News Discovery Apps

Texture App for iOS and Android

Texture app to give Apple a leg up in bid for news and magazine subscribers

Texture is a great app. It wasn't always. After some rough early years the start-up finally got it right, and today it's easily one of my favorite apps for content. Now Apple has big plans for Texture.If you haven't heard of Texture before, it's an all-you-can-eat subscription service for...

Flipboard buys Zite newsreader app for $90 million as mobile news heats up

LinkedIn bought Pulse for $90 million last year. Facebook recently unveiled its newsreader app "Paper." Yahoo has a stake with its news digest app. Google has Newsstand. Net-net: News is mobile, the ads will follow.

Mobile App of the Week: News Republic for iOS, Android

One of our favorite news readers gets even better.

Yahoo Gets it Right with News Digest App (Review)

Marissa Meyer demonstrates she knows mobile. It might be a small step, but the News Digest app helps keep the Yahoo brand on our mobile devices, and front of mind.

Google Play Newsstand needs subscription model

I subscribe to Next Issue because it gives me access to a ton of magazines that I can read on my tablet without having to buy each issue individually. Why doesn't Google offer the same?

Yahoo Android app is just OK (Review)

I do like the visual presentation. Yahoo has smartly opted to go with large photos when possible. Most occupy almost the entire screen of my Nexus 4.

Review: Next Issue for Windows 8

Now that Next Issue is available for Windows 8, find out how it compares to its Android and iOS peers.

Tablet-friendly version of tech news app Appy Geek lands

The new version of Appy Geek features larger images and is ideally formatted for large screen devices, specifically tablets. Windows 8, iPad and Android tablets are supported.

News Republic app updated for iPad, Android tablets (Review)

With 3.0, the reading experience is now optimized for all three tablet platforms -- iPad, Android, Windows 8. More than 10,000 full-length articles are made available each day from sources such as HuffPo, TechCrunch, AP, and, yes, Stark Insider too.

Next Issue iPad app adds 8 new titles including ESPN, Fast Company, Food & Wine

We recommend the iPad version (4.5 out of 5 stars) of Next Issue. Not only will you get a larger selection of magazines, you'll also get faster downloads and smoother overall performance.