Posts Tagged ‘rss feed’

Download BBC Radio Programs with Radio Downloader

Friday, March 9th, 2012

This looks like a cool source of free audio; the BBC also hosts a lot of different interesting live music shows …

If you cannot listen to the various BBC Radio channels directly, you may consider downloading your favorite shows to your computer to listen to them at a later time. Maybe you are on holiday and do not want to miss a show, or you are living in a country that has limited or no access to BBC Radio shows.

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Configure Alerts for News in RSSOwl

Tuesday, September 13th, 2011

Whether you run a blog, or if you’re just interested in keeping up with news feeds, this sounds like a useful program either way …

I currently have 220 different website feeds configured in the desktop feed reader RSSOwl. Not all are technology related but the majority are. Like any other tech enthusiast, I have sites that I’m very interested in. This can be something simple like the Nirsoft blog which pushes out posts whenever a new application has been developed, or the official Opera Desktop team feed to know when a new version of the browser gets released.

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Desktop Ticker – Get RSS Feed Updates on Your Desktop

Thursday, June 16th, 2011

This sounds like a convenient way to keep up with news from your favorite websites …

RSS feeds are dominantly used by tech savvy Internet users, say the experts. Even if that is true, it does not seem to have a negative effect on the number of websites that are offering RSS feeds as a service. Most users read RSS feeds either in a desktop software or online. Both methods have their distinct advantages and disadvantages, including storage space requirements, update frequency or customizability.

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How to Import RSS Feeds into Opera

Wednesday, May 18th, 2011

This is exactly the sort of thing that Opera needs; a feature that some other browsers don’t have yet …

I’m currently testing new RSS feed readers, and one of the programs that I have been looking at is the RSS reader in Opera, or more precisely in Opera’s Mail module. RSS Feeds have been supported for quite some time in Opera.

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Combine Multiple RSS Feeds with Yahoo Pipes

Tuesday, April 26th, 2011

Here’s an interesting tool for bloggers, as well as others who routinely collect postings from several different RSS feeds …

Mike just emailed me asking for a way to combine all of his author feeds from all websites he is writing for to publish all of his articles as a single feed on his Facebook page. There are lots of services out there that can combine RSS feeds into one feed. This can be handy for a variety of reasons. You may want to use it for publication reasons, just like Mike did. It can also be handy for a chronological overview, for instance by combining authority feeds about a specific topic.

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Convert Partial RSS Feeds into Full-Text Feeds

Thursday, November 18th, 2010

I just might try this one out myself …

Some webmasters believe that offering partial feeds of their news entries only in the RSS Feed drives more visitors to their website. While that may be true, it has an adverse effect as well. The feed subscription count will drop, as some users will unsubscribe from it, especially if the webmaster has offered full-text feeds at one time and switched to partial feeds later on.

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Google Chrome RSS Live Links

Monday, November 1st, 2010

This extension makes a heck of a lot of sense; I wonder how long it will be before the other browsers add a similar function?

RSS Live Links is a handy Google Chrome extension for users who want access to selected feeds and their updates right in the Chrome browser. The extension adds a new button to the Chrome address bar.

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How to Create Custom RSS Feeds

Thursday, September 23rd, 2010

If you’re interested in sharing or syndicating the articles that you write for your website, here’s how …

Real Simple Syndication (RSS) makes it a lot easier to keep up to date with the latest updates on Internet services and websites. Many websites nowadays offer RSS feeds to provide their readers with an alternative to visiting the site manually, or subscribing to an e-mail newsletter.

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Custom, Changing Wallpapers With Flickr And Windows 7

Wednesday, August 11th, 2010

Personally, I don’t spend too much time worrying about wallpaper … but that said, this is kind of an interesting trick.

Personalization seems to have been one of the goals in Windows 7. This includes a revamped theme engine which offers improved customizability, including the option to share and deploy themes easily. Those themes are still limited, as they do not allow the user to manipulate objects in Windows, but they do offer some advanced features that are not available in previous versions of the Windows operating system.

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Did the New York Times Just Declare War on News Aggregators?

Tuesday, June 8th, 2010

Yikes! If the RSS feeds start charging subscriber fees, then that means I’ll be doing a whole lot more writing!

The New York Times, like many newspapers, has been trying to find an online business model that works, including experimenting with iPhone and iPad apps, as well as a pay wall that’s expected to launch soon. Now, the newspaper company appears to be sending its lawyers after news aggregators that use its RSS feeds in commercial applications. According to a report from All Things Digital, the Pulse newsreader application for the iPad was pulled from the Apple store after a legal threat from the NYT over unauthorized use of the company’s RSS feeds. According to the email notice that Apple sent the developers of the app, the senior counsel for the newspaper said:

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