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Desktop Software and Mobile Apps: News

iOS Tip


Scanning with Notes (iOS)
The Notes app that comes with the iPhone and iPad has scanning abilities. Follow the steps below to use the scanner:

  1. In Notes, open a note or create a new note.
  2. Tap the camera icon and then tap Scan Documents.
  3. Place your article in view of the camera on your device.
  4. If your iPhone or iPad is in Auto mode, your article will automatically be scanned. If you need to manually capture a scan, tap one of the Volume buttons.
  5. Drag the corners to adjust the scan to fit the page, if needed. Tap Keep Scan.
  6. You can add additional scans to the document or tap Save when you're done.


Note: if your iOS devices does not have Notes, you can download it for free at




BBC News
Contains the latest news from the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) and their global network of journalists. A nice feature of the app is the ability to personalize your news using My News.Push notifications are possible for important news stories. Android | iOS
News reports from correspondents from around the world. The app allows users to customize alert settings. There are many in-depth stories along with photo galleries and news clips. A feature called Live TV is available for satellite and cable customers. Android | iOS
Fox News
Customize breaking news alerts, live event notifications, and program reminders to stay informed on developing stories. A Listen tab allows one to stream Fox News Radio. Authorized pay TV subscribers can watch live Fox New Channel and Fox Business Network. Android | iOS
Get all the same content you enjoy from, The Star-Ledger, The Times of Trenton, The Jersey Journal, South Jersey Times, Hunterdon County Democrat, The Messenger-Gazette, The Warren Reporter, Independent Press, Suburban News and the Cranford Chronicle. The app has notification options for Breaking News as well as photos and videos for optimal viewing experience. Android | iOS

New York Times
Enjoy award-winning journalism with the NYT app. Features include new alerts, morning and evening briefings, podcasts,and the ability to save articles to read later. There are exclusive videos and award-winning photography to make stories stand out even more. Android | iOS

NJIT students can sign up for a free subscription to the New York Times here.

NPR News
This app allows you read breaking news and lets one stream local public radio stations, and hear NPR shows and podcasts. Never miss a beat with hourly newscasts. Listen to conversations from Morning Edition and All Things Considered. Android | iOS

Note: Descriptions are based on iOS features. The features in the Android version may be different.

News and Reviews

All About Android
This show is available on the Netcast Network. It covers the latest Android news, hardware, and apps.

This site is a good resource for discovering new iOS apps. AppAdvice provides news on apps and provides detailed reviews of apps.

iOS Today
This show is available on the Netcast Network. It highlights best new apps, helpful tools, tricks, and news about iOS.

A good site for finding out what apps have gone free, what are on sale, and what is new. I check it out daily.

Tech Advisor - App Reviews
Find app reviews by category.
This netcast provides over 30 hours of programming each week covering digital technology. Popular shows include: All About Android, This Week in Technology, iOS Today, MacBreak Weekly, The Tech Guy, and Windows Weekly.

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