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FROM OUR LATEST ISSUE, October 2015
• The Future of the Car — Faster, lighter, printable. The automobile industry is entering a transformation. Cars are not only becoming more efficient, but also cheaper to make.
• On Fire — This summer and fall have seen some of the most devastating fires yet on the West Coast. We sent reporter Kyle Dickman to Washington state to report.
• Brain Myths Busted — You’ve used more than 10 percent of your brain to read this sentence. This, and other brain myths, debunked.
• Albert Einstein, Landscape Architect — Einstein’s theory of General Relativity is turning 100. Learn how it’s still pushing the boundaries of theoretical physics.
• Now — A 9-inch-tall robotic companion, a camera that shoots 16 times the resolution of HD, and the founder of Roomba on the future of robot butlers
• Next — A 3-D-printed Thanksgiving dinner, a fighter jet on wheels, and deep brain stimulation for stopping epileptic seizures
• Manual — Giant walking sculptures, a 300 mph ping pong cannon, how to make an origami robot, 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
- © Popular Science
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