, NFReader's for you. NFReader is a free download for Windows only.

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All platforms with Firefox: Just published an update to the Better GReader Firefox extension, which now includes the excellent Show Feed Favicons user script. Make your feed subscription list more colorful and fun to look at with the user script or the full-on extension. Also added support for our friends in the Great White North hitting Reader at the google.ca address. Download it from the homepage or existing users can grab the update from Firefox's Add-ons dialog. Trick out Google Reader with Better GReader