Gone are the days when mornings consisted of leisurely sipping your home-ground and brewed coffee while dissecting the many sections of the newspaper at the kitchen table. Our fast and furious pressures not only keep us from taking any portion of the morning with a lax approach, but also challenge the way we read about what is going on in the world. How do we keep up with the news outside of trending topics, social media and popular opinion? These sources are great modalities to keep you informed, while still taking your precious time into consideration.
Feedly. Feedly organizes your news sources to keep you from having to sort through each website or topic individually. With a similar layout to Pinterest, the app allows you to save articles for later, as well as create, follow, share or collaborate about specific topics or interests with team members, friends and coworkers.
Kindle. The kindle brings you news in two unique ways. One is on your physical device, where you can not only download (often for free), but also subscribe to magazines, newspapers, eBooks and more news sources directly. Ensure that you always know where your devices, such as your kindle, are by sticking a TrackR Bravo on the cover! The kindle app is a way to organize all of your information and downloads in one, easy-to-find place as well.
Paper by Facebook. Truly powered by Facebook, this pretty app uses the concept of “word of mouth” sharing to quickly spread relevant news to you. Paper customizes the topics you'll see upon opening the app with a carousel that lets you mix culture, science, news, and whatever other topics are up your alley. The content can be from friends or an actual news source, and if you like what you see, you can instantly share or comment about what you read.
Digg. This app is the handheld version of Google Reader by neatly personalizing and importing your RSS feeds into one, aesthetically pleasing format. You can grab information from any news site and even access video.
AP Mobile. Associated Press’s mobile version of information keeps things efficient by constantly refreshing local and national news. To avoid being inundated with information you’re not interested in, you can customize what type of stories are in your feed.
Breaking News (app). The name of this application speaks for itself. This tech-based source sends you alerts based on topics you're interested in - whether it’s based on an area, issue or favorite team. Location services also send you news alerts that are in near proximity to you, and you can easily follow a topic that intrigues you or mute one that you don't want to hear about with the check of a box.