Wondering why those 40 stories that you just flipped past in Flipboard are still showing up as “unread” in Google Reader? You’re not the only one. Flipboard is supposed to auto-magically mark items as read as you turn the app’s digital pages, but there’s a strange bug that may have been present as far back […]
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Flipboard Not Marking Items as Read? Log Back Into Google Reader

Wondering why those 40 stories that you just flipped past in Flipboard are still showing up as “unread” in Google Reader? You’re not the only one. Flipboard is supposed to auto-magically mark items as read as you turn the app’s digital pages, but there’s a strange bug that may have been present as far back as v1.6 (the second-last update), that basically broke the magic. 
 
I found this out after three days of using Flipboard and seeing the same pile of stories in my Reader folders, despite having flipped past them on multiple occasions. I tried  toggling all of the settings switches (featured in the screenshot above) on and off, restarting the app on my iPhone and iPad…and then finally reading the support forums. It’s there that I read a tip from John Virtes, Flipboard’s rep on Twitter, to simply log out of Google Reader and then log back in. 
 
Fingers crossed, that’s what has worked for me. I’ve since turned the page on several stories in Flipboard and then checked for those same stories in Reeder and, lo and behold, they are marked as read. Flipping perfect.

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