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App DescriptionEarlâ„˘ lets you use your voice to open a newspaper and have it read to you. "When I lost my sight, I kind of gave up. Earl has restored my confidence and faith in living," (Earl Barlow). We built Earlâ„˘ for him, so that he and others like him could read the news again and re-connect with the world. We named it "Earl" so we would remember why.
Just double-tap your screen, speak a few straightforward commands and Earlâ„˘ will read articles you select from 250 plus newspapers from around the world, without your ever having to see the screen. From national news sources to your local paper, Earlâ„˘ makes the latest news accessible to you, anytime, anywhere. All you need is an iPhoneÂ®, iPadÂ® or iPod TouchÂ®, an Internet connection and a desire to keep up on what's happening in your community and around the world. Earlâ„˘ is uncomplicated, accessible without or with VoiceOverÂ® and just plain fun to use.
Once you've purchased and installed Earlâ„˘ on your device, you'll have control of Earl'sâ„˘ features. You'll be able to read up to three articles a day that you select from our list of 250 plus newspapers and news sites from around the world. When you upgrade and purchase a monthly or yearly subscription to our Earlâ„˘ service, you'll have unlimited access to all of Earl'sâ„˘ features and news content. You'll be able to read as many articles as you want every day.
You can get Earlâ„˘ for just $0.99. Using in-app purchase, you can subscribe to our service by the month for $9.99 with monthly renewals, or subscribe to Earlâ„˘ for a full year for $99.99 and enjoy 12 months of our full service for the price of 10 months and only have to renew once a year. Payment will be charged to your iTunesÂ® account upon confirmation of the subscription. Cancellation of the current monthly subscription or current yearly subscription is not allowed during the active subscription period.
Just double-tap and speak: There are no complicated buttons or gestures to learn; access every feature by double-tapping anywhere on the screen and speaking one of Earl'sâ„˘ commands.
No need to look at the screen: All of Earl'sâ„˘ features, controls and content are fully accessible to users without or with vision.
Customize your own newspaper list: Once you've selected your favorites from local, national and international newspapers, your newspaper list will be there for you every time you launch Earlâ„˘.
It's just like reading a regular newspaper: Select the newspaper, section and article you want by double-tapping and speaking your selection and Earlâ„˘ will read it to you.
You control what you read: Use Earl'sâ„˘ voice commands to stop and start reading, read again, move up or move down by paragraph or skip ahead to the next article in the section; or use one of Earl'sâ„˘ optional quick navigation gestures to execute these same actions with a quick swipe of two or three fingers.
Jump quickly between screens: Double-tap and say "Newspapers," "Sections" or "Articles" and Earlâ„˘ will take you there in a snap.
Bookmark your daily reading: Add selected articles to your bookmarks list for quick access and a streamlined reading experience.
Earlâ„˘ helps keep you on track: Earlâ„˘ tells you what your command options are at the end of every list or article so you never have to guess what to do next.
Ask Earlâ„˘ for help when you need it: Get global or context-specific help anywhere in Earlâ„˘ by double-tapping the screen and saying "Help."
Customize your reading experience: Adjust Earl'sâ„˘ speech rate and choose from one of Earl'sâ„˘ five male and female reading voices, all using Earl'sâ„˘ double-tap-and-speak user interface.
Save your customizations: Your customized Earlâ„˘ settings are saved to iCloudÂ® so you'll never lose them even when you upgrade your device and reinstall Earlâ„˘ from your AppleÂ® account.
April 10, 2013 Price Decrease: $0.99 -> FREE!
April 02, 2013 New version 1.4
March 20, 2013 New version 1.3
February 24, 2013 New version 1.2
November 30, -0001 Initial Release