One news iPhone app will suffice with News Hour

Oct 27, 2009
Tech

Is your iPhone starting to fill up with news-related apps? I know mine is. CNN, MSNBC, Huffington Post; they are all instantaneously available. And after wading through dozens of them, I thought I had seen all there was to offer. It was a nice surprise then to stumble upon News Hour, a terrific new aggregator […]

Is your iPhone starting to fill up with news-related apps? I know mine is. CNN, MSNBC, Huffington Post; they are all instantaneously available. And after wading through dozens of them, I thought I had seen all there was to offer.

It was a nice surprise then to stumble upon News Hour, a terrific new aggregator app which consolidates the function of a dozen apps into a single app. 

Open the News Hour app and you will be presented with 11 categories, including regional, business, technology etc. Within each category you will find a list of specialized information sources.

In the entertainment section, for example, you can select from TMZ and Perez Hilton, among others. You can view content without having to download that particular source’s app, or without going directly to its Web site. This allows you to seek out news on specific subject matter from the very best news outlets, instead of relying on one to provide you with a broad range of news.

If you want to read up on science, go to NASA News; if you want to read up on sports, go to ESPN. Makes sense to me, and with News Hour you don’t have to switch from app to app to do it. Further, News Hour allows you to create a list of favorites for quick and easy access.

One additional feature that sets this app apart from the competition is that within its 11 categories are three for international news outlets, including Canada, UK and France, and Australia. There are lots of apps that include international headlines, but not a lot of apps that actually provide news from international news sources. 

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Megan O'Neil

Megan O'Neil is a journalist and freelance writer in Los Angeles. When she isn't lounging at the beach or socializing in the Hollywood Hills, she writes for the Park Labrea New/Beverly Press newspaper and the Los Angeles Times Community News Group.

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