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Old 06-15-2006, 06:42 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Folks;
For those of you looking for (or using) an RSS client, take a look at the new Newsclip client released yesterday. Much improved with a new Web based interface and a lot of enhancements. From the web site (www.virtualreach.com):

The latest release of Newsclip features the ability to subscribe to RSS-based searches via Yahoo! News, Google News and MSN, allowing you to continually monitor content that interests you from all over the internet. By popular demand, you can now also manage your list of Newsclip RSS subscriptions from a desktop web browser: add and remove individual feeds, or synchronize your Newsclip account to your My Yahoo! or Bloglines account (or any other RSS Aggregator that supports OPML). We've also broadened our network support on BlackBerry, allowing Newsclip to work with more wireless carriers and wireless networks seemlessly worldwide.

I have no relationship with the company, just very impressed with the upgrade!
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Old 06-15-2006, 09:16 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Agreed will hope to update my RSS page this weekend. Very good build.
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Old 06-15-2006, 11:42 PM   #3 (permalink)
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The app looks nice, but why can't I find out how much a subscription costs before installing the software? I can't even buy a copy outright unless I register with them first, which is very bizarre.
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Any good free RSS app for the BB out there?
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Old 06-18-2006, 08:59 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Newsclip is great. I am using the trial now. I love the look and feel, but am having a hard time justifing the $30 annual subscription. I would like a one time fee but with all the features of Newsclip. Have my cake and eat it too.
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stinsonddog turned me on to picconews. I have not looked back. The best part of it is...it's FREE! Not as good Newsclip but it's FREE!
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Piconews is nice (especially that it's free) but it won't get you a full-text article really quickly like FreeNews can. Load a full CNN article in Piconews and you go to the BB browser and have heavy lifting -- do the same in FreeNews and it's zippy and all text. $29/year though, but worth it when you want to blast through a bunch of news.

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Hm, I'd actual prefer to go the full BB browser; 'full text' of articles sometimes have links to a subsequent page, and text-only extracts don't let you get to them.

But the reason I'm writing is I'm hoping someone can tell me how to uninstall Newsclips? It's not present in Settings -> Advanced -> Applications.
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Hm, I'd actual prefer to go the full BB browser; 'full text' of articles sometimes have links to a subsequent page, and text-only extracts don't let you get to them.

But the reason I'm writing is I'm hoping someone can tell me how to uninstall Newsclips? It's not present in Settings -> Advanced -> Applications.
Same here. I can't find a way to uninstall this. I DL it OTA.
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Hm, I'd actual prefer to go the full BB browser; 'full text' of articles sometimes have links to a subsequent page, and text-only extracts don't let you get to them.

But the reason I'm writing is I'm hoping someone can tell me how to uninstall Newsclips? It's not present in Settings -> Advanced -> Applications.
click one more time and choose Modules.
delete all the modules 1 at a time that are associated with NewsClip. They are all together and there are about 7 - 8 of them. Each one will tell you to reboot after you delete it, i would recommend against doing that until you have deleted all of them. A word of warning, if you accidently delete a module that is not associated with Newsclip, you could screw up your berry :(
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click one more time and choose Modules.
delete all the modules 1 at a time that are associated with NewsClip. They are all together and there are about 7 - 8 of them. Each one will tell you to reboot after you delete it, i would recommend against doing that until you have deleted all of them. A word of warning, if you accidently delete a module that is not associated with Newsclip, you could screw up your berry :(
Thanks...found the app and modules. They are listed under something like... "com_virtual reach_". I deleted all of them and all is fine.
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Excellent, thanks!
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I bought a subscription a few months' back from Virtual Reach. I liked the product. Unfortunately, my 8700c decided life as a submarine would be better so I had to get a new BB (7130c, which I love but is a different thread.)

I have tried for a couple of weeks now to email the company to help me register the new BB (I can't remember my login to their site) and have gotte ZIP for a response. I tried calling them in Canado too; you get voicemail or the system just dumps you all together. No humans.

Great product, 30 bucks a little steep but worth it - until I found out they have no support. Now it's 30 wasted bucks.
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I bought a subscription a few months' back from Virtual Reach. I liked the product. Unfortunately, my 8700c decided life as a submarine would be better so I had to get a new BB (7130c, which I love but is a different thread.)

I have tried for a couple of weeks now to email the company to help me register the new BB (I can't remember my login to their site) and have gotte ZIP for a response. I tried calling them in Canado too; you get voicemail or the system just dumps you all together. No humans.

Great product, 30 bucks a little steep but worth it - until I found out they have no support. Now it's 30 wasted bucks.
Try again and PM me if you don't get a response.
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After trialing both products (Newsclip 2.2.5 vs. FreeNews 1.0.6) as well as Berry Bloglines and Berryvine RSS (nice interface), I turned to FreeNews because:

1. It does not depend on Internet Browser to be installed.
2. Has good web-based catagory management.
3. Is ~74KB vs. ~200+KB. Runs light and clean.
4. I prefer the default font over that of Newsclip.

Reasons 1 and 3 were reasons enough for me.
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Wirelessly posted (7290: BlackBerry7290/4.1.0 Profile/MIDP-2.0 Configuration/CLDC-1.1 VendorID/100)

There is one thing about the new ""II".0"" version of NewsClip

The damned [Disable News Feed] has been removed for some reason.

I mean ! Blah !


Remeber the 29$ Fee is for A whole year.

Anual = Year.

I don't know if its worth I'm still debating.

But so far so good.


I would wait till 2.2.6 comes out to buy if you plan to.

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What's coming in 2.2.6?

I'm using Newsclip now, and I absolutely love it, it's a great program which allows me to stay up to date on all types of news, very easily, and very quickly.
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Freenews has promised an update for quite a while. The issue with all of them that download the stories is that many times they can't capture the second page. Both of these have that issue. I can tell you that since Newsclip uses the BB API's it really is clean, and quick. There is a review of the two at my tips site.

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After trialing both products (Newsclip 2.2.5 vs. FreeNews 1.0.6) as well as Berry Bloglines and Berryvine RSS (nice interface), I turned to FreeNews because:

1. It does not depend on Internet Browser to be installed.
2. Has good web-based catagory management.
3. Is ~74KB vs. ~200+KB. Runs light and clean.
4. I prefer the default font over that of Newsclip.

Reasons 1 and 3 were reasons enough for me.
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