Guess what? Good news is back en vogue. That’s right. People have grown tired of negativity and they want a little good news back in their lives. As much as modern smartphones, personal computers and tablets, and applications are used to spy on people, there are some aspects of modern technology that are good for us.
Take the news. Please.
Apple introduced bad news early this year and scared immature investors away from APPL so savvy investors could pick up more stock. That was then, the ship is upright and sailing down profitable waterways.
What other good news is out there?
Apple News. That’s the app that delivers news for iPhone, iPad, and Mac. Jack Morse on Apple News:
Apple executives had one standout bit of cheery news for wary investors: Apple News supposedly has the largest audience of any news app.
85-million regular readers. That’s a drop in the bucket for Apple’s 1-billion plus customers, but News is growing fast and maturing quickly. Instead of having to dig through a dozen different news apps to catch up on what’s going on in the world, Apple News gives almost all I need to know and very close to all I want to know about each day.
How is Apple News different from other news sources? How is different from Flipboard for iOS, which also aggregates news from many sources.
First, let me take the second point. I loved Flipboard. Then I began to realize that the editors were not actual editors and many of the so-called flips and channels were run by people and influences who had SED– serious editing deficiency.
Second, I don’t have the time each day to manage a dozen or so separate news applications, but I want to be kept up to date and not worry about what I read drifting into the never never land of alt right, right wing nuts, and libtards.
I just want to know what’s going on.
Apple News does that very well; with enough detail that I can dig into a story, browse through far more news sources than I can digest, and avoid the riffraff from the other side of the tracks.
What I seem coming down the road is a position where Apple helps to save media. No, not the Netflix or Amazon kind of media. No, not cable TV. Media as in newspapers, websites, book publishers, and magazines.
Apple bought Texture and that’s an excellent subscription service for many dozens of excellent publications. Apple News may go subscription, too, and as long as it is affordable, I’m good with that. Human editors are important to me, and so is the opportunity to choose my own interests.
With the stock price on the rebound, new products on the way, and thanks to Texture and Apple News, our favorite Mac maker is now the largest purveyor of good news.