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News Anchor for Mac OS X 2.4.6 Beta 3

Apparently enabling garbage collection in News Anchor 2.4.6 Beta 1 did more harm than good. Thus I’m releasing News Anchor 2.4.6 Beta 3 that fixes the issue.

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News Anchor 2.4.6 Beta 1 is available

News Anchor 2.4.6 Beta 1 is out and fixes a compatibility issue with a future version of Mac OS X.

Are you having trouble sandboxing your app for the Mac App Store? I did and here is my experience on sandboxing News Anchor that uses Apple's PubSub framework and didn't play well with the sandbox. This cost me a DTS ticket and you will want to pay attention if your app also consumes RSS/ATOM feed data.

Sandboxing the PubSub framework

Are you having trouble sandboxing your app for the Mac App Store? I did and here is my experience on sandboxing News Anchor that uses Apple’s PubSub framework and didn’t play well with the sandbox. This cost me a DTS ticket and you will want to pay attention if your app also consumes RSS/ATOM feed […]

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I’m alive!

Hi All In case you are wondering where have I been in the past few months, here is a quick update of what I’ve been doing. In short I’ve been doing some work to News Anchor and researching new product opportunities for Basil Salad. With the recent release of Mac OS X 10.7 “Lion”, I’ve […]

News Anchor 2.4.1 beta is out

News Anchor users can download News Anchor 2.4.1 beta from my dropbox folder – as long as it’s there. As usual, Mac App Store customers will need to run the current live version so that it will create the necessary license file. This version is primarily bug fixes and performance enhancements. The Growl notifications are […]

News Anchor 2.4 beta

News Anchor 2.4 beta

News Anchor 2.4 beta is out.. if you feel like you like being in the bleeding edge, you can download it from my DropBox folder (as long as its there). Changes from the last version: Performance improvements. Specifically the GUI should still be responsive even when you’re refreshing a lot of feeds. Growl support. Finally […]

News Anchor grumo

After listening the Mixergy interview with Miguel Hernandez of Grumo Media, I’ve decided to give it a shot and create an explanatory video of News Anchor. As you can see for yourself, the style is ripped off directly from a grumo. Hey, imitation is a form of flattery, isn’t it? ;-) Let me know what […]

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News Anchor 2 – a better way to enjoy blogs and news sites

News Anchor 2 is launched today along with the opening of the Mac App Store. With News Anchor you can now listen to your favorite blogs and news sites and simply sit back, relax, and enjoy as the virtual newscaster reads you the news. The user interface have been completely revamped with a fresh selection […]

Feature sheets for Speech Timer and News Anchor

I’ve just submitted the feature sheets of Speech Timer and News Anchor to Scribd. Speech Timer Feature SheetSpeech Timer – the most comprehensive Toastmasters time keeper software for the iPhone and iPod touchSpeech Timer 1.6 Feature Sheet News Anchor Feature SheetNews Anchor is a new way to enjoy RSS feeds with text to speech.News Anchor […]

News Anchor from Conception to Completion

How News Anchor came into fruition – slide deck.

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News Reader for the Visually impaired

Being a voice text news reader, News Anchor may become the news reader for the visually impaired. Visual impairment doesn’t always mean blindness, but also those who may have difficulties in reading 10-point text on a computer. By reading the RSS feeds, News Anchor lessens the demands on the eyes as with regular news readers.But […]

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The Story behind News Anchor

Finally News Anchor 1.0 is released – those of you who subscribes to my Facebook profile probably already know by now ^_^ News Anchor is an alternative news reader (RSS/ATOM feed client) for Mac OS X. It is a universal binary application designed to run on Leopard and Snow Leopard. The rest of this article […]

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