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NEWS HEADLINES
Version 3.3


 

Introduction

This is a real time multi-reginal, world-wide news headlines software for the Next including news from the Next community direct to your machine.
 

About the software

Some time ago I released a beta version called "Next News Streamer". It suffered some memory glitches. "Next Google news" was later produced, but limited in functionality. The Next News Headlines software is the successor to both. It offers you a muti-reginal interface, instead of just localised. The worldwide headlines are routed via the 68k news server, which was actually designed for legacy Windows and Mac, but I adapted it to work with the Spectrum Next.


New in this release:



- Supporting self-updating multi-reginal headline feeds:
UK, USA, Duetschland, Denmark, Chile and France, Australia, Canida, Brazil, Greece, Argentina, Sweeden, Portigal,Turkey, Italy, Netherlands, India, Belgium, Mexico, Austria, Colombia, Ireland, Pakistan and Poland
- Spectrum Next news
- Added Next OS current version display, and news version in about screen, which helps with diagnostic
- Added a 3D display background. As well as some messages of thanks to key people and groups
- Choice of ticker or standard display output of news headlines
- Pressing space key mid news article now quits to main menu
- Fixed: Non English headlines, abbreviated where characters don't conform
- Updated Readme and integrated GDE help file

HOW TO SETUP

1. You will need a configured and working WIFI module on your Next.
2. From your PC extract the folder from the zip file to your Next SD and boot your Next.
3. Navigate to the News Headlines folder and run "NextNews.bas"
4. There is a help file within News Headlines for more information, though the simple menu should be enough for you to get your News Headlines on your Next.




CONTRIBUTE THIS IS CHARITY AWARE

This software has been developed over many hours and available for you as a unrestricted download for you for FREE. If you intend to use this Software, we ask you to consider a donation of your choosing to our Cancer Research Fundraiser for vital research. It is for the greater good, for everyone. 1 in 3 of us will get cancer in our lifetime, your donation will help to beat it. Your Donation, however small, to Cancer Research via this link is my inspiration to develop great Spectrum software for you - while keeping our retro community healthy as we grow old.

PLEASE VISIT www.gofundme.com/f/u2canstopcancer We hope to raise funds for charity. Every little bit helps!

NEWS READER FOR THE NEXT

Ensure you have the latest Next Distribution installed on your Next (Available from from www.specnext.com) Designed for: N-Go/Spectrum Next


More information on our Facebook page www.facebook.com/groups/nextlauncher