What do you guys use for news?

Hustler

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What is a good watch app that has scrollable data? I've tried several that only have 2 or 3 sentences/ headlines shown that from there you have to open the phone to get more info.
The only one I've tried so far that has enough info shown on the watch to know what's going on is buzzfeed, and what I don't care for about it is how outdated the watch headlines are vs what's on the iPhone app. For example, the latest story on the watch is from yesterday morning. Open the app, hit get new stories...same headline. I open the phone app and there's stories as soon as an hour ago that won't show up on the watch.
 

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Just searched the App Store for Reddit and found alien blue, the only app that is actually by Reddit, and it offers no watch app in its info like other apps do that have a watch app.

Is that the app you use, alien blue?
 

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News 360 for now, although it does the same that you don't like -- usually 3 brief sentences per story. The NYT app used to do this until they changed it to just a headline and maybe a photo. (what's the point?)

AP used to display the entire story, but always failed to update the content of the Watch app. I had to uninstall and reinstall the app to the AW to get it to "refresh". But, then again, reading the entire story on the AW was a pain anyway, IMO, so I haven't reinstalled it in weeks.

Flipboard was so-so. Long load times, and an incomplete sentence for a summary. At least News360 uses complete sentences.

Anyway, when I use an AW app for news, it's usually first thing in the morning while I'm sitting on the can. I don't need to be there very long, so a few blurbs are good enough for me. I can read more later (or listen to my iPod nano's radio as I walk to work).
 

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1) iPad: Clipboard (Twitter aggregation)
2) iPhone: News App
3) Mac: various
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about last) :apple:Watch: CNN app for brief snippets
 

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Just searched the App Store for Reddit and found alien blue, the only app that is actually by Reddit, and it offers no watch app in its info like other apps do that have a watch app.

Is that the app you use, alien blue?
I do not think that person even read the rest of your post. They just stopped at, "what do you use for news"
 
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Expidia

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I 2nd the vote for CNN. scrolls thru all the latest headlines and a press on the headline gives you a little more. Why would you want to try and read more then the headlines on such a small face? Thats what the handoff feature is for.

Try it. Install CNN on your phone (and the app works on the watch too). Scroll to an article, tap it and then look on the bottom left corner of your iphone screen even though its on the lock screen you will see a small cnn logo. Swipe "up" on it and enter your password (or thumb print) if you use a password and the article continues on the phone right where you left off on the watch :cool:
 

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I get notifications from BBC News and the Guardian. I find that's enough to be going on with; if there's anything I want to know more about I get my phone out.
 

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CNN has a watch complication that changes the top headline every 30 minute or so on the modular watch face but its usually barely 1 sentence.
 

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News 360 for now, although it does the same that you don't like -- usually 3 brief sentences per story. The NYT app used to do this until they changed it to just a headline and maybe a photo. (what's the point?)

AP used to display the entire story, but always failed to update the content of the Watch app. I had to uninstall and reinstall the app to the AW to get it to "refresh". But, then again, reading the entire story on the AW was a pain anyway, IMO, so I haven't reinstalled it in weeks.

Flipboard was so-so. Long load times, and an incomplete sentence for a summary. At least News360 uses complete sentences.

Anyway, when I use an AW app for news, it's usually first thing in the morning while I'm sitting on the can. I don't need to be there very long, so a few blurbs are good enough for me. I can read more later (or listen to my iPod nano's radio as I walk to work).
Thanks for the tips. I feel the same about those apps you listed as well. And flipboard was so slow!!

Reading news on the AW . . . . I can not imagine.o_O
Yes yes I know, but I want to. I don't see why any app wouldn't want the user to have the choice to continue reading the media through the small screen. Big pics? Pie charts and graphs? I get it....but text should be limitless IF DESIRED (and I desire lol).

I do not think that person even read the rest of your post. They just stopped at, "what do you use for news"
Yea, I was beginning to feel that way.



I 2nd the vote for CNN. scrolls thru all the latest headlines and a press on the headline gives you a little more. Why would you want to try and read more then the headlines on such a small face? Thats what the handoff feature is for.

Try it. Install CNN on your phone (and the app works on the watch too). Scroll to an article, tap it and then look on the bottom left corner of your iphone screen even though its on the lock screen you will see a small cnn logo. Swipe "up" on it and enter your password (or thumb print) if you use a password and the article continues on the phone right where you left off on the watch :cool:
I've tried cnn, thanks for the suggestion. And I DO like it when I'm just wanting a couple of sentences but I'm finding myself more often then not wanting a longer story right there.



I get notifications from BBC News and the Guardian. I find that's enough to be going on with; if there's anything I want to know more about I get my phone out.

I haven't tried either of those yet, will do, thanks!
 

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Fox News fair and balanced...
I don't have cable and hardly watch TV. But after visiting my grandma a couple days at a nursing home, and with her roommate watching Fox News… I couldn't believe how much negativity pours from that network. I realized that it's a lose-lose: if I agreed with the commentary, I hated whoever they were talking about; but if I disagreed with the commentary, I hated the commenters themselves. I felt more bitter than the hospital-grade coffee.

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mhoepfin

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Breaking News is a great app. Will send alerts to your watch and also has a nice widget. This is really all you need if you are worried about missing a major story. Complications can't either display enough info or update fast enough to do anything useful in this space yet.
 

Hustler

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Update if anyone cares, I bought ($.99) rsswatch and can let it search RSS feeds, it displays entire blocks of text on the watch.

And as previously recommended I tried breaking news app for alerts and love it.

Instant short alert blurbs for a few second glance, then open rsswatch if I want to scroll more without going to the phone.
 

CKtoph

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Breaking News is a great app. Will send alerts to your watch and also has a nice widget. This is really all you need if you are worried about missing a major story. Complications can't either display enough info or update fast enough to do anything useful in this space yet.
I might give this one a try. I am also just looking for an app that will give me an alert for "breaking" news that may be happening.
 

AndyK

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I use BBC news for 'breaking news' alerts on the watch but Feedly + Reeder on my phone for basically everything else.