Zite (Free)

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Zite is like hav­ing your own mag­a­zine, full of sto-

ries you want to read. Once users pick their

favourite news sec­tions, Zite pack­ages it in an

easy-to-read for­mat. Users can eas­ily flip through

the sec­tions by click­ing the tabs on the right.

How­ever, in­stead of giv­ing the story in full, Zite

just gives a teaser in the app and opens the source

web­site if users want to read the full story.

How­ever, they can share the item or save it for fu-

ture use with the app. With each story, the app

keeps ask­ing if you like more items about the

same topic or from the same source, which is good.

This is a pure news app, so no Twit­ter feeds or

Face­book wall-posts here.

News 360 (Free)

ipad, An­droid, Win­dows, Play­book

This app presents a 360 de­gree view of news by giv­ing

var­i­ous an­gles to the story from dif­fer­ent sources. The

app knows what you like through pref­er­ences of your

Face­book and Twit­ter ac­counts, as well as read­ing

habits, and uses se­man­tic anal­y­sis to short­list news

items that fit the bill. Flip­ping through sources is as

easy as click­ing on dif­fer­ent tabs on top of the item.

The app also lets users add cat­e­gories of their own

with cus­tomised sources. It also has the op­tion of sav-

ing web­pages for off­line read­ing, as well on the cloud

through Ever­note. There is also a 360-de­gree view of

the top pic­tures of the day, let­ting you read the story

be­hind it by just click­ing on a picture.

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