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The Best News Apps For News Junkies

When you’re on the go, your iPhone is never far from your hand. Whether it be breaking news, sports, the latest technology rumors, or getting all of your social updates in one place, these are the best news apps keep you in the loop.

National News

Like reading the paper, only on your iOS device. Stay in tune with the best in journalism with these apps.

NYTimes – Breaking Local, National & World News

NYTimes – Breaking Local, National & World News

The New York Times Company

NYTimes – Breaking Local, National & World News

For news hounds that want the real story.

The New York Times is widely considered one of the most prestigious names in news, which makes its iPhone app a must-have. Non-subscribers are limited to viewing “top news,” but that covers a wide range and the rest of the app’s functionality, including push notifications, is intact. Articles are well-formatted and load quickly, but the use of an animated banner ad in the bottom of the screen (even for subscribers and occasionally in full screen mode) detracts from the reading experience.

Why we love it

In a world full of fake news, it's good to know some places still value journalistic ethics. Not every story is correct, but they've all been vetted by trained journalists and top-tier editorial teams. If you want the real story, the NYT is one of the best.



Thomson Reuters


For readers who appreciate solid reporting across all areas.

The Reuters app is full of unbiased information from around the world. If you're looking for great news coverage that many other news organizations use as their source – look no further than this fantastically laid out app. Discover stories that explore a wide range of topics, including Politics, Opinion, and Oddly Enough.Create and edit your personal watchlist of news tickers. Read online or save stories and read them later offline

Get the Local Scoop

Stay up to date on local happenings with these local TV News apps.

Financial News

Keep track of markets, business news, and more with these apps.

Barron’s – Global Stock Markets & Financial News

Barron’s – Global Stock Markets & Financial News

Dow Jones & Company, Inc., publisher of The Wall Street Journal.

Barron's is well known for its reliability in the financial world. This app proves that with its magazine app optimized for the iPad. Unlike the other apps that report news by the minute, the main focus of Barron's is to report news every Friday. The advantage of this is that the articles are written by the best professionals who often give advice within the article itself. Barron's also has you covered by putting current news in the side when opening the app. Unfortunately, the biggest con of Barrons is the price. At $150 a year for the magazine, this app is geared toward a serious investor and is probably not what an average person wants for financial news.

Keep up with your favorite teams.

Baseball, basketball, football, soccer, hockey - you name it, these apps will keep you informed.

ESPN - Get scores, news, and watch live sports

Keep up with your favorite teams, share scores with iMessage, and never miss a game.

ESPN - Get scores, news, and watch live sports

ESPN - Get scores, news, and watch live sports

For those who like to get scores, news, and watch live sports.

For the best in sports, the ESPN app is the app to have. Scores, news, and live events are all at your fingertips. Stay up to date on your teams when you are out and about with Apple Watch support and share scores quickly right within iMessage. No matter what your favorite sport is or which team you prefer, ESPN has you covered.

Why we love it

If you love sports, then the ESPN app is a must-have. Stay up to date with professional and college sports, scores, news, and events.

Entertainment News

Art, movies, TV, Games, Gossip, or Music news apps for your viewing pleasure.

Always in the Know



theSkimm makes it easier to be smarter. Millions of people rely on the Daily Skimm for their news every morning, and now we’re making it easier to be smarter in a whole new way. Think: the future and everything else.

-- Meet Skimm Ahead: it gives you all the info you need about future events. Never again will you wonder when Beyonce tickets go on sale, what time the debate starts, when your favorite Netflix series is coming back, or when National Wine Day is.

And the best part - it can all show up directly in your calendar.

-- Meet Skimm Reads: everyday we choose a new 5 min Read and every Friday a favorite book. All the reads. All the time. All in one place. Oh, and then we make it easy to search for past ones so you’ll never run out of things to read. Your bathroom break just got a lot less crappy.

-- Meet Skimm Picks: a selection of what you need to start watching, downloading, and listening to.

-- Daily Skimm: yes, the best way to wake up is also here. It’s free 99 and it starts your morning with all the info you need to get you through your day.

Your first month of the app is free. That’s right. You can Skimmify your calendar and check out all the events, Reads, and Picks before a recurring charge of $2.99 per month or $29.99 per year is applied.

In-app purchase subscription required. All subscriptions begin with a free 1-month trial, after which a recurring charge of $2.99 per month or $29.99 per year is applied.

- Subscription options: monthly subscription of $2.99 per month, or yearly subscription of $29.99 per year
- Payment will be charged to iTunes Account at confirmation of purchase
- Subscription automatically renews unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24-hours before the end of the current period
- Account will be charged for renewal within 24-hours prior to the end of the current period
- Subscriptions may be managed by the user and auto-renewal may be turned off by going to the user's Account Settings after purchase
- No cancellation of the current subscription is allowed during active subscription period
- theSkimm's Privacy Policy and Terms of Use can be visited at
- Any unused portion of a free trial period, if offered, will be forfeited when the user purchases a subscription to that publication.

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Bustle: News, Entertainment, & Lifestyle for Women
Bustle: News, Entertainment, & Lifestyle for Women

Bustle: News, Entertainment, & Lifestyle for Women


A fast, fun, and easy way to feel connected to everything you care about! Choose from over 100 topics to follow for trending news, GIFS, memes, videos, and more.

Features include:
• A personalized Newsfeed full of your favorite topics ranging from Sex & Relationships to Breaking News to The Kardashians — and ~everything~ in between
• Live coverage of your favorite TV shows and big events
• Round-the-clock updates by a team of curators working in real time
• Articles, videos, GIFs, memes, and more from great sources all over the Web
• News alerts on breaking and trending stories
• Celebrity takeovers & exclusive tips
• Fun drinking games (you’re welcome)
• ‘Like’ feature allows you to favorite articles so you can read them at any time
• Easy sharing with friends and to social media

The Bustle App is the ultimate cure for FOMO. Get it now!

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Celebrity News - Latest Celeb News & Gossip
Celebrity News - Latest Celeb News & Gossip

Celebrity News - Latest Celeb News & Gossip

Newsfusion Ltd.

Read the latest gossip, dirt, rumors and the most glorious moments of your favorite celebs!
Never before this as been so easy - and now it's even easier with our brand new user interface!

This is the only app in town that allows you to subscribe for push notifications for any celeb you want! But we offer much more than this:

- All the stories & videos from all the top sources on your favorite celebs and the latest hot gossip - curated for you with an intuitive user interface and up to one week back!

- Full coverage - A news summary covering stories from all sources ! Clean feed with no repeated stories. For each story - see all sources that covered it with a single tap !

- Subscribe for push notifications on your favorite celebs or general hot stories (optional)!

- Videos, trailers, interviews and more - curated from Youtube channels !

- Your very own news feed - choose the celebs you want to follow, the celebs/topics you want blocked, and the celebs/topics you want to get notifications about! Don't bother yourself with news that don't interest you!

- A community of Celebrity lovers! Post stories or polls, comment on stories, and tag articles!

- Block source - filter out of your feed any sources you don't like!

- Built in Read-it-later - mark stories for later reading inside the app!

iPhone only features -

- Collapsed mode - an effective reading mode! Skim through the news and decide what you want to read, save or share!

Full satisfaction guaranteed, and for free!

Enjoying the app? Not satisfied? Whatever it is - we’re waiting to hear from you. Please write us what’s on your mind to [email protected]

Use of the Newsfusion Application is governed by the Newsfusion Terms of Use (

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RSS Newsreaders

Grab your own news feeds from the old-school news feed system, RSS.

Aggregators - All you need in one place

Need to stay informed but don't have a lot of time to look at all your news apps? Aggregators bring the news to you in a single app.

Flipboard: News For Every Passion

Your news interests done your way

Flipboard: News For Every Passion

Flip through your news

For those who like a customized news feed.

Flipboard deserves its spot as one of the best known news and content aggregation apps on the iOS platform. The app is beautifully designed, optimized for iPhone use, can be connected to most social media accounts, and now even supports podcasts and music via an in-app player. Flipboard’s true power lies in its content catalog, which includes many of the biggest names in blogs and news, any website with an RSS feed or Twitter account, and, most importantly, content chosen by Flipboard staff and other interesting personalities. These curated topics are similar to sections in a newspaper, but they combine information from many different sources— it is essentially a folder in an RSS reader, only you don’t have to create it. More, Flipboard continually updates its catalog and creates new curated topics for timely events; for example, in March, I used Flipboard’s NCAA March Madness section to help fill out my bracket. The app is very responsive, but lacks a list or headline-only view, which is likely to disappoint those who want a quick overview of current news. Although there is room for improvement (e.g., the ability to add more sources to your flipboard), Flipboard is still a top option for news reading on the iPhone.

Why we love it

Flipboard offers a super nice, customizable interface. View categories in a tiled layout, search by keyword, follow friends, and receive shared stories from other users. Flipboard is perfect when you want to get serious about tailoring your news interests.

Nuzzel: News and Newsletters for Smart People

Check out the news stories your friends are sharing

Nuzzel: News and Newsletters for Smart People

Filter your news feed

For those who like to share news stories with friends.

Nuzzel lets you customize your news feed by sorting items by the number of friends who have shared them. In addition to news from your friends, you can opt to view news from friends of friends and even news from friends of featured users. If you want to get notified of trending stories the moment they break or become widely shared, turn on Nuzzel’s personalized news alerts. With Nuzzel, you can add feeds to your favorites, share and view comments, and even get customized alerts. Check out stories in a variety of categories from education to homeland security to comic books, and you can also search for top news. With Apple Watch support, a Today widget, and for getting news shared by friends and influencers, Nuzzel is the way to go.

Why we love it

If you and your pals share the same news interests, then Nuzzel will make sure you always see what they are sharing. Connect your Twitter or Facebook account and you’re in business.

Quartz • News in a whole new way

Get news in a whole new way with Quartz where it feels more like a conversation.

Quartz • News in a whole new way

Jump right in

For those who would like a friendly, unique way to view the news.

Quartz is truly a unique way to get your news. With fun GIFs and attractive photos, it really does feel like a text conversation with your friend. When it is time to get serious, you can read the full story with a simple tap. The customized notifications are great, the Apple Watch support is a definite plus, and overall it is just a light and pleasant way to check out the news each day.

Why we love it

Quartz makes consuming news a fun conversation. Instead of being tasked to read an entire story you get the headlines. Want more info and you'll get it. Want less info you can just move on to the next story.

Technology News

Keeping track of the technology world is much easier with these great apps.



Is this shameless? Yes. Is it true? Also yes. The AppAdvice app is by far the best place to go to find app news and advice. Although it is heavy on the application side, the site does still post more then its fair share of Apple-related headline news. In terms of app usability, its UI really shines through. They didn't just shove out a glorified reader for the iPhone (note some of the apps here), it really is another experience consuming AppAdvice on your mobile device rather then your desktop. Especially with its price drops, app movers and app updates links. Hey, I work for them and could get it for free, but I even paid for it. It's that good. Ok, now onto the non-affiliated apps!




Leo Laporte has one of the best networks going with TwiT. I am plugging his app here as notable because he runs two or three podcasts in which Apple is the key focus. "Mac Break Weekly" is all Apple, "This week in Tech" is heavy on the Apple side and even "This Week In Google" gets a few apple plugs because of the battle of Android vs iOS. The sheer amount of podcasts, and the fact that a live stream is going 24/7 makes this any tech junkie's (and especially Apple Stalker's) dream come true.