News is all around. In fact, it’s hard not to read about the latest celebrity mishap or find out about Apple’s latest conquest. Even if you disconnect from the world by hiding out in the country for a weekend, news will come flooding into both ears the moment that you return. Twitter, Facebook, and various RSS feeds make avoiding news impossible.
While hearing about what’s happening around the world isn’t a bad thing, there is such a thing as too much news. This is especially true if the news that you are hearing isn’t news you care about at all. Thanks to a new app called News 360, you can now read about the news you want to know about, and skip the rest of that annoying buzz.
News 360 Features
The News 360 app is available through both the Android Marketplace and Apple App Store. This app really doesn’t discriminate when it comes to smartphone usage, and it’s pretty much the same app on both platforms. As soon as you download News 360, the app will present you with user-friendly instructions. You can turn these instructions off, but I’ll warn you not to. Otherwise, you may have a hard time customizing your app.
News 360 gathers information about your preferences by scanning your Facebook, Twitter, and other accounts (you must grant the app access to your accounts). As soon as bits of information have been gathered, the app will start sending you news tidbits that you actually care about. So, for instance, if you spend a lot of time liking food sites on Facebook, your main News 360 stream will feed you lots of food news.
In Addition to Customization
Aside from your customized news stream, you can read headlines from around the world. News 360 organizes these headlines into convenient categories that you can easily thumb through. If you want to find out about what’s happening in the business world, all you have to do is tap the business news feed. You’ll be presented with news clippings pertaining to business from around the world.
The great thing about News 360 is that it isn’t North American-centric. You’ll be given bits of information about news that is happening throughout the globe, which makes finding out what’s occurring on the global scene easy. The news sources that News 360 draws from are also well chosen, so you won’t be reading any rags (unless, of course, you want to).
The Bottom Line
In this reviewer’s opinion, News 360 is a great news app that will provide you with everything you need to know. The customization options that are part of this app make it even more appealing to someone who wants news quickly without a lot of mumbo-jumbo thrown into the mix.
If you don’t have a lot of time to sift through RSS feeds, Tweets, and other news sources, News 360 is the app for you. One of the great things about this app is that it’s completely free too, so you don’t have to spend a dime or pay a membership fee in order to access the news that’s important to you.