"Home News" is appreciated After being an "Air Force brat" my first 9 years, my mom and I returned to her family farm in Greene County when we lost my dad. After high school, I attended NC State and was one of the first 90 coeds EVER to live on campus in Wautaga dorm in 1964. In 1969, I married another State grad and we moved to Houston in the late 70's to be part of the space program. We've been here ever since. I read the "News & 'Disturber'" every day, just as I did for the 8+ years I lived there.
I was always a big fan of the N&O as a former resident of Raleigh. I downloaded their app and much to my surprise and disappointment, I was blocked after 2 wks. Apparently, I will continue to be blocked unless I pay $12.99 a mo.(with the 1st mo.@1.99. Gee! Thanks!), or pay $99.99 for a yr. No where in the description of their app does the N&O state the limited viewing you will experience before being asked for money. No longer a N&O fan. Shameful. It is now Dec. and app is even worse!
My main problem with this app is that it uses a ton of processing on my tablet when I'm not using it. After installing the app and leaving my tablet charging overnight, my battery is never fully charged in the morning. After uninstalling this app, the problem goes away. This app does not provide enough value to make up for this problem.
Disappointing Slow response, signed onto main page and got a banner telling me I was the "lucky Mobi winner of the day" of a $1000 gift card then app just went ahead to other pages and wouldn't respond. What a POS!!! I can't believe I want to still read this rag that bad in the first place.
Unstable, slow This app is so much about delivering ads that it makes it truly difficult to read the news. I'm paying for this?
The app does not make you aware of a limit to viewing articles for free. After the limit of 55 articles is reached, you are then blocked and asked to pay 12.99/mo or 99/year for a subscription. That's insanely expensive for what the app offers.
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Push notifications now take you directly into the app.