The answer is Never.
Unfortunately, those who are exploring the new “Newsstand” feature of iOS5 on the App Store for iPhones, iPads and iPods aren’t quite understanding how the magazine business works.. or the App Store for that matter.
The Apps for these magazines are marked as “Free”. These apps are a viewer for the magazines advertised, not the Magazines themselves. This is the concept that doesn’t seem to be sinking in to those thick skulls attached to the idiots posting bad reviews based on the fact that the app is advertised as “Free” however they suddenly realize that they actually have to pay for an issue or subscription in order to receive and read the publications.
The gentleman at the Newsstand on the corner will gladly allow you to browse his racks of People, Men’s Digest, Playboy, etc. free of charge. But he sure as hell isn’t going to let you walk away with the periodical without paying for it.
Use some common sense folks before you slam an app with bad reviews which clearly states in the description that a subscription or per issue payment is required in order to view the content of the publication
It takes 5 minutes to write a nasty review of an app that you don’t know how to use. It takes 20 seconds to read the instructions and avoid an unnecessary download and move on in your search for freebies.
Until next time,
Keep it in you pants.. yes, I’m talking to you Mr. Bachmann.
Christopher “SpyderBite” Whalen
Mine sure didn’t.
I’m not going shit all over any particular music service. I’ll probably shit on each of them equally. Some more or less than others.
I have a particular set of expectations from the music service that I use to organize and play my music library.
- I need to be able to access my from any of my computers.
- I have to have access to my playlists on my Blackberry Bold.
- I want commercial free music if I’m paying for a subscription.
- I want both a web and client interface to organize my online and offline libraries.
I have tried several different services over the past year. Many simultaneously in order to satisfy my list of demands. I’m not going to get in to anything technical beyond mentioning any hardships I ran across while installing, using or managing the services. This is just going to be a brief synopsis of each service and my experience with them.