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CBC News to Launch Free Ad-Supported Streaming Channel on Digital Platforms

CBC News announced on Thursday it will be launching a new ad-supported streaming channel across its digital platforms this fall. The 24/7 streaming news channel will be ad-supported and free, available on digital and connected TV platforms, " offering the best of CBC local, national and current affairs journalism." The new streaming channel will have...

CBC News App Gains Widgets Support for iOS 14

Canada’s public broadcaster has updated its CBC News app for iPhone and iPad to now support widgets in iOS 14. "Checking the headlines at a glance is now easier with our new customizable homescreen widgets. We’ve also made performance improvements and bug fixes in this release,” explains CBC News. There are five widgets available, with...

CBC News for iOS Now Has a Dark Theme in Settings

If you’re a frequent user of CBC News for iOS, the app gained an update yesterday to bring a dark theme, which aims to make for an easier reading experience at night. Version 4.2.15 of CBC News includes unnamed bug fixes and improvements, but the update yesterday says "Users can also now view the app in...

CBC News Seeks Help from Readers in Tracking Political Ads on Facebook

With elections looming in Ontario, Quebec and New Brunswick and a federal campaign next year, CBC News has teamed up with ProPublica, a U.S. non-profit news organization, to investigate targeted political ads on Facebook, and is asking readers to help it by installing a browser extension called the Facebook Political Ad Collector.  The extension, which can be downloaded from either the Chrome...

CBSA to Start Tracking Number of Cellphone Searches

According to a new report from CBC News, the Canadian Border Services Agency (CBSA) will start tracking the number of cellphones its officers search at the border. After the first six months of collecting data, the agency will release its first glimpse at the frequency of those searches. In a statement, vice-president of the agency's programs...

CBC News for iOS Gets Redesign, Gains New ‘Compact Layout’ and More

CBC News for iOS has gained an updated today, which adds an updated look plus more customization features. The app now delivers more local news, adds a search capability, the ability to save articles for offline reading, plus a new ‘compact layout’ theme. CBC News has tabs along the bottom now for Top Stories, Local,...

CBC News for iOS Adds Live Election Results, Enhanced Regional Alerts

Today is election day (free Uber rides to polls for new customers!) and CBC News for iOS has been updated to bring live results once polls close nationwide, along with new enhanced breaking news alerts from various regional CBC news offices. As you can see in the screenshots below, “Canada Votes 2015” is now visible at...

CBC News to Get iOS 9 Update to Read and Respond to Story Comments

CBC News has updated their iOS app to fix bugs and offer improvements. Users will now be able to highlight text and see ‘Define’ for definitions again, while accidental saving of stories has been eliminated. When iOS 9 arrives, CBC News says new features are set to debut in a future update, to allow readers...

CBC News Launches Apple Watch App to Bring Headlines to your Wrist [u]

CBC News has updated their iOS app to announce support for Apple Watch, which will bring breaking news to your wrist. Latest headlines will be viewable via the device’s Glances feature, while Handoff will be supported so you can continue reading articles on your iPhone. What's New in Version 3.1.0 CBC News now available on...