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News Break: Local Breaking Stories & US Headlines

News Break: Local Breaking Stories & US Headlines

Particle Media Inc.

Free local news coverage - current events, crime alerts & political news

4.5 Ratings 828K+ Reviews 10M+ Downloads
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Free local news coverage - current events, crime alerts & political news
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  • Ahem, soooo.... Jan 18, 2021

    By Lady_Cat69
    This app is fine I guess.... It customizes your news feed and stuff like that but... it always seems to notify me the most depressing of news even if it doesn’t relate to me. Perhaps there’s a setting I don’t know of but I feel like every 3 hours I’m being notified that someone’s grandma has just been diagnosed with cancer and die and painful horrible death alone... an exaggeration obviously but that’s how it feels. I’ll just be chilling then I get a notification, “Oop-, sos was found murdered. Suspect is orphaned child.” Like, 👀👀👀 Now for the *ahem* part. I believe this app can go toe-to-toe with Twitter on the amount of toxicity found in the comments. I swear, every time I go to a comment section- even on non political news articles- there’s some hate group complaining about something, normally more than one. I don’t think this is something that can be fixed because, freedom of speech, human rights, censorship, blah blah blah whatever. But if you’re sensitive to white supremacist, racists, xenophobia, homophobia, atheist, Islamophobia, proselytizing, *inhale* anti-white, anti-Asian, far lefts, far rights, yada yada yada, ya get the point, you may wanna avoid the comments or idk find another app. 🤷‍♀️ I won’t say that it’s not frustrating. I hate it more than the depressing news every three hours thing.
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  • The Best App Right Now Apr 17, 2020

    By Bwezag
    Everything about this app has been what I should have expected expect only one tiny thing. I’ve been using this application lately because of Coronavirus news, and to be honest, I don’t complain, but as I just noted earlier, if you guys can just add this one feature, it will be helpful for not only me, but maybe for many others out there. I think you should add a search field especially for countries and/or cities, so people can search for specific locations/country to get the news they want to know first. Many among us are separated from our families. Therefore, for those who are concerned, their first intentions when they open your application, they intend to look for news about the countries where they came from for their loved ones if covid-19 has worsened or not. This is before anything else. But again, I love you your application and I use on daily basis.
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  • Feb 24, 2021

    By Frank Weber
    Overall a fairly good app. On the downside the same news story is presented from different sources often days later. Doesn't do a good job of limiting news stories to local; doesn't seem to know what local is. I live in Nashville but the app presents stories from other sources in Tennessee such as Memphis. That's not local. The most annoying thing about the app is the message "slow connection still downloading." This happens even with a high speed wifi or cellular connection. It's the damn ads.
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  • App needs a search and filter feature Jul 25, 2020

    By Foodhurtsme
    App is pretty good, but needs the ability to search the headlines for keywords. Also needs a filter so that certain sources may always be omitted from results, e.g. always exclude CNN, etc. Also, the ability to mark story categories that you don’t want to see anymore would be useful. Say a story pops up about sex or gender issues, and you just prefer not to see those type of stories anymore. Also, big ads which appear as if they are stories are repeating or often shown. It would be nice to mark or tag the ad and say “I’ve seen this, I’m not interested, please don’t show it to me anymore thank you”. The app is surprisingly fast and responsive. There are so many news apps out there, this one seems to distinguish itself by it’s responsiveness — its very fast. The big ads appearing as if they were stories is an interesting take on generating ad revenue, but they are not obtrusive (at least in 2 column landscape mode on an iPad since real stories appear on the left, while the ads feed appears on the right column with other real stories.) The app needs more features as I have mentioned to make it more appealing.
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  • Good for a fast read. May 20, 2020

    By Gini D in Texas
    I started out loving this app. It was great for my local news. It gave stories sometimes first, sometimes those I couldn’t get elsewhere. I started using this app in February. By April it started having so many bugs it was barely useable. If you actually get linked to a story shown, and then want to follow on to another shown below, it won’t follow the link. So then you think ok, I’ll open it in Safari, but then you get the first story and can’t find the one you wanted to read on the homepage of that news outlet to which have been directed. It is terribly frustrating. This app has the potential to be one of the best news apps for local news and has done a great job of keeping readers up to date on the corona virus and its ramifications in my area. But it is not quite at being fully integrated. I end up loving and hating it at the same time. I admit to being a news junkie so I always want to read MORE. Developer, please, bring this to the next level. For those who want a fast read of generally what’s happinging in your area, give this a try.
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  • Feb 12, 2021

    By JANET Seal
    App jumps around when you are trying to read a story. You have to TRY to relocate the story to finish reading it. The continued stories that gives mini paragraphs then a Next Page icon are horrible. You lose your connection to the story over and over, often being sent back to the very beginning of the story. I have tried to read these continuing sagas many times and have yet to be able to read one to the end, after getting kicked out multiple times you just have to give up for sanity's sake.
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  • Feb 17, 2021

    By Kristy Wittekind
    This app is awful... it won't go to the next page.. it skips around all over the place and I've had to hit the back button so many times it's pathetic. It takes an hour to get through a stupid 5 minute story and there are at least 10 stories I've had to abandon all together. I'm going to delete this app after i keep it up long enough for people to read this and that's all. Don't bother downloading... it's one of the worst apps out there. Stupid!!@
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  • Overwhelmingly Negative Apr 6, 2020

    By devilmaycare210
    I downloaded this app almost a year ago. I’ve loved it because it does provide notifications on what’s happening in my local area. However lately with the current COVID-19 crisis, it’s all the app has become about. It’s great for staying up to date on what’s happening with the corona virus, however as someone who struggles with anxiety, I’m disappointed and frustrated that every 3 hours I’m getting a notification for something virus-related. I could understand if it was letting me know about business closures in my area or info on the ever-changing stay-at-home order, but it’s not. For example, the most recent one had to do with the surgeon general predicting a high death toll in the next week and “9/11-like moments.” Last night it was something to do with Trump’s statements about the rising death toll as well. I get that it’s a news app, but it used to give me more info than just the current world crisis. I don’t need to hear about all the bad stuff, I’d love some more wholesome content. However I’ve decided to delete the app as I can’t see that happening anytime soon. Again, great app for staying up to date, but not if you’re already overwhelmed by it all. I’d recommend not downloading until the pandemic starts to clear up. 2 stars would be my current rating, but before all of this I would’ve given it 4.
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  • Feb 12, 2021

    By KY11 NOBS
    I think most of these articles are written by 5th graders. It seems most of the articles are opinion pieces instead of actual journalism. You can also guarantee click bait articles and alot of advertisements. The app freezes and has glitches that need to be worked on too. And now you have to have a Facebook account or Google+ account which I don't have sooo this is deleted! Oh and I forgot if you like false/ fake news then this is the app for you!
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  • Jan 31, 2021

    By Burger McDonald
    Good news... it offers coverage on stories and events I find interesting and important. Bad news... it does so in a bizarre and frustrating way. When the app is opened, the first headline I see intrigues me. But before the app can complete its opening sequence, that first story disappears and I can't locate it again. A second headline (typically less interesting) appears. I have never been successful in finding the 1st story. 2nd issue... incomplete articles. Stories often end mid sentenc
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Reviewed by Laura S on January 11, 2018

  • The Best App Right Now Apr 17, 2020

    By Bwezag
    Everything about this app has been what I should have expected expect only one tiny thing. I’ve been using this application lately because of Coronavirus news, and to be honest, I don’t complain, but as I just noted earlier, if you guys can just add this one feature, it will be helpful for not only me, but maybe for many others out there. I think you should add a search field especially for countries and/or cities, so people can search for specific locations/country to get the news they want to know first. Many among us are separated from our families. Therefore, for those who are concerned, their first intentions when they open your application, they intend to look for news about the countries where they came from for their loved ones if covid-19 has worsened or not. This is before anything else. But again, I love you your application and I use on daily basis.
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  • Local News Sep 5, 2020

    By dzwsag
    I love reading local news when I am not at work. Bigger papers do not cover important news in my community and I need to be informed to feel comfortable living in Islip. I grew up in Islip at the time when the only local news was the Islip Bulletin which we had a subscription for at home. With the internet and great reporting, your “newspaper” has improved my quality of life because I feel less isolated from my community. This is very important during the COVID outbreak and for the aging population of Long Island who may not get out of the house as often as they did when younger. I hope that you continue to inform people of news, jobs, and events. I also want to congratulate you on a job well done and give you my best wishes for the future! Thank you all for your excellent work which is greatly appreciated!
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  • Feb 23, 2021

    By Geoffrey Scheid
    Great collection of news articles from around the country. People that have issues with the app probably have too much junk on their phones. The articles are written to catch your attention and give highlights of the information. The main stream media will offer their ridiculous opinions because that's what they do. If you take time to review the articles that interest you you can develop your own opinions. Some of the media providers will only let you read articles a few times before that want you to subscribe. Over all the app provides a quick read for news locally and around the country.
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  • Feb 26, 2021

    By David Reyes
    Really good app the only thing I would work on is the comments section as from time to time it makes you sound like 3 grade by the way it does the spelling!!! Other that that great!!! Update:It's improved on the spelling when making a comment in the comments section!!! Now I give it the Full Five Stars!!!!😁😁😁
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  • Great idea but needs improvement Apr 21, 2020

    By Valerie Buchanan
    I’ve only recently downloaded this app and totally enjoyed being able to interact with other readers on different articles. Unfortunately it is too difficult if not impossible to return to a specific article and comment when someone replies to something you post on an article. I will probably end up deleting this app because it’s too much to deal with some of the harassing responses to my comments and not be able to go back to it and defend myself. I have tried sending the articles to myself vis messenger so I can keep track of them but the articles are not received even though it says the share was successful. I even tried sending one to a friend but the result was the same. When I go to my messages and tap on a reply to my comment, nothing happens.
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  • Ahem, soooo.... Jan 18, 2021

    By Lady_Cat69
    This app is fine I guess.... It customizes your news feed and stuff like that but... it always seems to notify me the most depressing of news even if it doesn’t relate to me. Perhaps there’s a setting I don’t know of but I feel like every 3 hours I’m being notified that someone’s grandma has just been diagnosed with cancer and die and painful horrible death alone... an exaggeration obviously but that’s how it feels. I’ll just be chilling then I get a notification, “Oop-, sos was found murdered. Suspect is orphaned child.” Like, 👀👀👀 Now for the *ahem* part. I believe this app can go toe-to-toe with Twitter on the amount of toxicity found in the comments. I swear, every time I go to a comment section- even on non political news articles- there’s some hate group complaining about something, normally more than one. I don’t think this is something that can be fixed because, freedom of speech, human rights, censorship, blah blah blah whatever. But if you’re sensitive to white supremacist, racists, xenophobia, homophobia, atheist, Islamophobia, proselytizing, *inhale* anti-white, anti-Asian, far lefts, far rights, yada yada yada, ya get the point, you may wanna avoid the comments or idk find another app. 🤷‍♀️ I won’t say that it’s not frustrating. I hate it more than the depressing news every three hours thing.
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  • Decent Jan 27, 2021

    By Mama HodgePodge
    I do like getting notifications throughout the day and that I can control how many notifications I get and when. I wish the comment sections weren’t so toxic, but free speech *is* good to have. It’d just be nice to see more respectful discord and less trolling happening, but alas. I thought there was a search function, but I can’t find it for the life of me. It’d also be nice to search for stories you are looking for especially when you open the app & it displays a story just to disappear a second later. That’s frustrating. It would be nice to see less depressing stories. I like keeping up with world, national, local and events, but don’t necessarily want to be inundated with depressing information all day long. I also like that it attempts to stay non-partisan. I prefer my news to be non-partisan so I can make my own decision, but also like seeing opinions from the left and right to better understand people’s positions. It is nice that there is a scale in your settings so the algorithms can try to give you want you want. All in all a good app.
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  • Avoid the comments Oct 9, 2020

    By yungstud
    Update 2: It appears the devs have allowed the blocking of news sources soon after my first review. You earned a star! Still, those comments are terrible though... Update 1: This app needs to disable the comments section completely or at least give people the option to disable it themselves. They are worse than Facebook. Probably equally as bad as Twitter. Though I admit I’m not on either anymore. People say the most vile, hateful things to each other and about the world in general. It really detracts from the purpose of staying up to date with current events. Original: I love that I can just get the top news stories and local headlines. However, I’m tired of accidentally clicking on certain news sources. There are certain ones I want to block and never have my data affiliated with, yet there is no way to do that currently. Please fix that.
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  • Great app Feb 16, 2020

    By ecrispen1223
    This app is perfect to keep up with local news and other topics of interest. I love the push notifications and would give it a five star if it wasn’t for one frustrating glitch. Whenever a notification of a story pops up on my phone, and I click on it to read, the story opens for a brief second and before I can click on it to read, the app refreshes it’s stories and I can’t find it anymore. I’ve resorted to seeing if I can beat the refresh moment..so it’s part of the fun. But seriously can you make it so that the notification actually open the story directly? There have been times I wasn’t able to find it and had to resort to searching on safari or just not reading it. This app is wonderful and that glitch doesn’t take away from its great features. There isn’t another app like it that I can find, so I will make it my go to. Thanks for developing it. Great work.
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  • This app rocks for local news Sep 15, 2019

    By Imoogi
    News break is the best app I’ve tried for getting local news. I’ve tried many, but for most of the others, that means news from the nearest large cities. I live in a rural town and finding truly small town local news news online is difficult. Yes, you can go to your newspaper’s site, but that’s just what they cover. News break grabs all three of the very small towns in my community and spoon feeds it to me. That includes special events! There’s one large issue. If you share a story, people have to download the app to read it. Sight unseen, none of my friends has, so I no longer share because they resent being sent an article they have to download an app for. I wouldn’t download it either. Most news sites allow one to go to a link on the web rather than demanding a download. Seems like a much better way to get new subscribers.
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  • Feb 24, 2021

    By Frank Weber
    Overall a fairly good app. On the downside the same news story is presented from different sources often days later. Doesn't do a good job of limiting news stories to local; doesn't seem to know what local is. I live in Nashville but the app presents stories from other sources in Tennessee such as Memphis. That's not local. The most annoying thing about the app is the message "slow connection still downloading." This happens even with a high speed wifi or cellular connection. It's the damn ads.
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  • App needs a search and filter feature Jul 25, 2020

    By Foodhurtsme
    App is pretty good, but needs the ability to search the headlines for keywords. Also needs a filter so that certain sources may always be omitted from results, e.g. always exclude CNN, etc. Also, the ability to mark story categories that you don’t want to see anymore would be useful. Say a story pops up about sex or gender issues, and you just prefer not to see those type of stories anymore. Also, big ads which appear as if they are stories are repeating or often shown. It would be nice to mark or tag the ad and say “I’ve seen this, I’m not interested, please don’t show it to me anymore thank you”. The app is surprisingly fast and responsive. There are so many news apps out there, this one seems to distinguish itself by it’s responsiveness — its very fast. The big ads appearing as if they were stories is an interesting take on generating ad revenue, but they are not obtrusive (at least in 2 column landscape mode on an iPad since real stories appear on the left, while the ads feed appears on the right column with other real stories.) The app needs more features as I have mentioned to make it more appealing.
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  • Good for a fast read. May 20, 2020

    By Gini D in Texas
    I started out loving this app. It was great for my local news. It gave stories sometimes first, sometimes those I couldn’t get elsewhere. I started using this app in February. By April it started having so many bugs it was barely useable. If you actually get linked to a story shown, and then want to follow on to another shown below, it won’t follow the link. So then you think ok, I’ll open it in Safari, but then you get the first story and can’t find the one you wanted to read on the homepage of that news outlet to which have been directed. It is terribly frustrating. This app has the potential to be one of the best news apps for local news and has done a great job of keeping readers up to date on the corona virus and its ramifications in my area. But it is not quite at being fully integrated. I end up loving and hating it at the same time. I admit to being a news junkie so I always want to read MORE. Developer, please, bring this to the next level. For those who want a fast read of generally what’s happinging in your area, give this a try.
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  • Feb 12, 2021

    By johnny scoggins
    Fairly good news app. If you send email news link to someone who doesn't have the app, they can't open the article and if you go further into the actual websites that Newsbreak uses for news, you can't send links for it and can't copy or bookmark their sites. A few news articles get cut and aren't complete, too. Best to use for local news.
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  • I like this app but... Jul 13, 2020

    By DPHANTOMS97
    I like the news, I like being able to track the virus cases in my city and I like being able to track the protests. Of course there are some repetitive articles, but this app doesn’t report the news it compiles it in an easy place for us all to see. What I really hate about this app is the community, doesn’t matter what article you go to you’ll find terrible terrible bigots in the comment section. These comments really need to be moderated, and a lot of those people really should be put on a watch list. They think because they’re just sitting behind a phone screen they can say what they want, but that’s not how it is. Everyone needs to learn that the comments they leave effect people, it’s not what you meant to say it’s how other people perceive what you say that matters. Some of these comments are just so heinous and terrible skewed towards incredibly racist undertones and even sometimes it’s so blatant you’re just surprised. If we’re talking about the actual app though, it’s pretty great, but I think you should disable the comments seriously.
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  • Overwhelmingly Negative Apr 6, 2020

    By devilmaycare210
    I downloaded this app almost a year ago. I’ve loved it because it does provide notifications on what’s happening in my local area. However lately with the current COVID-19 crisis, it’s all the app has become about. It’s great for staying up to date on what’s happening with the corona virus, however as someone who struggles with anxiety, I’m disappointed and frustrated that every 3 hours I’m getting a notification for something virus-related. I could understand if it was letting me know about business closures in my area or info on the ever-changing stay-at-home order, but it’s not. For example, the most recent one had to do with the surgeon general predicting a high death toll in the next week and “9/11-like moments.” Last night it was something to do with Trump’s statements about the rising death toll as well. I get that it’s a news app, but it used to give me more info than just the current world crisis. I don’t need to hear about all the bad stuff, I’d love some more wholesome content. However I’ve decided to delete the app as I can’t see that happening anytime soon. Again, great app for staying up to date, but not if you’re already overwhelmed by it all. I’d recommend not downloading until the pandemic starts to clear up. 2 stars would be my current rating, but before all of this I would’ve given it 4.
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  • Jan 31, 2021

    By Burger McDonald
    Good news... it offers coverage on stories and events I find interesting and important. Bad news... it does so in a bizarre and frustrating way. When the app is opened, the first headline I see intrigues me. But before the app can complete its opening sequence, that first story disappears and I can't locate it again. A second headline (typically less interesting) appears. I have never been successful in finding the 1st story. 2nd issue... incomplete articles. Stories often end mid sentenc
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  • Feb 22, 2021

    By Marie Gefers
    Crashing & other things. When I try to use it today, it immediately crashes. I use it mostly to track the pandemic numbers & for local news. It has stories that are incomplete & when you click on the news source ... that is also incomplete. They sometimes end in the middle of a sentence. There is a lot of click-bait & junk, but I do love how it records not only pandemic numbers, but also vaccination rates.
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  • Daily CORONAVIRUS information (State links to DPH) outdated Aug 12, 2020

    By BridgettLeah
    I can only speak for Georgia; the state's Department of Public Health (DPH) link has been outdated for over a month... the link takes you to a "Page Not Found" error. A little editorial work, or delegation thereof by the NewsBreak editors (or even allowing email feedback on the NewsBreak app - I tried that and they haven't even set up an email link for Support!!) and they would have known about the issue themselves without someone having to leave a shoddy review. Additionally, if you live Local to a tired old newspaper - the kind that literally will not allow a single story to be seen/read online (beyond the first couple of sentences) without your purchasing a subscription - you won't ever get any actual Local news. NewsBreak shouldn't even post these stories! It's basically an offshoot of clickbait...." Here's a breaking news story in your area!! [Reader clicks] Oopsy. You'll have to pay if you want to know how the investigation into the unsolved murder of a beloved 83 year old woman in your community is or isn't progressing, though the flailing TimesGeorgian wrote a headline that makes it sound like the sheriff has leads... it's just clickbait to make you buy a subscription and find out the sheriff is still baffled."
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  • Feb 25, 2021

    By Russ Stratton
    Most articles that are composed of several pages fail after the first few pages and just show a blank screen (with the red "N" logo in the upper right corner). Also, a majority of the local news sources require a paid subscription to read. If I subscribed to all of the sources it would cost a fortune, and then I wouldn't need the News Break app anyway.
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  • Feb 12, 2021

    By JANET Seal
    App jumps around when you are trying to read a story. You have to TRY to relocate the story to finish reading it. The continued stories that gives mini paragraphs then a Next Page icon are horrible. You lose your connection to the story over and over, often being sent back to the very beginning of the story. I have tried to read these continuing sagas many times and have yet to be able to read one to the end, after getting kicked out multiple times you just have to give up for sanity's sake.
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  • Feb 17, 2021

    By Kristy Wittekind
    This app is awful... it won't go to the next page.. it skips around all over the place and I've had to hit the back button so many times it's pathetic. It takes an hour to get through a stupid 5 minute story and there are at least 10 stories I've had to abandon all together. I'm going to delete this app after i keep it up long enough for people to read this and that's all. Don't bother downloading... it's one of the worst apps out there. Stupid!!@
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  • Feb 12, 2021

    By KY11 NOBS
    I think most of these articles are written by 5th graders. It seems most of the articles are opinion pieces instead of actual journalism. You can also guarantee click bait articles and alot of advertisements. The app freezes and has glitches that need to be worked on too. And now you have to have a Facebook account or Google+ account which I don't have sooo this is deleted! Oh and I forgot if you like false/ fake news then this is the app for you!
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  • Used to get vital info but now.... Jul 30, 2020

    By JRN0824
    I really used to appreciate the NewsBreak notifs because they were new and informative. In past two months though I have gotten, literally, 3 notifs a day about the Second Stimulus that there has been no new info about especially while Congress is on break. Why do you keep torturing those of us who really need REAL info about the Stimulus because we cannot go back to work? It’s more than annoying, it almost feels like the app is rubbing it in our faces. If you read the comments under each of these articles I am not alone. Last article had 3,000 comments saying exactly what I’m saying. I am turning off notifs and will rely on local news app from now on. UPDATE: I have deleted the app. Not only am I still getting 5 articles a day about this stimulus package still and there’s no new news..... on top of that the app is linked through Facebook so any political article has some of worst commenters who spew hate speech and threaten violence. I spent a few days reporting the comments but it doesn’t matter. The most sane thing to do just delete. I get my news from large political outlets who don’t have uneducated people threatening people who don’t support the president’s narrative. Take out the Facebook link for comments (IE make us make an account) and quit sending the same articles 5 times a day and I will return.
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  • What you’re really getting Apr 2, 2020

    By Hev Dawg
    A feed of article headlines and pictures ranging from what Kim kardashian wore to bed (and you’re not gonna believe the reaction) to more serious presidential news. All taken from a diverse spectrum of prestigious news organizations to rinky-dink news outlets I am unfamiliar with that with the click of a story, you are instantly redirected to their news page. The reason for my rating, is that I wanted a more selective group of stories by which I mean I have no interest in knowing “Pregnant Katy Perry looks stunning in no-makeup selfie amid quarantine” or any “no cover” topics in my mind and have no way of weeding out of my feed. Nor do I enjoy when I (admittedly) don’t check first and am redirected from the app to the website of a news source most would find unsuitable for a work setting . Furthermore on the rare occasion I find a story I wish to look into, I click the link, the page nearly loads, crashes, automatically begins reloading, crashes a second time, when I am then left with a dimly lit, gray, blank page, and yet again no interesting story. With my options reduced to worthless page fillers and an eternity of refreshing only to never be able to read the article that made it worth the bandwidth used downloading this app in the first place, I fully intend on uninstalling the second I post this warning.
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