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Circa News

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Save time and stay informed. Circa is your personal news wire, delivering to you the most important stories the minute they happen, and enabling you to follow those that matter to you so you'll never miss what happens next!

Long news articles and small screens don't play well together. Circa's editors work hard to solve that problem by condensing the news and making it easier to read while on-the-go. Hunting for updates to a story you care about is also a thing of the past with Circa's new feature, Wire. Follow any story and any time Circa's editors have an update we'll notify you, showing you only what's new – no more repetitive reading!

In Circa News 3 we've added a brand-new feature we call Wire. Each day you'll get a Daily Brief that will have stories, carefully curated by our news team, but always up-to-date in the minute you read it. With Circa, you won't have to settle for stale news digests.

Don't work to get the news, let the news work for you! Our editors strive to make the news easier and faster to read, covering the day's Top Stories, and everything from World News to Technology to more Offbeat topics.

• Catch up quick – Never worry about intimidatingly long articles again! Circa's news team boils down stories to just the facts, keeping you informed and saving you time!
• Follow the news – Rather than constantly re-reading articles on the same subject, Circa News allows you to follow stories that you’d like to stay up with. We'll send you push notifications each time a story you follow has been updated!
• Never miss breaking news – Using Circa News is the easiest way to keep up with breaking news. We're very careful about what we consider breaking news, sending you a notification as events occur, then allowing you to follow stories as they develop.
• Get a Daily Brief with all of the most important stories, delivered to you at a time of your choosing.
• Share stories & points that you find interesting via Email, Messaging, or Facebook & Twitter.
• Circa’s news coverage is produced by our own editorial staff from the best sources, which we provide alongside each point if you're curious.
• Every pixel in the app, artfully crafted

P.S. We also love hearing from our readers! If you'd like to send in any feedback, just hit us up at and we'll be sure to respond.

What's New in Version 3.1

• Introducing support for Apple Watch! Now you can see featured stories at a glance, stay caught up with your Daily Brief & Updates, and more all from the tiny computer your wrist.
• A new and improved design for the Front Page – we've gotten a lot of feedback about our design since we launched Circa News 3, so we're unveiling a new look intended to greatly improve readability. Now you can also choose whether your want your Front Page to include large pictures or small thumbnails.
• Also based on your feedback, we've brought back browsing stories by section. We're also keeping the ability to customize which sections feed into your Front Page, so now you can have your news and read it too!

Bugs fixed:
• Fixed an issue where the app keeps taking up more space than it should: it should now stay below 100MB.
• Issues with Facebook login have been addressed.
• Fixed an error when opening a story from web into the app.

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Customer Reviews

Who decides Circa's slant?

I'm uninstalling Circa after reading its story about the new cyber security bill that passed the House (PCNA). This is clearly a story about privacy concerns just as much as it is a story about cyber security. PCNA would (according to watchdog groups like EFF and the ACLU) provide yet another source of surveillance data for the NSA and others. Yet this was not mentioned in the story, nor was the fact that this bill is opposed by major groups like those mentioned above, or that the Obama administration has recently shifted to support this bill and its partner CISA.

This has made me realize that I can't trust Circa, because I can't know which way it slants on important issues, and therefore can't know what it isn't telling me.

I Love It!! Most of it...

It's my favorite news app. Nothing else comes close. They actually report "news" and I'm not inundated with opinion pieces. Thank you. I love the fact that you brought back the ability to view single categories of news. This is awesome. However, and this may just be me, The layout is not as easy to scan through. There's a certain lack of separation between articles in the feed and it makes it harder to distinguish what I'm looking at. This is not a deal breaker. It's just awkward to look at. Like I said. This may just be me.

I Still Love Circa!!

Best news app for smartphones

Nothing else comes close, news made for mobile. Slick, gorgeous presentation. Just the right amount of information for reading on iPhones. New Wire custom newsfeed and push alert customization puts them in a category all by themselves. No other news app is even in the same league as Circa. .

Circa News
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Works on Apple Watch with an iPhone
  • Free
  • Category: News
  • Updated:
  • Version: 3.1
  • Size: 22.1 MB
  • Apple Watch: Yes
  • Language: English
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Rated 9+ for the following:
  • Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes

Compatibility: Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5, iPhone 6, and iPhone 6 Plus.

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