VOANews Review 2.0
The Voice of America, or VOA, has joined the legions of news technology ventures by instituting its own widget program, VOANews. The widget can be installed on any PC-type computer ranging from very early Windows 2000 platforms to the latest Windows 7 desktops and laptops. The VOANews program does not currently work on any mobile platforms. Instead, mobile users can direct their smartphones and tablets to language-specific addresses provided on the VOA website.
Designed to be a running feed of news headlines, the VOANews widget operates in 46 different languages to provide the widest array of access internationally. Long known as the general news and speech source of the U.S. overseas, the Voice of America has been operating since World War II, when it was first established as a reliable news source in 1942.
The refresh rate on the widget can be adjusted by the user so it can update headlines on a periodic basis or near instant refresh. There is no cost to acquiring the software. VOANews downloads as freeware and expands the message and broadcast of the Voice of America.
The easiest way to download the widget is to simply click on a download source and let the program save to the computer desktop. Then, after clicking on the widget package, it can be expanded and installed as desired within the computer.