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Information overload is a huge problem.The Internet gives us access to mountains of information and sifting through all of it can be daunting at times.
That’s why when we heard about personal assistant app Winston’s huge update, we were excited to try it out.
Winston is an app that uses artificial intelligence to speak aloud your Twitter stream and news from selected categories like tech, entertainment, or finance.
A lot of people compared Winston to Apple’s Siri personal assistant, but it’s best to think of the app as a way to keep up with the latest news and social updates. You can’t use Winston to set reminders, make calendar appointments, dictate text messages, etc.
It’s simply a clever way to get your news in a quick digestible format.
You can download Winston for free on iPhone.
Besides reading news, Winston can also connect to your social networks so it can read your friends' status updates and tweets. We tapped the Twitter icon first.
This is a tweet Winston read aloud to us. The app really makes it easy to multitask and still stay up on information you care about.
If you scroll to the bottom of the main screen, it's easy to add more channels. Tapping the gear icon will take you to the settings.
We also like how you can download information for offline listening. This is perfect for train rides with no service.
Winston also supports Apple's AirPlay feature. That means you can beam the audio from your iPhone to your Apple TV.
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