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Sprint Apps of the Week – News


When it comes to knowing the news, apps on your Sprint phone can be like that friend who always seems to have the latest scoop.

Whether you want the score from last night’s game, alerts about breaking news or the latest chatter on what’s happening on the celebrity scene, all you have to do is tap your touchscreen.

Android Market and Amazon appstore for Android are filled with great news apps. We’ll feature a few that we enjoy. But, please, everybody share your favorite apps for when you want to read all about it.

Pulse  News

This is app presents the news on a variety of topics in an eye-pleasing package. As it is described on Android Market, “Pulse is a beautiful app that takes your favorite websites and transforms them into a colorful and interactive mosaic. Tap on an article to see a clean and elegant view of the news story. Save stories for reading later across all platforms or sync them with Instapaper, Read it Later and Evernote. Sharing a story via Facebook, Twitter and email is as easy as two taps.

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Alphonso Labs, the developer of Pulse, has a great blog that provides details about the latest additions and features of the app.

Here’s a recent blog post detailing some of the new ways that Pulse can help you keep up with tech, entertainment and sports.

The Pulse team is also out on Twitter @pulsepad so you can Tweet your suggestions for new features or  just stay current on updates.

Android Market: Pulse News

USA Today for Phone

As this app is described on Android Market, it offers “The latest news, scores, weather and photos you've come to expect from USA TODAY for your Android device. Staying informed on the go has never been this quick, easy, or enjoyable.”

Android Market: USA Today for Phone

PEOPLE Celebrity News Tracker

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The developer of this glitzy app describes it as being “For those who want to know EVERYTHING happening on the celebrity scene right now! 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, enjoy the most exciting breaking news delivered by PEOPLE magazine—America's #1 celebrity source.

Dig into hundreds of stories and PEOPLE only exclusives. Swipe through full-screen photos of stars on vacation, on location and behind the scenes. If you've only got a minute, our Top 5 list constantly monitors and displays the most-read stories so that you can cut to the chase!

Android Market: PEOPLE Celebrity News Tracker

ESPN Score Center

When you couldn’t stay up to watch the end of last night’s big game, just tap your ESPN Score Center app when you wake up to get the score.

You can personalize this app so that it features your favorite teams and favorite sports.

As it is described on, with ESPN Score Center you never have to “miss another goal, pitch, basket, try, touchdown or wicket. Whether you follow the NFL or the Premier League, the Ashes or MLB, NASCAR or Formula One, ScoreCenter offers the most comprehensive sports coverage available on your Android device.” ESPN Score Center

NPR News

How many times have you heard someone say, “I heard it on NPR”? NPR certainly has devoted fans. With this app you can take NPR on the go with your smartphone. On, this app is described as offering the ability to:

“- Read, listen, or create a playlist of your favorite NPR stories and share with friends.

- Hear live streams from hundreds of NPR stations: search by location (GPS) or zip code / call letters

- Listen to programs like Morning Edition, All Things Considered, Talk of the Nation, Fresh Air, and Wait, Wait…Don’t Tell Me More” NPR News

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