Use This FREE Software To Create A Desktop News Ticker On Your Desktop

Here at What’s On My PC, I am a news junkie who monitors news headlines from news sources worldwide. If you are only watching or reading from one news source, you are not informed. To help me keep abreast of the latest news, from multiple news feeds, I use a news ticker that scrolls the incoming news on my desktop. It is called “Desktop Ticker“… Desktop Ticker is a FREE aggregator application that allows you to keep an eye on your favorite RSS and Atom web feeds. It is fully customizable (i.e. font size, colors, etc…) You have the option of a full install or download as a portable app. To help get you started, the maker’s of the software (called Battware) has a nice user’s guide — HERE.

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Source: Battware – Desktop Ticker

Android App Selection for 08/14/2019 – SmartNews: Breaking News Headlines

SmartNews: Breaking News Headlines

SmartNews delivers high-quality news headlines and breaking news from top news publishers: NBC News, MSNBC, USA Today, TIME, The Huffington Post, Bleacher Report, Quartz, The Verge, VICE, VOX, AP, Reuters, Buzzfeed, Fast Company and more.

Source: Google Play Store

(Android OS)

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Breaking News —
Notifications for breaking news headlines.

Smart Mode —
Readability mode for optimal news reading experience.

Offline News Reading —
Fetch trending news and read it offline.

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Make Sure You Check Out “ZAQS” News Aggregator

Good online news aggregator that I came across. Definitely worth bookmarking… Desktop and mobile platforms available. Can be customized. is a customizable news aggregator of online mainstream news websites. Our mission is to provide a fast loading website to find what’s going on in the world right now, with multiple persepectives and sources, without editorialization, and to be a good portal for the discovery of new and interesting news websites. They are located in the United States.

Source: ZAQS News Aggregator

Haystack TV For Your Chromecast

On Black Friday I took advantage of the $25 Chromecast and installed it on my TV in my garage. My wife hasn’t seen me since. You can still take advantage of the $25 Chromecast at the official Google site (click here), until December 24th. After getting the Chromecast I was like a kid with a new toy and it wasn’t long before I was looking for Chromecast ready apps (that you install on your Android phone or tablet then cast or display on the TV).  

One of my favorites so far, is Haystack TV… In a nutshell it is like a high-def visual feed reader that specializes mostly in news; however, I found that you can customize (search for and save sources & topics) that can be quite entertaining (like late night TV segments).  Even if you do not have a Chromecast, Haystack TV is worth downloading on your smartphone or tablet.

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Haystack TV is a free and Google Cast™ Ready app, a great alternative to cable news. Haystack has featured repeatedly for Chromecast and Android TV the latest politics, local, national and world news from top news organizations such as CNN, AP, MSNBC, NYTimes and the BBC.


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