Apple News attempts to provide you with this news you want to see, based on topics and publications you know it you like. But it is most useful when you want to see exactly what the news is appropriate now. You may not always be capable of relax and read a long-form piece when you initially spot it. Similarly, it's not hard to end the day with dozens of unread web pages, even though they may contain vital content you really need to read.

Save the news

Fortunately, Apple had the idea of this – go to File > Save Story in Apple News, and you can later head to Saved Stories to check out what you've stashed. Safari offers something similar: Bookmarks > Add to Reading List saves the current web page to Reading List, that is accessed in Safari's sidebar . If you want to add multiple tabs at the same time, that option also exists within the Bookmarks menu.

Both of those systems sync across all of your devices, assuming they're signed to your Apple ID, and are online for that content to be downloaded. However, Apple's solutions present two problems. First, they are separate lists, and you might not recall which items you've saved where. Secondly, they don't help should you later still lack the time to read what you've saved, and yet are still eager to get the information into your head.

Get news inside your Pocket

Third-party app Pocket has a solution for the former issue, along with a smart innovation for that latter.

The free service, readily available for Mac and iOS, works by you sharing articles to it from Safari. These are then stripped of cruft, leaving only text and pictures, which could then be read in the Pocket apps, or online at getpocket.com. This really is more effective and readable than Apple's Reading List, which retains the entire style of the original web page; it also beats Apple News, for which a lot of sources are not optimized.

But the aforementioned innovation is what takes Pocket to another step. Using the iOS version of the app, you can help your saved articles list into an audio playlist your iPhone/iPad will read back to you – ideal when commuting, driving, cooking, or half asleep around the couch.

Set up a Pocket system

To streamline getting content to Pocket, it's worth carrying out a few things once you have installed the Mac and iOS versions of the app. On iOS, open a Share sheet, scroll the very first row all the way to the left, and tap More. Turn on Pocket, and employ the drag handles to maneuver it towards the top. Now, you are able to tap be part of any app , and send content to Pocket.

On Mac, install the Pocket for Safari extension. You then click the Pocket button within the Safari toolbar to send articles to Pocket. Apple News won't be part of this fashion, but you can use File > Open in Safari to spread out the present article in Safari, prepared to send onto Pocket.

As for getting that playlist going, that's simple: open Pocket on iOS, tap the headphones button, press the play button, and revel in finding yourself in the existence of your own personal newsreader!