May 21, 2012
These days, more and more people are getting their news from their smartphones rather than from newspapers or their computers. On the iPhone, news apps tend to fall into one of three general categories: they either provide portals into the content on websites for paper or broadcast news sources, provide or curate content for users, or allow users to follow their own news sources/RSS feeds. This AppGuide primarily focuses on the second category, as most of the apps in the first category are very similar in layout and content, and the third category has its own AppGuide. The differences in these apps are often subtle, and which one you prefer can hinge on how much content you are looking for and how much effort you are willing (or want) to put in to customizing that content.