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View or Subscribe to RSS News feeds on your iPod

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By eustacescrubb

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Published: Wednesday, April 23, 2003
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Codent technologies, makers of iPod+, have released RSS2iCal, a new web script (based on Noel Jackson‘s RSSiCal). It enables iCal users to view RSS/RDF news feeds in iCal. With iSync, it’s an “iSynch” to port those vCals over to the iPod for news feeds on the go. (It will also, of course, sync to Palm devices and any other device iSync handles).

There are no special applications to install or new user interfaces to learn; the content is fully managed in iCal. The site provides some standard feeds, but any RSS/RDF url (such as iLounge’s news feed) can be subscribed to or viewed. Users can either subscribe to a feed or view it one time. Subscriptions require at least OS 10.2, iCal, iSync and a compatible device.

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iSync and iCal are the *extra* applications you have to install/use. 2 apps to use while you could use any 1 simple app like Pod2Go to get the news. Also, iSync is like 50x slower AND loading a PHP script to parse the RSS webpage is even slower! And iCal is a freakin’ slow app already so once you get like 5 calendars it gets mad slow.

Sorry that’s just how I feel. Feel free to do whatever you want but I’m telling you…it’s not the best way to go.

Posted by kainjow on April 23, 2003 at 3:36 AM (PDT)

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It should probably be stated that kainjow is the author of Pod2Go, which has indeed been popular with iPod users. User feedback on Pod2Go can be found in this iPodlounge forum.

Posted by eustacescrubb in Yellow Springs. OH on April 23, 2003 at 3:58 AM (PDT)

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