Yahoo News Digest Updated With Native iPad Support

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Yahoo News Digest for iPhone first debuted in January and gave users the ability to browse through news in an interactive format.

Today, Yahoo has updated its news app to support the larger screen of Apple’s iPad. The company is bringing their award-winning experience to the iPad with plenty of new features that allow you to be more immersed in the news.

The news app will now allow you to set custom notification delivery times. The digest will still be updated twice daily, however, users will now have the option to decide when they want to receive their news. Yahoo is allowing users to choose anytime between 6am and 10am to receive their morning digest and anytime between 5pm and 9pm for their evening digest.

Once you’ve gotten through the key stories and completed the digest, read extra content if you’d like with Sections, including Politics, Sports, Entertainment and Technology. Check out a couple to whet your palate or read them all! Sections are available in the US edition and coming to other countries soon.

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The update also includes a new weekly video segment from Global Anchor Katie Couric, who will walk you through one significant story each week. Here is a full list of features included in version 1.5.0 of the app:

What’s New in Version 1.5.0

We are excited to bring Digest to iPad! 

As well as a beautifully designed experience, enjoy brand new features on iPad such as:

– A new, weekly Katie Couric video segment 

– Extra News Categories called Sections

– Customization of Digest timings

Please keep giving us feedback on the product so we can work to make it even better.

Yahoo News Digest for iPad is available as a free download from the App Store. The app requires a device running iOS 7 or later and is optimized for the iPhone 5 / 5S (and now the iPad Air).

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