Pathfinders

Mobile Apps – News & Current Events

The ipl Mobile Apps Project is an initiative to direct our patrons to free mobile applications. Mobile applications are tools on certain mobile phones that directly connect the user to a particular internet location. There are thousands of mobile applications available. Sorting through them can be tedious and time consuming!

The Mobile Apps Project seeks to resolve this problem by categorizing free mobile apps by subject and mobile technology platform.

This News & Current Events pathfinder lists available free iphone and android apps from resources such as newspapers, weather internet sites, television, magazines and many other media sources. These apps can be accessed one of two ways: either through the mobile phone itself, or through the link provided in the chart.

A few things to know before obtaining these apps:

1. Please be aware that only applications for iphone and android phones are available at this time, and while some of the apps are available for both phones, others are not.

2. Be advised that while the apps are free, your wireless carrier may have an additional charge depending on your wireless plan. ipl cannot be held accountable for these charges.

3. Some of the mobile applications listed ask you to sign up for their program before purchasing any mobile applications, even if they are free. Make sure you understand the terms and conditions of the providers before you sign up.

It is the aim of this project to inform everyone about the fabulous resources available through mobile technology. So, read through your options, pick the ones you like, and enjoy!

Android Applications

Android General News Apps

ABC News
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.abc.abcnews&hl=en_US&gl=US
Provides access to all ABC Broadcast Network news shows, including Good Morning America, World News Tonight, and 20/20.

Atlanta Journal-Constitution
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.cmgdigital.AJCprint&hl=en_US&gl=US
Atlanta, GA’s newspaper gives news, weather, and sports. It even includes features like lottery results, horoscopes and movie showtimes.

AP News
https://apnews.com/hub/download-the-ap-news-app
From the Associated Press, this News app discusses, local, national, and international news in categories such as news, sports, entertainment, politics and business. The content is provided by members of the Associated Press as well as other sources.

azcentral
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.gannett.local.library.news.azcentral&hl=en_US&gl=US
Get the latest in national and local news from Phoenix, AZ’s news source. Includes sports, entertainment, photos, travel information, and videos.

BBC News
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=bbc.mobile.news.ww&hl=en_US&gl=US
The BBC, British Broadcasting Corp, provides news around the world for television, radio, and internet. It specializes in national news for the United Kingdom, and International news in categories such as sports, entertainment, science, and many others.

CBS News
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.treemolabs.apps.cbsnews&hl=en_US&gl=US
Provides the national and international news from the CBS Network including access to their television shows such as the Early Show and 60 Minutes.

New York Daily News
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.freerange360.mpp.NYDN&hl=en_US&gl=US
Get breaking news, entertainment, sports, and more from New York Daily News, a news source from New York City, NY.

Denver Post
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.ap.denverpost&hl=en_US&gl=US
The Denver Post provides local and national news for Denver, CO and the surrounding area. Specialties include sports, entertainment, weather, photo and video galleries.

Detroit Free Press
https://static.freep.com/apps/
Provides headlines, entertainment, traffic and weather updates from the newspaper Detroit Free Press, centralized in Detroit, MI.

Drudge Report
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.idrudgereport.iDrudgeReportUniversal&hl=en_US&gl=US
A conglomeration of news articles, Drudge Report’s app provides editorials and links to news articles mainly on politics, current events, and entertainment.

FOX News Network
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.foxnews.android&hl=en_US&gl=US
From the cable news channel FOX News, this app allows access to the latest news, editorials, and videos.

FOX News Radio
http://radio.foxnews.com/2010/07/21/listen-on-your-android-phone/
Connects instantly to FOX News Radio for the latest news and opinions from their radio personalities.

Huffington Post
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.huffingtonpost.android&hl=en_US&gl=US
The Huffington Post provides national and international news and opinions, as well as resources in sports, entertainment, politics, and many other categories.

NDTV
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.july.ndtv&hl=en_US&gl=US
From NDTV studios in India comes news about politics, business, sports, entertainment and more. Get the breaking news from India and the international community.

New York Times
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.nytimes.android&hl=en_US&gl=US
The New York Times Newspaper provides an application to bring you local, national, and international news as well as games and other features.

Newsweek Magazine
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.newsweek.androidapp&hl=en_US&gl=US
Provides analysis of current national and international news. Other features include access to the magazine’s blogs, columnists, Twitter and Facebook.

NPR News
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.npr.android.news&hl=en_US&gl=US
National Public Radio (NPR) provides international and national news, as well as special programs about current events.

Sky News
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.bskyb.skynews.android&hl=en_US&gl=US
Keep up with Sky News’ latest in UK and International news on business, politics, entertainment, and videos.

USA Today
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.usatoday.android.news&hl=en_US&gl=US
Stay updated with USA Today’s latest breaking national and international news stories. Features articles in sports, travel, life, technology, and weather.

Yahoo! News
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.yahoo.mobile.client.android.yahoo&start=80
All the national and international news from the search engine Yahoo! plus articles on sports, entertainment, politics, and more.

Android Science & Technology Apps

CNET
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.cbsinteractive.cnet&hl=en_US&gl=US
CNET provides the latest technology news, as well as access to search and access their database of new technology trends and products.

New Scientist
https://www.newscientist.com/app-download/
Reports the latest in science and technology news from scientific updates to information on daily life.

Android Financial News Apps

Bloomberg
https://www.bloombergapps.com/#
Bloomberg specializes in financial and business news around the globe. This app provides up to the minute information on the world’s financial markets.

CNBC
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.cnbc.client&hl=en_US&gl=US
From the cable news network CNBC, this app provides real-time stock quotes, breaking business news alerts, charts and videos to give you up to the minute business information.

Android Entertainment News Apps

Buzz Feed
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.buzzfeed.android&hl=en_US&gl=US
Keep up to date on the latest entertainment and gossip from BuzzFeed. Includes viral videos, images, and links.

MTV
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.mtvn.mtvPrimeAndroid&hl=en_US&gl=US
Provides entertainment news about music, celebrities, gaming, and videos from the MTV (Music Television) Cable Network. This app also allows you to keep up to date on MTV blogs, scroll through celebrity pics, and watch exclusive videos.

TMZ
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.rhythmnewmedia.tmz&hl=en_US&gl=US
Get the latest gossip and entertainment news, pictures, and videos about your favorite celebrities.

Android Political News Apps

USA Politics 24h | United States Politics News
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=info.newsapps.usaelections&hl=en_US&gl=US
USA Politics 24h provides the latest political news from sources like Fox News, New York Post, Reuters, and more.

US Politics News – Democrats & Republicans
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.briox.riversip.android.usnews.uspolitics&hl=en_US&gl=US
Provides all news from Capitol Hill from several resources across the web.

Android Weather Apps

Accuweather
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.accuweather.android&hl=en_US&gl=US
Get hourly weather updates, severe weather alerts, radar, and satellite maps for every US zip code and several international locations.

Earthquake Alert!
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.joshclemm.android.quake&hl=en_US&gl=US
Find out about earthquakes that occurred including the damage and rumble areas. All information shown on an interactive map.

My Hurricane Tracker
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.jrustonapps.myhurricanetracker&hl=en_US&gl=US
Track the position of tornados, cyclones, and tropical storms, and get forecast information and weather alerts.

MSW Surf Forcast
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.phonegap.MSWMobile&hl=en_US&gl=US
Get surf forecasts for more than 2,000 beaches including data on swell, wind, and temperature.

Radar Now
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.usnaviguide.radar_now&hl=en_US&gl=US
Displays the NSW Doppler radar version of the weather conditions around the United States.

Weather Channel
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.weather.Weather&hl=en_US&gl=US
From the cable network The Weather Channel, find out the latest weather conditions including hourly forecasts, radar, and satellite maps. App also includes Hurricane Central, Weather Almanac, and severe weather updates.

WeatherBug
http://weather.weatherbug.com/mobile/android.html
Provides the latest weather conditions, forecasts, maps, severe weather alerts, and much more.

The Weather Network
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.pelmorex.WeatherEyeAndroid
From the Canadian cable broadcast station The Weather Network, this app provides weather conditions, radar maps, weather alerts and much more for Canadian, US, and International cities.

WindGuru
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.studioeleven.windguru&hl=en_US&gl=US
From the website Windguru.com, get the latest wind reports, forecasts, tide information, and news concerning the weather in your area.

Wind Finder
https://www.windfinder.com/apps/
Directed towards surfers, sailors, and paragliders, this app monitors the wind, waves, and weather for thousands of beaches around the world.

iPhone Applications

iPhone General News Apps

ABC News
https://apps.apple.com/us/app/abc-news/id300255638
Provides access to all ABC Broadcast Network news shows, including Good Morning America, World News Tonight, and 20/20.

Al Jazeera
https://apps.apple.com/us/app/al-jazeera-english/id504847776
This English version of the popular broadcast service based in Qatar, specializes in International news, particularly involving Islamic nations.

Atlanta Journal-Constitution
https://apps.apple.com/us/app/atlanta-journal-constitution/id577777232
Atlanta, GA’s newspaper gives news, weather, and sports. It even includes features like lottery results, horoscopes and movie showtimes.

AP News
https://apps.apple.com/us/app/ap-news/id364677107
From the Associated Press, this News app discusses, local, national, and international news in categories such as news, sports, entertainment, politics and business. The content is provided by members of the Associated Press as well as other sources.

azcentral
https://apps.apple.com/us/app/azcentral/id815248536
Get the latest in national and local news from Phoenix, AZ’s news source. Includes sports, entertainment, photos, travel information, and videos.

BBC News
https://apps.apple.com/us/app/bbc-news/id364147881
The BBC, British Broadcasting Corp, provides news around the world for television, radio, and internet. It specializes in national news for the United Kingdom, and International news in categories such as sports, entertainment, science, and many others.

Bloomberg
https://www.bloombergapps.com/#
Bloomberg specializes in financial and business news around the globe. This app provides up to the minute information on the world’s financial markets.

Boston.com News (Boston Global)
https://apps.apple.com/us/app/boston-com/id361786318
From the Boston, MA area, get updated on breaking news and the latest in sports, politics, business, and more. Also includes weather reports and traffic updates.

C-SPAN Radio
https://www.c-span.org/special/?radioapp
From the network that provides 24 hour news, this app allows access to political speeches and all congressional hearing. Other features include access to the Washington Journal, Sunday Talk programs, Book TV, and audio from historical figures.

CBS News
https://apps.apple.com/us/app/cbs-news/id334256223
Provides the national and international news from the CBS Network including access to their television shows such as the Early Show and 60 Minutes.

Cleveland News
https://apps.apple.com/us/app/cleveland-com/id394810586
Cleveland, OH newspaper’s mobile app for the latest news, entertainment, sports, and weather in the Cleveland area.

CNBC
https://apps.apple.com/us/app/cnbc-stock-market-business/id398018310
From the cable news network CNBC, this app provides real-time stock quotes, breaking business news alerts, charts and videos to give you up to the minute business information.

CNN
https://edition.cnn.com/specials/mobile-apps
The 24 hour cable news network CNN provides you with an app that gives the latest national and international news. It also allows you to watch videos, view articles, and share information with others in your network.

Daily Beast
https://apps.apple.com/us/app/the-daily-beast-app/id898117224
From the online news site, dailybeast.com, this mobile app displays headlines and a vast number of editorials that are original and also from other news sources.

Daily News
https://apps.apple.com/us/app/daily-news-digital-edition/id406841105
Get breaking news, entertainment, sports, and more from the Daily News, a news source from New York City, NY.

Denver Post
https://apps.apple.com/us/app/denver-post/id375264133
The Denver Post provides local and national news for Denver, CO and the surrounding area. Specialties include sports, entertainment, weather, photo and video galleries.

Detroit Free Press
https://static.freep.com/apps/
Provides headlines, entertainment, traffic and weather updates from the newspaper Detroit Free Press, centralized in Detroit, MI.

Drudge Report
https://apps.apple.com/us/app/drudge-report-official/id375614185
A conglomeration of news articles, Drudge Report’s app provides editorials and links to news articles mainly on politics, current events, and entertainment.

FOX News Network
https://apps.apple.com/us/app/fox-news/id367623543
From the cable news channel FOX News, this app allows access to the latest news, editorials, and videos.

FOX News Radio
https://radio.foxnews.com/2009/01/01/fox-news-talk-on-iphone/
Connects instantly to FOX News Radio for the latest news and opinions from their radio personalities.

Huffington Post
https://apps.apple.com/app/huffingtonpost-com/id306621789
The Huffington Post provides national and international news and opinions, as well as resources in sports, entertainment, politics, and many other categories.

News 18
https://apps.apple.com/in/app/news18-latest-breaking-news/id395194912
News (in English) from India’s broadcast network News-18. Receive breaking news, follow the live cricket scores, and read blogs by the News-18 reporters.

Lexington Herald-Leader Kentucky.com
https://apps.apple.com/us/app/lexington-herald-leader-kentucky/id389701575
Lexington, KY’s major newspaper provides local and national news to the surrounding area, including the latest in sports, entertainment, and weather.

Local Now
https://apps.apple.com/us/app/local-now-stream-your-city/id1117556939
Gives you local news from all over the United States. Local news topics include weather, sports, horoscopes, and many others.

NBC News
https://apps.apple.com/us/app/msnbc-com/id319740707
From the cable news network MSNBC, this application allows you to see the latest national and international news updates. Other features include limited access to some of their network shows, photo slide shows, and the ability to save and share articles.

NDTV
https://www.ndtv.com/page/apps
From NDTV studios in India comes news about politics, business, sports, entertainment and more. Get the breaking news from India and the international community.

New York Times
https://apps.apple.com/us/app/the-new-york-times/id284862083
The New York Times Newspaper provides an application to bring you local, national, and international news as well as games and other features.

Newsweek Magazine
https://apps.apple.com/us/app/newsweek/id370903329
Provides analysis of current national and international news. Other features include access to the magazine’s blogs, columnists, Twitter and Facebook.

Newsy.com
https://apps.apple.com/us/app/newsy-video-news/id330879884
“This app presents, monitors, and analyzes international video news.”

NPR
https://apps.apple.com/us/app/npr/id324906251
National Public Radio (NPR) provides international and national news, as well as special programs about current events.

Oregonlive.com
https://apps.apple.com/us/app/oregonlive-com/id394812078
National and local news from the surrounding Oregon area. Includes the latest in politics, sports, entertainment, and more.

Philadelphia Inquirer
https://apps.apple.com/us/app/the-philadelphia-inquirer/id577251728
All the local, national, and international news from the Philadelphia Inquirer, the newspaper for the surrounding Philadelphia Area. Includes news and opinions in politics, sports, entertainment, and many other subjects.

Sacramento Bee
https://www.sacbee.com/mobile/
All the latest national and local news from the Sacramento, CA area, including information about sports, entertainment, politics, and weather.

Salt Lake Tribune
https://apps.apple.com/us/app/salt-lake-tribune-eedition/id995297003
All the latest national and local news, sports, entertainment and more from the Salt Lake City, UT area.

Sky News
https://apps.apple.com/gb/app/sky-news/id316391924
Keep up with Sky News’ latest in UK and International news on business, politics, entertainment, and videos.

TribLive Western Pennsylvania News
https://apps.apple.com/us/app/western-pennsylvania-news/id328217517
The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review offers information on local and national news from Pittsburgh, PA and the surrounding area. It specializes in national and local sports, including college and high school athletics.

USA Today
https://apps.apple.com/us/app/usa-today-news-personalized/id504631398
Stay updated with USA Today’s latest breaking national and international news stories. Features articles in sports, travel, life, technology, and weather.

Yahoo! News
https://apps.apple.com/us/app/yahoo-news-breaking-local/id304158842
All the national and international news from the search engine Yahoo! plus articles on sports, entertainment, politics, and more.

Zinio
https://apps.apple.com/lr/app/zinio-magazine-newsstand/id364297166
Zinio provides free access to a select number of articles from top magazines. This app allows you to save, share, and download your favorite articles.

iPhone Entertaiment News Apps

Buzz Feed
https://apps.apple.com/us/app/buzzfeed/id352969997
Keep up to date on the latest entertainment and gossip from BuzzFeed. Includes viral videos, images, and links.

MTV News
https://apps.apple.com/us/app/mtv/id422366403
Provides entertainment news about music, celebrities, gaming, and videos from the MTV (Music Television) Cable Network. This app also allows you to keep up to date on MTV blogs, scroll through celebrity pics, and watch exclusive videos.

TMZ
https://apps.apple.com/app/id299948601?adid=itunes
Get the latest gossip and entertainment news, pictures, and videos about your favorite celebrities.

iPhone Financial News Apps

Financial Times
https://www.ft.com/tour/apps
Provides instant access to news, editorials and analysis from the Financial Times. Includes a Markets Data section and a personal investment portfolio.

MarketWatch
https://www.marketwatch.com/site/mobile
Track the market in real-time by regularly checking market updates, charts and financial analysis.

Wall Street Journal
https://now.wsj.com/mobile/
Find out the latest news and analysis concerning the stock market. Also featured is news on entertainment, sports, and culture.

iPhone Science & Technology Apps

All Things Digital
https://apps.apple.com/us/app/allthings-app/id1326113666
Features news and information about technology in the form of blogs, videos, product reviews, and news from Silicon Valley.

CNET
https://apps.apple.com/app/cnet-news/id383989837
CNET provides the latest technology news, as well as access to search and access their database of new technology trends and products.

Popsci.com
https://apps.apple.com/us/app/popular-science/id364049283
From one of the leading sources of scientific news, Popular Science, this app provides information on the newest discoveries, research and technologies.

iPhone Political Apps

PBS Newshour
https://apps.apple.com/us/app/pbs-newshour-official/id385346299
PBS’ (Public Broadcasting System) Newshour now allows you to see the latest in political news and analysis by way of your mobile phone.

Politico
https://apps.apple.com/us/app/politico/id358305912
Provides information on elections and political news, with special attention to the latest actions by the President.

Real Clear Politics
https://apps.apple.com/us/app/real-clear-politics-for-ipad/id485836226
Publishes and categorizes political news stories from major news sources.

iPhone Weather Apps

Accuweather
https://apps.apple.com/app/accuweather-com/id300048137
Get hourly weather updates, severe weather alerts, radar, and satellite maps for every US zip code and several international locations.

AeroWeather Lite
https://apps.apple.com/us/app/aeroweather/id288286079
Get the weather and forecasts airline pilots use. This app also displays time zones and sunrise/sunset information.

Earthquake Lite
https://apps.apple.com/us/app/earthquake-lite/id372888894
Tracks earthquakes from around the world. Includes data on magnitude, location, and time of quake, and also provides an interactive map.

FloodWatch
https://apps.apple.com/us/app/floodwatch/id386505889
Using information from the US Geological Survey, this app provides information on river heights and precipitation totals for the past 24 hours and seven days.

MSW Surf Forcast
https://apps.apple.com/app/msw-surf-forecast/id322103952
Get surf forecasts for more than 2,000 beaches including data on swell, wind, and temperature.

MyRadar
https://apps.apple.com/us/app/myradar/id322439990
Shows weather radar around your current location allowing you to see if there are any storms headed your way.

Ski & Snow Report
https://apps.apple.com/us/app/ski-snow-report/id300412347
Find out the snow and weather conditions for your favorite ski resorts and the surrounding area.

Weather Channel
https://apps.apple.com/us/app/the-weather-channel/id295646461
From the cable network The Weather Channel, find out the latest weather conditions including hourly forecasts, radar, and satellite maps. App also includes Hurricane Central, Weather Almanac, and severe weather updates.

WeatherBug
https://apps.apple.com/us/app/weatherbug-weather-forecast/id281940292
Provides the latest weather conditions, forecasts, maps, severe weather alerts, and much more.

Weathereye
https://www.theweathernetwork.com/weather-apps/
From the Canadian cable broadcast station The Weather Network, this app provides weather conditions, radar maps, weather alerts and much more for Canadian, US, and International cities.

Wind Finder
https://www.windfinder.com/apps/
Directed towards surfers, sailors, and paragliders, this app monitors the wind, waves, and weather for thousands of beaches around the world.

Yachting Weather
https://apps.apple.com/us/app/yachting-weather/id371339359
From Weather365.net comes the weather app for boating. Find out the marine weather forecast for your current area.

This pathfinder was created by Emilie Reimer, Fall 2010.