Microsoftâ€™s just-announced Microsoft News Bar, as well as its legacy Microsoft News app, are both excellent, curated sources of free quality news from top sources. If youâ€™re unwilling or unable to pay for a news subscription right now, both apps are terrific ways to stay informed.
Microsoftâ€™s News Bar, Microsoft News, and even Microsoft Edge (and Bing) curate news from over 4,500 sources worldwide. You can read as much as youâ€™d like, every day, without limit. One of the few drawbacks is that only the top stories are culled from each paper, so that the â€œinside pagesâ€� of your local newspaper probably wonâ€™t be featured. It also takes a short time for a breaking news story to show up, though the delay isnâ€™t usually longer than a few minutes, if that.