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Keeping informed is becoming easier thanks to apps like News360. It provides both a mobile device and web platform to set out your own news channels. You can add categories and sources that match with your interest. There are over 10K sources, all of them English-speaking though.
Actually the amount of sources is one of its strongest point and one of its catches: it would be good if we could integrate our RSS subscription from Google Reader. Although there's a Google Reader sync option, it just looks for your interests, that's it, the topics (categories) in which your subscriptions are. It would be great if it allows both: built-in sources and personal sources integration.
And that's a pity because regarding the rest of features, this is one of the most complete and good-looking reader we've reviewed so far. It allows you to connect to your social networks (Facebook, Twitter, G+, Instapaper, Evernote, GReader) to track your interests. What's more, you can add your Read It Later account in order to add articles to your reading list easily. There are lots of settings like use GPS locations to find nearby news, enable HQ images over 3G or preload web view on WiFi only. Although it's not compulsory, it's recommendable to create a news360.com account, otherwise you won't be able to enjoy all these features.
Add, remove or edit categories and resources to your categories. Use the search bar to find an specific topic or check out your "saved" articles that you can even read offline.
In a nutshell, a complete new reader, with a stunning social integration that only needs to integrate one thing: personal sources/subscriptions on non-English speaking. Despite of that, highly recommendable.
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by Manu , Appszoom
Mar 26, 2012
IMPORTANT: The tablet version of News360 has been merged into the main News360 app here - https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.news360.news360app. Please search for "News360" in Google Play, and download the new, unified version of News360.
This version of News360 was left in Google Play to allow users who still have it installed to receive updates.
News360 gathers news articles and blog posts around the web and, by learning what you enjoy, brings you content that you’ll find interesting and important.
As you discover and read great stories, the artificial intelligence behind News360 learns what kinds of articles you prefer and, with your permission, can analyze how you use Facebook, Twitter and other services to help tailor the news feeds to your interests. The more you use News360 - the smarter it gets. In addition, for every major story, News360 provides coverage from all possible sources combining text, photography and video to give you a full, 360° view of the issues and to help you identify bias and inaccuracy.
✔ "Apps We Like: News360" — The Wall Street Journal
✔ "... News360 is probably the only news app you’ll need to install" - droid-life.com
✔ “News360 is changing the content delivery game” — Robert Scoble
★★★★★ “[...] If you are looking for a news app that covers everything this app is a must have.”
★★★★★ “When a better tablet news app is made I'll read about it here first. In that time News 360 will get better and better”
• A beautiful interface that allows you to quickly scan headlines, preview stories and dive deep into the content
• More than 30,000 sources, from the top national news providers, to local and niche sites and blogs
• The Home feed - stories from the day’s headline news and your specific interests are merged together into a single stream, so that you don’t have to jump between sources and topics to avoid missing anything important
• A flexible and smart personalization system, so that you can tailor your news however you want, by choosing the topics, sources, companies and people you want to follow, and News360 will pick up on the nuances of your interests as you read
• Synchronize your interests and saved stories with News360 on your phone or at news360.com
• Local news using your tablet’s GPS
• Tons of sharing and export options
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