Pocket, one of our favourite "read later" apps, has long been free to use without any ads. Starting soon, however, sponsored content will be showing up among your posts unless you're a premium user. The recent announcement from the Pocket Blog explains that the sponsored content will be "high-quality" and ideally interesting to read. Also, you'll always know whether you're seeing a sponsored post or not. All sponsored content will be clearly marked to differentiate them from the other items within your Pocket app. You'll also be able to hide any particular sponsored posts that you don't like and provide feedback so you're hopefully not bombarded with stuff you hate. Of course, if you sign up for Pocket Premium ($US5 ($7) a month, or about $US3.75 ($5) a month if you sign up for a year), you'll be able to remove sponsored content altogether. You can learn more at the link below.
Pocket Will Soon Roll Out Sponsored Content To Non-Premium Users
Trending Stories Right Now
Ballot papers are still being mailed out, but a few key lessons have already emerged from the Turnbull government’s $122 million postal survey on same-sex marriage. Less than a fortnight into the voluntary national ballot, which runs until November 7, the first thing apparent is that the Australian electoral roll is a mess.
Last week, Australians began to receive postal survey forms enabling them to have their say on whether or not same-sex marriage should be legalised. For some people, this is a matter of conscience and human rights but for others, the vote is based on their religious beliefs. The various churches and faiths of Australia have all taken different stances and provided different reasons for how their constituents should vote. We've collated the views of eight major faiths. from Hillsong Church to the Australian National Imams Council.