Drudge Report - Official
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Welcome to the new official Drudge Report App optimized for your mobile viewing experience. Download the only app authorized by Matt Drudge for your Apple device. It’s free, it’s fast, it’s the way you want your Drudge Report news delivered.
What's New in Version 1.2.2
Minor layout fix.
Was a major storage hog....until....
Overall I am happy with the app (despite the pop-up ads issues documented here). I was shocked, however, with the amount of storage it was taking up on my iPhone: 4.5 GB!!). I found a solution via trial and error. I deleted the app (via "manage storage" under the IPhone's general settings and freed up the 4.5GB. I even got a warning that I would lose all my Drudge documents and data - never thought or knew I was storing it's docs and data so I did not care. After deleting, the 4.5GB git freed up. I then went to the Apps store and reinstalled the program (from the cloud). Bingo! The program works and "manage storage" showed only the initial program size (a hell of a difference in overhead). I am going to keep using the app, however, will routinely do the delete and reinstall to keep its size (and my iPhone's available storage) under control. I don't know why it holds on to stored docs and data - I never initiated storing that stuff). Highly recommend doing what I did for this app and its voracious storage consumption. My whole process took less than 30 seconds and I recovered a lot of storage space by doing so.
Would Give it 5 Stars but....
When you can actually read an article, it's a great news source. It's nearly impossible to read one. So many pop-up ads, and they don't go away. They take up the entire screen. Hit the close or x button, it will just repeat the ad. I realized I spend more time trying to close ads than reading the articles. Plus, beside the pop-up ads,each article is followed by rediculous ads posing as news worthy or entertainment gossip stories...selling diet products. Needless to say I'm frustrated and have decided to delete the app.
Out of control Pop Ups
It is outrageous the amount of pop up ads. Sometimes I will click on a link for an article and get directed to an ad website, never getting access to the content I wanted. Other times, I will be reading an article and touch the text of the article to scroll only to be sent to an ad site. This happens repeatedly. Isn't there laws against that?! There ought to be, because I definitely was not touching any ad or link. Horrible. I've read drudge for years but I'm DONE.