Posts Tagged ‘news’

Flipboard

April 24, 2012

Today TOTD is recommending an app. Flipboard is one of those apps that your iPad/iPhone/iPod just shouldn’t be without. Described as a ‘social magazine’ Flipboard allows you to create your own magazine full of the things that you like to read. It’s ultra customisable allowing you to select what fills your Flipboard. Whether it’s niche blog or content from magazines like Empire, NME and Lonely Planet. Get feeds from news organization from around the world tailoring your content to what interests you. You can also flip through your Facebook, Twitter and Instagram feeds all in one handy place.

All this wonderful content is wrapped up in a beautiful, intuitive interface which is a joy to use. Here at TOTD we particularly like looking through the beautiful photographs from fotopedia magazine.

The icing on the cake – it’s free!

available to download from the iTunes app store for iPad/iPhone/iPod touch

 

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Happy News

January 30, 2012

Keeping up with the news is always important, but sometimes the news can be rather depressing! So if your looking for something a bit more positive and upbeat then why not check out Happy News. It’s a website that brings together news that will make you smile and in this age of global economic crisis we could all do with cheering up!

http://www.happynews.com/

Zapaday

September 9, 2011

Look into the future by using the global public calendar

www.zapaday.com

which scans over 4000 news and government websites to find out what’s going to be in the news next week.

The Huffington Post UK Edition

July 13, 2011

The Huffington Post’s UK edition makes it much anticipated launch this week. For those who have not encountered the Huffington Post before it is an Amercian blog that offers coverage of politics, media, business, entertainment, living, style, the green movement, world news, and comedy, and has news, blogs, and original content. In America the blog has over 9,000 contributors from politicians and celebrities to academics and policy experts—who contribute in real time on a wide range of topics.

It will be interesting to see how the UK takes to a very American way of presenting the news but first impressions suggest some interesting analysis and insightful articles that can take you beyond the headlines, what’s more it’s free!

http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/

 

how to write a (BBC?) news item for a website

October 1, 2010

This wonderful piece of humour thoroughly dissects news website reporting in a way which illuminates the whole genre: 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/the-lay-scientist/2010/sep/24/1

 You’ll never read such an item the same way again!

 

Flixster

September 1, 2010

If you love movies, you’ll love Flixster. It’s full of the latest movie news and triva and packed full of reviews. You can rate movies, see what other people thought of a film and read what the critics are saying. Watch out for the never-ending movie quiz though – it really is never-ending!!

http://www.flixster.com/

News Now

August 4, 2010

News Now is a a portal site which feeds news from all over the world and from lots of different sources, keeping you up to date with the news now. This is a very clear website with little flags next to the headline to indicate it’s country of origin and source and time of posting are also clearly displayed.

You can use the menu on the left hand side of the page to focus your news feeds on a particular region or category.

http://www.newsnow.co.uk/h/

And They’re Off!

April 8, 2010

You are all probably aware by now that it is election time! From now until May there will be nothing on the news except for who’s where, saying what on what issue and about who and, more importantly, who will win? Well, in the meantime, you can make preditions using the famous BBC Swingometer:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk_politics/election_2010/8574653.stm

And don’t be too disheartened. The next few weeks will fly by then it will all be over.

Then it’ll be World Cup time…

Daily Courant

March 11, 2010

On this day in 1702, the first British newspaper, the Daily Courant, was published. The content of its two columns was largely foreign news with no comment on them thus allowing readers to make up their own minds:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daily_Courant

A bit different to the monster papers we have today with their suppliments, TV guides and letters pages!

The Onion

June 19, 2009

And finally on this week’s theme we have The Onion, a site that received a Peabody Award for “providing ersatz news that has a worrisome ring of truth”.

http://www.theonion.com