Run Around Tech RSSCast for iOS Launches with Massive Giveaway

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Introduction

Over the past two weeks I’ve been trying a bit of an experiment.  Normally my morning routine involves sitting in front of my computer browsing through about two-dozen web sites, looking for what’s new.  Over these two weeks however I haven’t been to one of my “daily” web sites once.  Instead I’ve relied on RSS via the Feedly service only.  This test seems to working out quite well and I feel like I’m being more productive by viewing all of my feeds in one place, where I can easily scan them and look for interesting content.  Thanks to a new iOS application that X is launching today along with Run Around Tech you can be even more productive and get your Run Around Tech Fix wherever you are.

Do you have a long commute?  Imagine being able to catch up on all your RSS feeds while driving to work.  Or how about working on that presentation on your laptop while you get your RSS feed content delivered at the same time?  If you’re driving you definitely can’t read RSS feeds in the car safely or even legally.  Or can you?

Read on through to find out what Run Around Tech RSSCast is all about and be sure to get all the way to the end to check out the massive giveaway we’re holding along side the launch.

Function

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This new iOS application starts by alerting you when a new article or review has been posted to Run Around Tech via a push notification.

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When you launch the app you’ll be greeted with your RSS feeds.  In the case of this version of the application, Run Around Tech only.  In the future it’s possible that you’ll be able to add your own custom feeds, or chose from a list of other available ones.  Remember, this is only version one.  You can simply begin to playback the new stories from the site straight from this page by clicking the play button at the bottom.

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Tap the feed and you’ll see each of the articles or reviews from site listed in the order that they were published chronologically.  Articles you’ve already listened to appear grey and ones you haven’t white.  When you begin playback the application is smart, skipping the stories you’ve already heard and only playing back the ones you’ve yet to listen to.

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Now here’s where the magic happens.  Once you receive a push notification on your iOS device it means each article has already been translated from the written text into a spoken story.  To hear the article or review read to you aloud all you do is tap it.  The story immediately begins playing and the entire article is read to you from start to finish leaving you handsfree.  As the article is being read it turns red.  iPod controls at the bottom allow you to pause the playback, resume playback or fast forward to the next article.  A slider bar also allows you to scrub ahead or back to any point in the article.

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If you’d like to see the text of the article while it’s being read simply tap the story.  The link above the story’s text takes you to the actual web page on Run Around Tech where the story was published.

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A sharing arrow in the upper right corner allows you to share the story you’re listening to to Twitter, Facebook or via e-mail.  If you come across an article that’s interesting and want to let someone else know about it, now you can.  Or e-mail it to yourself to save for future reference.

Video

Check out my video overview of the RSS Cast application below.


Summary

The all new Run Around Tech RSS Cast application is available for download now via the iTunes App Store by clicking here (link will open iTunes.)  It’s totally free and I encourage all of you to give it a try.  I’m very excited about the possibilities the RSS Cast might offer.  With the ability to add in other sites or feeds you could easily catch up on important articles and stories from your favorite web sites while you keep your hands free to do other things.  Google might have made the decision to kill Google Reader but that doesn’t mean you should have to suffer through a mediocre way to catch up on your RSS feeds.  RSS Cast is a fun and perhaps more importantly, safe way to do so.

Giveaway

In conjunction with the launch of the application we’re holding a special blow-out giveaway.  You can enter for a chance to win an amazing prize pack below.

We’re giving away 3 laptop cases stuffed with accessories for the iPhone, iPad, iPad Mini and Samsung Galaxy S4.  This giveaway is open to everyone, anywhere in the world.  If you’re unable to view the giveaway widget below just click the link and you’ll jump to the giveaway details.

The giveaway details are spelled out below but just so we’re clear.

1.  Download the new RSS Cast from the iTunes App Store – Link.

2.  Leave of a review of the app in the iTunes App Store.

3.  Leave a comment, with the same thing you posted in your iTunes App Store review, at the bottom of this post (use the same same name here as you did in iTunes.)

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Larry

Larry has always had a passion for gear and gadgets. It all started for him with the release of the very first Palm Pilot. He has always had an interest in handheld electronics. From handheld PDAs, to cell phones, Mp3 players, watches and other products, Larry is the first person his friends, family and colleagues call when they need advice on tech.

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  • KhayWee™

    Downloaded for the entry :D

  • MrCano

    Larry and company are the best

  • C0HiBA

    I’ve been trying out several rss feed apps the last weeks. And this one is just perfect!

  • Leonard Wong

    Love it!
    Can’t believe how convenient this is
    -leothelion96

  • DinnerLovely

    Great App man. Good job!

  • Bren Miranda

    I like the idea, and the app is very clean.

  • Henry Crowell

    Was useful and safe when using it in the car

  • Tanvir Singh

    i downloaded this app yesterday and it came in use all around. i like keeping up to date with all the new iPhone accessories and this app made it many times easier. how you may ask? well it allows you to listen to reviews Larry has written. not only that but you can listen and multi task by playing the app in the background! for example you can open the app and play the content, close out of the app and start socializing on apps life Facebook! this is simply great and lock forward to seeing more feeds!

  • Earl Laliberte

    This app is great! It’s a perfect and safe way to consume my favorite website on my hour commute every morning.

  • Jonathan Sawyer

    Great idea, Great app, Great implimentation.

  • Lynn P

    Plan to try out the app today.

  • leodimaano

    App looks great and interesting. Looking forward!

  • 928ruf

    Super application, cela va me permettre d’écouter les tests tout en étant dans la voiture. Merci.

  • simezra

    i have 5.1.1 ios so i cant download the app lol that a bummer..
    will i be enter the giveaway anyway??

  • Meighan Allen

    Love this idea and really stoked for this new app Larry

  • Yvette Sanchez

    Awesome app works efficiently and great, love the idea

  • Prabhdeep Singh

    Apple id: pspuri91@gmail.com
    Its great idea to help a person to listen to his favorite Tech News while doing some other work with it like driving or cooking. Its great at what it does but needs to add more websites in it.

  • Max Hood

    Apple id: exa@live.co.uk
    Such a good idea for an app, I have used it and I am very happy with the function it provides. Congrats Larry, good luck for the future!

  • Blurcat4

    It is easy to use!

  • Rocketsmasher13

    Such an amazing app. Love it already.

  • Antonio Altamirano

    My review on RSSCast

    I’ve had many rss viewers but the translation from visual to audio is something out of this world. Kudos to Larry!

  • codexiii

    I like it, cant wait for other sites to be added!

    username: codexiii

  • Patrick Felipe

    Apple id : patrick.fd96@hotmail.com
    This is a really good app

  • Saifulla Shareef

    Apple id: shareefsaif@gmail.com
    I really like the app. It helps a lot. I will be telling my friends and family about this app.

  • Darien

    Apple ID: b.darien@yahoo.com
    Great!
    This app is great for getting your tech fix hands free and safe! Great app!!

  • João Pereira

    Handy app for daily drive! waiting for new update to add more sites to the app.!

    id: joaopedro26@gmail.com

  • Brandon

    Apple ID: bman7gen@yahoo.com
    Fantastic
    So helpful. One of the best feed apps ever!!!

  • Noah Bauer

    Thanks for having such a great give away and an awesome channel. it’s really nice of you to always help your fans out in any way like you’re always doing. Thanks for the helpful app and keep the uploads coming please. Thanks:)

  • Ferry Phang

    Apple ID: ferry.pangestu@ymail.com

    Well i see this is a good app, and did not just “one day made” app. About the looks? i like it, it already optimized and use ios 7 flat. and for the content and functional point, it stil need a room for enhancement, somekind like maybe search content,see old content, or any functional point. Overall i just can give this 3.5 Stars, i am hoping larry can bring an update for this app. Thanks

  • Da’Shawn Glover

    Apple I.D.: Dashawng.0708@gmail.com
    Thanks for the giveaway @lgreenberg! Keep up the great iPhone and iPad reviews! RAT RSS Cast Review: In my honest opinion of the app I’d say that it looks very cool and it has a sleek design to it. I feel like I’ll be using it more often to listen to some lgreenberg reviews on here. Congrats to the new app!! Star Rating: 4

  • Håvard Karlsen

    Appleid: havard.karlsen@mac.com

    Great app!
    I can now listen to articles from my favourite gadgetpage anywhere. Highly recomended

  • jordan blockcolski

    AppleID:jblockcolski@gmail.com

    Great app!
    Love the site, no I can listen in the car on my commute and never miss a review!!!

  • Luke Smith

    apple ID: luke4smith@aol.com
    so easy to use and looks great

  • Jay Relf

    Apple I.D: thejayrelf97@gmail.com (username: applelovesmacintosh)

    Brilliant application!! Very simplistic & easy to use

    The simplistic and elegant design of this application makes it easy to use;
    everything is set out so it is easy to find your way around the app.
    The blue and white colour scheme hoes well with the ‘Run Around Tech’ logo. I also like how it dulls out the review you have already listened to. Overall a very helpful application for getting all of my technology reviews in one place.

  • Matjaz

    RAT App
    Great app
    Apple id: matjaz.265@gmail.com

  • Lathan Card

    The app is a great concept but has some kinks right now. On my iPhone 5 there is no audio through the built in speakers. You have to plug in headphones to use this app. The app also stops reading shortly after the screen locks. The voice in the app also sounds a bit odd and could use some work. The app is a great idea but still needs some tinkering.

    iTunes: lfcard@msn.com

  • Inspiredrb

    I like that I can listen to my feed. Great start.

  • Daniel Gonzales

    adinle
    Good little app, great way to stay informed while on the road

  • Asher Santos

    Runaroundtech actually reviews accessories with consumer use in mind. Definitely going to use this app to decide what my next purchase will be.

  • BMack037

    Very simple to use.

  • bamfhacker

    I have been waiting for a good tool to listen to RSS feeds in the car. RunAroundTech has a hit on their hands with this one!!! Well Done!!!

  • Jay Oracion

    Awesome!!!
    Makes it easier to get updated when new gadgets are being reviewed by run around tech!

  • Sebastian

    Very smart idea and a great way for your followers to keep up with your articles including me. You sir are the best, keep up the good work Larry!

  • Donald John Eckert

    With working lots of OT at work and having a newborn at home, the only time I get to keep up on the outside world is my daily commute. This app is a great way for me to keep up to date on tech news without taking up space on my phone with podcasts or audio broadcasts – leaving more room for baby pictures and videos! Love this App!