Smartphone Users Making Commutes Productive with BuzzVoice

BuzzVoice for AndroidWe love hearing how people are using our magical talking news service to keep up with their favorite news and blogs on the go. We recently asked some of our power users to share how they use BuzzVoice, and the benefits they’re seeing.

In this post, BuzzVoice user Chris Weber shares how he uses it on his smartphone just about every day. So, listen up – You might just pick up some time saving tips. And, stay tuned for tips from other BuzzVoice users.

BuzzVoice User Chris Weber

BuzzVoice User Chris Weber: Programmer

“It’s a great app for the car. I use BuzzVoice nearly every day. I load up new stories in the garage, hit the play button, then start my commute.

Before BuzzVoice, I probably wasted about 15 minutes at the start,  and the end of my work day, tuning into the news and catching up with things.

Now, I utilize the time I’m already wasting during my commute to do that.”

How are you using BuzzVoice in the wild?

We would love to hear how other BuzzVoice users use the service in the comments below, or via email at Feedback@BuzzVoice.com. If we use your story, we’ll upgrade you to BuzzVoice PRO for free for 30 days.

>Get BuzzVoice for iOS on the App Store Here

>Get BuzzVoice on The Android Market Here

BuzzVoice 4th of July Weekend Sale – Get it for Half Price Now

BuzzVoice 4th of July SaleWe know you’re busy – You’ve got big holiday travel plans, and it’s hard to keep up with your favorite news and blogs on the go. You could be like some people and try to read TechCrunch, Mashable, TUAW, or Phandroid on your iPhone or Android device while you’re speeding down route 66 to grandma’s house… But you’re smarter than that, right?

Now, you can multitask and LISTEN to breaking updates from your favorite sources on your iPhone, iPad or Android device  -  the safe, easy and fun way. That’s right, BuzzVoice pulls the stories you love off the web in real-time – and reads them aloud to you.

As The Next Web puts it, “It’s like having your own passenger’s seat narrator.”

Now, you can get BuzzVoice right now for HALF PRICE – Just $1.99

Yes, for the price of a cup of coffee, you can get BuzzVoice and stream audio versions of the Web’s Top 1,600 sources… and arrive safe and up to speed on your favorite topics. It’s also great for the gym, the beach, or the hammock!

>Get BuzzVoice for iOS on the App Store Now Here

>Get BuzzVoice for Android on Android Market Now Here

Thanks for listening with BuzzVoice – Make it a safe, fun and productive weekend!

New DriveWise App Curbs Distracted Driving [Product Launch]

DriveWise Tech News EditionWhen you hear that 30 states have enacted distracted driving laws, what comes to mind? Texting and driving?

Unfortunately, the problem is much bigger.

Due to the explosive growth in smartphone sales, a lot more than texting is going on behind the wheel. Given that 26% of Americans now read news on mobile devices, here at BuzzVoice, we decided to develop an app specifically designed to make keeping up with news in the car a safe, enjoyable experience. It has ONE button. And, of course, it talks.

Introducing DriveWise – Your Mobile News Narrator [iTunes link]

Now You Can Keep Your Eyes on the Road – and SAFELY Keep Up with the Web’s Top News & Blogs at the Same Time!

With a single tap, DriveWise scours the web’s top sources and reads breaking stories aloud to you. It’s the safe & easy way to keep up with your favorite topics in the car, train, gym – or anywhere reading is a bad idea.

The first version of DriveWise lets you LISTEN to the web’s top tech sites on your iOS device, including:

-TechCrunch
-Mashable
-Gizmodo
-Wired
-ReadWriteWeb
-CenterNetworks
-Ars Technica
-The Next Web …and More!

Checkout the brief DriveWise demo video below:

For less than a dollar, DriveWise makes it safe & fun to keep up with the news you love while boosting productivity – Download it Now and tell us what you think at Feedback@BuzzVoice.com.

… Promote safe driving & help save lives – Tell your friends to get DriveWise too.

BuzzVoice Adds New iPhone & Android Features, Goes FREE!

BuzzVoice on Android & iPhoneIf you’re a BuzzVoice user, you know we’re continually rolling out new features to make it easier to keep up with your favorite news and blogs on the go. If you’re not familiar with BuzzVoice, our magical streaming audio service lets busy people *listen* to over 1,600 of the web’s top blogs and news sites on smartphones. It’s sort of like “Pandora for news,” and it’s perfect for multitasking in the car, train, gym, or anywhere.

Earlier this summer, we launched an all new version of BuzzVoice for iPhone with 6 major new features, which Apple featured on the front page of the App Store. And, more recently, we launched BuzzVoice for Android, which received rave reviews.

Now, We’re Excited to Announce 4 Great New Things… Check out the fun video and see the features below


1) Background Audio Streaming:(New for iPhone) Now, you can double your productivity and listen to BuzzVoice “in the background” while you run other apps. So, go ahead and stream BuzzVoice while you play Angry Birds, or check Twitter, Facebook and email.

2) Control BuzzVoice with your Earphone button! (New for iPhone) Now, you can pause the audio and skip to the next story without looking at your device, just like on your iPod and Pandora. So, if you’re jogging or driving, just squeeze and you’ll be pleased.

3) Add Your Own RSS Feeds (New for BuzzVoice PRO Users on iPhone & Android): Don’t see one of your favorite blogs in BuzzVoice? No problem – the new “Add Feed” feature lets you add ANY RSS feed to your playlist.  To try this, and all of the other great PRO features for free,  just tap the “More” button in the app.

4) BuzzVoice is Now FREE! To allow everyone to enjoy the productivity and safety benefits of BuzzVoice, we’ve eliminated the “cost barrier.” And, we’re confident you’ll love it because it’s definitely not a scaled-down “Lite” version - The new, free BuzzVoice includes all the great features as previous paid versions, and more.

Get The New Versions of BuzzVoice for Free Now:

>Get BuzzVoice for your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch device on the App Store here

>Get BuzzVoice on the Android Market by tapping this link on your Android device, or by scanning the code below.

Get BuzzVoice on the Android Market

**Watch for Special Promotions On BuzzVoice PRO!

We’re giving away free BuzzVoice PRO subscriptions in partnership with some of the web’s top blogs, so watch for exciting BuzzVoice contests as you surf the web! [If you're a blogger and would like to run a BuzzVoice contest, please email Publishers@BuzzVoice.com - a limited number of subscriptions are available, so please hurry]

News and Blog Experts Sound Off On BuzzVoice 3.0: Their Verdict?

BuzzVoice in the newsiPhone app review site, Just Another iPhone Blog, just wrote a great review of BuzzVoice 3.0, stating it’s “perfect for listening to blogs & news on the go.” So, on the heels of this review, we decided to round up some of the recent press coverage the new BuzzVoice 3.0 has received.  Check out what the experts are saying about BuzzVoice 3.0, and let us know what you think in the comments below.

What The Experts Are Saying About BuzzVoice 3.0

1) The Top Apps site asks, “What if you could have a Pandora of sorts, that played you the top news of the day so you could just listen to it?,” and goes on to say,“Well, this does exist and it is called BuzzVoice 3.0.”

2) TechRadar called BuzzVoice a “clever app” that “grabs news from your choice of more than 1,600 top blogs and news sources and converts them into audio files in real time.”

3) The Next Web states that “BuzzVoice is, in essence, like having your own passenger’s seat narrator for your favorite websites.”

4) MacNN likes the multimedia news functionality, citing that users “can listen to stories while viewing text, images, and video.”

5) The Gadgeteer spoke to the mobile benefits of BuzzVoice 3.0, pointing out that users can “keep current on their favorite topics and multitask in the car, at home, at the gym or anywhere.”

6) KillerStartups likes that BuzzVoice makes “for a hands-free listening experience,” which allows you to “maximize your time and be notably more productive.”

7) TechZulu’s review titled “BuzzVoice Puts Your Blogs on AutoPilot,” highlights the continuous play benefit of the “Auto-Stream” feature, saying that it “alone definitely makes the app worth having.” [Note: Auto-Stream is a BuzzVoice PRO feature ]

8) Bit Rebels called BuzzVoice 3.0 “brilliantly simple, and enhancing the way we receive our daily information.”

If you would like to try what SiliconAngle calls “the ‘Pandora’ of news,” which has “added more personalization, more hands free operation, more search tools, and more filters,” check out BuzzVoice 3.0 on The App Store today – it’s on sale for a limited time.