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FROM OUR LATEST ISSUE, September 2015
• How to Be an Expert in Anything — We talked to 12 geek idols—including astrophysicist and TV host Neil deGrasse Tyson—to learn how to pioneer a new field in science, build a tech empire, craft your own robot friend, and more.
• Uber Powerful — The car-service company is vying to dominate in the world of robotics. Should we be excited—or afraid?
• The Less-Noble Nobels — Every year the Ig Nobels award science’s funniest research. For its 25th anniversary, we decided it needed a little celebration.
• Europa or Bust — Jupiter’s moon might hold the life we’ve long searched for in space. Now scientists have one shot to get there and find out.
• Go Hack Yourself — Tired of the body you have? Consider these aftermarket options.
• Now — The backstory to handmade headphones, what a future with robot butlers looks like, a jacket that will keep you dry in downpours, and more!
• Next — An off-grid capsule you can live in, how the Pope is trying to protect the planet, the woman who will get humans to Mars safely, and more!
• Manual — Build a pocket-size cotton-candy machine, remixed Hollywood props, street art made from rain, and more!
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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.
Couldn't access subscription
I subscribed to the digital issue of this magazine with hopes of sharing it with my teenage boys. They love anything to do with science and technology. I have not had access to the magazines since day one and never got a real reply back as to why. They have no record of my subscription but they have all of my account information and charged me for another year. I had to go through iTunes to get my subscription canceled and get my money back since the magazine company would not respond.
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
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