Summary:

If you’re away from a computer or just having trouble connecting to a live stream source on your desktop browser, you may still be able to find news on the civil unrest in Egypt on your iOS device, using a couple of different app-based options.

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If you’re away from a computer or just having trouble connecting to a live stream source on your desktop browser, you may still be able to find news on the civil unrest in Egypt on your iOS device. In fact, Al-Jazeera streaming source Livestation is recommending people use its app instead of the website to ease bandwidth issues.

Protests in Cairo and other parts of the country continue in Egypt, despite the institution of a 6:00 p.m. EET (8:00 a.m. PST) curfew and the calling in of Egyptian army reinforcements (whose intentions remain unclear). Both app and web-based video options are available for those interested in keeping abreast of the situation on their mobile devices, including:

Al-Jazeera’s free official iPhone and iPod touch app, which is available in both English and Arabic and is providing continuous live coverage from Cairo. The app isn’t universal, but you can watch it on your iPad, too, using compatibility mode.

CNN’s free iPhone and iPad apps, both of which are providing live coverage via official Egyptian Nile TV state television.

Of the two, Al-Jazeera’s coverage is probably the better choice, since CNN’s Nile TV feed is being provided (and selected) by a state-run organization. If you don’t need live streaming access, Al-Jazeera’s English language YouTube channel is providing periodic video updates.

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