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I have been reading the Globe for about 60 years whether I lived in Boston, Maine, South Florida, Shemya, Alaska, Herzogenaurach, Germany, or my current home, Greenville, SC. Many times the paper was a day or a week old. It didn’t matter. The Globe is the best at covering local, regional, and national news on a daily basis. Sports columnists like Peter Gammons, Bob Ryan, and Dan Shaughnessy are gifts to a literate sports fan. The Spotlight team’s investigative reporting pulled back the curtain on despicable behavior by a powerful, entrenched institution. ( A shoutout to my BLS classmate Steve Kurkjian). Although I have lived away from Boston for more than 50 years, the Globe allows me to be a lifetime Bostonian.
WORST EVER news app
If I could give this app 0 stars I would. I read several news outlets daily on my iPad. All but the Globe have excellent apps. In the Globe app, several of the headlines you click on bring you to a grayed-out page with a message to please subscribe, or log in if you’re already a subscriber, which I am. And the biggest frustration is that the app settings show I am already logged in! Clicking on the “log in” button there brings you back to the home page, but you still can’t access the article you want. I called Globe customer service a number of times, and got very nice people who said they would refer this to their IT team, but I never heard back from anyone, and the problem continues. At this point (May 2020) the only reason I’m subscribing is to get the Massachusetts news on Covid. Apart from a very few local stories that are of interest, there’s nothing of note anyway - I’m more than up to date with the Washington Post, NY Times, Wall Street Journal, and others. So, too bad, but in a few more weeks I’ll cancel this subscription for good.
Poorly formatted for iPad Pro
Reading on an iPad Pro is pretty annoying if using a keyboard—which is the typical way to use an iPad Pro. The main page is horrible. Each article has a full screen image and a headline. The headline doesn’t even fit on the screen because the image is so large. Give me an option to hide the image. I’m not looking for a picture book. Stop making me scroll so much to see the headlines.
Check out the NYT app for decent formatting.
Maybe the Globe just doesn’t have enough subscribers to pay someone to format the front page daily. That is fine. At least let me hide the useless pictures. I Just scrolled through and 6 of 7 pictures are just dudes and only one is someone I recognize. Why do I need to see these people. If they didn’t something important, tell me what they did. Just give me the headlines so I can choose what story to look at.
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