RSS (Really Simple Syndication) is a family of formats designed and used for delivering frequently updated content.

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Get RSS feed from iTunes podcast links

I'm using Gnome's Rhythmbox to listen to Podcasts. Some Podcasts don't provide an rss feed for downloading the episodes but only a itms:// link for iTunes. Now I'd like to download them via a ...
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RSS notification in System tray

I am looking for a tiny windows app that will sit in my system tray and check certain RSS feeds periodically, upon new RSS update the items should be displayed as pop-up (or balloons). There are ...
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In Firefox 4, how do I get the RSS feed button back?

I've upgraded to Firefox 4 and the RSS feed button was removed from the address bar! How do I get it back?
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Is it possible to export your Netflix queue? [closed]

I'm about to cancel my Netflix account and I'd like to be able to keep the list of movies in my queue. Is there an easy way to export the list in plain text so I don't have to resort to printing it ...
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Why doesn't Chrome render RSS feeds?

Chrome just shows text on properly formed RSS pages. Browse over to http://www.care2.com/greenliving/food-recipes/feed for example. Firefox and Explorer show the same page in a human friendly ...
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Why are RSS Feeds slow to update in Outlook?

I've had a miserable experience with RSS feeds in Outlook, especially with my feeds from the Trilogy sites. I just know these feeds should update at least every few minutes, yet Outlook often takes an ...
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How to get notified of incoming RSS feed items in Outlook 2010?

I'm currently using Outlook 2010 to fetch RSS feeds. It's working perfectly, but one point is missing. For emails, I get a little notification in the systray and as an small OSD. For RSS feed items ...
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Use YouTube channels as podcast in iTunes

Is there a way to subscribe to a YouTube channel and have it show up in iTunes as a podcast? I want iTunes to automatically download the videos in MP4 format or download them in FLV and convert them ...
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View RSS feeds in Chrome instead of downloading it

Before, if I go to a RSS feed (.xml file), Chrome displays it. I could use extensions to format the feed or just view the source directly. However, now, Chrome forces me to view the feed using a RSS ...
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Really simple, really tiny RSS notifier [closed]

I keep all of my RSS feeds in Google Reader/FeedDemon/Feedly but generally keep them closed most of the time to avoid distraction. However, I have a few important feeds that I need to keep track of. ...
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What tools can be used to keep track of changes on web pages? [closed]

What software or online service could one use to keep track of changes that occur on a given web page? It would be nice to get an RSS feed for updates but other notification methods are fine too. ...
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Suggestions for iGoogle replacement/alternative? [closed]

I've used iGoogle as my home/start page for years now, but have recently been notified that it's going away later this year. Apparently because there are mobile/chrome apps/plugins that do that same - ...
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How to reset Firefox' RSS feed handling

As a developer I want to view the raw RSS feeds from my application. But Firefox keeps taking me to a Google page and wants me to tell whether I would like to subscribe in Google Reader or Google IG ...
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Set password for an RSS feed in Outlook 2010

I am subscribed to an RSS feed in Outlook that requires a username and password. It's been working fine on my old computer with Outlook 2007. Now I've installed Office 2010 on a new computer and ...
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Create an RSS feed from any HTML page

Can someone recommend an HTML page scraper that can turn a webpage into an RSS feed?
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Synchronize read/unread status for Thunderbird RSS

I've tried several online RSS readers, but I didn't like any of them. I'm quite happy with Thunderbird, but I hate to have to manually mark as read articles I've read at home when I'm at work and vice ...
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How can I create my own private RSS feed of selected podcasts?

I would like to be able to browse the Internet and "drag" available MP3 files of various podcast episodes into my own private RSS feed. I would like to then subscribe to this RSS feed with iTunes. ...
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How to download a podcast without iTunes?

I just want the .mp3 file. I don't want any of the other crap that comes included. I intend to just listen to this on a burned audio cd in the car. ...
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How to track blog changes without a feed?

Some of the blogs like the one from Datameer don't have any feeds, but still I would like to get the changes to the blog in Google Reader. Google Reader used to support this feature, but it no more ...
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How can I edit RSS feed address/URL in Apple Mail?

How can I easily edit / modify / change the address of an RSS feed URL / address in Apple Mail? I am on OS X 10.6.8, Mail 4.5. I found information on how to use terminal to export the list of feeds, ...
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who offers free rss feeds of the most recent usenet messages besides google?

Is there any site, besides groups.google, which offers a free rss feed of the most recent messages for any usenet newsgroup? I mean a service like the following: ...
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How do I modify a RSS feed to combine items

I've got a feed with over 30 item per day, but all I'm really looking for is a daily (or semi-daily) digest. This way, I'll only get 1-2 items a day. The site itself doesn't offer such a feed. What's ...
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View feeds in Firefox not Google

Whenever I click on an RSS or Atom feed link in Firefox (3.5.2), I am redirected to: http://www.Google.com/ig/add?feedurl=... Which is a Google service that prompts me to add the feed to my feed ...
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How do I retrieve the RSS feed URL from an RSS feed item in Outlook 2007?

If I right click and get "properties" on an RSS item in Outlook 2007 after I've created it, there doesn't seem any place that shows me the RSS feed URL that it is using. How do I find it out?
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Why doesn't Firefox show any kind of a feed presence indication when there is are RSS/Atom feeds associated with the page? [duplicate]

For example I've came to a webpage having the following tag inside its <head> tag: <link rel="alternate" type="application/rss+xml" title="A blog feed" ...
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How do I estimate the number of RSS subscribers?

I'm running a website, and would like to get a better idea how many subscribers I have. I can check the number of subscribers on Google Reader for my two feeds (RSS and Atom). I also have access to my ...
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How do you manually add a RSS feed to IE8?

I need to add a RSS feed manually to IE8 (i.e. not using the orange button). I just want to be able to input the URL. Edit: While my specific problem has gone away, this question still needs an ...
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How do RSS readers interact with advertisements?

Ok, I'm gonna start by saying I love RSS feeds, and I use my RSS reader to keep up with just about everything I read. Lately I've been wondering though, if the feeds are totally ad-free, am I actually ...
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How to get weather alerts using RSS in Conky?

Quick question about how to get weather alerts with conky. I'm using the following bit of code: ${execpi 3600 ~/.conky/scripts/conky-rss.sh ...
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Show RSS Feeds of IE as Screensaver

Is there a way I can display the rss feeds that I have subsribed to using IE7 or IE8 under Vista and Windows 7 as a screensaver?
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Is there any online/desktop tool to keep up with blogs?

Is there any tool that can help to keep up with 10 blogs? I want to be able to check from one place which blog has a new post. Instead of manualy check them one be one. Operating System: Windows 7
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RSS feed reader from the terminal in Linux

Is there a way by which I can read RSS feeds from the terminal itself ? Something that would display the titles and a link to follow. Or maybe a software which works from within the terminal.
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What are the benefits of using a software RSS reader versus an online source?

I've been using online RSS readers for a long time, but was never able to find a single service that gave me everything I wanted. I've reviewed the answers on this question and figured that I would ...
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De-Duplicate RSS Feeds

Does anyone know of a web service/desktop RSS Reader application that has some built-in smarts to de-duplicate posts across blogs? Its gets just downright annoying when you have 7-8 RSS Feeds on a ...
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Where is the Desktop Slideshow using RSS as the source, for Windows 7 RTM?

I've heard that you can have your desktop background change, based on a directory or location of photo's. Kewl. This post says the location can be an RSS feed -> awesome! A sample RSS feed could be ...
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uTorrent - download all *new* items in an rss feed?

In uTorrent, you can specify "Do not download automatically" or "Download all automatically". The problem with the latter option is that it immediately tries to download all items in the feed, and I ...
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RSS tab not shown in Outlook 2007

I currently don't have an RSS Feeds tab in Tools->Account Settings in Outlook 2007. How do I enable it or get it to appear?
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Live football stats API [closed]

I'm looking for a service that will provide live football/soccer statistics (match and player stats, preferably) over API or RSS (or whatever), or perhaps just provide easily parsable stats. Does ...
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How to increase number of RSS feeds in Firefox?

I added lots of RSS feeds into Firefox bookmarks.But some of the new feeds are not shown because of limitation.Is it possible to increase the number of viewed feeds? (for example for xxxxxx.com it ...
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how to detect available RSS feeds on a web page?

I'm writing a second edition of a technical book about a content management system. I am writing a section about how to configure RSS feeds. Then I realized something: It is getting harder to detect ...
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How to enable RSS auto discovery in firefox?

Firefox used to have a rss icon inside the url box. Now I can only find it as a button I can add to the toolbar, which is too big for something that will be disabled most of the time. Is there a way ...
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How do I show raw XML for an RSS Feed in Firefox

Internet Explorer has this option: When unclicked clicked ATOM feeds will show as raw xml. How can I do the same thing in Firefox?
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RSS Announcer/Application

I'm looking for a RSS (feed) reader that runs in the background and tells me in a pretty, non-intrusive way, a good popup perhaps, each time something new comes out in those feeds. Notes: Windows 7 ...
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What is the best tool for creating and managing RSS feeds? [closed]

My boss just asked me to maintain and create an RSS feed of hot news topics in our field for our site. Are there any easy way to use tools for managing an RSS feed, where I can easily go in and ...
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How do I subscribe to an RSS FeedBurner feed using Internet Explorer 11?

I can't seem to find a way to subscribe to rss feeds provided by FeedBurner using IE11. Typically a site will have a general "subscribe to feed" link, which IE will recognize, however FeedBurner ...
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How to subscribe to a youtube feed from linux command line?

I want to subscribe to a youtube channel and automatically download new videos to my linux machine. I know I could do this e.g. with miro, but I will not watch the videos using Miro, want to choose ...
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Repeat RSS Feed

I'm looking to take an existing RSS feed and duplicate it, (create a new feed that broadcasts content from the original feed). Both feeds, the original and the duplicate, will be on an intranet and ...
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Sync RSS feeds on multiple Thunderbird installations and iPhone

What I want to achieve is to sync my RSS feed … on my Thunderbird at work on my thunderbird at home on my iPhone I'm sure a lot of people do have the same problem. How can I do this?
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An Immediate RSS Reader

Does anyone knows a RSS reader that checks updates constantly, or at least each 10 seconds or so? (Maybe 30 seconds…) The maximum rate Mail checks RSS is 30 minutes, which is ridiculous. It's not an ...
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How can I merge several .opml files?

I've three different sets of blog lists on 3 different PC's. How can I merge them ?