While News reader apps are abundant in the Windows Phone marketplace, not many can deliver most up-to-date information right onto your Lock Screen. If you have a WP8 phone, RapidNews can do just that and in fact make you a master of your own Lock Screen creations. In the app’s configuration section, you can select screen background, story category, position and frame color of up to five tiles to create an arrangement that fits your information preferences and aesthetic taste. Ensure that the app is selected as provider in your System Lock Screen settings and a small imagery will then periodically update image and/or count notification.
The app’s underlying configuration options allow you to define your own feeds (Smartphone, Tablet and Travel were used in above screenshots for example) and to choose from 64 language/region channels, presenting stories from a wide range of publishers, many with local relevance and appropriate character encoding. All network requests are directed to a MS-Cloud service to ensure speed, integrity and reliability.
What’s more, a sensor adjusts the size of the user-configurable topics grid based on your phone’s memory specification. On a standard WP8 with 1GB RAM, it enables the 9-topics mode allowing you to read through 80+ headlines with simple one-hand gestures (thumb swipe and tap).
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