As a race us humans are inquisitive by nature, most of us want to know what’s going on locally, nationally and internationally at any one time. We talk about current affairs throughout our daily lives and quiz panel television shows take a satirical spin on the previous week’s happenings, even the British weather is a staple of our nation’s conversations. It’s safe to say what’s going on in the skies and on the ground are hot topics.

With a completely globalised planet we’re now lucky enough to have access to breaking news as it happens from anywhere in the world, including pictures and video footage giving us updates on anywhere from award ceremonies to war zones. Smartphones’ ability to receive an Internet connection on the move means you can receive up to date information from your pocket or bag almost anywhere you may be.


What is it?

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No fuss, just news and weather wherever you want it.


Free applications or (apps) for your smartphone utilise this and offer the latest news and weather reports from wherever you want. Famous news organisations like the BBC, SKY and many more all have their own free apps to give you news stories as they happen, and you can customize what you see to what you’re most interested in. For example if you lived in London and you enjoy sports and show business news, you could select these categories to be displayed on your smartphone alongside the top stories. This gives you the option to be informed on what you want to, whenever and wherever you wish.

Weather apps put the world’s up to date meteorological data at your fingertips. Free apps from the likes of The MET office and the BBC present the weather conditions and forecasts for anywhere from Tottenham to Tokyo in an easy to read and aesthetically pleasing fashion. Like the news apps, you can select a number of places that you’re interested in seeing the weather for, and make them visible on your screen every time you open the app. It can even learn your location so you don’t have to type in where you are, then simply sit back and enjoy hourly weather predictions for the next 7 days in any location.

Why do I need it?

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Weather updates when you need them

No longer will your news or weather updates revolve around certain times of day or being close to a radio or television set. You can even pay a fraction of what you’d pay for your favorite daily newspaper and have a fresh copy on your smartphone every morning.

Whether the conditions of interest are where you’re going on your holidays, where your loved ones live or even just finding out if rain’s expected in your area later, having weather information there whenever required means you’re always prepared and informed no matter where you are.


How do I use it?

Just three simple steps

The only things you’ll need to access news and weather updates on the move is an internet enabled mobile phone or smartphone, and your choice of meteorological and current affairs apps.

These apps are nearly always free to download and use, and are readily available offered by everyone from the BBC to CNN, and the Met office to the Guardian. All you need to do is use the search bar at the top of the ‘Play Store’ (A giant online market for apps of all varieties), type in what you’re looking for e.g. ‘ITV news’, select it and then click the green button marked ‘install’.

The app will now be available in your smartphone alongside all your other applications, just tap it to open yourself up to a world of information. You can even use a function called a ‘widget’ to pin the updates to your home screen, this means every time you open your phone you get the latest updates at just a glance. Most news apps will also offer a service of reminders or ‘notifications’ when a breaking story happens, so you’re always the first to know.

At TechSilver, we pride ourselves on the level of guidance provided those we work with. If you buy a device from us, we’re more than happy to get you set up with news & weather apps, (or anything else you want to do with your smartphone for that matter.)

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