I like to use my BlackBerry for all my news on a daily basis. Be it reading over RSS or checking out headlines on Twitter - I find that I can get most of my daily news intake right on my device. One thing I love it having alerts send right to my device as they happen. I have a plethora of sports related alerts setup through The Score for news and scores, but did you know you can also get breaking news alerts (in the US at least) pushed to your device?
Thanks to the USA Today app I don't have to miss out on any breaking news headlines during the day. This is one thing that I missed when I first starting using BlackBerry 10 as there were no apps that pushed news alerts. While the USA Today app was available in BlackBerry World for BB10 devices from the start, I'm sure that many users still don't know about the built-in news alerts.
The app is great for catching up on news as it is, but add in push notifications for breaking stories and it makes for a great free app.
To enable breaking news alerts in the USA Today app, just swipe from the top and choose Settings, then toggle Push Notifications on. You don't even need to leave the app running to receive the alerts and for any breaking news stories you'll receive a hub notification for the story - very cool. You'll even have one-tap access to take you right to the story within the app. Unfortunately there is still a bug for some users however that doesn't let you disable push notifications, so hopefully that will be fixed with the next update.
I'm sure that many more apps will offer up some cool notifications down the road, but for now this is definitely one of my favorites.
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