turn off notification / vibration on unread items. I know I have a lot!
Marking this as completed since Blackberry 10 notification settings already allows you to do this. You can customize app notification
gNewsReader supports the above standard way as well
In that case you can set "Set refresh interval" option to "No refresh" (From settings screen opened via top swipe down gesture from any screen in the application). This will even stop the notifications from appearing in the HUB
It doesn't work the way described. Even with notifications completely muted for this app its notices come up twice a day in notification section of the hub