To do this, type a title for the feed in the Heading section, type the URL address ( change the update interval (if applicable), set any other options you might like, and tap SAVE.The feed should immediately populate, and you'll see the latest pieces from Tech Republic on your home screen (Figure C).But what if you want to see a particular news feed on your home screen... For those who don't know, RSS stands for Rich Site Summary or Really Simple Syndication.say, one that doesn't connect with the built-in news feed tools? It's a very easy protocol that allows feeds to be pulled from websites to serve up a collection of story summations that the reader can then click on and enjoy the full read.For more news about Jack Wallen, visit his website Jack Wallen is an award-winning writer for Tech Republic and If you're like me, you want as much information as possible, and you want it at your fingertips.
If you're looking for a quick way to get information to your Android home screen, RSS might be the way to go...For over a decade, Google Reader was the gold standard for RSS apps.That is, until July 2013, when Google abruptly stopped supporting the tool to focus on other products. Suddenly RSS readers were popular again, with hundreds of apps competing for Google Reader's former users on sites like Replace Reader.The widget I happen to prefer for this is called RSS Widget.This app is free, doesn't have any ads, and does a great job of presenting your RSS feeds cleanly.Today, there are still a number of great RSS tools that are actively being improved, apps you can use to follow your favorite sites—from powerful crowd favorites like Feedly to simple Chrome extensions like Feeder.Whether you want a simple app for consuming news on the go, or a powerful tool that archives the best content from hundreds of sites, there's an app here for you.Let's install this and then add a feed to the home screen.The process of adding a widget to your home screen will vary, depending on your device. Even if you only set out to read the most important articles and watch the top videos, you'll never get done.Just staying up-to-date and informed is a challenge.