News360 is undoubtedly one of the favorite news aggregators/readers of many web, smartphone and tablet users and needs no long introduction. If you do a lot of reading over the web, you’re probably familiar with the app and would be happy to know that the Android client of said service has just been updated to v2.0 and the iPhone variant of the app, to v3.0 with some of the most sought-after changes since its initial launch. Among many other updates that have been introduced with the fresh version of the app, the most significant one is its extended personalization. What that means is that users can now connect to the app with their social media accounts (Facebook, Twitter, Google+) and certain reading-related web services (Instapaper, Read It Later, Trip It, Evernote, Google Reader) to get personalized news feeds based on your areas of interest. In addition, the app now supports saving articles to your device for offline reading and automatically syncs all the saved content over the web so that you may be able to access it across various devices. Also, support for embedded videos within articles has also been added.
As of now, the updated version of the New360 app has been rolled out for smartphones only. Android tablet and iPad owners might have to wait for a bit longer.
To log in with the app service using any of the aforementioned accounts, just select the play icon from the top-left corner of the homescreen and tap Sign In. The app lets you enjoy a personalized news reading experience on your device based on the content it fetches from your Facebook, Twitter, Google Reader, Google+ and Evernote accounts. While saving an article within the updated News360 app is simple, syncing it to the cloud is even simpler.
To save/bookmark your favorite news story, just tap on the small plus (+) button at the bottom-right of the screen. All saved content can be accessed by hitting the play icon and tapping Saved. To sync saved content across various platforms, just pull the screen down and release it. That’s it; you can now access your favorite content either via the News360.com website or on any other device (requires the same login credentials, of course).
Any video embedded within a story can be played within the same page by hitting the Play button atop the video thumbnail.