NewsBrain - The Smart Magazine by Leptonic Systems, Inc. (Universal)
Released: Jan 7, 2014
Version: 1.4
Size: 23 MB
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NewsBrain - The Smart Magazine

Leptonic Systems, Inc.
NewsBrain selects from millions of Internet article sources, pre-reads articles to determine relevance to your specific interests, then shows the best ones up front in a beautiful magazine format.

At first, it shows you the most popular articles from all around the web, but as you flip through pages, it quickly learns your tastes, keeping a profile of your interests on thousands of specific topics. It constantly adjusts itself, dropping articles and news feeds in which you show little interest, and picking up new ones that seem more promising.

NewsBrain learns what you like via a unique neural network based system found nowhere else. Read what you find interesting, skip what you don’t, and soon you’ll have a smart magazine personalized specifically for you - not just generally gathering articles on news, sports, technology, fashion or other general topics you like, but going much, much deeper - which particular sports, which cities, which of the arts - it literally tracks thousands of topics as it learns what you like. More details on the process are on our web site.

Just reading is enough for NewsBrain to get to know you, although if you wish you can look at its internals and help it along, telling it how much you like or dislike individual articles, news feeds, or topics. Or just browse normally and let it learn by itself - it will follow your changing tastes, maintaining itself as an endless and colorful magazine full of articles chosen specifically for you, ready to browse anytime!

NewsBrain can even read articles aloud, which is great while you are in the car, jogging, or commuting. It can notify you of particularly interesting incoming articles it finds throughout the day. And, it supports the Apple Watch, which will show you the current most interesting unread articles, which you can save or have read to you.


- Finds articles from sources all around the web
- Learns continuously as you browse
- Tracks thousands of topics and how much each interests you
- Pre-reads articles, predicts interest, and shows the best up front
- Auto-subscribes to sources of interest, drops uninteresting ones
- Matches topics to articles as it predicts your interest
- Apple Watch shows the current most interesting articles
- Reads articles aloud on your device or over AirPlay
- Displays article photos while speaking, on the lock screen or Apple TV
- Controls speech with standard headset audio controls

What's new in version 1.4
Three big additions! Notifications, a Today widget, and Apple Watch support!

From time to time, NewsBrain may do a quick "background refresh" to check for new and interesting articles. When it finds one, it will notify your iPad, iPhone, or Apple Watch. Tap to read more, or use the "Speak" button to have it spoken aloud.

The "NewsBrain Now" widget can show the current most interesting article's headline on your lock screen, or whenever you swipe down from the top of the screen..

Add NewsBrain to your Apple Watch to see the current most interesting article at a glance. A firm press calls up a menu that lets you save the article to Safari's Reading List (or its image to the Photo Album); move to the next most interesting article; specify your interest in the article to make NewsBrain smarter, or have the article read aloud on your iPhone. This works great on the go - NewsBrain notifies you of an interesting article, and with one tap, the iPhone can read it aloud through you car stereo or Bluetooth headset!
Our verdict: Good
  • + NewsBrain - The Smart Magazine is a highly rated app (5-star).
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