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FROM OUR LATEST ISSUE, MARCH 2015
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• Nowhere to Hide—As our appliances and homes become more like smart devices, they’re all the more vulnerable to cyberattacks. What happens when they’re turned against us?
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What's New in Version 5.3.15
Update now for app improvements to enhance your reading experience:
-New storefront look
-Updated Help page
-Bug and stability fixes
We appreciate your feedback so please keep it coming!
Poor update, without issues warning
This latest update seems rushed. I now know that only older issues are affected by the pdf-scan style pages, so I can understand if the update broke something in the old digital issues. I can give a star back for that. A one-time pop-up would have been nice to explain the issue though.
But this new update is still much slower than it used to be--or at least I perceive it to be. Pages shouldn't load halfway, giving you a blurry image to look at until it fully loads. The old app simply had white pages until it loaded fully, which still didn't seem to take as long as in this new update.
Why did they ruin the old issues?
After the update the old versions of the Magazines were PDF scans of the paper editions. I pay extra to HAVE the digital edition, the digital scans are unreadable on the iPad. I was behind by several issues and am really upset about loosing the real digital versions. Thankfully it does look like the NEW editions are back to normal. If they had stopped making the digital edition I literally would have canceled my subscription to both the digital and paper versions.
Absolutely the worst update. I enjoyed previous reading experience with normal fonts and interactive pages, easy navigation, simple layout. Now it is all gone. Fonts are way too small, it feels like you are reading scanned magazine in pdf format, constantly zooming in on small fonts, images are low quality as well. It really wasn't a problem to download 500mb for one issue, now it's 30mb of unreadable pages. If issue won't get resolved, I'm canceling my subscription.
- Category: News
- Updated: Feb 18, 2015
- Version: 5.3.15
- Size: 14.5 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Bonnier Corporation
- © Popular Science
Compatibility: Requires iOS 6.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.
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