Using the News App on Your iPhone with iOS 9 - dummies

Using the News App on Your iPhone with iOS 9

By Edward C. Baig, Bob LeVitus

One path to periodicals on your iPhone is iOS 9’s new News app, which replaces iOS 8’s Newsstand app. Now you have a single app that gathers news articles, images, and videos you might be interested in and displays them in a visually appealing fashion. Participating publishers at launch include ESPN, the New York Times, Hearst (publisher of Bob’s newspaper, the Houston Chronicle), Time, Inc., CNN, Condé Nast, and Bloomberg.

The first time you launch the app, you’ll select some topics that interest you. Then, News creates a customized real-time newsfeed with stories it expects you to be interested in. The more you read, the better its suggestions will be, or at least that’s what Apple says.

It’s too soon to tell how many publishers will adopt the News paradigm, how many will choose custom apps or Zinio, and how many will do more than one. Stay tuned.

As the late Steve Jobs was so fond of saying in his keynotes, “There is one last thing”: You can also determine how much battery life individual apps are using and provides details about iOS 9’s new low power mode, an easy way to reduce your iPhone’s battery usage temporarily.