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By Jesse Hollington

Social Media & Software Editor, iLounge
Published: Monday, September 13, 2010
News Categories: iPad, Apps + Games

CBS News has launched an official CBS News app for the iPad. The new app delivers the latest news stories and video and photo galleries from the complete roster of CBS News broadcasts, including videos from The Early Show, 48 Hours Mystery, CBS Evening News with Katie Couric, Sunday Morning, Face The Nation and Up to the Minute. The app also provides access to webcasts and blogs from CBSNews.com including @KatieCouric, Washington Unplugged, Political Hotsheet, Crimesider and Celebrity Circuit. Developed by CBS Mobile, the app delivers full-video episodes over both Wi-Fi and 3G networks and allows users to quickly select and watch video content or read full articles. Content is presented in a format appropriate for the iPad orientation, with portrait mode providing a graphical experience with thumbnail images and videos while landscape mode provides a more text-specific view to browse through headlines. Users can quickly access the day’s top headlines or browse and search through a variety of news categories with timelines of the latest articles and videos and links from each story to other related content. The app also provides access to weather information and forecasts powered by AccuWeather, stock market lookups through CBS MoneyWatch, a dedicated Shows section for viewing specific CBS News shows and social media integration to e-mail stores or share links on Twitter and Facebook. CBS News for iPad is available as a free download from the U.S. App Store.

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1

This app isn’t new - it was released in July.

Posted by Marianne on September 13, 2010 at 12:43 PM (PDT)

2

The iPad application is new.

Posted by Jeremy Horwitz in East Amherst, NY, USA on September 13, 2010 at 1:28 PM (PDT)

3

According to AppShopper, it was released in July. Your comment system won’t accept links but it clearly states it was first released on July 23 - see the App Activity section on the right when you find it there.

Posted by Marianne on September 13, 2010 at 3:30 PM (PDT)

4

@ #s 1 & 3:

While evidence makes it seem like there was a previous version (1.1 is there today) I find no record of this app actually being online before this.  I love news apps and have them all and search all the time for new ones.

On CBS News site, dated TODAY, this is the blurb:

“Adapting the iPad application model is at the core of the launch of our first CBS News iPad application, which is available for free in the Apple App Store. Instead of clicking on Web pages with a mouse or touchpad, you use your fingers to navigate and interact with the content with swiping, dragging, scissoring and other gestures.”

So, while the information is indeed conflicting, CBS seems to think it’s new too.

Scott

Posted by sb on September 13, 2010 at 4:58 PM (PDT)

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