All iPads It's a shame my iPad is becoming useless for reading the news

St8kout

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May 17, 2010
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It's not the iPads fault because it didn't use to be this way. I'm finding it increasingly difficult to simply glance at a story to see if I want to read more. I tap on a link and get to see it for half a second, then it either disappears behind a wall of ads or keeps jumping down to the bottom of the page. I scroll up and it jumps down again, over and over. Not sure what causes that but it never happens on my desktop, which is becoming the only way to read the news anymore. There are other complaints about the way pages load on the iPad but you get the idea.

It's getting to where my iPad is relegated to mostly games and email duty. The news sites are too iPad-unfriendly. They are shooting themselves in the foot.
 

TheWheelMan

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Which browser do you use? I'm currently using Chrome, but I believe that the Atomic Browser has the ability to block popup ads. I don't think I saw those popups when using Atomic.
 

Mildredop

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It's not the iPads fault because it didn't use to be this way. I'm finding it increasingly difficult to simply glance at a story to see if I want to read more. I tap on a link and get to see it for half a second, then it either disappears behind a wall of ads or keeps jumping down to the bottom of the page. I scroll up and it jumps down again, over and over. Not sure what causes that but it never happens on my desktop, which is becoming the only way to read the news anymore. There are other complaints about the way pages load on the iPad but you get the idea.

It's getting to where my iPad is relegated to mostly games and email duty. The news sites are too iPad-unfriendly. They are shooting themselves in the foot.
A lot of traditional newspapers have subscription packages. This would allow you to read the news without the adverts.

Or there's BBC News.
 

Batavian

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Mar 10, 2011
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What news sites or apps do you use? I love reading the New York Times and USA Today on the iPad.
 

senseless

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Our city newspaper will not allow digital only subscriptions. You have to get the print version also. Meanwhile, they're slowly dying. Bizarre.
 

baypharm

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Our city newspaper will not allow digital only subscriptions. You have to get the print version also. Meanwhile, they're slowly dying. Bizarre.
Yes I have noticed an increasing number of newspapers requiring the print version also. Many of them charge more (ironically) for digital versions than print versions.
 

yinz

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Apr 12, 2012
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Use readers like flipboard. You don't get the same type of pop ups. Although you do get ads in between pages...
 

east85

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Must haves are Feedly and Pocket, Flipboard is nice as well but the advertisements are annoying. For absolutely no other option there's very few instances where Safari's built in reader fails to parse down the text into a nice easy to read format. One of the things I do the most on my iPad is read and I still prefer it over my Mac.
 

Donka

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Feedly for me. Replaced Google reader for me for aggregated news and I haven't looked back...
 

Newtons Apple

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The problem is that all these news services want you to buy a subscription to read their news. If you are not logged in with a subscription, you will get hit with multiple advertising windows at some site. You ipad reacts different from your desktop because they as using different browsers of the same with different settings.
 

Donka

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The problem is that all these news services want you to buy a subscription to read their news. If you are not logged in with a subscription, you will get hit with multiple advertising windows at some site. You ipad reacts different from your desktop because they as using different browsers of the same with different settings.
Never had that issue with Feedly and I don't pay a penny...
 

Menel

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Aug 4, 2011
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It's not the iPads fault because it didn't use to be this way. I'm finding it increasingly difficult to simply glance at a story to see if I want to read more. I tap on a link and get to see it for half a second, then it either disappears behind a wall of ads or keeps jumping down to the bottom of the page. I scroll up and it jumps down again, over and over. Not sure what causes that but it never happens on my desktop, which is becoming the only way to read the news anymore. There are other complaints about the way pages load on the iPad but you get the idea.

It's getting to where my iPad is relegated to mostly games and email duty. The news sites are too iPad-unfriendly. They are shooting themselves in the foot.
Those are just websites that don't want your viewership.

Get Feedly / Reeder
or Flipboard.
 

rmhop81

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well it used to be, then CNN bought it, its borders are flooded with ads,pop ins, drop downs every farkin thing:eek:
When I want news with perspective, I have a Digital subscription to Wall St Journal, and the NY Times, my mind lies somewhere between them:cool:
it must be the sites that you add to your feed. i never get ads or pop in's etc. now some sites that you add that require ads even when you're on the website do it in zite as well. but that's just specific websites

http://blog.zite.com/2014/03/05/zite-is-flipping-out/
 
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That70sGAdawg

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well it used to be, then CNN bought it, its borders are flooded with ads,pop ins, drop downs every farkin thing:eek:
When I want news with perspective, I have a Digital subscription to Wall St Journal, and the NY Times, my mind lies somewhere between them:cool:
Flipboard just bought Zite from CNN last month, so one of them will be going away in the future.