Regardless, there are more ways than ever to get your daily dose of what’s going on. There’s RSS readers. Safari Reader. Google Reader. And, now, Hourly News. This clever Mac app is almost what you think it is.
Click, Listen, Learn
For those of us who devote way too much time in front of a Mac’s screen, here’s an easy, elegant, and audio way to catch up on what’s happening in your neck of the woods.
Hourly News is an app that takes up residence in the Mac’s Menubar so it’s accessible with a single click.
What you get in exchange for that click is hourly news summaries and a selection of podcasts from NPR, BBC, CBC, ABC, WSJ, ESPN, VOA, and FOX, among many others.
Hourly News doesn’t endorse any of the news sources or their affiliations. It just lets you choose what you want to hear and play it with a click.
Settings are simple and straightforward. Click the Menubar icon and set up the new sources with a click.
Likewise, it’s just a simple to choose from a variety of news sources with a click.
Then click the Menubar to select the player and you’re now among the elite informed of the world.
Radio isn’t dead. It’s just been reborn. Instead of airwaves, radio today has a more terrain-like flavor and a new life on the internet.
As good as Hourly News is, and as simple as it is to setup and use, I found the initial help tutorial to be somewhat sophomoric (Hourly News is easy to setup; no manual needed).
Worse, you’re forced to walk through the tutorial the first time you use Hourly News.
Still, it’s difficult to find a complain about the app, other than it could use a few thousand more news sources.