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post #41 of 60
Really?
 
Where's the new Apple TV?
 
 
(So Y is the new X?   Zzzzzzzzzz......)
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Where's the new Apple TV?
 
 
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post #42 of 60

How about paying to post comments? A one time $5 fee would kill off a lot of those annoying commenters that are only hear to poke the bear.

 

Just a thought.

post #43 of 60
The question I ask myself, which site I go to everyday to get my Apple news.... Appleinsider, so they have earned my support.
post #44 of 60
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Originally Posted by PhilBoogie View Post

Indeed "no thanks"...to posts like yours. Really, if you want to up your post count I suggest you give some useful feedback instead of...this. Here's my rating on your post:

-1

and mine on yours:

-1
post #45 of 60
You're dropping..."ooch"
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post #46 of 60
No ios 7 update for the iPhone version?
post #47 of 60
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Originally Posted by PhilBoogie View Post

1) Cool! I like the comment box on the right, pity I can't increase the font size there, but glad I can do that on the articles. I would've like a native iOS design for the thread/comment section, as I find the most useful info in there, not in the articles. Still, nice app. Will buy it after the trial runs out.

2) What's up with not having your own mailserver AI? And above all, why gmail?

3) Nice that you can drag in the article from the right, and after that you can drag in the comments. Would be nice if you you drag in the comments fully, making the article disappear on th left, since you already read that. This way the font size can be increased and you have a full page editor. But it looks like the comments are 'just' a auto copy/paste from the Huddler designed/managed piece of the website. When you want to post a comment it displays the regular HTML from the .com, with all its Huddler, urhm, features.

So while the app is nice, you're still bound to make use of Huddler. And we all know how much we despise that, for a lack of a better term.

hmmmm... missed this! AI, why g-freaking-mail?!!!!!!!

....the lack of properly optimized apps is one of the reasons "why the experience on Android tablets is so crappy".

Tim Cook ~ The Wall Street Journal - February 7, 2014

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....the lack of properly optimized apps is one of the reasons "why the experience on Android tablets is so crappy".

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Inside Google! 

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post #48 of 60
After the recent discovery that AI was adding random links in the middle of the text of a user's post, I thought about what I'd be willing to pay for a forum site where that was not allowed.

Then, this morning, this app was made available.


I downloaded and ran the app for a while -- it looks nice (with the caveats posted by others).


However, I won't use this app -- and I don't know how AI can address my biggest issue:

The AI app is a standalone app -- great for surfing AI forums, but clumsy if you want to have multiple sites/forums at your fingertips.

During the week, I have 10-20 Safari tabs open to forum sites, brokerage sites, bank and credit card sites, etc. I can easily select any tab with a tap (or tap-drag) and immediately be taken to a new, unrelated, site or forum. On any of the sites, if I see something of interest, I can open it in a new tab -- and peruse it, at will, without affecting the convenience of accessing the other sites.

This is much more elegant and simpler that going into and out of a dedicated app then into and out of Safari -- for the other sites that I regularly monitor.
Edited by Dick Applebaum - 1/21/14 at 11:53am
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post #49 of 60
My AI is pretty ad free anyway thanks to Ad Blocker.
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post #50 of 60
I like it. I for one is raving after seeing the same app on iPad! Signed up for the free trial and let's see how it goes.
post #51 of 60

I can live with the ads. It’s the trolls I would pay to not see. How about that feature?

post #52 of 60
Here is some edited feedback which I've emailed to AppleInsider:

I like a lot of the new iPad app. Ideally, it would be my main way to use AppleInsider, but in order for me to pay a subscription, the following points need to be addressed:

The comments attached to each article are tiny. I'd like a nice, big font.

I wish to be able to read all the comments, not just some of them.

I wish to be able to write comments.

I have no desire to wade to the forums to enable the above three points.

I wish to be able to add reputations.

I would like there to be no restrictions on the number of reputations I can add in a day.

I would like to see each person's reputations listed within their comment box.

I would like to be able to block a person when reading the comments.
"If the young are not initiated into the village, they will burn it down just to feel its warmth."
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post #53 of 60
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Originally Posted by lkrupp View Post

I can live with the ads. It’s the trolls I would pay to not see. How about that feature?

That would leave just thee and me... and I'm not too sure about me 1biggrin.gif
Edited by Dick Applebaum - 1/21/14 at 4:27pm
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post #54 of 60
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Originally Posted by Benjamin Frost View Post

Here is some edited feedback which I've emailed to AppleInsider:

I like a lot of the new iPad app. Ideally, it would be my main way to use AppleInsider, but in order for me to pay a subscription, the following points need to be addressed:

The comments attached to each article are tiny. I'd like a nice, big font.

I wish to be able to read all the comments, not just some of them.

I wish to be able to write comments.

I have no desire to wade to the forums to enable the above three points.

I wish to be able to add reputations.

I would like there to be no restrictions on the number of reputations I can add in a day.

I would like to see each person's reputations listed within their comment box.

I would like to be able to block a person when reading the comments.

I hear you. Don't be surprised when some of your wishes actually become true.
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post #55 of 60

So if I pay I get the news, and if I don't I can still access the forums...am I right?

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post #56 of 60
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So if I pay I get the news, and if I don't I can still access the forums...am I right?

Yep, and add Safari extension 'Ad Blocker' and there are no ads on the web site anyway.
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post #57 of 60
yay! finally!!!
post #58 of 60
I have a better suggestion - fix your POS website! You're a technology news site for god's sake, yet you have the absolute worst fk'n website of all websites I read on a daily basis! Incredibly slow to load the site AND the articles! There is absolutely no excuse for this!
post #59 of 60

Just downloaded it and subscribed. Why? Because AI is like my 1st place to visit in the morning and last one before going to bed .... to read about Apple and their dumb enemies!

 

Excellent and well-written articles, no doubt.

 

With that said, guys please update for iOS7. It works fine but the interface is just soooooooooo iOS6! ;)

 

Other than that, keep up the great job.

....the lack of properly optimized apps is one of the reasons "why the experience on Android tablets is so crappy".

Tim Cook ~ The Wall Street Journal - February 7, 2014

Inside Google! 

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....the lack of properly optimized apps is one of the reasons "why the experience on Android tablets is so crappy".

Tim Cook ~ The Wall Street Journal - February 7, 2014

Inside Google! 

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post #60 of 60
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Originally Posted by Dick Applebaum View Post


During the week, I have 10-20 Safari tabs open to forum sites, brokerage sites, bank and credit card sites, etc. I can easily select any tab with a tap (or tap-drag) and immediately be taken to a new, unrelated, site or forum. On any of the sites, if I see something of interest, I can open it in a new tab -- and peruse it, at will, without affecting the convenience of accessing the other sites.

This is much more elegant and simpler that going into and out of a dedicated app then into and out of Safari -- for the other sites that I regularly monitor.

Please no, don't send me back to the old world of web sites and a browser. I love apps, they are so much better, functional, more secure, etc. I think it's as easy to jump between apps as it is to jump between browser tabs. If I never had to use a browser again I would be very happy.
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