Don't-Miss News software Stories
If the iPad is going to breathe new life into print publications, publishers will have to do better than the iPad versions of the New York Daily News and New York Post, which are little more than digitized versions of the daily newspapers. That said, the Post app makes an effort with a few interactive features.
The iPad version of the long-running network news program takes a no-frills approach, but if you want to watch recent segments on your tablet, it delivers exactly what you're looking for.
This hybrid app delivers impressive-looking photos to whatever iOS device you happen to use. But the overall user experience needs some improvement to differentiate it from what you can get on the Web for free.
A strong offering from the Washington Post is marred by difficult editorial content navigation.
You won't get a lot of breaking news with this app for the venerable public television news program. But you will get PBS NewsHour video, audio, and text transcripts in a no-frills format that serves the app well.
This app for finding, downloading, and listening to podcasts improves on the built-in functionality of your iPhone or iPod touch.
Thanks to its endlessly customizable headlines and delightful array of podcasts, this mobile app from the U.K. newspaper is among the better news offerings in the App Store.
This app from CNN could be of use on Election Day, when it will let you track the results of races you're interested in. But right now, the app is mostly a shell waiting to be filled.
This app -- which delivers a slideshow of the day's headlines accompanied by a soundtrack -- is pretty cool-looking. But news junkies will find it wanting.
If you crave news, it's nice to have an app that comes pre-loaded with bookmarks to all the major news sites. But there's not much that Info Junkie does that the built-in Safari app doesn't do better.
This iPhone RSS reader has many of the same virtues and vices as the iPad optimized Pulse News Reader.
While there's some information to be found in this election news app, political junkies may find it too shallow for their tastes.
This beautifully designed, intelligent feed reader for the iPad removes most of what's frustrating about most RSS feed readers.
This RSS reader certainly succeeds at its stated mission of providing an attractive, simple, and accessible way for iPad users to enter into the wonderful world of RSS. Just don't be surprised if you soon find yourself putting this app up on the shelf to find a more powerful reader.
This appealing app does a good job of syncing your Google Reader account to your iPad, letting you catch up on your RSS feeds in a simple, streamlined way.