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Flipboard update adds animated GIF support, surfaces better stories

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Flipboard 2.0 (1024px)
Flipboard 2.0 (1024px)

Flipboard is getting a lot more animated in its latest iOS update. In an app update rolling out today, Flipboard will begin supporting animated GIFs right inside of magazines, so readers will no longer have to jump into a web browser in order to watch them. The update is also trying to make some of Flipboard's default magazines a bit smarter: the US News, Business, Tech, and Sports sections will now open with the day's "leading news" stories, rather than just displaying a compilation of what's been added. Flipboard doesn't say whether the feature will roll out to other magazines as time goes on, but it should mean that it'll be easier to catch up on the day's hottest news.