This post is part of a series looking at useful iPhone/iPod Touch apps for learners of English. The previous article was about dictionaries. This one deals with online news sites.
Of course, you can access online news sites using the Safari browser on your iPhone, but the iTunes app store contains a number of dedicated news apps, some free and some paid, which make for a much better browsing experience. Another advantage is that some of them allow you to read articles offline. Here is a selection.
• New York Times (free): Access the latest articles and photos of the day
• The Telegraph (free): Britain's best-selling quality paper
• The Independent (free): Impressive app offering over 150 stories per day for offline browsing
• TIME Mobile (free): the popular American news magazine
• The Guardian ($3.99): Offline browsing and some impressive features
• Mashable (free): Get the latest tech news
• Business Addict ($0.99): Provides quick access to 17 top business sites
The following news apps provide video and audio content:
• CBS News (free): Get the latest news, videos from CBS News
• BBC World News (free): Watch BBC World News live
• CNN Mobile ($1.99): Paid app but Mashable gives it a glowing review
• NPR News (free): Listen to hundreds of news stations—watch YouTube video
• Newsy: Video News (free): Uses multiple sources to anlayze the news. Wonderful app.