best news widgets?

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  1. ninjasenses

    ninjasenses Active Member
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    I was wondering what you guys thought the best news widgets were(perferrably free!!):]
     

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  2. jbarrett020

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    the google Genie (which is in 2.1) is by far my favorite but you wont find it in the market place. Do a google search for GenieWidget.apk and see if you can find it. works great on my droid.


    or you can root and load a custom rom, they have it already
     
  3. shrink57

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    Got to agree. The News and Weather Widget from 2.1 if great. For a stand-alone app there is Newspapers (I have the paid version - Newspapers Full). It accesss 66 major US papers, 11 UK, and more all with a very easy to use interface. I get the NY Times, NY Post, BBC News, LA Times, and 3 of my local Florida Papers along the CNN and Reuters. A newsaholic's dream.
     
  4. rjjk91

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    sorry to bump this, but does anyone have any other input now that it s almost june?
     
  5. Winters37

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    i use the genie widget from 2.1
    do a google search for "genie widget ported to 1.5/1.6 or whatever version you have.
    its a great widget because it has weather updates too :D
     
  6. USofPlutarchy

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    Try out Feedr 2. Just came out and is near perfect. Amazing widget too.
     
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  7. chimpy

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    Drudge Report
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  8. nightfishing

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    Does Newspapers have any ability to save/share links or is it strictly a reader?
     
  9. rjjk91

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    if you link feedr with Google reader does it mark as read if you log into reader on the computer?
     
  10. nightfishing

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    claims to:

    New in 2.0
    + 2-way G. Reader sync and lots more!!
     
  11. rjjk91

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    hope so, I like the lay out. Ill test and post if it does
     
  12. nightfishing

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    2 way sync seems to be working.

    I'll have to put this one thru the motions for the next couple of days and see if its a keeper.
     
  13. nunyabizness

    nunyabizness Well-Known Member
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    Do any of these provide local news, or would that have to something that's done by individual newspapers/stations? Wondering if there's a widget/app that would fetch local news based on my GPS location...
     
  14. Squiggy

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    I think he asked for news, not propaganda BS :)
     
  15. hood420

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    I couldn't find a news widget I liked until I installed the News & Weather widget from the Nexus One. It works great, and you can create custom topics.
     
  16. Trooper

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    Sorry to bump this topic but has anyone been having problems with the N1 News and Weather widget? Is there a newer version?

    Thanks.
     
  17. pooohbaah

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  21. surlypoker

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    News360 is a pretty good and very customizable news app...
     
  22. evolution3d

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    I like News360 also.
     
  23. FBT

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    I have on my website FreeBrainTrauma Technology News a nice widget that uploads the entire articles from site with freshest news in technology. After you are not connected to internet any more, you still can open them and read entirely with pictures and videos offline. The widget is for all android devices, touch ready, with a very easy to use interface.

    Hope you will like it.
     
  24. djwright66

    djwright66 New Member
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    Taptu is the best I've found. It does what all the others should do. It smokes Pulse and picks up the slack.
     

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