Don't-Miss News software Stories
This information-packed app offers an immense amount of global financial news while also letting you track your investments.
This app won't replace Google Reader anytime soon, but its ability to save your RSS feed updates for reading when you're nowhere near a network connection is useful for commuters.
This fantastic iPad-optimized feed reader creates a Web media experience that is far greater than the sum of its parts.
Unless you want content from the Washington Post available for offline reading, it's best to just skip this uninspired paid app and stick with the newspaper's mobile Website.
This feed reader that syncs with Google Reader is both stylish and feature-packed. Despite a small handful of complaints, it's a great buy for both casual readers and news junkies.
This bug-ridden RSS reader crashes and hangs frequently, often encounters "unknown errors," and is incapable of locating even the feeds that come preloaded on this $5 app.
While certainly eye-catching, this iPad-optimized news app is little more than a gimmicky front end for a Website, and a fairly silly one at that.
This RSS reader sports a unique look, arranging your feeds into a newspaper-style layout. Unfortunately, the design gets in the way of the feed reader functions.
Its Star Trek-inspired look may impress some users, but if you're interested in reading your RSS feeds, STARSS isn't the answer. Pulse News Reader is a more compelling offering for the iPad -- at least if you don't subscribe to more than a handful of feeds.
This app from the BBC is chock-full of attractive, well-organized, world-class journalism. But compared to similar apps -- notably NPR's offerings -- BBC News could offer more content in a better design.
Both Fox News and especially Fox Business are solid, newsy apps, where headlines take center stage. Fox News UReport, on the other hand, is a disappointing effort that doesn't seem to have much of a point.
This app for saving online articles for later reading has been one of our favorites since it debuted on the iPhone two years ago. And now that it has an iPad-optimized interface, it's even more of a must-have download.
This iPad-optimized version of the nation's newspaper disappoints. Besides some bugs that will likely be addressed in a future release, the app doesn't make much of an effort to take advantage of the iPad's more expansive interface.
This app, which gives you access to news, photos, and video from government agencies, is potentially useful for government watchdogs who want unfiltered reports of the goings-on in Washington. But the app has a few notable bugs and limitations.
This source for mobile-optimized news is a joy to use on the iPhone. But the iPad version of this hybrid app is simply a blown-up recreation of the iPhone experience.