In addition to its major interface overhaul, the app, which used to be optimized for iPhone and iPod touch only, has gained universal support for iPad.
As newscover developer TAPTAP Networks proclaims in the update’s release notes, “This is not just an upgrade, newscover is a new app.”
Essentially, though, newscover maintains the core feature of being able to learn from the content you like across five categories: news, technology, business, sports, and style. It then offers a curated news experience from its learning.
As stated in its new App Store description, newscover is …
The news discovery app that quietly learns your interests as you read. newscover automatically personalizes and filters the news content and sources you are most likely to read. The reading experience adapts to the moment of use.
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You can watch the launch video for newscover above, which, I must say, is rather strange, in addition to being littered with typos (“desing,” “recived,” “espectacular”) and at least one non-word (“userage”). Fortunately, I haven’t encountered such errors in my experience using newscover.
What I have encountered are errors of a different sort. To put it bluntly: I just wish newscover would also learn that I don’t enjoy having to repeatedly refresh feeds before news items show up and having to deal with freezes and crashes.