We all like to be informed about the world around us. Whether it’s learning about the state of the economy, checking out the latest political developments or simply staying up-to-date on the movements of a Kardashian, news apps are great for keeping you informed.
Here are 10 entirely free news reporting apps to keep you up to date.
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1. Apple News (Free) - One of the best news apps is almost certainly already on your iPhone or iPad. If you've updated to iOS 9, you'll have access to Apple News, offering personalized news stories from your favorite sources. You can customize it to be based around the topics that interest you most, meaning there's always something new to read.
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2. Flipboard (Free) - Flipboard offers personalized news too, but with a magazine crossed with Pinterest feel. Simply pick a few topics that appeal and Flipboard does the rest, presenting everything attractively. You can collect things together to form your own magazine too, before checking out friends's creations.
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3. News 360 (Free) - News 360 aggregates content, much like Flipboard, but it sources things from over 100,000 different outlets. That means there's plenty of room for both major news corporations and local, more niche sites. For a cross section of news and opinions, News 360 is flawless.
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4. Timeline (Free) - News is useless without context. Timeline provides that by offering news stories mixed in with historical context and explanation to ensure that it all makes sense. Scroll through the timeline and you can see exactly how past events have led up to whatever has unfolded today.
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5. Washington Post (Free) - One of the most respected publications in the world, The Washington Post also has a great app. With breaking news, detailed sections for various topics and a streamlined, uncluttered interface, you can always keep informed on the move. 3D Touch support is also there for iPhone 6s owners.
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6. NYT Now (Free) - NYT Now brings a selection of stories, hand-picked by the newspaper's editors to ensure you'll quickly know what matters in the world. Each article comes with a summary, as well as bullet points so you can soon catch up before moving onto the next story. Each morning, you'll be greeted with a morning briefing too.
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7. Headlines (Free) - Fast and efficient, Headlines covers a little bit of everything. Within its app, you can check out world and US news, consult the market updates, sports scores and weather updates. There's even room for your horoscope too, plus entertainment news and book reviews. It's much like a regular newspaper, in that respect.
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8. Newsify (Free) - Offering a newspaper style layout, Newsify is a mix between an RSS Reader and a way to keep up with news sites and blogs. You can view as part of an article or table list, with an emphasis on readability and simple searching capabilities. While it's not the most stylish, it's ideal for those trying to digest a lot of information.
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9. Buzzfeed (Free) - Buzzfeed? Really? Well, actually, yes, Buzzfeed has some pretty great news stories if you sidestep the other stuff. This app makes it easy to check out on your iOS device, plus you can easily wander into watching lighter stuff (like 20 crazy hat wearing cats) when you need to feel less bad about the world.
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10. Paper (Free) - Facebook is getting in on the news reporting game with its dedicated app offering plenty of stories from your Facebook News Feed in a stylish layout. It's as intuitive as the company's other products so it won't take long for you to figure out. Obviously, extensive sharing features are there too.