Tuesday, August 5, 2008

New PimpMyNews Feature: Stream Podcast on iPhone

When people sign up for our free service, they're sometimes surprised to find that it works on so many different types of computers and mobile devices.

We built it to run on Macs, PCs, iPhones, iPods, or any MP3 player, so you can easily catch up on your favorite news and blogs, no matter what you might be doing. And, we're constantly adding new features to make PimpMyNews even more flexible.

As you may know, there are three "use case scenarios" for PimpMyNews:

1) You can use the Full Site on your Mac or PC, at home, or in the office. For example, you may want to listen to your stories "in the background" while working on a spreadsheet.

2) You can use the iPhone and iTouch application on the go, when you want to listen and interact with PimpMyNews. For example you might hear a cool story at Starbucks, and then forward it to a friend, or post it to Twitter, or Facebook.

3) You can use the Personalized Daily Podcast feature on your MP3 player, when your hands and eyes are busy, and you want to hear continuous stories. For example, you might listen to TechCrunch on the tread mill, or Perez Hilton in your Pinto.

Until now, as with any podcast, if you forgot to sync your MP3 player with your computer before leaving the house, you were out of luck. We're excited to say, that, if you have an iPhone or iTouch, that's no longer a problem!

You can now listen to the most recent episode of your PimpMyNews podcast on your iPhone or iTouch with a single tap... No syncing required!

To check out this cool new feature:

1. On your iPhone or iTouch, go to www.PimpMyNews.com/m

2. *Log in with your PimpMyNews username and password, and

3. Tap the link labeled "Stream My Podcast"

(*If you haven't signed up for a personalized account, please go to http://www.pimpmynews.com/ on your computer first, and sign up)

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