Twitter has started testing a “News” tab feature for its Android and iOS users in the US and in Japan in its quest to keep people using the service longer. The “News” tab has been between the Home, Notifications, Messages and Profile Tabs. A tap on the News icon will bring up a screen that features an image, a block of text from the report and associated tweets. The feature could certainly become a valuable part of the service if it can be customised to focus on the users specific areas of interest – sports, current affairs, music, etc. Read More
Google has recently launched another great News and Weather App in App Stores around the world. The App not only gives information, like headlines stories, local news, and weather, but it also personalises the view according to user settings. Users can adjust the layout with any of 60 country-specific editions and also select top stories, sports etc. The App claims to pick up data from more than 65,000 publications. Read More
Keeping on top of news these days is no longer a matter of just picking up your favourite broadsheet every morning and perusing it with a hot cup of coffee. Most people don’t even have the time to drink coffee at leisure much less read a newspaper. Just like coffee, we want to keep on top of the news on the go. Whether you’re interested in detailed articles shared on Facebook or snippets on what’s happening in Gaza, there is a news reader for everything. In this article TheAppleGooogle shares its five favourite News Apps. Read More
Fresco for iOS is the latest News App which delivers bite-sized news as events occur around the globe. Fresco claims to bring images directly from the people at the scene of the event. The news is presented in snippets with clean images, making it stand out from other major News Apps. Read More
The iPad has revolutionized not one but several markets. One of the markets that the tablet from Apple has completely transformed is the magazine industry which includes publishing of articles in a magazine like format. Many magazine publishers have already released iPad versions of their offering, but for those who like something more updated and recent, the below five amazing iPad Apps will present your daily news to you in a magazine like manner. Read More
In a quest to make news more relevant, Google has announced a new service dubbed “News Near Me”. If you now navigate to Google News from your mobile device, it will ask you for your location. After you approve, Google will determine your location and display news that is relevant to that area. Read More
Looks like Apple is still fighting the cat and mouse game and its recent move will sure disappoint users of jailbroken iOS devices. A recent story points out that Apple has implemented a system that restricts users of jailbroken devices to access the iBooks App.
News Corp is sending out invitations for the launch of “The Daily” App for iPad. The event is going to be held at New York City’s Guggenheim Museum and News Corp CEO Rupert Murdoch would be making some announcements with Apple’s Vice President of Internet Services Eddy Cue.