Google has updated its News & Weather app to bring it in line with the company's recent changes to its News website, splicing up categories to make them more focused and integrating additional navigation controls into the user interface.

First up, Google has injected more blank space into the News & Weather UI to enhance readability, and has made the headline news categories along the top of the layout more easily accessible with swipe gestures.

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Like the Google News website, the app also now includes an always-visible navigation bar for separate "Headlines", "Local", and "For You" sections.

In Local, users can track stories from parts of the world that interest them, either by turning on location services to see news about their current location, or by manually adding a location from the relevant menu in the sidebar.

Meanwhile, in the For You section, users can input niche interests or create their own mini news feed, such as following a favorite team or tech topic, for example. Displayed topics can also be rated with the thumbs up/down icons for more personalized curation.

Google has also removed the Weekly Digest section of the app, because of low usage in earlier versions. Elsewhere, the dark reading mode and all other Google account options remain in the top left Settings menu.

The Google News & Weather app is a free download for iPhone and iPad on the App Store. [Direct Link]

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Avieshek Avatar
49 months ago
Looks like a porn site.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
DeepIn2U Avatar
49 months ago
Great, Google has removed all the realtime news features that were actually useful; spaced everything out so you have to scroll more.
At least on iOS we have Apple News.
Yup it's reverted back to the days of Excite.com and AltaVista!
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Would never trust Google for news! Heck, its even getting harder and harder to trust them for search results.
LMAO! You're just getting this now?! Seriously?? Have you NOT been looking at all the cases in the UK against Google?! I think you've been in a time capsule.
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Aston441 Avatar
49 months ago
The only vaguely reliable news sources these days are certain old forums with members giving first hand reports, and even the more popular of those have been infiltrated by paid employee shills.

Essentially every "story" coming out of the media is designed to mess with people's minds in some way.

This includes all the major tech news sites as well, although at least Slashdot moderators can't delete uncomfortable comments.
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341328 Avatar
49 months ago
How much money has google made from porn?
[doublepost=1499766811][/doublepost]It's Macrumors. how's this relevant?
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TheAppleFairy Avatar
49 months ago

LMAO! You're just getting this now?! Seriously?? Have you NOT been looking at all the cases in the UK against Google?! I think you've been in a time capsule.
What makes you believe he's "just getting this now"? He is making a statement "now" because it is related to this article.
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nt5672 Avatar
49 months ago
Would never trust Google for news! Heck, its even getting harder and harder to trust them for search results.
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