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Apple News adds browse tab, widens to Mac computers

News gets a sidebar in iOS 12 too.

Susan Prescott, the company's vice president of product marketing, demonstrates user-interface upgrades to News.
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This story is part of WWDC 2022, CNET's complete coverage from and about Apple's annual developers conference.

Apple is adding a new browse tab and sidebar to its Apple News curation of articles, the company said Monday at its Worldwide Developers Conference in San Jose, California.

Apple News is also getting integrated into its Stocks app, so you can see market-moving news next to the reaction in a company's shares, according to Susan Prescott, the company's vice president of product marketing. 

Later Monday, Apple executive Craig Federighi said the Apple News app is widening to its Mac computers too. 

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The sidebar and browse tab are part of user-interface upgrades to News in iOS 12 to make it easier to find stories from favorite outlets as well as new topics and channels. 

WWDC is known as the event where Apple details the newest software that will hit its devices later in the year. It comes as software and services become even more important to Apple. The company still sells millions of iPhones every quarter, but sales aren't rising as much as they used to. With people holding onto their devices for longer, convincing consumers to sign up for services that get them paying monthly has grown more crucial for Apple. The gadget-giant has emphasized augmented realitymobile paymentsstreaming music and other areas as key focuses over the past couple of years. 

First published at 10:47 a.m. PT.
Update at 11:55 am PT: Adds News app getting Mac support. 

Shara Tibken contributed to this report. 

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