APP ofthe WEEK
GOOGLE NEWS (iOS and Android, free
ANNOUNCED at Google’s IO developer conference, the revamped Google News app is now available.
It’s a decent stab at an all-in-one news aggregator, bringing you four tabs. The first features the For You area, which lines up the top five stories the app thinks you’ll be interested in (it takes into account where you are to tailor this section). There are also other picks relevant to you which might not be so current.
The next tab offers Headlines – the top stories of the moment across a number of categories (world, business, tech, sports
– the usual suspects).
Then there’s a favourites tab, for
your favoured sources of news, and topics, and saved searches and stories. The final tab is the newsstand, in which you can subscribe to top international sources. It’s all pretty simple and works well. As news aggregators go, it’s one of the most fully-featured and easiest to use.