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    OmniGrowl Update Fixes AMG & OED, Removes Support for Yahoo Upcoming

    Wooden Brain Concepts today released an update to OmniGrowl which fixes issues with AMG artist biography notifications and Oxford English Dictionary (OED) Word of the Day Notifications. It also fixes an issue with authenticated RSS feeds.

    OmniGrowl provides over a dozen kinds of useful notifications, including calendar events, reminders, weather, traffic, flights, and news.

    Unfortunately, with this release, we have had to remove support for local events provided by Yahoo. Prior to this month, OmniGrowl could notify you of public events in your area. It drew its data from Yahoo Upcoming, which Yahoo shut down in May 2013.

    Thus far, we have unfortunately been able to find a suitable data source for local events with anything close to global coverage. After an initial assessment, we have found the data of eventful to be too sparse outside of concerts which OmniGrowl covers with other data sources, and the business model of zvents not amenable. (We are open to reconsideration of either given better information.) If and when one emerges, we will make every effort to restore support for local event notifications. Suggestions are welcome.

    As usual, please refer to the version history for details.

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