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

Discussion in 'iPad' started by St8kout, Apr 23, 2014.

  1. St8kout macrumors regular

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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.
     
  2. TheWheelMan macrumors 6502a

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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.
     
  3. Badrottie Suspended

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    This Atomic Browser should be avoid because it has not updated since iOS 5 I believe so it is dead now. :apple:
     
  4. Mildredop macrumors 68020

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    A lot of traditional newspapers have subscription packages. This would allow you to read the news without the adverts.

    Or there's BBC News.
     
  5. TheWheelMan macrumors 6502a

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    IOS 6 was the last update, but that is a good point.
     
  6. Batavian macrumors 6502

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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.
     
  7. senseless macrumors 68000

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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.
     
  8. baypharm macrumors 65816

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    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.
     
  9. yinz macrumors 6502a

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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...
     
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  11. east85 macrumors 65816

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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.
     
  12. Donka macrumors 68020

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    Feedly for me. Replaced Google reader for me for aggregated news and I haven't looked back...
     
  13. Newtons Apple macrumors G5

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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.
     
  14. Donka macrumors 68020

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    Never had that issue with Feedly and I don't pay a penny...
     
  15. Menel macrumors 603

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    Those are just websites that don't want your viewership.

    Get Feedly / Reeder
    or Flipboard.
     
  16. Cheffy Dave macrumors 68030

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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:
     
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  18. Newtons Apple macrumors G5

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    I am not having a problem, the OP is.

    Feedly? LOL!:p
     
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    rmhop81 macrumors 68020

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    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/
     
  21. That70sGAdawg macrumors 6502a

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    Flipboard just bought Zite from CNN last month, so one of them will be going away in the future.
     
  22. sracer macrumors 603

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    How do you use that on an iPad?
     
  23. JackieInCo macrumors 601

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    Jailbreak if you are able to and install it through cydia. Also blocks most ads in apps as well.
     
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