How To Video: Get daily news on your Nook
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Sure, your Nook is meant for e-books, but with this setup, you can also get daily news and blog updates.
Hey, everyone. I'm Sharon Vaknin for CNET.com with the solution for getting your daily news and blog updates on your Nook. First, download and install a free program called Caliber. It's available for Mac and Windows. Caliber uses RSS feeds to grab headlines and stories, converts them to a Nook-friendly format, and then transfers them to your device. In Caliber, click the arrow next to Fetch News. In this window, you can select from one of the many preloaded news feeds. For example, search for CNET. Click it then check Schedule for Download and choose how often you'd like the Nook to be updated with CNET News. Do this for all the news you want and hit Save. You can also add custom feeds not available in that selection. In the main screen, hit the arrow next to Fetch News and select Add Custom News Source. Here, you're basically creating magazines or 'recipes,' as Caliber calls them, that draw from multiple RSS feeds. For example, I'll make a tech news magazine, so I'll name the recipe Tech News and add different blogs using their feed URLs. You can usually find the feed URL on the front of a blog or website. Just right click the RSS logo and select Copy Link Location. Paste it into the feed URL box and click Add Feed. Add all the feeds you wanna put in that magazine or recipe, and click Add Update Recipe. Press Close, click Yes, and you're almost done. Now you might be wondering how news actually gets on your Nook. Well, to make the magic happen here, you need to connect your Nook to your computer. Caliber will recognize your device and begin uploading your news. Once the transfer is complete, eject your Nook, go to Library, then My Files, and then Magazines. You'll see all your news feeds and recipes right there. When you open a recipe, you'll see a list of all the blogs as a table of contents. Just click one and it will jump to that blog. Over-the-air syncing would be perfect for this setup, but for now, what you can do is set your feeds to update in the morning like 6 AM and leave your Nook plugged in overnight with Caliber running so that the news is ready in the morning. Not ideal but good enough if you wanna take your news with you in a simple, clean format. For more how-tos, tips, and tricks, visit howto.cnet.com, and cnettv.com for more videos like this. I'm also available to answer your questions and hear your ideas on my Facebook page. For CNET, I'm Sharon Vaknin and I'll see you on the interwebs.