Stay informed and get the latest news and information straight to your Android device. News and information are two of the more obvious uses for any mobile device. They provide the option to access both from pretty much wherever you are. How you choose to get that information can be very much a choice of preference, but there are some great apps out there that everyone should have in their collection.
Google Play Books and Reader are two of Android’s best tools for gathering info, and both have advanced features you might not be aware of. Pocket is another app that brings together web content in one easy-to-read format. Share any page and open Pocket when you need it.
The News & Weather app is also a quick and easy way of staying up to date with what is going on. With this selection of apps at your disposal you will always be up to date with the content and information you want.
Top tips for Android’s news apps
1. Play Book highlights
The annotation feature in Play Books allows you to add a highlight colour and a note. Assign each colour a purpose or category and make a note of what each colour represents for future reference.
2. Social search
Google Reader is all about news sources and this includes a host of social networks and blogs. When adding a new content source, use the Social option to choose from Twitter, Flickr, Blogger and WordPress.
3. Play Book searches
The lookup search facility in Google Play Books is location-restricted. To check that a location is available for further investigation simply tap and hold on it.
4. New news categories
The News & Weather app is restricted to a selected number of categories but there is the option to create custom ones. However, there is no option to choose the content.
5. Site log-ins
Pocket adds webpages for future reference. To avoid having to log in every time, head to Settings and select Manage site
subscriptions. Select a site or add a site and enter log-in details and save for automatic log in.