Mac/iOS: Newstand is one of the more annoying app icons on iOS if you don’t use it because you can’t just hide it away in a folder. Initially, the only way to hide it was with some finger kung-fu, but StifleStand does it in a click.
All you have to do is run StifleStand, connect your iPhone or iPad, and click “Hide Newstand” when your device is recognized. StifleStand creates a folder for the Newstand, and you’re done. You don’t need to jailbreak, or worry about getting the timing right to hide the icon. If you are jailbroken and want a solution to completely get rid of the Newstand icon, search for NoNewsIsGoodNews in Cydia.