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217 of 231 people found the following review helpful
on November 17, 2011
Oh, for the love of god, let it remember my username and password! Should it really be necessary? It's not like this thing launches missiles or anything. If you think it's not a big deal to retype my password, well, some of us don't use "abc123" for all our password needs.
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51 of 57 people found the following review helpful
on December 2, 2011
I love The New Yorker, and was very excited to be able to read it on my new Kindle Fire -- indeed, that was one of the reasons I wanted to get the Fire in the first place, to access a nicely-formatted version of this magazine.

Other reviewers have commented on the fact that a separate app is required, and the content is accessed through this app, and not via the Newstand. I found this process kind of quirky, but not a deal-breaker. The app required a log-in each time, which was a little frustrating, since the userID and password fields are very, very small and can be difficult to activate for typing, but, again, this alone didn't make me unsubscribe.

What finally turned me off was the very lengthy process of downloading each issue; I believe other commenters have mentioned this as well. Each issue was very slow to download, and the process was aborted if I navigated away from the New Yorker app -- I only realized this hours later when, sure the download had completed, I returned to the app to read the issue, only to have to start the process all over again. I was completely unable to download the most recent issue; I was never able to connect to the server on several attempts over three days. (During this time, my connectivity to other sites and servers was sound, so I do not believe my wi-fi was to blame.) I finally uninstalled the app from my device, and contacted Amazon directly to cancel the subscription -- because I could not find any other option to do so, either within the app or on my subscriptions page at Amazon.

I'm still saddened by having to unsubscribe, though, and there was a lot I like about the electronic version of the magazine. I actually liked the internal navigation within each issue, which allowed me to see all of the articles splayed out in miniature and scroll across to pick out the one to read; I liked the separate cartoon section at the end, and particularly enjoyed the inclusion of multi-media features (like clickable links to a poet reading his or her work, or a related video, or larger versions of photos). I do wish the article pages themselves had supported pinch-to-zoom features, but, once I actually had the issue downloaded and logged in etc., it was enjoyable to read on the Fire.

I will happily re-subscribe if the delivery method can be improved.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
on November 16, 2011
I got my Fire today and installed this app practically first thing. I have been a subscriber to the print edition of the New Yorker for a few years now, and was eagerly awaiting the opportunity to read it on my new Fire. Too bad for the New Yorker that no matter what I do, or how many times I reset my password after registering, this app will not let me log in. Authentication failed is the only result I get.

Conde Nast, get your act together.

UPDATE: 11/21/2011 - I'm actually able to log in, now. I didn't do anything differently... just kept trying. I've noticed that I don't have so many passwords for different parts of the New Yorker site anymore. I think the issue may have been that they were moving to a unified login system for their web site and their online edition (and, hopefully, subscription management as well) so their authentication servers were in flux. If you were having trouble logging in before, try going to the New Yorker site, resetting your password to make it "take" across the entire collection of New Yorker web sites, and then trying the Kindle Fire app again.

That said, once you're able to log in, it's much better. I like the format for the Kindle Fire version of the magazine, but would prefer it to be on the Newsstand for organizational purposes rather than having a separate app.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on December 22, 2012
This review isn't of the New Yorker, but of the app on the Kindle Fire. I've been waiting for over a year for Amazon to get its act together and make it possible to read the New Yorker on the Kindle Fire; in the meantime, I tried continuing to read it on my older first generation Kindle (not successful; I don't want to carry two devices around), and then simply didn't read it although I continued my subscription through Amazon. This newer version of the Kindle Fire app is getting there, although it still has issues. The first is that for it to work, I have to log in each time. Not a big deal, but a hassle. I don't understand why it can't simply remember me as other apps do. The second is that it isn't easy to adjust the reading font size, so you have to be able to read it at a relatively small font. This isn't a big deal when I'm sitting somewhere where I can use my reading glasses, but I like to do my Kindle reading while I'm exercising at the gym, and I don't use my reading glasses there. I don't understand why I can't just enlarge the font like I can with books and documents. Other than those two-- which aren't trivial-- I like a lot of the way this app is working now, and I think it's a good step forward. However, I don't think Amazon and the app developers should stop there.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on March 6, 2013
Great experience, nice interface, class all the way. Until the app starting making all the icons in my Kindle 1st generation fire carousel go blank. 20 or so apps in the carousel, and they were all blank. Something about loading up the image for the latest edition of the magazine into the app's representation in the carousel screwed all the other icons. I couldn't fix the problem and ended up removing the app from the carousel to fix the issue.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
It's a mixed bag. The actual reading experience is a little unusual, with move to next/preview article requiring left/right swipe even at start or end of article - I keep trying to use up/down there. But the app is faithful to print mag design and fonts, which I appreciate.

But the download experience is lame. It takes too long, especially the "installing" phase after download is done. What's happening then? Also, I cannot leave the install screen without interrupting it, so it waits till I come back to resume. Why can't it complete in the background?
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on March 24, 2013
The APP is free, the magazine is not.
Somewhat misleading.
It's just fine.
But I hate that the review requires minimum wording.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on February 11, 2014
I love The New Yorker but the updated app does not work on my Kindle Fire hd 7". It appears on "Newsstand" and appears to be saving the issue, but when I tap on the issue to open it shows the cover but doesn't open. The only issues I can open are those I downloaded before the "upgrade." FRUSTRATED.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on April 10, 2013
uninstalled it because they kept pestering me to buy a years subscription. If this was a local paper I probably would have bought a years subscription but not doing it at their $$$ rates.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on December 28, 2012
The app usually requires three attempts before it bypasses the 'fatal error' alert and opens. Once it does open though, the graphics are excellent. Extra features (poets reading aloud, short videos, additional images, etc.) are a nice bonus.

I deleted and reinstalled the app, but it still isn't very reliable. Still, it's great once it finally opens.
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