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World News Screensaver for Windows

By 3D WondersTrial versionUser Rating

Key Details of World News Screensaver

  • Read the top news stories from the Internet and display them on a 3D globe.
  • Last updated on November 7, 2008
  • There have been 2 updates
  • Virus scan status:

    Clean (it's extremely likely that this software program is clean)


Editors' Review

Download.com staff
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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Full Specifications

GENERAL
Release
May 18, 2006
Latest update
November 7, 2008
Version
2.0
OPERATING SYSTEMS
Platform
Windows
Operating System
Windows 98, Windows 95, Windows XP, Windows 10, Windows 2000, Windows ME, Windows NT
Additional Requirements
Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP/2003 Server
POPULARITY
Total Downloads
21,689
Downloads Last Week
1

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User Reviews

3/5

2 User Votes


Developer's Description

Read the top news stories from the Internet and display them on a 3D globe.
World News Screensaver fetches the top news stories from the Internet and displays them on a beautiful 3D Earth globe, showing you where the news is taking place. You will quickly become more informed and educated about World events. You can navigate among news articles, and press a key to launch your browser to the full story. Fully customizable. A 3D Wonders product. Version 2 may include multiple-user compatibility. Added ocean shine. Improved performance. Removed Win32 service dependence. Various other improvements.