Personalised news in iOS 9
Get all of your news about the world and personal interests in one place
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