Per­son­alised news in iOS 9

Get all of your news about the world and per­sonal in­ter­ests in one place

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Get up to speed with Ap­ple’s first foray into the world of head­lines and by­lines

Ap­ple’s News app pro­vides you with a sin­gle place to catch up on hap­pen­ings re­lated to all your in­ter­ests, whether that’s cur­rent af­fairs, tech­nol­ogy up­dates, the world of en­ter­tain­ment or some­thing else. If you’ve ever sub­scribed to a favourite web­site’s up­dates us­ing RSS, you’ll be fa­mil­iar with the con­cept – the dif­fer­ence here is that you don’t need to visit a site us­ing the Sa­fari web browser. In­stead, news or­gan­i­sa­tions and other types of pub­lish­ers sign up to be listed in Ap­ple’s cat­a­logue of con­tent providers, which you can browse in the News app and tap a but­ton to add them to your cus­tomised dig­i­tal news­pa­per or mag­a­zine, how­ever you want to view it.

Of course, you’ll want to be able to share in­ter­est­ing things you read with other peo­ple. Nat­u­rally, the shar­ing op­tions built into iOS – to mark things as favourites or to send links to them by pri­vate mes­sage such as email or to so­cial net­works like Face­book and Twit­ter – are avail­able in the News app.

News was ini­tially avail­able only in the USA. How­ever, up­dat­ing to iOS 9.1 adds the app to your de­vice’s Home screen if you’re in the UK and Aus­tralia (note that the Re­gion set­ting in Set­tings > Gen­eral > Lan­guage & Re­gion needs to be set ac­cord­ingly). Alan Stone­bridge

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