Read Offline: Automatically Downloads Your News Whenever You Leave Home

by, the newsreader app hatched in The New York Times’ R&D lab and incubated at betaworks, today added a nifty feature to its new iPhone app, which gives readers instant access to their news offline — whenever they leave the house. The new feature, called Paper Boy, allows users to set their home location using their iPhone’s GPS, and thereafter, every time they leave their digs with phone in tow, automatically downloads their social news in the background so that it’s ready to read offline as they go about their day.