Kik is available on the iPhone, Android, Windows Phone, Nokia’s Ovi store and BlackBerry. Now with 100m users globally, Kik was released in 2010 and quickly hit 1 million users in just 14 days. In addition to direct purchasing, the Nate app also offers functions for gifting and wishlisting. Users can buy items for friends in a similarly quick process — the platform only requires the recipient’s cell phone number.
One feature we really like is the “Full Coverage” button below each headline card that brings up other views and articles focused on the same topic — an approach that delivers a broader view of the story. You can also subscribe to your favorite news sources, with options for premium subscriptions to magazines, newspapers and websites. All the big players from Apple to Google offer their particular take on the news, and we’ve included some of those options here. But we’ve also taken a look at other selections, from news curators to feed readers that represent the best news apps available for Android and iOS devices. When there’s a breaking story — and there always seems to be these day — you’ll want one of the best news apps on your phone. When you launch a news app, you can stay informed, with the best options going beyond the headlines to help you understand more about the world around you.
Before you head out for work, you see that the sun is shining bright. Later in the day, you regret wearing something thin because it starts to get uncomfortably chilly. Isn’t it frustrating when the weather becomes unpredictable? Thankfully, this is not something you have to endure for the rest of your life.
Drama, fake news, constant “alerts” for news from days ago. Beat junk like this at their own game, and delete it. It’s the only way to keep an app like this from making money distributing other news outlet’s news, or just garbage they can find all over the web. Like everything else mainstream nowadays this app is left leaning pulling most news from biased sources. The only decent thing about this app is some “local” news. I wish there were more stories about my town.
This isn’t the first time Apple has offered us email blasts containing Apple News reports. In the past, these updates used to be much less frequent, as anyone who received “Five Stories for the Weekend” will remember. If you’re confused as to why you have this Apple News newsletter without signing up for it first, it’s likely Apple rolled you into a subscription if you were following one of its past newsletters. Chris Hoffman is Editor-in-Chief of How-To Geek. He’s written about technology for over a decade and was a PCWorld columnist for two years. Chris has written for The New York Times, been interviewed as a technology expert on TV stations like Miami’s NBC 6, and had his work covered by news outlets like the BBC.