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    Too Unwieldy

    I really liked the Daily the first couple of days I used it. The 360 photo's gave you the feeling of almost being there, movie reviews playing the trailers in the picture window, and the startup video was a nice touch. The paper literally sucks you in and makes time fly. Therein lies the problem.

    The Daily is great if you have a three hour layover. If you want to take a 15 minute break, not so much. It needs a Drudgereport or Pulse option to quickly scan all articles. My wife wanted me to read an article and handed me the ipad but I accidentally touched the screen and lost it. Neither of us could re-locate the article. It's too difficult to quickly find specific articles if you don't know what section you were in. If you start in one section and keep swiping you enter other sections without knowing it.

    But they are definitely on to something. Up until now, reading e-news always left something to be desired compared to reading a real magazine or newspaper. You just can't relax sitting at a desk and you miss out on intimately holding your medium close and examining the photos. The ipad solved the relaxing part and now the Daily has solved the media part. In fact, it goes beyond solving it and improved it. Now only if they could solve the problem of it constantly crashing.

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    It is only for the USA.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rperez414
    I really liked the Daily the first couple of days I used it. The 360 photo's gave you the feeling of almost being there, movie reviews playing the trailers in the picture window, and the startup video was a nice touch. The paper literally sucks you in and makes time fly. Therein lies the problem.

    The Daily is great if you have a three hour layover. If you want to take a 15 minute break, not so much. It needs a Drudgereport or Pulse option to quickly scan all articles. My wife wanted me to read an article and handed me the ipad but I accidentally touched the screen and lost it. Neither of us could re-locate the article. It's too difficult to quickly find specific articles if you don't know what section you were in. If you start in one section and keep swiping you enter other sections without knowing it.

    But they are definitely on to something. Up until now, reading e-news always left something to be desired compared to reading a real magazine or newspaper. You just can't relax sitting at a desk and you miss out on intimately holding your medium close and examining the photos. The ipad solved the relaxing part and now the Daily has solved the media part. In fact, it goes beyond solving it and improved it. Now only if they could solve the problem of it constantly crashing.
    I totally agree with you. If they are smart, they will extend their free period until they fix most of the bugs, otherwise they will loose people like me. I now use BBC, CNN and USA Today apps and they all work pretty well and are free. I am willing to pay their price IF it works. Right now it takes for ever to load, is not intuitive and crashes too often. I also agree with the statements regarding political comments....they are really boring!
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    I'm in the minority again, I guess. I deleted the app within minutes, as I found it to be a pretty crappy newspaper in terms of writing and coverage, a bargain-basement USA Today.
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    A very good service at quite feasible price; happy to have a newspaper in my hand all the time

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    Quote Originally Posted by epb View Post
    I'm in the minority again, I guess. I deleted the app within minutes, as I found it to be a pretty crappy newspaper in terms of writing and coverage, a bargain-basement USA Today.
    Really? Oh no! And isn't like $4.00 a month, or something like that?
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