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    Flipboard: Your Social News Magazine

    by Flipboard Inc.

    This killer app for the iPad came to the iPhone in early 2011 and did not disappoint. Flipboard takes any website, news feed, or social network and then builds them into a magazine-styled layout. Flipboard makes discovery simple by maintaining fully-curated "channels" ranging from News, Business, Cool Curators, Photos & Design, and tons more. Companies that partner directly with Flipboard bring custom formatting to each story. You can add Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Google Plus as sources too.

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    CNN App for iPhone

    by CNN Interactive Group, Inc.

    When it comes to app features and reliable reporting, you can’t beat CNN. They don’t mess around, blanketing your screen with a beautiful grid of photos and headlines the second you open it. Tapping an article brings you into the full text, complete with video and photos. Full social features are covered with commenting and sharing via Facebook and Twitter. If your television provider is a participating partner, you can watch CNN TV live via Wi-Fi or 3G.

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    Pulse: Your News, Blog, Magazine and Social Reader

    by Alphonso Labs Inc

    Pulse standardized the grid layout that many apps now use. Getting around within Pulse is as simple as flicking rows of stories from left to right. Each row is a source using categories like: sports, technology, science, politics, entertainment, and more. Social sources like Twitter and Facebook can be mixed in. Tapping the story’s image expands it to full text. Pulse excels in letting you see many stories from multiple sources in one glance. The fact that it looks beautiful never hurt either.

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    ESPN ScoreCenter

    by ESPN

    Sports and ESPN go hand-in-hand. ScoreCenter takes ESPN’s wealth of knowledge and delivers it to your iOS device beautifully like Jordan flying overhead for a dunk. ScoreCenter fully customizes to follow your league of choice, down to your favorite teams. It displays the latest scores, news, trade rumors, and more. Tap a game and you’re brought to the full recap, box score, and video highlights of the match-up. Push notifications complete the app by alerting you to the events that mean the most to you.

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    NYTimes

    by The New York Times Company

    All the news that’s fit to print is now on your iPhone. There’s nothing to say about the content of The New York Times that hasn’t been said before. The app brings rich content directly to the main screen with their Top News section. Their video section is also available for no extra charge. The app, while simple in its look and feel, is no slouch. It loads quickly, is quite responsive to scrolling around, and gives you access to all areas of the paper. To unlock those extras you will need their $14.99 per month iPhone subscription or their $34.99 NYT.com subscription that includes both the iPad and iPhone.

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    The Verge™

    by Vox Media, Inc.

    What happens when you take the top journalists in the technology field and bring them all together? You get The Verge. Their app brings you hard-hitting reports from names in the know. Add on an elegant interface and you have a must-read for anyone in the tech scene. Slick navigation has you scrolling through top headlines at a glance. Buttons at the top get you into reviews and features in one tap. Each story also shows the amount of comments on that article. Stories can be shared to Facebook, Twitter, via email, and through SMS.

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    PressReader

    by NewspaperDirect Inc.

    Reading the news won’t cut it when you’re driving or exhausted after a long day of work. If you can’t keep your eyes on your screen, let PressReader do the heavy lifting. Pulling from a global repository of over 1,700 newspapers, PressReader goes through each story in full. The app features search, Wi-Fi-only downloading, and access to the Web version of Press Display. The app starts you off with seven free issues and uses both pay-as-you-go and subscription-based options.

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    Taptu - DJ your News

    by taptu.com

    Taking another spin on the grid layout used by other news apps, Taptu brings the unique ability to pull content from LinkedIn along with Twitter, Facebook, and Google reader. This makes for a more robust reader that can be used for just social streams. You can also merge sources into one stream, so music and tech or news and politics show up in one feed for example. Taptu brings this full circle by letting you view your streams on the Web, fully syncing to their app.

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    TWiT

    by ShiftKeySoftware

    The TWiT app allows you to get quality live content on the go. Tech guru Leo Laporte’s "This Week in Tech: podcast is the centerpiece of the TWiT network. Dubbed by Laporte as "CNN for geeks," TWiT has become a 24-hour streaming network of content you can both watch and listen to from within this app. Aside from the titled podcast, you can get the latest Android news, social network tips, Mac talk, photography expertise, and more. Through the TWiT app you get this all on the go in both audio and video formats. Incredibly, the shows are completely free, which brings the value up even further. Like The Verge, the app itself is only part of the reason to keep coming back. Great personalities keeping their fingers on the pulse of what’s happening lets you stay up to date no matter what.

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    Salon.com

    by Salon Media Group, Inc.

    No nonsense is the best way to describe Salon’s app. You open it, you get a list of their most recent stories, you go. In just seconds you’re browsing their in-depth reporting in a fully-formatted article that scales beautifully to the iPhone’s screen. Images come along for the ride too, so you’re able to get a rich experience. All stories can be shared to the normal places, but Salon also lets you fire the story off to LinkedIn.

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    AppAdvice

    by AppAdvice.com

    AppAdvice recommending AppAdvice? No, it's not just a shameless plug. When it comes to iOS app news and reviews, we really are the top source on the Web. Our dedicated team goes through every single app released to the App Store, filtering as many as 1,000 each day to bring you the cream of the crop. Plus, we stay on top of the latest and greatest app news, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. We're crazy about apps, and we love sharing that passion with all of you. We're the best because you're the best!