Google's Currents App for iOS Refreshed
Google recently made an update to its Currents application available to iOS devices. Currents is Google's digital magazine app, and presents articles and other content in a visually appealing fashion (similar to Flipboard and Pulse). The update carries over the fresh design given the Android version of the app. Other new features include an "edition sidebar" for accessing information sorted by categories; fast scan, which provides a quick view of an edition with a vertical swipe; new breaking stories as ranked by Google news; and saved stories that can be retrieved easily. The application is a free download from the iTunes App Store.
Google News to More Clearly Mark 'Fact-Check' Articles
Google says it will work harder to call attention to fact-check articles within Google News. Google believes fact-check style articles have become an important type of journalism, especially in the context of the presidential election.
Google News to Highlight Local Sources
Google has updated its Google News product across all platforms with improved visibility of locally-sourced stories. The local source tag in Google News highlights local news outlets that have covered large, national news stories.
Google News & Weather to Show More News & Weather
Google today said it has added more stores to the home screen of its News & Weather app for mobile devices. Specifically, the home screen will list an additional 200 stories in a section called More Headlines.
Google Redesigns Search App with Columns
Google today began rolling out an update to its Android Search app that separates information into two streams. Previously, the app displayed a long column of data, including calendar appointments, weather, news stories, and so on.
Google's News App Learns to Speak Thai and Others
Google recently said a forthcoming update to its News and Weather application for Android and iOS will add support for seven new languages. The additions include Bahasa Indonesia, Bengali, Bulgarian, Latvian, Lithuanian, and Thai, and bump the total number of languages supported to 35.
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