If you're feeling overwhelmed by the deluge of media in your day-to-day activities, Hourly News is great for making sure you're still on top of things without constant media exposure.
I love Hourly News’s simplicity and easy access—too many times I’ll collect podcast episodes without ever listening to them, but the app provides an easy incentive for listening while on a tea break or washing dishes.
NPR, the gold standard of public radio, has a new web service called NPR One, which launched with a web service and apps for i OS and Android.
The service ties in with your local NPR station to help keep you connected with local and national stories.
It can be tough to keep up with the news all day while working. We happen to like the radio, but find the constant talk distracting.
That’s why we’re intrigued by Urban Apps’ Hourly News ... I use Hourly News to keep on top of national and world news at work, especially when I'm busy doing other tasks.
This is that, but from a wide variety of sources (NPR, BBC, ESPN, etc) and always right there on your desktop. If you’re looking for a simple way to keep up with the top news stories throughout the day on the i Pad, it doesn’t get much easier than Hourly News.
I’m checking it often and finding it a real pleasure to have on my i Pad.
And that came in quite handy a few times, because sometimes if I paused the app and left, I would find myself at the beginning when I came back in.Half the time it played, half the time it started up Google Play Music instead.Both times, NPR was the last thing that had played, and the notification was still in the shade.NPR's characteristic quiet is here, and that's bad news to anyone who shifts between media apps frequently.I consistently found myself turning it up over the course of my listen, and then having to rip off my headphones and turn them down when I switched back to Play Music.