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4.7 out of 5
1.9K Ratings

1.9K Ratings

PlannerUser ,


I have been reading this magazine since 2005, where I came across this from my boss. I have been reading them since then through my library when I retired from work when they offered it through RBDIGITAL which has now stopped their magazines but Libby and Overdrive have taken over. With all the current state of the world at this time, I trust them as a good source of their topics covered in the magazine and their other outlets. From what I have been reading and do follow up on the items I like They are NOT FAKE NEWS as other in the media.

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Gt12fyi3 ,

Watch out for your money and your old issues..

The app took my money when my subscription renewed but it refused to recognize that I had paid. I couldn’t restore purchases because the app would not recognize me. Thirty days later with no relief, I contacted Apple. (An excruciatingly painful process) Apple gave me no options other than to push through a credit to my credit card - which they did.

But it’s worse than that. Every issue that I had not gotten around to downloading when I was a subscriber wants $4.99 now so I can read it. So - New Scientist magazine has ripped me off.

While I was a subscriber I thought the app was a just bad joke - as you already you, or so you will realize - but I read the magazine anyway because I really liked it. Now I’m convinced this app is dangerous, both to ones’ mental health and wallet.

GypsyRambler ,

One of the worst

Amazing that such an incredible magazine about science and technology is delivered through one of the worst apps out there. Terrible UI, with lame features and, worst of all, a tendency to lock up on issues and then never release them. You can't even delete them when they get like this, short of uninstalling the entire app. Which would be fine, except you then would lose the scrapbook of saved articles. And seems like the problem gets worse with time. I have half a dozen issues from the last 6 months I can neither read nor delete.

Which is the second worst thing. Great you can save individual articles. But no way to sync these across devices or somehow save them in the cloud for later syncing if you buy a new device.

Too bad really. Because the content is, as New Scientist has always been, fantastic.

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