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Yahoo News Digest

By Yahoo

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** App Store Best of 2014 **
** Apple Design Award 2014 Winner **

Get in the know in no time.

Yahoo News Digest provides a definitive summary of all the important, need-to-know news. Digests are delivered twice a day - once in the morning and once in the evening. All the top stories are summarized and presented with the key information that you need to stay on top of what’s happening.

Each story is created from multiple sources to present the essential bits and pieces of information, known as “Atoms”. Atoms are key quotes, images, videos, stock tickers, maps, infographs, and Wikipedia excerpts among others. These atomic units provide a unique context to the news. Our stories are both algorithmically and hand curated to ensure high quality, and come with a textual summary.

In addition, we have extended this paradigm for the Apple Watch to deliver top-of-the-hour news bulletins. These bulletins are designed with the Yahoo News Digest's minimalist and modernists attitude. A bulletin begins with a beautiful, geometric poster which signifies the hour using Roman numeral accents, color and diagonal accents. The view is simple with just a graphic and concise headline. The bulletin itself is composed three simple but important screens. We offer the user a two sentence microsummary, a visual piece of information we call an "atom" eg map/stock ticker/stat, and then the ability for the user to speed read further information.

Yahoo News Digest makes your reading experience comprehensive, effortless, and complete, and is customized for both iPhone, iPad and Apple Watch. If you get your News Digest on an iPad, you’ll also enjoy a weekly Katie Couric video show, the ability to customize when you receive your news and, in the US edition, extra news categories called Sections which include atomized stories on a whole range of topics.

We are committed to building the best mobile experience and are interested in your feedback.

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What's New in Version 1.7.2

Performance improvements and bug fixes


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Customer Reviews

Love the iPhone app. Watch needs to be rethought.

I love using this app to get a quick bite of trending news topics. The iPad version is pretty but I don't like viewing the news on it. The watch is clearly lacking. While I agree that I don't need a ton of information on the watch (who really wants to keep their arm up forever reading the news) I really don't like that it only shows one article and all the information for the article. Instead I'd rather see headlines and maybe a quick blurb. It could then use handoff to take me straight into the article on my phone. That'd be WAY more useful.

Love it

Yahoo makes news easy to keep up with without distracting me with push notifications all day long. I understand people want instant info these days...the premise of not issuing breaking news alerts is what makes this news app great. If you want breaking news alerts Yahoo's plain app can cover you there (or any number of other news apps). Additionally, articles are well sourced and the sources are provided, you don't find that in too many news outlets.

Headlines at a Glance

Good app for skimming the day's headlines. Links to more in depth reporting if desired. Easy to use with nice photos. Enjoy the twice daily updates & thought provoking quotes at end of each presentation. Would be a four or even five star app if yahoo!'s reporters did not reference THEMSELVES so much in headlines & articles. Specifically, Matt Bai, could serve news journalism a bit better if he reported the actual news & not so much opinion. Otherwise, the stories on politics really should be presented as opinion pieces.

Yahoo News Digest
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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
Works on Apple Watch with an iPhone
  • Free
  • Category: News
  • Updated:
  • Version: 1.7.2
  • Size: 28.3 MB
  • Apple Watch: Yes
  • Language: English
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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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