Being able to keep oneself updated with latest trends, best practices and news is very crucial especially with the web evolving so rapidly today. This is equally important to become better or what they say modern developer as opposed to obsolete developer. As the technology stack evolves, the client requirements also evolve pushing us as developers to remain abreast of latest stuff as much as we possibly can.
Two of the most common methods to stay up-to-date with latest stuff is to use some RSS/Atom Aggregator or subscription via emails at various sites. These work fine but I was personally overwhelmed by the amount of new updates and posts I used to get, it was kind of hard to keep the track of it all with that many subscriptions from various sources on different technologies. I could have minimized the subscriptions but that wouldn't save the actual purpose.
Over the weekend, I went on to creating this app called PHPNews and I believe end result is exactly what I wanted as it serves the purpose, here is screenshot:
It collects information from various sources including official blogs of PHP frameworks such as Laravel, Symfony, Zend Framework and CMSs like WordPress and last but not the least our old friend planet-php.net.
Definitely give it a try and also share any suggestions or improvements.