Whether you own an iPhone, Android handset, BlackBerry or Windows Phone, there are plenty of news applications out there.
We picked a few great apps out there that make news-reading a pleasure.
Pulse (iPhone, iPad, Android, WP7)
This news reader has gotten plenty of attention, especially on the iPad, delivering news from over 200 sources as well as RSS feeds.
Pulse boasts a sleek layout, intuitive user-interface as well as quick and easy sharing over social networks. Best of all, it won't cost you a dime.
NetNewsWire (iPhone, iPad)
At first glance, NetNewsWire doesn't offer much over other RSS news applications, providing a basic yet easy-to-use interface.
However, one of the best features about the program is that it downloads all your feeds in one go, allowing you to read your stories while offline.
This Android-exclusive news aggregator has plenty of features, ranging from tiny details to things that matter.
Much like NetNewsWire, NewsRob caches your data for offline viewing, but allows you to specify how many articles get saved during a session.
ViiGo is considered to be the best RSS news reader available on the BlackBerry App World – and for good reason.
The application features over 5000 channels as well as the ability to add your own. In another neat touch, you can also share interesting articles over Facebook and Twitter.
Fuse/Weave (Windows Phone 7)
Much like Pulse, Weave boasts a gorgeous interface, making it very easy on the eyes. The application includes 33 categories of interest (gaming, politics, sports etc) as well as Instapaper integration.
Fuse is another visually pleasing reader, looking very similar to Pulse, but with some neat animations too. Fuse also includes two other layout themes, namely a square-orientated menu or simple stylised fonts for headers.
AP Mobile (various)
The Associated Press is one of the world's most prominent news organisations, with their mobile app also hitting many platforms.
The mobile app takes advantage of each platform's strengths, such as the ability to display widgets in Android or push notifications in iOS. In any event, AP's app is worth downloading if you want breaking news at your fingerprints.
iafrica.com News (Symbian)
Cheap plugs aside, the iafrica.com News application is another all-in-one destination for the latest SA news and sports stories.
The app is lightweight as well, weighing in at just 0.1MBs – ideal for devices with limited memory.
Stitcher Radio (iPhone, BlackBerry, Android)
There aren't many standout internet radio applications, with most of them being pretty generic in their design and focus.
Stitcher on the other hand, concentrates on news and opinion, with over 5000 on-demand podcasts and live stations. There's also a healthy level of customisation, with users able to "stitch" together their favourite shows to make a custom station.
One of the neatest iPad applications around, FlipBoard has gained plenty of attention for its design and content.
The application takes all of your news sources and displays it in a gorgeous magazine format. This is the kind of app you should download if you want to show off your iPad.
News360 (Android, iPad, iPhone, WP7, PlayBook)
Another news aggregation application, News360 is also available on multiple platforms. However, this app shines on tablets.
News360 for Tablets, available on the Playbook, Android tablets and the iPad, has a neat, simple interface while also weighing in at a relatively meagre 3MBs.