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Old 05-15-2014, 12:05 PM
 
Location: Somewhere in northern Alabama
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Call me slow. The increasingly insane amount of scripts and includes made me dismiss using my tablet to view news outside of sites like the old "MyWay.com" that avoids using them. Then I decided to try using a proxy server. BOOM! 90% of sites allow me to actually see and read the article. Some still don't, like Time.com, but instead of a major hangup in their sticky strands of script, it just doesn't load and I move on. Those sites with redirect on redirect just get tromped. Love it.
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Old 05-16-2014, 01:58 PM
 
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
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Did you look into using a FEED READER or an APP like FlipBoard?
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Old 05-16-2014, 02:43 PM
 
Location: San Diego
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I like the AP News app on my Apple iTouch.

It's really easy to navigate using just one hand.

Google Newstand App is what I use on my Nexus 7 tablet.
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Old 05-18-2014, 11:51 AM
 
Location: Orange County, CA
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For Flipboard or Newsstand. Do you have to pay a subscription to the paper you want to read? I have an LA times subscription for LA news, but I don't want to pay for an out of town newspaper that I barely read unless they have an interesting article.

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Old 05-18-2014, 12:16 PM
 
Location: Norfolk, VA
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Call me slow. The increasingly insane amount of scripts and includes made me dismiss using my tablet to view news outside of sites like the old "MyWay.com" that avoids using them. Then I decided to try using a proxy server. BOOM! 90% of sites allow me to actually see and read the article. Some still don't, like Time.com, but instead of a major hangup in their sticky strands of script, it just doesn't load and I move on. Those sites with redirect on redirect just get tromped. Love it.
Google Newsstand will do the trick. There is also a News and Weather app that people love because the system requirements are quite low. Google Currents, if you can still find it, works great as well.
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Old 05-18-2014, 12:18 PM
 
Location: Norfolk, VA
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For Flipboard or Newsstand. Do you have to pay a subscription to the paper you want to read? I have an LA times subscription for LA news, but I don't want to pay for an out of town newspaper that I barely read unless they have an interesting article.
Depends on which publication you're trying to subscribe to.
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Old 05-18-2014, 02:15 PM
 
Location: Orange County, CA
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Depends on which publication you're trying to subscribe to.
Oh ok thanks! I like a ton of different sources so this might be a good app for me. Some of the newspapers I like have paywalls and understandably so. It's a somewhat dying industry if they don't make people pay for it. I'd like ONE app that allowed me to pay a few cents every time I accessed one of these paywall articles. I don't mind paying. I just don't want a monthly subscription when I might just want a few articles here and there.

I think if someone makes an app like that and gets enough news outlets to sign on, they might have a million dollar idea.
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Old 05-24-2014, 07:24 AM
 
Location: Norfolk, VA
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Oh ok thanks! I like a ton of different sources so this might be a good app for me. Some of the newspapers I like have paywalls and understandably so. It's a somewhat dying industry if they don't make people pay for it. I'd like ONE app that allowed me to pay a few cents every time I accessed one of these paywall articles. I don't mind paying. I just don't want a monthly subscription when I might just want a few articles here and there.

I think if someone makes an app like that and gets enough news outlets to sign on, they might have a million dollar idea.
New York Times you get to read 15 articles before subscribing, which is actually more than if you were to visit the New York Times website (unless their policies have changed), which is only 5 reads.

You won't see that type of app anytime soon. The publishing industry already has an on/off, tenuous relationship with Google Books and the Apple Store and there have been a lot of lawsuits going around over the whole e publication thing. What you're suggesting would circumvent the rules in place.

It does not cost a fortune to subscribe to newspapers electronically, for delivery via their own app or an app like Play Newstand, or directly at the website. I've seen some newspapers as cheap as 99 cents per month. No need to hack newspapers, like one would say Netflix, Hulu or Spotify. It is an all you can eat model; much cheaper for them to give it to you for an entire month than for you to pay a few articles a la carte. A developer would need to host their own app on their own website, or go through some of the backdoor app stores, like 1 Market, to get the word out to people. It would never fly on the Apple Store, Google Play, or Amazon App store. I do realize that the Times charges per week, but on the other hand, the price is cheaper than getting the print edition delivered to your home. But the Times is the biggest newspaper in the country, so they can get away with it.

What is more likely, is that Google develop some type of agreement with some of these newspapers and bundle them in a flat rate for subscribers. Say, for $4.99 a month you get access to 15 different newspapers a month, which would include New York Times, Washington Post, LA Times, etc.
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Old 05-26-2014, 11:01 AM
 
Location: East Coast
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For Flipboard or Newsstand. Do you have to pay a subscription to the paper you want to read? I have an LA times subscription for LA news, but I don't want to pay for an out of town newspaper that I barely read unless they have an interesting article.
I like Flipboard a lot too.
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