The CNN iPad app has been updated this week, to Version 1.8.4. The most notable change in this update is a redesign of the app’s home screen, in an effort to make it easier to read and to find top stories.
There are now sections available in a left sidebar that can be toggled visible or hidden with just a quick tap or swipe. Sections include Top Stories, Featured, US, World, Politics, Money, Tech, and more. There are also new sections with video clips from CNN shows including Anderson Cooper 360.
Here’s one more funny item on this update’s change list – no love for the James Earl Jones sound effect added in another recent update:
• We’ve listened to your feedback on the ‘This is CNN’ welcome greeting and have made changes to the feature. It is now turned off by default. You can turn it on when you launch the app for the first time or at any time by visiting the Profile section of your app. Thank you for your feedback!
The CNN iPad app is not one of the most beautiful news apps, but it’s good to see design tweaks being made to it.