Update Notes


Keep up with the latest improvements and changes to NEWS and RUMORS.



July 31, 2020

  • Added a new dark mode theme named "Indie Blue" to the Site Themes list.
  • Fixed issue causing some users to not have access to the site (thank you "Fiveplus")
  • Fixed a couple of typos on the Search Help page (thank you "fernly")
  • Added lang attribute to pages to tell browser to use English as default language (thank you "cprecioso")


July 30, 2020

  • Added auto-complete support for searching feeds.
  • Increased auto-complete searches to show 10 results.


July 27, 2020

  • Added a new site theme called "Light Grey" that is available to all users.


July 24, 2020

  • Fixed issue with some users only seeing two pages of search results.


July 21, 2020

  • Added new Sources option to menu bar to make it easier to search for source sites.
  • Added sidebar support to provide all users with quick access to popular sources.
  • Fixed issue with NEWS and RUMORS logo image not showing for some users.


July 18, 2020

  • Added limited sidebar support for users not logged in.


July 15, 2020

  • Added a new site theme called "Black" that is available to all users.
  • Added a new site theme called "Dark" that is available to all users.


July 12, 2020

  • Added a new site theme called "White" that is available to all users.
  • Added a new search result layout called "Blog" that is availble for all users.


July 7, 2020

  • Added new sidebar feature to site for logged in members to provide quick access to favorite searches.
  • Added color settings for sidebar for each of the available site themes.
  • Renamed "Category" when adding or editing Favorites to "Folder" to better describe its purpose.
  • Added new Folders mode to Favorites page to make managing large numbers of favorites easier.
  • Restructured the quick action drop-down to group similar settings together and move more important settings to the top.
  • Added new core support for more functionality for non-javascript users that will be added soon.
  • Added support to sidebar (Login Required) that allows switching between searches and folders when viewing favorites.
  • Added new Hide Sidebar setting (Login Required) that will remove the sidebar from pages.
  • Added "Hide Sidebar" toggle (Login Required) to quick actions bar on search result pages.
  • Fixed issue that prevented users from accessing the Upgrade page.
  • Added new default favorites for new accounts.
  • Added new Set Default Favorites option to quick actions bar on Your Favorites page.
  • Added confirmation fields to Delete All Bookmarks, Favorites, History and Cookies pages.


June 26, 2020

  • Activated caching system to improve performance especially during traffic spikes.
  • Added new Upgrade Account system that provides access to more features and improves the user experience.
  • Added support for recurring subscriptions to the Upgrade Account system.
  • Added support for one-time upgrade purchases to the Upgrade Account system.
  • Added new Exclude Political Content setting (Upgrade Required) that attempts to block all political content from search results.


June 23, 2020

  • Added a new dark theme called "Grey Blue" to the Site Themes list.
  • Replaced Reports system with new Digests system.


June 19, 2020

  • Fixed a problem with the auto-scroll feature when viewing search results.


June 17, 2020

  • Added a new dark mode theme named "Dark Grey" to the Site Themes list.
  • Added a new quick action drop-down menu for quickly changing themes.
  • Added a new tip system to suggest tips on using the site and improving user experience.
  • Added a new quick action toggle to the drop-down menu for disabling tips.


June 13, 2020

  • Added search support to Your Bookmarks page
  • Added search support to Your Favorites page
  • Added search support to Your History page
  • Added "Remove" search button to section about search strings when searching bookmarks, favorites, history, etc.
  • Added notices to searches when keyword limits based on user access have been reached


June 3, 2020

  • Added automatic conversion of "site:" keyword prefix, which is used by other sites, to "@" search operator.
  • Created new Account Details page that shows information about your account along with quick management and action links.
  • Added support for deleting all favorites at once on the Favorites page.
  • Added support for deleting all bookmarks at once on the Bookmarks page.
  • Fixed issue with some search results that had images but were not showing an image thumbnail.
  • Improved performance of back-end CDN system.
  • Rebuilt the CSS code to better support site themes.


May 13, 2020

  • Added support for site themes that should be activated in the near future.
  • Made changes to the menu area to better organize similar features and functions.
  • Made changes to the quick action bars to make changing settings such as font size easier.


May 6, 2020

  • Fixed an issue with non-contraction word possessive apostrophe characters preventing certain keyword matches.


April 26, 2020

  • Added a Favorites drop-down feature to the Quick Menu bar on search pages that provides quick access to your favorite searches.


April 23, 2020

  • We are excited to announce that NEWS and RUMORS has launched its first public open beta!
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