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The Scotsman(Kindle Tablet Edition)

by Johnston Publishing Ltd
Rated: All Ages
3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)

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What's new in version 1.6.0
  • Bug Fixes
  • Performance Enhancements

Product Details

  • Release Date: December 17, 2012
  • Rated: All Ages This app may include dynamic content. What's this?
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #85,000 Free in Appstore for Android (See Top 100 Free in Appstore for Android)
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Product Features

  • The very best and latest content from across Scotland updated throughout the day
  • Features full electronic copies of The Scotsman newspaper exactly as printed from Monday to Saturday
  • Eight content channels covering everything from Scottish news and business to lifestyle and heritage

Product Description

The Scotsman Amazon app brings you the best from Scotland’s national newspaper, with full daily editions and news updated throughout the day.

Featuring eight different channels, the app offers a diverse range of content from The Scotsman newspaper and website.

Channel categories (with content updated throughout the day):
• Scottish News – latest in-depth news from around Scotland
• UK/International News – reports and analysis from the UK and further afield
• Business – in-depth coverage from The Scotsman's expert business journalists
• Sport – with a Scottish perspective from the country's best football, rugby and golf writers
• Opinion – app-exclusive comment and analysis on the key issues affecting Scotland
• Lifestyle – in-depth interviews, insightful reportage, incisive arts criticism and the best of Scottish lifestyle
• Heritage – distinctly Scottish, a fascinating perspective on Scots history and culture
• Edinburgh Evening News – the best content from The Scotsman’s sister title, the Edinburgh Evening News

In addition, the app includes complete electronic copies of The Scotsman newspaper and its supplements, published in pristine detail from Monday to Saturday. Each edition can be read cover to cover, or downloaded for offline reading later.

The supplements available include:
• Sport
• Business
• Property
• Arts
• The Scotsman Magazine
• Festival Guide (published throughout August)

This app offers a free 30 day trial period, activated once you subscribe to it through Amazon, and then £7.99 a month. You can cancel your subscription at anytime during the 30 day free period to avoid any charges. Alternatively if you are a subscriber to the newspaper, you get free access to the app by entering unique access codes sent to you.

Technical Details

  • Size: 14.5MB
  • Version: 1.6.0
  • Developed By: Johnston Publishing Ltd (Privacy Policy Click to see complete result in a new window)
  • Application Permissions: (Help me understand what permissions mean)
    • Read from external storage
    • Read only access to device state
    • Open network sockets
    • Write to external storage
    • Access information about Wi-Fi networks
    • Access the vibration feature
    • Access the list of accounts in the Accounts Service
    • Access information about networks
  • Minimum Operating System: Android 2.3
  • Approximate Download Time: Less than 2 minutes

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Must have print subscription to view December 27, 2012
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This seemed like a good app but it requires a paid subscription to view. If you don't already have a subscription then you must pay a monthly fee through Amazon. Current rate is $12.87 a month. Eh. I will find the news for free elsewhere.
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Have been one who has enjoyed The Scotsman on the 'Net for a number of years. This quality Scottish newspaper, published in Edinburgh, has been around since the early 1800s, and in 2012 was named Newspaper of the Year at the Scottish Press Awards. I've been getting their email alerts every morning at about 1:00 AM EDT, and their stories and links have been a welcome addition to my morning news gleaning.

The Scotsman as a Kindle Tablet Edition is well formatted, and the content covers everything from in-depth Scottish news, along with interesting analysis from the UK and around the world, all from an interesting Scottish perspective. The photos are excellent, and it offers a fascinating perspective on Scots history, heritage and culture. There have been recent articles on the topic of the upcoming 2014 referendum for Scottish independence, which could split up the United Kingdom with all of the political and financial ramifications that we rarely see in the mainstream press.

Of course it wouldn't be truly Scottish without a close look at sports from a Scottish perspective, and rugby, football (soccer) and golf are covered here. And there's the annual Haggis Hunt, a witty diversion that's sponsored by The Scotsman, where you report your haggis sightings from various 'Haggis Cams' to Chief Ghillie Farquhar Farquharson.

As of the date of this review, the 1.0.0 version of this Kindle Fire app is a reasonable 10.0MB in size, and it will download in under 90 seconds. After reading the disclaimer screens, the setup is easy, and the eight different content channels are responsive and easy to explore.

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