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Tablets are great devices to access current news and this app is a decent way to do so. It accesses online news sources, including your Google Reader feeds, and presents them in a nice magazine layout.
Operation is optimized for simple touch interaction and the app is fun to use in addition to being quite useful.
Google Reader is a popular service for those following lots of RSS news feeds and this is the best way to work with the service on Windows 8. Nextgen Reader has a no nonsense interface that is designed to present lots of RSS items for easy interaction.
All Google Reader functions are supported and the app has full two-way synchronization to keep the cloud info updated. This is my favorite app on Windows 8.
The Windows 8 file manager is the old standby for working with files but it's not as touch friendly as you'd expect on a tablet. Metro Commander steps in and adds a dual-pane interface that makes copying/moving files around as simple as dragging and dropping them.