Mobile apps today can do everything. Whether you need to find a restaurant, check your email, update Facebook, send photos or get a coupon, apps can do it all and more in seconds. That includes keeping you abreast of breaking news, as long as you’ve got the right ones. Here are the top five apps for keeping up with news around the world:
1cast is an iPhone app that not only keeps you updated on the world’s goings-on, it also can also be customized to your liking. Whether you want to keep up with celebrity news, stock quotes, elections or sports, you can build a personalized feed of articles and videos delivered straight to your iOS device. Bonus: this app updates itself throughout the day.
2. USA TODAY
No need to buy a subscription to this internationally-renowned newspaper; all you need is the free app. This iPhone app will keep you on top of world news, politics, sports and more, in addition to giving you up-to-the-minute information on weather conditions around the U.S. You can read any article and view full-color pictures and videos, answer polls and share updates.
3. BBC News
This app has a full range of news services like most others, but what makes it great is the ability to not only view stories by category or geographical region, but also the fact that you can download content to read offline. You can even listen to live radio broadcasts from this app, making it perfect for on-the-go updates. Even better, it’s available on the iPhone, iPod Touch and the iPad.
4. The Pulse
The Pulse iPhone app is so innovative, convenient and well-designed, it’s one of only 50 apps in the Apple Store Hall of Fame. This app gathers all your favorite websites, from Lonely Planet and the NY Times to Facebook and Yahoo and tracks their updates for you. All you have to do is open and read to stay ahead in the world of online happenings.
5. CBS EyeMobile
Built by the internationally-renowned news syndicate CBS, this fantastic app does everything a news app should and more. Browse stories in a clean, user-friendly interface, customize it to your preferences and stay on top of changing weather conditions. With CBS EyeMobile, you can also submit your own news stories alongside news photos you capture with your device. You can view user-submitted news around the world and vote on its newsworthiness as well.