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Apps to Keep You Entertained and Informed During Coronavirus

Apps to Keep You Entertained and Informed During Coronavirus

During this time of crisis, apps can provide a lifeline and help keep us informed and much more from the comfort of our homes. Here are some of the best you can take advantage of during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Keep Informed with the Latest News

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AP News
AP News

AP News

The Associated Press

Stay informed with breaking local, national and global headlines directly from the world’s definitive source for news. Available on the iPhone, iPad and Apple Watch, AP News by The Associated Press features a personalized experience containing:

* A feed with developing stories from your followed topics.
* Customized news alerts tailored to your interests.
* Curated content hubs for deeper insights into major news events and story lines.
* Award-winning photos, videos and articles from around the world.
* Local-interest stories from newspapers and broadcasters.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

The New York Times Company

Understand the world around you with original reporting from The New York Times. Free to download, The Times app lets you tap into expert coverage from 1700 journalists in 160 countries worldwide. From breaking news to opinion, business, tech and the arts, subscribers get unlimited access to groundbreaking reporting, analysis and commentary.

Be the first to know about major events and must-read stories with the following features:
• Wake up with The Morning, your a.m. guide to what’s happening and why it matters. It’s the news you need to start your day.
• Live Briefings bring you moment-by-moment updates on developing stories, from experts in the field.
• For You is a space for discovery, where you can relax with articles, games and guides based on your interests. Save your favorites to read later on any device.
• Absorb the facts fast and experience stories in new ways with innovative graphics and data visualizations.
• Keep up with the latest news at a glance with the NYT widget. You’ll get the latest headlines right on your homescreen.
• Enjoy a little escape with our Mini Crossword, Spelling Bee and puzzles throughout the day. Save your game and return to finish whenever convenient.
• Listen to our original podcasts, including “The Daily,” ‘The Ezra Klein Show” and “Sway.”
• Keep your friends and colleagues informed with the ability to share articles, photos and videos on your favorite social platforms.

DIGITAL SUBSCRIPTION OPTIONS:
Get unlimited digital access to news and analysis with a monthly or annual subscription to our Basic Digital Access subscription plan. Add access to the NYT Games, NYT Cooking, Wirecutter and get one bonus digital subscription with a monthly or annual subscription to our All Digital Access subscription plan. See our subscription offers for further details.

PAYMENT AND AUTOMATIC RENEWAL TERMS:
IF YOU SUBSCRIBE TO THE NEW YORK TIMES VIA THIS APP, PAYMENT WILL BE CHARGED BY APPLE TO YOUR APPLE ID ACCOUNT AT CONFIRMATION OF PURCHASE. YOUR APPLE ID ACCOUNT WILL BE AUTOMATICALLY CHARGED FOR RENEWAL AT THE APPLICABLE RATE SHOWN TO YOU AT THE TIME OF SUBSCRIPTION EVERY CALENDAR MONTH (FOR MONTHLY SUBSCRIPTIONS) OR EVERY YEAR (FOR ANNUAL SUBSCRIPTIONS) WITHIN 24 HOURS PRIOR TO THE END OF THE CURRENT BILLING PERIOD. YOU WILL BE CHARGED IN ADVANCE. YOUR SUBSCRIPTION WILL AUTOMATICALLY RENEW EACH MONTH OR YEAR UNLESS IT IS CANCELED AT LEAST 24-HOURS BEFORE THE END OF THE CURRENT PERIOD. TO CANCEL, PLEASE TURN OFF AUTO-RENEW AT LEAST 24-HOURS BEFORE THE END OF THE CURRENT PERIOD. YOU CAN TURN OFF AUTO-RENEW AT ANY TIME FROM YOUR ITUNES ACCOUNT SETTINGS. CANCELATION TAKES EFFECT AT THE END OF THE CURRENT BILLING PERIOD.

BY DOWNLOADING THE NEW YORK TIMES APP, you agree to:
• The automatic renewal terms stated above.
• The New York Times Privacy Policy: https://www.nytimes.com/privacy/privacy-policy
• The New York Times Cookie Policy: https://www.nytimes.com/privacy/cookie-policy
• The New York Times California Privacy Notices: http://www.nytimes.com/privacy/california-notice
• The New York Times Terms of Service: https://www.nytimes.com/content/help/rights/terms/terms-of-service.html
• Apple Terms of Sale: https://www.apple.com/legal/internet-services/itunes/us/terms.html

* Promotional offers for new subscribers only. Smartphone and tablet apps are not supported on all devices. Basic Digital Access subscriptions do not include e-reader editions. Prices shown are in U.S. dollars. Other restrictions apply.

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Washington Post
Washington Post

Washington Post

The Washington Post

Get award-winning global reporting from The Washington Post. The app is free to download and keeps you informed with expert coverage from Post journalists.

PRODUCT FEATURES
• Stay informed with the 24/7 feed of today’s news.
• Wake up with The 7, a better morning briefing on the day’s most important and interesting stories.
• Customize your alerts to be the first to know when news is breaking.
• Catch up with today’s stories by listening to original podcasts and audio articles.
• Discover something new in My Post, a curated feed with recommendations just for you.
• Dive deeper into Post journalism with innovative graphics, video, and augmented reality exclusives.

SUBSCRIPTION DETAILS
• Options: Download the free app and enjoy a limited number of complimentary stories each month. Get your first month of unlimited access for just $3.99, and only $9.99/month thereafter for your digital subscription.
• Extras: Your subscription to The Washington Post lets you access The Post from all your devices, on the web and in the app. Premium subscribers also enjoy a bonus subscription to share and exclusive eBooks written by our journalists.
• Payment: Payment will be charged to your iTunes account with the confirmation of your purchase.
• Auto-renewal: Your subscription will auto-renew for $9.99 each month unless you cancel 24 hours before the end of the current subscription period. The auto-renewal can be turned off at any time in the Account Settings section of the App Store. Please note, you will be unable to cancel your current subscription during an active subscription period.
• Free trial: Any unused portion of a free trial period, if offered, will be forfeited when the user purchases a subscription to that publication, where applicable.
• Privacy policy: https://www.washingtonpost.com/privacy-policy/2011/11/18/gIQASIiaiN_story.html
• App Privacy information displayed below applies to users on iOS 14.5 or higher
• Terms of service: https://www.washingtonpost.com/terms-of-service/2011/11/18/gIQAldiYiN_story.html
• CA notice of collection: https://www.washingtonpost.com/privacy-policy/2011/11/18/gIQASIiaiN_story.html#CALIFORNIA
• Do not sell my info (CA residents): https://www.washingtonpost.com/my-post/privacy-settings/

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Exercise Your Mind and Body

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Help Kids Learn and Entertained

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