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New York Post website now blocking Safari access on iPad

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The New York Post has setup a new paywall targeting mobile Safari users on Apple's iPad and directing them to download the publication's app through the App Store.

Content on the website for the New York Post is no longer available to iPad users outside of the publication's official App Store app, paid Content reported Saturday. Navigating to the NYpost.com site in Safari on the iPad results in a landing page directing prospective readers to the App Store. Previously, the site displayed an interstitial ad promoting the app before allowing users to continue on to the website.

Links from the Post's own Facebook page visited also result in the landing page for iPad users on Safari. Meanwhile, the website appears to still be enabled for users of other iPad browsers, such as Skyfire or Opera Mini.

"Thanks for coming. NYPost.com editorial content is now only accessible on the iPad through the New York Post App," the landing page reads. The page goes on to encourage current subscribers to download the app, where they can access the website through the the Index feature.



Subscriptions through the app run $6.99 per month, $39.99 for six months or $79.99 for the year, with no option for single-issue digital purchases.

While the Post is by no means the first major outlet to enact payrolls for its content, the decision has quickly drawn criticism specifically "blocking the web for a subset of users." "This is breaking the web," wrote blogger Dave Winer.

Apple unveiled the in-app subscriptions feature for iOS earlier this year, drawing heavy criticism for rules that were deemed anticompetitive. Last week, Apple backed down on a rule that required in-app prices to be "at the same price or less" than those offered outside the app.

Despite initial hesitation, a number of big name publishers and publications have begun offering in-app subscriptions. Bloomberg Businessweek was one of the first magazines to initiate in-app subscriptions, saying it was "pleased with Apple's terms" and remained focused on the iPad as "the most important place to be right now."

Condé Nast, which publishes titles such as The New Yorker, Wired and GQ, began offering in-app subscriptions in May, while Hearst has promised that three of its magazines will add support for in-app subscriptions starting by July: Esquire, Popular Mechanics, and O, The Oprah Magazine.
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Not surprising. I love this paper, but it run and managed by complete fools and buffoons. A retarded quadraplegic monkey with no eyes could run a newspaper better than these fools. I should know. I had the hauling contract and the delivery contract to deliver this paper. Complete incompetent fools.
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post #3 of 127
so use firefox or Opera or crome, or...
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How many of those browsers run on the iPad?

You did read the original article and note that this was about iPad web browsing, yes?
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How many of those browsers run on the iPad?

You did read the original article and note that this was about iPad web browsing, yes?

Did YOU read the article?
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the website appears to still be enabled for users of other iPad browsers, such as Skyfire or Opera Mini.
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post #6 of 127
New York Post? The National Enquirer of world events? No loss.
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Subscriptions through the app run $6.99 per month, $39.99 for six months or $79.99 for the year, with no option for single-issue digital purchases.


Fail
post #8 of 127
Another way for me to *not* read the New York Post?

Where will I go, what will become of me?

It is pretty sleazy. This move, I mean. Since there are many who would say that about the New York Post from stem to stern, this is no big surprise.
post #9 of 127
No great loss.
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cvades doesn't know that other browsers run on ipad
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Wow you mean that I might have to use an online proxy.. or my computer, or my iPhone... or other browsers, oh wait.. it's the New York Post.

They don't want me to read the way I want, then I guess that means it's a good thing that I don't want to read their rag.

Maybe Apple should disable the New York Post App from accessing the New York Post network sites, then everyone will be blocked.
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Really lame, show the landing Page but let me close it and go to the full web site.
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post #13 of 127
I checked on five browsers I have on my iPad, not opera or chrome, but those that I have pulled up nypost just fine for now. Safari didn't as AI article says.

Man... Post had article that Clarence Clemons, sax player of Bruce Springstein's E-Street Band, passed away from his stroke... RIP Clarence!

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post #14 of 127
Isn't this exactly the sort of stuff that should be disallowed?
Singling out one set of users for exclusion from content.
I'm fine with them putting up pay walls for everyone but to single out one device/browser hardly seems right.
It won't effect me but I hope this is not a slippery slope.
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cvades doesn't know that other browsers run on ipad

Shhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh...

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Isn't this exactly the sort of stuff that should be disallowed?
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It won't effect me but I hope this is not a slippery slope.

If it becomes common place Apple could just provide a way to let you spoof your browser identification as a desktop safari. They could even let you maintain an auto-spoof list of which sites you wanted to lie to about your browser.
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Okay Mystic, Rot'nApple, Wigglesworth, I'm not finding the Firefox browser nor "crome" (sic) in the App Store. Oh, and Google Chrome doesn't show up either. I know that Opera is available, however that's one of three, not a good percentage.

Now I have no interest in jailbreaking my iPad, so let us know where we can find Firefox and Chrome for iPad in the App Store.

Or stop trolling, which incidentally violates the terms and conditions of use of AppleInsider.com.

Thank you.
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I don't read Murdoch papers, so I couldn't care less about this (actually, fewer people reading his publications is a good thing). But I just tried this on my iPad -- www.nypost.com does indeed redirect to "download the app", but m.nypost.com works just fine. An oversight, I assume, that they will correct when they notice it.
post #19 of 127
Pay for the New York Post? What's next? Paying to have the toilets in your home flow backwards?
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Okay Mystic, Rot'nApple, Wigglesworth, I'm not finding the Firefox browser nor "crome" (sic) in the App Store. Oh, and Google Chrome doesn't show up either. I know that Opera is available, however that's one of three, not a good percentage.

Yep, you are right and they are wrong, I don't know why they were busting your balls, because they don't know what they are talking about. There are plenty of browsers available for iPad, but there is no Firefox and there is no Chrome.
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Lets see, blocking the ipad with safari and nothing else. Oh THIS is a good idea. idiots. I don't own an iPad, but then again, I don't read the Post either, so no great loss. Hmmm, wonder if blocking one device and one browser is even legal.
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Okay Mystic, Rot'nApple, Wigglesworth, I'm not finding the Firefox browser nor "crome" (sic) in the App Store. Oh, and Google Chrome doesn't show up either. I know that Opera is available, however that's one of three, not a good percentage.

Now I have no interest in jailbreaking my iPad, so let us know where we can find Firefox and Chrome for iPad in the App Store.

Or stop trolling, which incidentally violates the terms and conditions of use of AppleInsider.com.

Thank you.

You were technically correct on specific pieces of information, but still, the spirit of the conversation is that you can try other browsers, which is also true, without jailbreaking too.

Not sure why Rot'nApple is in your list there, he noted that Chrome and Firefox wasn't available, basically agreeing with you on the very facts you were contesting. Wigglesworth was also being factually correct too, there are other browsers, even if those named by other people aren't available on a stock iPad.
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Interestingly, you can still access the site with Safari on the iPhone. I guess that their app is an iPad-only app.
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Actually, the initial point was that there are multiple browsers available for Apple devices to view this content.

They never said that only Firefox and Chrome would do it.

Hence the word 'OR'.
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post #25 of 127
This won't last long, I give it 3 weeks.
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Seriously? Weiner's rise and fall?
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If you have part of your site behind a paywall,. a paid app or IAP is one great way to let people buy that content.

To charge for stuff that you can get for free on your laptop? No. The wall" should be in the same place for everyone.

(Hulu does something similar. But I know they have content owners to deal with.)
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Seriously? Weiner's rise and fall?

Yeah, it's that kind of rag. It hardly seems worth the discussion. All this might just be an ill-conceived publicity stunt.
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You were technically correct on specific pieces of information, but still, the spirit of the conversation is that you can try other browsers, which is also true, without jailbreaking too.

Not sure why Rot'nApple is in your list there, he noted that Chrome and Firefox wasn't available, basically agreeing with you on the very facts you were contesting. Wigglesworth was also being factually correct too, there are other browsers, even if those named by other people aren't available on a stock iPad.

Oh, I was well aware that other iPad browsers work.

If I am to be corrected, at least I'd like my detractors to use examples that are actually valid. If you permit trollers to mindlessly respond with incorrect examples, you dilute the quality/integrity of this forum.

Do as you wish. It's your domain.

I'm just trying to improve the signal-to-noise ratio around here.
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Seriously? Weiner's rise and fall?

Sure, why not? Publishers and newspapers are having a field day with this scandal. It's not their fault that a lying politician named Weiner decided to send pictures of his weiner to all sorts of women on the internet.
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Oh, I was well aware that other iPad browsers work.

If I am to be corrected, at least I'd like my detractors to use examples that are actually valid. If you permit trollers to mindlessly respond with incorrect examples, you dilute the quality/integrity of this forum.

Do as you wish. It's your domain.

I'm just trying to improve the signal-to-noise ratio around here.

I understand the sentiment. Still, I'm not seeing where anyone "corrected" you by repeating that Firefox and Chrome were available on iPad. I can see how you might read them into those comments, but I didn't see that when I read them. I think this is more a big misunderstanding than active trolling.
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If you have part of your site behind a paywall,. a paid app or IAP is one great way to let people buy that content.

To charge for stuff that you can get for free on your laptop? No. The wall" should be in the same place for everyone.

(Hulu does something similar. But I know they have content owners to deal with.)

A newspaper isn't a content owner?

And it's odd how few people complained when the US TV networks blocked GoogleTV from displaying their content, but god forbid a newspaper should do it to iPad users.
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And it's odd how few people complained when the US TV networks blocked GoogleTV from displaying their content, but god forbid a newspaper should do it to iPad users.

Maybe we'd see more complaints if GoogleTV was successful.

I recall that the TV network content wasn't discriminating against just one company, they blocked other TV set-top box makers from doing the same thing, Boxee is another one they try to block, I think there others too. A parallel for NYP would be if they blocked every tablet.
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NY post failing utterly to survive in 3...2...1...


later morons. no one cares anyways.

happy phailing!

post #35 of 127
To call the NY Post a newspaper is like calling Fox New, news.
Last year they were giving the paper away for free and people were walking away.
post #36 of 127
Atomic Web Browser for iPad.
Set to spoof desktop browser. Also, adblock included!
'Nuff said.

Moving on...
post #37 of 127
Maybe for 99 cents per month, but even that's a stretch.
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To call the NY Post a newspaper is like calling Fox New, news.

Like it or not, the New York Post is most certainly a newspaper and Fox News is most certainly a news station. There is no such thing as a completely unbiased news source and Fox News is no more biased than any other major news source. That includes much of the mainstream media and even news sources like the BBC, which some people incorrectly label as being unbiased. Everybody has their agenda, and that also includes certain comedy channels.

Fox News is a welcome breath of fresh air in a media landscape dominated by leftwing partisan hacks. Some mainstream media channels, such as MSNBC, essentially serves the same function as the state run media in North Korea (KCNA), and that function is to facilitate the dissemination of leftist propaganda.
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Like it or not, the New York Post is most certainly a newspaper and Fox News is most certainly a news station. There is no such thing as a completely unbiased news source and Fox News is no more biased than any other major news source. That includes much of the mainstream media and even news sources like the BBC, which some people incorrectly label as being unbiased. Everybody has their agenda, and that also includes certain comedy channels.

Fox News is a welcome breath of fresh air in a media landscape dominated by leftwing partisan hacks. Some mainstream media channels, such as MSNBC, essentially serves the same function as the state run media in North Korea (KCNA), and that function is to facilitate the dissemination of leftist propaganda.

If by "leftist propaganda" you mean the truth supported by facts.
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Fox News is a welcome breath of fresh air in a media landscape dominated by leftwing partisan hacks. Some mainstream media channels, such as MSNBC, essentially serves the same function as the state run media in North Korea (KCNA), and that function is to facilitate the dissemination of leftist propaganda.

I think i just threw up in my mouth...

A lot of mainstream media is slanted and biased, but Murdoch and co take it to the extreme. Much of the content on Fox News is ignorant, divisive, xenophobic, morally righteous bullshit...
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