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Yahoo News Digest

By Yahoo

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Description

** 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.

Yahoo News Digest makes your reading experience comprehensive, effortless, and complete, and is customized for both iPhone and iPad. 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.

Let us know your thoughts here: https://yahoo.uservoice.com/forums/236000

What's New in Version 1.6.0

Bringing Katie Couric's "Now I Get It" videos to the phone on Sunday mornings
Bug fixes and performance enhancements

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Customer Reviews

Good format! Needs some improvement.

I really like the layout of the app and the ease of use. I dislike how some articles are, well aren't, actually articles. They are more like short blurbs that have ended with "...". Almost like the person writing the article lost track of their thought and just ended the article with a to be continued. I have also noticed numerous spelling and grammatical errors through out the app. Not just every once in a while but each time I get my alert I will easily find one if not numerous errors. It's kinda irritating and just a little sloppy. The app is really nice to use and I really like getting the major headlines of what happened throughout the day, especially on busy days when I can't watch the news. I wish though that there was some more thought put into which stories to present in the top 8. Above all I wish more editing went into the stories. It makes me wonder how trust worthy the news is if the articles have multiple spelling errors and then other articles end abruptly. One article I read was maybe two sentences tops and was not even relevant to the headline. Haha. So the point is that the app is great but it seems like articles are written on iPhones rather than by a vast news agency with editors, proofreading and in-depth analysis.

Great way to direct the hunt

Following the news requires a commitment. Yet it's also a duty. Yahoo proves to be a serious and reputable news agency. Twice a day they send the top 8 or 9 news stories that are current, important and HIGHLY sourced, often with 4 or 5 sources. From their brief story you can elect to read more, delving deeper into their sources.
There's an excellent blend of news: world news always top, domestic, science, political, entertainment when appropriate. The quality is on a par, frankly, with NPR. I have waited months to review this service because commercial news is so often influenced by it's sponsors or, sadly in some cases, it's owner.
Not Yahoo. It's almost as if they've taken an Aaron Sorkin stand about being loyal to the legacies of Edward R. Murrow, Kronkite, Chancellor, Brokaw, Walters, and Woodward & Bernstein.
There are no places for comments which is, frankly, refreshing. This is the news: fact with citation and no opinion or slant. When the fast and unedited comments are added what follows becomes angry, uninformed and often hateful. Not here.
Do it.

Good—could easily be better.

This app is pretty great—it presents the news in a beautiful way, seemingly with references and quotes to go along with each story.

However, my issues lie with the quality.

1. GRAMMAR: there are many grammar problems. Sometimes there are words missing from sentences, or simply gibberish. Sometimes it looks like the story was typed on an iPhone and auto-correct had its way.

2. QUOTES: many times there will be a name under a quote, but no title. Who the heck is this person?! Sometimes I think they just quote totally random people. Also, SPELL CHECK!

3. REFERENCE LINKS: sometimes they don't work. Fix this.

4: SHARING/LINK OPENING: often when trying to share or open a link, it will only load correctly if I open it in safari first and then share it. Sharing directly from the app will often send an i clickable link. Why? I don't know.

Mainly, there are just sloppy errors like the ones I mentioned above, which really pisses me off because it shows how little Yahoo cares. All it takes is one person to read the article before publication. One person to check the links, etc. It only requires a little effort, but it'll go a long way for the user experience and yahoo's name.

My advice: hire some interns or get a copy editor.

Yahoo News Digest
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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • Free
  • Category: News
  • Updated: Mar 02, 2015
  • Version: 1.6.0
  • Size: 22.4 MB
  • Language: English
  • Seller: Yahoo! Inc.

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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