How you finding the News app?

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by The Game 161, Oct 25, 2015.

  1. The Game 161 macrumors G5

    The Game 161

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    #1
    Got to admit i'm really liking it. Got all my favourite news for when i need it and it's great to peek and pop on certain news that is on. Certainly for general newspaper news along with sport and tech

    Anybody use it here?
     
  2. IphoneIssues macrumors 65816

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    Don't really use it. It is convenient to see a few stories on he search page though.
     
  3. Jax44 macrumors 6502a

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  4. Eileen89 macrumors 65816

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    I don't use it much. Don't see the need to use it over my local news app.
     
  5. docal97 macrumors 6502a

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    Not using it much although i want to. I would like the ability to select my own news feeds, and eliminate others. Unless something has changed, I don't think that you can do that yet.
     
  6. skiltrip macrumors 68030

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    I find it pretty bad actually.
    It did kind of get me to check out alternatives though. I checked out the Google News app and that's pretty fantastic. It has everything categorized and even a local news section that populates by location. When I'm at work in CT I get local news about the town and school district I work in, when I'm home I get local politics and other stories from my home town.

    I do sort of like having a few news stories on the siri search page though.
     
  7. CE3 macrumors 6502a

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  8. mtneer macrumors 68020

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    It feels rather scattershot. I selected a bunch of interests to start off, but I hardly find any traces of my preferences in the sea of stories in there. Typically out of 100 or so news stories that popup when I open the app daily, I feel compelled to read 1 or 2.
     
  9. sunking101 macrumors 603

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    I read two newspapers from top to bottom so I don't need to see a few random headlines.
     
  10. teeshot44 macrumors member

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    Don't like it at all. It's too "busy" and missing my local stories. I use individual apps or bookmark my favorites in Safari. Turned off everything related to it that I can and relegated it to an unused app folder since I can't delete it.
     
  11. mattopotamus macrumors G5

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    That is exactly how I feel. For every 15-20 articles it generates, only about 1 or 2 interest me. I'd rather just browse reddit.
     
  12. newsman787 macrumors newbie

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    Enjoy news app. Good supplement to my newspaper reading, etc.
     
  13. iDanny26 macrumors regular

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    I've used it a little bit, I guess I'll use it more when I'm out and about. It seems like a good app.
     
  14. sunking101 macrumors 603

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    One thing's for sure, the homescreen icon is terrible!
     
  15. AbsynthMinded macrumors member

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    I use it here and there in the phone search area if an interesting story appears. However, as others have mentioned it is just not as organized


    I agree, I already stowed it away in the useless apps folder
     
  16. Mercenary macrumors 6502a

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    Sticking with feedly as I also like to read on the Mac and pc. Being iOS only its so limiting.
     
  17. vikingjunior macrumors 65816

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    I like it a lot especially sharing a article on Facebook and it says "Apple news" you don't see that much on FB.
    I like the clean look with the white background.
     
  18. Frisco2008 macrumors newbie

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    It's not too bad. Just which it wasn't so "left-handed."
     
  19. Kiimora macrumors 6502a

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    I so like it since it sprung to life following iOS 9.1 update:), I only get news feed from preferred channels.
     
  20. asleep macrumors 68040

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    Not into having my news "curated" for me...

    I like to choose my own.
     
  21. iphonedude2008 macrumors 65816

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    I used it to replace feedly because I didn't like how it limited to showing 10 articles at a time. I still feel like I'm scrolling rather than reading, so the curation is definitely not a level where I would talk about it as a feature. Its also pretty random in that sometimes, it scrolls to the top when refreshing, and other times it doesn't. It needs a lot more work.
     

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