Consumer Reports Magazine iPad Edition
By Consumer Reports
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ACCESS FOR CURRENT PRINT SUBSCRIBER AND SUBSCRIPTION OPTIONS NOW AVAILABLE.
Consumer Reports - the magazine that millions trust to give them expert, unbiased Ratings, Reviews and Recommendations about all the products they buy – is now available on your iPad and enhanced with videos, images and much more. From cars to toasters, digital cameras and TVs, Consumer Reports has all you need to know before you buy.
Take a look – for free. Download the app and check out our free iPad preview issue. Interested in more? Each new monthly issue will be available for $4.99 as an in-app purchase. We’ll let you know when the next one is available.
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October issue now available for download. Highlights:
• Wow! Surprising Student Discounts — on everything from clothes and shoes, to food
and entertainment, to electronics and travel.
• Does Your 401(k) Need a Makeover? — tips to improve your investment choices and
lower your fund expenses.
• Home Generator Decision Guide — stationary? Portable? How much wattage? What to spend?
• Choose the Right Headphones — the best in-ear, over-ear, and wireless models we’ve found.
• Should You Go Solar? — see if it’s feasible for you to soak up the sun and save on
home energy costs.
• 2016 New Car Preview — exciting redesigns, improved fuel efficiency, and advanced
• PLUS WATCH EXCLUSIVE CONSUMER REPORTS VIDEOS, INCLUDING —
What to know about your new car’s built-in operating system: Apple CarPlay vs. Android
Auto ... PLUS, our picks for the best cars of 2015 (including Volkswagen Golf, Ford F-
150, and Subaru Legacy) ... And the worst (including Chrysler 200, Kia Sedona, and
Land Rover Discovery Sport).
What's New in Version 3.2.4
Bug fixes. Updated FAQ.
Reinforcing the Poor ratings
I, too, am amazed at the poor app (2 stars because content is good, but not as thorough since the overhaul). I seem to have fewer problems than most downloading but am frustrated by the frequent requests to log in repeatedly.
My larger complaints are that there is no useful help, no useful search function and no index of issues, which used to be a mainstay of the print issues. Today's specific example is for "Wine Chillers" which the website has, but I can't find in the iPad app. I've struggled with blenders and other small appliances in the past. I can't remember which issue things are in, so missing searches and a global index makes the app far less useful than it should and could be.
CU: please turn your staff loose on the app and ask them to rate it from the perspective of a 50 year old subscriber (or whatever your average demographic is). Invest a bit in this, please!
Great content, but the app stinks
I love Consumer Reports' content. I was pleased that as a print subscriber I could get the content on my iPad at no additional charge.
But as other reviewers have noted, CR seems to think their content requires banking level security. I complained to CR customer support about having to log in every month to download the new issue and was told this would not be necessary -- except it is. Which tells me the tech support people don't even use their own app, because they don't know how it works in the real world.
Most Newsstand apps download your new issue in the background so it's waiting for you, and you get an app badge when it's ready. With CR you have to open the app and input your login and password every bleeping time. This month, I had to not only do that but ALSO input the subscription number from the magazine label.
Two further complaints: there's no search function. There's also no way to make font sizes bigger, but then I have this complaint with a lot of Newsstand apps. The difference is that in a lot of apps you can zoom in on the page, but in CR some pages are not zoomable. I think maybe they don't consider that many of their readers are likely to be over 40.
A 15 year CR member who hates this App!
This app never works! It always gives bad directions and makes it extremely difficult to even login to a current issue! I am am engineer and been using computers and iPad and iPhone for years. Was this designed and then explained in Mandarin? I cannot believe that a group, that claims to help people use devices that you have to purchase, is so inept in developing and using this application. It is a memory hog and is useless. Scrap it and start again or destroy it. It is a disgrace to subscribers. Other than that, it is wonderful...
- Category: News
- Updated: Feb 18, 2015
- Version: 3.2.4
- Size: 39.7 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Consumer Reports
- Copyright © 2004-2015 Consumers Union of U.S., Inc.
Compatibility: Requires iOS 6.0 or later. Compatible with iPad.
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