World News Screensaver

World News Screensaver

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
3.0
out of 2 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.0
  • Total Downloads:
    21,029
  • Date Added:
    May 18, 2006
  • File Size:
    1.94MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    8
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP

Editors' Review

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This nifty, informative program combines a screensaver and an RSS feed to bring you news from around the globe. When you launch World News Screensaver, you'll see a large, relatively well-designed model of the Earth spinning in space, along with a prominent headline and teaser text about the news item. Whenever the program switches stories, it rotates the globe to the appropriate location and pinpoints the geographic area on the map. Though the feature set is mostly pleasing, the one customization option we missed is the ability to change the size and location of the headlines and blurbs; as it is, they partially obscure the globe. However, we did like the ability to add our own music as a soundtrack, and the tool for saving a link to the full news story in a browser window is an especially nice touch. World News Screensaver also gives you a high degree of control over the appearance of the globe and lets you include or exclude sites from its list of RSS feeds. News junkies of all experience levels are urged to give this application a try.
 
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User Reviews
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2 stars

"Text only?"

February 17, 2014  |  By randysn

 |  Version: World News Screensaver 2.0

Pros

Easy to setup

Cons

Would be useful if the screensaver made the news headlines displayed were formatted and included images from the website (or article).

Summary

Would be a much better screensaver if the news headlines/articles displayed were visually appealing. Headlines, wrapped, not cut off, images, excerpts, etc.

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Full Specifications

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General
Publisher 3D Wonders
Publisher web site http://www.3dwonders.com/
Release Date May 18, 2006
Date Added May 18, 2006
Version 2.0
Category
Category Screensavers & Wallpaper
Subcategory Screensavers
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 98, Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows 95, Windows, Windows NT, Windows Me
Additional Requirements Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP/2003 Server
Download Information
File Size 1.94MB
File Name worldnewssetup.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 21,029
Downloads Last Week 8
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations License message
Price $14.95

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