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MSN News app review: a fantastic news app

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Introduction

News apps these days are often intentionally dumbed-down to cater to the decreasing attention span of the general public. MSN News is an iPhone and iPad app that serves as a refreshing exception to that rule!

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What we have here is the official news app created by Microsoft Corporation that will bring you curated news stories from a variety of sources and customize it based on your topics of interest.

This is a free app which has made its debut in the App Store this month. Let's take a closer look at its features.

MSN News

Free

Varied News Sources

MSN News takes up just 14.2 MB of space on your iPhone or iPad. The user interface is minimalistic yet has just the right amount of detail to help users browse stories by category such as Top Stories, US News, World News, Crime, and so on. Stories are customized first based on your location and you'll be able to see the time of publishing along with the news source and a thumbnail image.

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When you tap on an article, it'll take you to a new screen but you can use the arrow keys to navigate between articles. The font size can be changed for optimal viewing, and the action button can be used to share any articles you find interesting through Twitter, Facebook, email, or via text messaging.

Top stories
Top stories

Customize Your News Feed

The MSN News app will bring you the latest news from your area, from across the U.S., and around the world, but aside from breaking news, users can also enjoy following news on their favorite topics. This could be anything from a news team to a type of gadget or a celebrity name. Trending and suggested topics are also provided so you can have a starting point.

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All-in-all, this is a top-notch news app which functions smoothly, looks great, and is well-optimized for iOS 8.

Article layout
Article layout

MSN News

Free

Pros & Cons

Pros

  • Content curated by the editors at MSN news
  • Variety of news sources
  • Free and lightweight app
  • Topics customized to your preferences
  • Follow topics of interest
  • View stories by category, source, or keyword
  • Comprehensive search functions
  • Easy sharing options

Cons

  • There is nothing negative to say about this app

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Suggested Topics

Final Words

MSN News makes a fine addition to the News section of the App Store, and definitely deserves a spot on your iPhone or iPad. If you’re in the market for a news app, then this one is definitely worth your consideration.

 

MSN News

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Neha Sinha

Neha has been writing and editing since 2010 and has been reviewing iOS apps since early 2014. She has lived in four different countries and loves having the world at her fingertips thanks to these awesome apps.