If you're like me you get much of your news online, the thing is, most news outlets make money by 'serving' you ads while you look at the news. I don't blame them, they do have to make their money somehow, but let's face it, these ads can be annoying. Luckily, if you use the Safari browser (on iPad, iPhone or Mac) there is a simple trick to reduce these distractions.
It's called Reader View and here's how to use it...
STEP 1) Open your Safari browser and visit a news page like CBC.ca.
STEP 2) Find an article that you would like to read. Our example below is an article about renewable energy.
STEP 3) Look at the top of the page, to the left of where you would type the website address, you will see AA. Click or tap on this.
STEP 4) A drop down menu will appear. Select "Show Reader View" from the options.
STEP 4) That's it! Now you're in Reader View. Notice how there are no ads or distractions? Isn't this a nicer way to read an article? To get back you can reverse the steps you just did, or click the back button (the left arrow at the top left of the page).
Unfortunately Reader View isn't available for all webpages, the feature will be greyed out if not available. For instance, if you visit the CBC home page (https://www.cbc.ca) you won't get a Reader View option, there are just too many things on the page. But then if you go to a particular news article to read, you should see the option (for instance the article we used as an example is here: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/saskatoon/renewable-energy-retrofits-touted-as-job-creating-alternative-to-oil-sector-devastation-1.5537310).
NOTE that your device may launch Reader View in a slightly different way. If what is listed above doesn't work for you then visit the Apple website for more information... links are below: