A Look At Flipboard And Newstand On The iPhone 4S

One of the great thing about the new iPhone 4S is that you can access the excellent iTunes App Store. This online marketplace enables you to download from a huge selection of applications. The store currently offers over 500 thousand different titles from the latest games to office based applications for viewing and editing documents. We take a look at Flipboard, one of the latest apps available for this phone and also the excellent Newstand feature.

Flipboard has proved a huge success for the iPad so it was only a matter of time before we saw a version for the iPhone 4S released. Flipboard analyses all the information that is currently being shared with you and presents in an attractive magazine format that makes a refreshing change from the traditional news feeds and menus. The software has been modified to fit the smaller 3.5 inch display that the phone uses. The mobile version also offers a new feature that is not present on the iPad which is the improved cover page. The software analyses which type of content you spend the most time reading and compiles a cover page full of stories likely to be of most interest to you. Flipboard incorporates social networking updates into your magazine which effectively turn the software into a single place where you can keep up with what is happening in the world around you. The application is available for free and is a new and exciting way that could really change how we read material from the internet.

The iPhone 4S features the new Newstand feature which has been introduced as part of the new iOS5 operating system. This new feature enables you to download a variety of newspapers and magazines to your phone and read them at your leisure. Material is accessed via the App Store and you are given the option to purchase individual issues or opt for an annual subscription. If you do choose the subscription option then the issue is automatically downloaded to you handset the moment it is released. Just like the Flipboard app titles on Newstand appear on a well designed main page. When you tap on any individual title that publication loads and you can then simply scroll through the pages by swiping your finger across the screen. What is really impressive about this application is that it can incorporate video and audio files to give you a truly interactive experience.

Thanks to the high quality screen featured on the iPhone 4S excellent applications such as Flipboard and the Newstand not only look superb but offer an informed and entertaining change from traditional apps.