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Store and watch the latest news stories offline with Hyper News
If you have ever travelled on a metro line you know what it's like to whiz from one station to the next, always holding out for the next patch of reception somewhere between the constant outages afflicting your iPhone. Most times, the internet will cut out in the least opportune moments, like on your commute home when you slump in your seat and want to mindlessly gaze at moving images on your phone. To weather the crisis of poor connection, Hyper News functions as a pocket of pre-downloaded news clips to fall back on whenever your data leaves you hanging. In a spell of news apps being tested at iDB, Hyper News stands out for its utter simplicity and the concerted effort to occupy a unique space in the news realm. Here are the ins and outs to know about Hyper News. News apps can be pretty overwhelming at times. Create a profile, browse through an array of channels and pick the ones you want to follow, tell the app about your interests, bookmark the articles you want saved for offline reading, and so on and so forth. In a refreshing twist, Hyper News completely goes against the grain and is ready to roll the moment it touches down on your Home screen. Simply launch the app, scrub a smart lever to determine how much media the app is allowed to download in the background and watch the stories pour in. This is simplicity done right. The news stories – some of which test the limits of what constitutes ‘news' – are arranged in stacks of five and about a minute long each. As soon as they are downloaded, you can easily swipe left to move through the stack.
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