I dont want to pay for The Daily?

Discussion in 'iPad Apps' started by FooArk, Mar 28, 2011.

  1. FooArk macrumors 6502

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    I downloaded the App and its amazing. I do not want to pay $40 a year for something I can get for free by going on Google. What do you suggest I do?
     
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  3. simply stunning macrumors regular

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  4. Zeos macrumors 6502

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    Get the Zite app instead. Better content, customizable, and FREE!

     
  5. dylanursula macrumors 6502

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    Agree about Zite, between that and Flipboard its awesome!
     
  6. Blakjack macrumors 68000

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    Ill never understand why people pay for news, especiially with all the great free news apps. CNN, Huffington post, Pulse, USA Today, and the biggest source for ANYTHING....THE INTERNET!!

    But hey...whatever floats your boat
     
  7. AldoRay macrumors member

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    I may be mistaken, but the content in the Daily is ONLY available on the iPad right now, coming soon to Android, not the Internet.
     
  8. goMac macrumors 603

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    Every morning I get a cup of coffee at my local coffee place and it's amazing. But I don't want to spend $4 every morning when water is free. Anyone have any suggestions?
     
  9. bmat macrumors 6502

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    I have no problem paying for news. I pay for the WSJ, and will as other subscriptions become available. I want these news sources to develop commercially viable ways to survive -- and if that's charging me, charging me and doing ads, or just ads, I'm all for it.
     
  10. darngooddesign macrumors G3

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    Go on google.
     
  11. DiamondMac macrumors 68040

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    Some, like me, love the writing and/or writers for certain papers
     
  12. SSpiro macrumors 6502a

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    I love The Daily.. but ill never spend that much money on it.. ever. don't like it that much.

    Zite + Pulse + Flipboard + some google reader for me.
     
  13. Ava's Meeshee macrumors member

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    somebody has to
     
  14. Consultant macrumors G5

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    I love driving and it's amazing to be covered from the elements. But I don't want to spend $xx,xxx on a car and gas when walking is free. Anyone have any suggestions?

    =)
     
  15. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    Is this a question. I say don't.
    I recommend Pulse reader.
     
  16. JRoDDz macrumors 68000

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    I suggest you don't subscribe.
     
  17. Blakjack macrumors 68000

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    evidentally, U have somewhat of a passion for good writing and that is understandable. I cant knock that. Me, myself, I just want to know whats going on.
     
  18. Mad Mac Maniac macrumors 601

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    OP you sure walked into this one...

    And the week that I had my iPad 2 (before I sold it) I used the daily for a few days. Honestly, I wasn't too impressed. The "magazine-like" layout is underutilizing the iPad's potential. And too few topics and articles. As others mentioned I prefer free news apps (such as cnn and USA Today) and compilation apps (such as pulse and flipboard)

    I must say the one benefit from peeking at this thread is I learned of a new app, Zite. When I re-buy an iPad 2 I will definitely look into that one
     
  19. miamialley macrumors 68030

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    I want to move to Hawaii because it's so beautiful. However, I can't afford to move there. My friend gave me a book of pictures of Hawaii. What should I do?
     
  20. aperry macrumors 6502a

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    The Daily is also available for 99 cents per week. I guess 7 issues for a buck is unreasonable? AFAIK, you cannot find the articles from the Daily on google.

    OP, you crack me up.
     
  21. JRoDDz macrumors 68000

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    I suggest you don't move to Hawaii.
     
  22. dime21 macrumors 6502

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    Probably because most of those you've just listed are crappy news sources. Huffington post? Ninja please. Quite literally anyone can submit "news" to the huffington post. The one or two decent articles they have are eclipsed by the thousands of absolute garbage "stories" they publish.

    Most of the paid news sources I've seen are of significantly higher quality than the free stuff.

    Yes, you CAN find good content for free, but you'll spend all day doing it, bouncing between 50 different sources. The paid news gives you all the good stuff in one concise place.
     
  23. miamialley macrumors 68030

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    What are some of your examples of the best [paid] news sources?
     
  24. FooArk thread starter macrumors 6502

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    you cant get the coffee for free elsewhere. Weak point
     
  25. kuebby macrumors 68000

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    Fox News!

    Just kidding, I like the NY Times, the Washington Post (especially their op-eds), the Economist (not available for free), and the Huffington Post for some news with a real liberal slant.
     

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