Saturday, July 5, 2008

Week 27 Article 03 - MobiPocket - RSS Feeds on your Blackberry, the cheap way

I bet many of you by now are aware what RSS feeds are. For those that still dont know, here is a wikipedia link on RSS

RSS feeds are quite handy when trying to see updates on a website. And even more useful when you have time to look at them, for instance during commuting, sitting in a waiting room, or just enjoying a cup of coffee out in the park. The most convienient device to have during these times is a smartphone. But as I have found, it can be quite expensive browsing the net over your carriers internet connection. Just a few megabytes can take you away from tens of dollars! During these times, every cent saved is welcomed. And with RSS feeds accessing data over the internet, this small excursion on the information highway can make your pocket very light.

But wait. Help is at hand. Have a look at MobiPocket Reader This fantastic software will download the RSS feeds onto your desktop or laptop, including the first page of every RSS article and then when docked, sync your smartphone over the cable! All you need to do is download the free Reader and install it. It supports Blackberry and most of the smartphones out there. Try it out for yourself and let me know what you think and do tell me of any other software that do similar tasks. Have a great weekend.

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