RSS (Really Simple Syndication) provides an easy way to get fresh content delivered to you whenever an update is made on one of your favorite sites. When you subscribe to RSS feeds, you don't need to travel all over the Web to find the information you want. Instead, you get headlines and summaries collected for you in one easy-to-find place. If you want to read more on a particular item, you click a link to be taken to the full story.
RSS uses XML (extensible markup language) to share and distribute content. RSS feeds are often denoted by an orange RSS or XML box. If you click an RSS link but have not set up a way to receive feeds, you may see XML code in your browser.
To access HP feeds, you need a feed reader (sometimes called a news reader or aggregator). This can be software that you install on your computer or it can be a service you access through the Web.
Feed reader software is generally a free download. There are a number of companies that offer it, and since readers are constantly evolving, you may want to do a Web or Wikipedia search to find the latest ones for your needs and for your operating system.
Web-based services require you to register as a user with the web site providing the service. Some examples of web-based services are My Yahoo! , Bloglines and Google Reader .
Whichever method you choose, you can subscribe by clicking the RSS icon for the feed that interests you.
Additionally, some browsers, such as Mozilla Firefox , integrate RSS feeds directly. Firefox users can access feeds through the browser's "Live Bookmarks" feature.