Engadget for iPad: Tech news covering the world of consumer electronics
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Engadget is the definitive source and final word for news on gadgets and technology. The site's team of expert editors and columnists cover the world of consumer electronics with unmatched passion and an obsessive attention to detail. From the latest smartphone news, to reviews and hands-on looks at laptops, HDTVs, gaming, and more, Engadget brings you all the tech news you need. The iPad app delivers that experience straight to your iPad, instantly.
• A non-stop, daily stream of all the news on Engadget, Engadget Mobile, and Engadget HD
• See features, reviews, unboxings, and hands-on coverage as it happens
• Check out photo galleries of the latest gadgets
• Watch streaming video of "The Engadget Show" without leaving the app
• Share news, photos, videos, and other tech stories via Twitter, Facebook, and e-mail
• Get quick access to the Engadget Podcast
• Use the in-app option to tip Engadget on breaking news
• Commenting fully supported
• Saving feature to bookmark articles and view while offline
• Integrated mini web browser for viewing web content without leaving the app
• Intuitive and clear interface
What's New in Version 2.4.3
We're lining up more changes to the iPad app – so please stay tuned and keep the feedback coming!
• Built for iOS 7
• Comment count listed on the article level
• Double tap on articles to hide or show the navigation bar
• Removal of Distro option in the menu
• Bug fixes, performance improvements
So so UI
Better than the web version on iPad (which doesn't zoom properly and doesn't allow you to dismiss the ads).
Obvious UI misses:
"Double tap to hide the navigation bar..." It works, unless you double tap the bar itself!
There is no way to change the size of the comments.
Follow a link, then come back to the article - it returns to the top. Unusable when you read a long product review.
Conversely, no way to easily return to the top (like in Safari, tap the top the status bar).
Sorry I updated...
I cringe at every update of this app because of ads and now I'm kicking myself for doing so. The ads in this app are RIDICULOUS!! They're conveniently located at the bottom of the page making scrolling difficult without activating the ad, they do not close automatically and can't be closed for 10 seconds or so, and they appear on every screen change or article selection. Think it's about time for a new tech reader app...
I still enjoy the content, but the ads at the bottom are very distracting on an iPad. It's good that you can close them after 10 seconds or so, but they reappear on every new article you open.
Not sure how much I will use the app in the future if the ads stay where they are.