RSS reader and MacRumors

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  1. quigleybc macrumors 68030

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    I've been trying to start using an RSS reader more lately

    I'm using Postino right now, but I may switch to Net News Wire (any opinions on the two apps?)

    anyway, with Postino, I navigate with the internal browser to Macrumors homepage, and I click on RSS on the side panel. It gets added as a "new News Feed" on the side panel.

    But today I noticed that it doesn't get updated with new articles. All my other ones do, like BBC news, Wired news ect.

    I wonder why that is? Is Macrumors not fully RSS compatible?

    thanks
    :)
     
  2. flopticalcube macrumors G4

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    I have about 2 dozen feeds running on NewsFire and AFAICT MacRumors works just like the rest, only better. :D
     
  3. quigleybc thread starter macrumors 68030

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    hmmm, i must be doing something wrong then...
     
  4. orangemacapple macrumors 6502

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    i'm doing the same thing wrong. my mr rss rarely updates (like maybe once in 30 mins).
    everything else seems to update fine -- just mr
     
  5. flopticalcube macrumors G4

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    I think that is the normal MR publish cycle. My feeds are set for 20 min refresh so I really don't notice the longer MR cycle.
     
  6. ribbonthecat macrumors regular

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    I would like to know if anybody could recommend a good, free RSS reader. I had one once, but I stopped using it and deleted it, and now I don't remember what it was called. I just downloaded Shrook, but I don't particularly like the layout.
     
  7. kwabena macrumors member

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    Without A Doubt, NewsFire Is The Best RSS Reader. Go For It. It's Got Me Addicted.
     
  8. epochblue macrumors 68000

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    I've since switched to NewsFire (which is $20), but I used Vienna for a long time with zero problems. It's an excellent option for a free reader, IMO.

    You could also try out NetNewsWire Lite, but you'll be missing some key features of the "big" version.
     
  9. xUKHCx Administrator emeritus

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    I use Vienna, wanted to try NetNewsWire but the application is so offensive with its registration program that i deleted it straight away.

    Edit: Ars has written a review of quite a few different RSS readers, however they didn't include Vienna
     
  10. Veritas&Equitas macrumors 68000

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    I agree with the past couple of posts. I LOVE Vienna. It's also free, which you can't beat. I tried NewsFire for a bit, just didn't end up liking it...maybe I got too used to Vienna...
     
  11. epochblue macrumors 68000

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    Vienna and NewsFire take VERY different approaches to RSS, and it took me a long time to get everything setup in NewsFire the way I like and even longer to get used to the keyboard shortcuts (the Vienna keyboard shortcuts and taken almost directly from NNW).

    Now I'm used to NF and switching back would be weird :)
     
  12. quigleybc thread starter macrumors 68030

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    no one has any thoughts on Postino?

    I think it's good, but I haven't tried newsfire
     
  13. epochblue macrumors 68000

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    I've never heard of Postino....got a link?
     
  14. quigleybc thread starter macrumors 68030

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    P O S T I N O
     
  15. live4ever macrumors 6502a

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    I'm using NetNewsWire 3.0d74 it's an alpha release but works great.
     

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