News Explorer

Recently I’ve been enjoying News Explorer’s presentation and management of the RSS feeds I like to keep up with.

News Explorer is offered for macOS and iOS with iCloud syncing. Regularly I use both Apple operating systems multiple times a day. The iCloud syncing is terrific for this reason, and so far has been reliable.

For several years I have enjoyed a paid account1 with Feedley. Feedly also offered an iOS application that I found enjoyable to use. The Feedley based web browser interface was also enjoyable to use. I noticed over time that my Feedley activity of which feeds I had read on iOS were not reliably syncing with the web based Feedley, which resulted in having to sort through redundant articles. The impact translated to waisting my time. I liked Feedley and still do, but the recurring subscription cost(s) and the continual out-of-sync history/activity primed me to look for something else.

News Explorer provides many features, however what I have come to like the most so far is it’s ability to reliably pull-down into the application and display the entire article via the “reader view”.

News Explorer provides support for macOS, iOS, watchOS, and tvOS. An innovative time line view is attractive as well as the ability to apply themes and fonts.

  1. Subscription based

Hey ARN, that access speed was impressive

My travels over time have taught me that the Internet is not omnipresent.

Public Internet assess is often overloaded and can, at times, present a poor user experience for the most basic of tasks, such as checking web mail.

A mobile hot-spot is a great backup and is often reliable. However, a mobile hot-spot can also suffer like public Internet access and present a poor user experience.

A particular example that comes to mind when my mobile hot-spot was unusable on several occasions was at the Atlanta airport (ATL).  There is an enormous amount of people coming and going at this airport.

Atlanta ATL Crownded

Atlanta (ATL) Terminal. Photo Credit: KBurchfiel2

For what it’s worth, the ATL airport is the busiest US airport by total passenger boardings year over year (Government uses the word enplanement 1).

Getting on with what was so impressive about Stockholm’s airport, the best public Internet experience I have had up to now was in the Swedish Stockholm Arlanda Airport (ARN), 100Mbps up/down! Snappy! My flight from Heathrow London arrived ahead of a colleague so I found a spot in the airport to setup and get some work done while I waited. This photo looks like the spot I was at where the person is in the white shirt is sitting on the bottom right side.

Stockholm Arlanda Airport (ARN) terminal. Photo Credit: Svartmetall Sverige3

 

 


  1. Enplanement is defined: Domestic, territorial, and international revenue passengers who board an aircraft in the states in scheduled and non-scheduled service of aircraft in intrastate, interstate, and foreign commerce and includes intransit passengers (passengers on board international flights that transit an airport in the US for non-traffic purposes). Definition source is Bureau of Transportation Statistics dictionary page: https://www.rita.dot.gov/bts/dictionary/list.xml?letter=E&page=1
  2. Found image via Internet search. Apparently sourced from a YouTube video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xVp2DCitKdw
  3. Found image via Internet search. Apparently sourced from a YouTube video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qbTWmX6lIUo