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2 more new Media Center applications for Windows Vista - Big Screen Headlines and Big Screen Contacts

2 more new Media Center applications for Windows Vista - Big Screen Headlines and Big Screen Contacts

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Niall Ginsbourg is at it again.  The developer from Mobilewares, who previously created Big Screen Photos, Big Screen Business and Big Screen Weather, has released beta versions of 2 new Windows Media Center applications for Windows Vista written using Media Center Markup Language (MCML).

Big Screen Headlines 

The first new Windows Media Center application, Big Screen Headlines, is an RSS reader application.  Like the Q sample application that ships in the Windows Media Center SDK for Windows Vista, Big Screen Headlines allows you to view podcasts and video blogs.  In addition, you can view test-based RSS feed content.  It integrates feeds that have been subscribed to in Internet Explorer 7, and it includes over 500 preset feeds.  More information about Big Screen Headlines can be found in the following links:

Big Screen Contacts

The second new Windows Media Center application, Big Screen Contacts, allows you to view information about people in your Windows Contacts within Windows Media Center.  You can browse your contacts, search by keyword, drill into contact details, track birthdays, display thumbnail photos and more.  More information about Big Screen Contacts can be found in the following links:

<update date="10/23/2006"> Big Screen Headlines is now available for general beta download and you don't need to email Niall to get access to the installer.  You can download it directly from http://pvrx.org/forums/dl.aspx?ID=36 </update>

 

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