Pocket, the leading app for saving articles to read later, has a new voice, the voice of Amazon Polly. And it’s good enough that you just might actually want to use it.
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Google has released its text-to-speech engine to the Play Store, which means you can now download it on any supported device. The primary benefit is that if you weren't particularly fond of the robotic-sounding voice on devices like Samsung's Galaxy lineup, you can install and replace the default engine.
Web/iOS: If your feed reader never seems to drop below 1000+ unread items, it's probably because you're reading with just your eyes. SoundGecko -- the brainchild of three guys based in Melbourne -- uses text-to-speech to let you read online articles with your ears. And its iOS app has just been updated with a big list of new features, including a freshened-up interface, categorised stations and push notifications.
Android: Pocket, one of our favourite bookmark-and-read-later apps, just updated with a "Listen" feature that reads your saved articles out loud to you.
If you or someone you know would like to make Android's walking navigation more friendly to those without the requirement of a screen, Google released two apps last week that make it so.
Free webapp Hearwho converts text you enter into an MP3 audio file you can download. Select from a male or female voice, English or Spanish text conversion, and choose the quality of the resulting file at Hearwho. Similar to previously covered VozMe, the results are no substitute for a professional actor hired to read an audio book, but if you've got text you'd like to listen to while commuting or working out the results aren't bad at all.