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    Flipboard: Your Social News Magazine

    by Flipboard Inc.

    This wonderful app for the iPad came to the iPhone in early 2011 and did not disappoint. Flipboard takes information from websites, news feeds, or social networks and molds them into a magazine-styled layout. Flipboard makes discovery simple by maintaining well kept "channels." These "channels" include News, Sports, Gear & Gadgets, and more. Companies that partner directly with Flipboard bring custom formatting to each story. You can connect your Facebook, Instagram, Tumblr, and Twitter accounts to the app as well. Flipboard looks gorgeous on iOS 8, and is a universal app.

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    CNN App for iPhone

    by CNN Interactive Group, Inc.

    If you are looking for reliable reporting, CNN for iPhone fits the bill. When you open the app, your screen is flooded with a beautiful grid of photos and headlines. Tapping an article will bring out the full text, complete with video and photos. Share interesting stories that you've read via Facebook and Twitter.

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    Nuzzel: News From Your Friends

    by Nuzzel

    Nuzzel provides a neat way to read the daily news. This app will keep you informed by providing a feed compiled of news that your friends are reading. There is no pesky sign up process, but you will need a Facebook or Twitter account to log in. The user interface of this is sleek and appealing to the eye. If you like, you can set alerts to let you know when a greater amount of your friends have shared breaking news stories. Share your favorite stores via Facebook, Twitter, email, or text messages.

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    LinkedIn Pulse: The news and insights you need to know

    by LinkedIn Corporation

    Pulse standardized the grid layout that many apps now use. To navigate your way through LinkedIn Pulse, simply flick each row of stories from left to right. Each row uses categories such as sports, technology, science, politics, and more. Social sources like Twitter and Facebook can be added. Tapping the story’s image will expand it to full text. Pulse allows you to see many stories from multiple sources, tailored to your preferences, in one glance. The fact that it looks beautiful doesn't hurt either. The app is universal.

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    ESPN SportsCenter

    by ESPN

    SportsCenter blends ESPN’s wealth of knowledge with a clean user interface, then delivers it to your iPhone beautifully. SportsCenter is fully customizable, allowing you to follow your favorite teams. It displays the latest scores, the most relevant news, trade rumors, and more. Tap a game to see the full recap, score, and video highlights. Push notifications complete the app by alerting you to events that mean the most to you. Twitter integration provides social views involving sports gossip and news. Overall, this app is a slam dunk.

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    Antenna Radio for News, Talk, Sports, Traffic, Comedy & Podcasts

    by Elliot Loh

    One efficient and enjoyable way to have your news delivered is by listening to via radio. Antenna Radio serves up the latest updates in national and local news, sports, weather and traffic, how-tos, and more. This iPhone app collects and blends the most relevant clips and podcasts into one pleasant, personalized radio show. A simple yet clean design adds to Antenna Radio's allure.

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    TechCrunch

    by AOL Inc.

    Learn about the newest and most relevant technology news through TechCrunch. It is a universal app with a completely fluid and elegant user interface. Find out what's trending in the tech scene and get access to all of the intriguing stories available on TechCrunch's website.

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    BuzzFeed

    by BuzzFeed

    BuzzFeed is a very appealing app that mixes the latest news with quizzes, business, and more. Its side menu gives you a large amount of topics to pick from, so you will always know what is viral or what is about to be trending. Push notifications ensure that you will never miss a new story. Share news that interests you via email, Messages, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and more.

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    TWiT

    by ShiftKeySoftware

    This iPhone app allows you to get quality live content while on the go. Dubbed by Leo 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 Laporte's This Week In Tech podcast, you can get the latest Android news, Mac talk, photography expertise, and more. Both audio and video formats are provided.

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    Salon.com

    by Salon Media Group, Inc.

    Salon.com is a universal, no nonsense app. When you open it, you'll get a list of their most recent stories. In seconds, you’re presented with their in-depth reporting in a fully-formatted article that scales beautifully to the iPhone’s screen. Stories can be shared with email, Twitter, Facebook, or LinkedIn.