Missing from the Treo: RSS Client

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Date: Tuesday, December 27th, 2005, 01:00
Category: Software

quick_news_3.gifLast week I posted a story about one of the most surprising software omissions from my new Verizon Treo 650 – an Instant Messaging (IM) client. There’s another huge omission in the default Treo 650 software install – an RSS newsreader.
The Treo is tailor made for a good newsreader, it’s a perfect way to keep in touch with all the Web sites that you read each day and you can do it while you’re in line, traveling or otherwise away from a computer. Like anything for the Palm OS there are literally dozens of RSS clients for the Palm OS available.
I’ve chosen QuickNews (US$14.95) for my Treo because it’s an excellent RSS newsreader that works well. QuickNews allows you to set up your feeds individually or import them from an OPML file, which was easy to export from my desktop RSS client NetNewsWire.
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The Apple Core: Archive the year

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Date: Tuesday, December 27th, 2005, 00:29
Category: The Apple Core

One great thing about the Mac is the excellent iLife suite of applications. iTunes is a top top notch music player, ripper and online store. iPhoto is an excellent vault for the thousands of digital photos that I shoot each year. The problem is that both music and photos can fill up your hard drive pretty fast. In fact, I’ve argued before that PowerBook hard drives are the only things that seem to be immune to Moore’s Law. As my music and photo libraries get larger I find myself constantly running out of hard drive space.
Read the rest of the story on my ZDNet Blog: The Apple Core.