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News and sports

BuzzFeed

BuzzFeed-iOS

BuzzFeed took the world by storm with its viral listicals and other fun content. The app puts everything in one place and you can customize the types of articles you see to suit your liking. You can also check out the menu to see only quizzes, what’s trending, or news if you want to hone your search.  It’s fun to view GIFs and the other visual content on the app. BuzzFeed also has a hard news app, which you can get here.

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SmartNews

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SmartNews brings you trending stories and categorizes them based on subject. It’s clutter-free, easy to browse through, and good at digging up fresh content that you’ll actually want to read. Partners include NBC News, Medium, USA Today, TIME, Bleacher Report, Quartz, VICE, Reuters, AP, Perez Hilton, and more. Reading news on the iPad is always great, but it just got better.

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Flipboard

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The news isn’t always pretty, but it will look good in Flipboard. The app turns your favorite news sources into a digital magazine with a beautiful layout for your consumption.

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News Republic

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News Republic is a news app for the social media generation. Articles from hundreds of top publications are navigable by tags, which will lead you into an internet rabbit hole very quickly.

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Feedly

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Feedly is the more traditional way of following your favorite websites. This RSS reader will feel familiar to any Google Reader users and is ideal for keeping up with tons of sources at the same time.

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News 360

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There’s always multiple takes on a news story, and you can see them all with News 360. Find a headline that catches your eye and see how every other news source has tackled the same topic.

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Digg

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A lot of news apps try to match your preferences, but Digg has its own tastes and interests. You can see the hand-picked stories deemed to be best of the web and trend-worthy by Digg’s staff.

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BaconReader for Reddit

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Reddit is like a great news aggregator that you don’t have to set up—just tap into the communities that produce great content. There’s no better way to navigate the site on iPad than the BaconReader app.

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ESPN SportsCenter

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No place offers sports coverage like ESPN, so turning to the Worldwide Leader in Sports on your iPad makes sense. Score updates, news alerts, video highlights, and more await the sports fanatic in you.

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WatchESPN

WatchESPN-ios

Seeing the scoreboard tally each point in real time isn’t always enough. Sometimes you just have to see it. WatchESPN lets you watch tons of sporting events live – assuming your cable provider allows it.

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TheScore

TheScore-ios

There’s way too much sports news to digest, but if you want to try, TheScore has all that and more — tons of information, live scores, and everything you’d expect to track your crazy sports obsession.

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NCAA March Madness

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March Madness is easily one of the best times of year for any sports fan. Non-stop games, tons of upsets and underdogs, and you can follow it all as it unfolds with this app.

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CBS Sports

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It’s not college specific, but CBS Sports has a plenty of college related content and offers regular coverage of the biggest college sporting events, including title games.

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