Well it took four weeks for Apple to approve me, but the Staring at Phones blog is now officially on Apple News!
What is Apple News? It’s that new app that showed up on your iPhone or iPad when you installed iOS 9. It’s a place to get news – about all kinds of topics – from traditional news outlets as well as blogs. You can follow a certain account (or “channel”) as well as different topics. After a month of using it, I really enjoy it. You can be sure I’ll go into more detail on that in a future post.
But anyway, Apple News is now the latest way to keep up to date with everything Staring at Phones! You can check out this link here to see my channel (yes, you have to click the link on your iOS 9 device). Searching “Staring at Phones” doesn’t bring anything up yet, but I’m assuming that will start working soon.* You can see that I’ve divided my channel into three sub-categories (in addition to “All”), which reflect the new way I’m organizing content here on WordPress as well. First is “Apple.” I didn’t start this to be an Apple blog, but that’s where the majority of my interests are, so it naturally happened that a good bit of what I write about is Apple related. You can find it all under this tab. Next is “App Reviews,” for the review I do at the beginning of each month. After that is the “Misc.” tab, which basically means “Everything Else.” Although I’ve got an Apple slant these days, I still like to cover random things in the technology industry, so I’ve got all that content in this tab. Now here’s the embarrassing part: right now those tabs aren’t working. I don’t know why; I know the RSS feeds I gave Apple are working, so I’m just hoping that, again, this will start working soon. I’ll keep you posted.**
So check it out! Apple News is joining the many ways to follow this blog, right along side WordPress, email, RSS, and Twitter, and I’m excited to keep pushing Staring at Phones into the future. Thanks so much for reading! ••
*Update 10/23/15: Staring at Phones does indeed now come up in Apple News search!
**Last week’s story about Tesla is now filed under the Misc. tab, so it seems those subheadings work, but they’ll only grab content published after I gave them to Apple News. So those headings should be filling up with posts soon!