Today PCWorld took the wraps off its first iPad app, PCWorld Daily. The Daily aggregates all the latest technology news, reviews, and how-to tips into one easy-to-browse app.
PCWorld Daily is not intended to replace the monthly magazine (which you can read, and subscribe to, on your iPad via the Zinio app). Nor will the Daily replace PCWorld.com for regular readers of the site, where we post more than 60 stories every day.
Instead, PCWorld Daily will provide a snapshot of what PCWorld is doing online. After downloading the app, you’ll be able to scan a curated list of the most relevant articles PCWorld publishes each day, and then tap a story to read it in our iPad-native reading view. You can also save articles to read later, or share them via email, Facebook, or Twitter. And, of course, because this is an iPad app, you can enlarge the content for easier reading.
A regularly updated selection of PCWorld’s Top Ten lists--reviews of top-rated gear, presented in a slideshow format--will be accessible from a banner atop the page. If you're interested in following our editors’ and contributors’ tweets, PCWorld Daily includes a Twitter ticker, as well. Just below that you’ll find the Daily’s review widget, which lets you see evaluations of the latest hardware, plus iOS and Android apps. And as you might expect, tapping on any product will display the full text of our review.
“So many of our readers tell us they love the iPad,” says Steve Fox, PCWorld’s VP and editorial director. “And we wanted to make sure our best content was available to readers in whatever format they favor. Today, that means an iOS app, which supplements PCWorld.com; the print magazine; our mobile website; the Nook, Kindle Fire, and Zinio editions; our Android video app; and our BlackBerry news reader.”
Though we’ve been working on PCWorld Daily for quite some time, this is still just a first release. We already have a list of future improvements a mile long, so stay tuned for further developments. In the meantime, please download the app from the App Store (it’s free, and requires no registration), and let us know what you think. We’re enthusiastic about adding your suggestions to our list. You can mail comments to firstname.lastname@example.org, and get more information about the app on our PCWorld Daily page.
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