World News Screensaver

World News Screensaver


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

Version:
2.0
File Size:
1.94MB
Date Added:
May 18, 2006
Price:
Free to try (License message); $14.95 to buy
Operating Systems:
Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP
Total Downloads:
21,004
Downloads Last Week:
3
Additional Requirements:
Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP/2003 Server

Editors' review

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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    3.0

    out of 2 votes

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    2.0

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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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