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3 Apps To Help You Stay Informed

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Always the last to hear about regulatory moves, major market changes or new laws? Do you often find yourself saying, “Wait, Warren Buffett did what?”  Then you probably need these apps, which can help you stay up to date on financial and business news as well as the stories your friends are sharing on Twitter and Facebook. And the next time someone tells you something newsy, you can say, “Oh, I knew that already.” Confident hairflip, optional.

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BloombergBloomberg Mobile

Free for Apple and Android devices

It’s all business, all the time with the Bloomberg Mobile app. Users gain 24/7 access to market-shaking headlines, up-to-the-minute financial data, and videos and podcasts from the Bloomberg business desk. The app also features a “my stocks” tool, so advisors can select and track companies and indices that matter to them or their clients.



Free for Apple and Android devices

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If you love your iPad but miss good old-fashioned print magazines, Flipboard’s for you. The app takes your Twitter and Facebook feeds (as well as your favorite blogs and websites, if you want) and reformats them into a magazine-style layout of headlines and photos. The result? A best-of-both-worlds digital product that combines the personalization of social media with the readability of your favorite publications. Plus, check out Flipboard Pages, which delivers content from publisher partners such as ABC News, Bon Appetit and the Washington Post in an easy, engaging layout for the iPad.



$3.99 for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch; $2.99 for Android app

Ever come across a great blog entry or news article you just don’t have time to read? With the Instapaper app, time-pressed readers can simply press a “Read Later” button to save the article for another time. Users can also access articles posted by friends on Facebook, Twitter and Tumblr. Or browse editor’s picks, which aggregate communities’ most-saved stories. Most articles are saved as text only, making them easier to read on smaller phone and tablet screens. Text and lighting are adjustable, and readers can share articles via e-mail and social media.


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