The Onion Tablet
By The Onion
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This is the official iPad application of The Onion, America's Finest News Source. It is the last bastion of unbiased, reliable, and definitive news in a world dominated by superficiality, mediocrity, and non-Onion news outlets.
Now, using the latest news-providing technologies, The Onion introduces a format that allows you to touch the news. That’s right. Swipe it, poke it, berate it, and it reacts accordingly.
What's New in Version 1.0.6
- Updates for retina
- Updates for iOS 6
- Share tool updates
Ruining my life
This app is ruining my life. I get all of my news from The Onion and I am grateful for the resource that delivers just the facts without the spin you often find on quasi-news sources like NPR or FOX. The Onion has kept me up to date on important polls and international events for many years. I was so excited when I got an iPad for Christmas this year because now I can take The Onion with me. I had previously traveled with a Vidallia and Spanish onions because my chives wilted so easily. But these were very poor choices as a source of news. The signal just wasn't strong enough.
My only complaint about The Onion app for iPad is that the videos don't work. I can see the interesting pictures and the cute little white triangle, but it is just a mean trick. When I tap the cute little white triangle the interesting images disappear and are replaced with a boring black rectangle. This makes me very confused and sad. And when I feel confused and sad I don't want to get up from my chair to feed my dog. Besides, I'm quite sure that I am missing out on some very important world events, like who will be nominated as the sexiest man in the world for 2013. What if it is the Pope and I miss it??!
Would someone please, please, please stop tricking me and fix these videos?
Hilarious And insightful
This is my favorite newspaper. It is not only hilarious, but also very insightful about politics, society, and psychology. The articles satirize the dominant news sources with the most wonderful knack of mimicry. Occasionally there is something stupid or unfunny, or at least collegiate, but so many articles are perfect. DISCLOSURE: my nephew worked for the Onion at the time the paper won the Peabody Award without even trying (2009).
Area Man Enjoys App
Sure, the video-playing bug is annoying, and I hope The Onion staff is working to fix it now... But otherwise, it's a pretty great app. Easy to use, minimalistic. However, I do really think it needs an addition: Add the publication date to entries! I love searching for old Onion stories, but frequently wish I knew how old some of these articles are.