Review from A Google User
Decent App for a So-so newspaper Works on the original Asus Transformer TF101 but only in portrait. It also won't rotate to landscape. Nice first try attempt. I hope it will continue to improve from a company that is way late to the non-(physical)paper medium.
Great app for keeping me in the know. It did at one point, try to get me to pay for it, but then after a few weeks of inactivity, it let me read articles again. I just don't think the amount they are trying to charge for a subscription is worth how often I use the service. I do like the alerts though, regarding breaking news.
Makes me crazy that the same articles appear over and over in different sections. Show articles once and make this app easier to read without having to pick through what I have already read.
It's nice to have our print newspaper online, too!
"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.
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.
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!
• Breaking news alerts
Push notifications now take you directly into the app.
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