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1.0 out of 5 stars Awful experience for magazines, November 18, 2011
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This review is from: The New Yorker (Kindle Tablet Edition) (App)
1. Installs as an app instead of in the newstand, which is VERY inconvenient.
2. Requires you to login with userid/pwd EVERY time you want to read or download an issue
3. False errors when attempting to download. I have 2gb availble on my 6gb Kindle Fire, and it said insufficient disk space to download my very first issue! I sent an email to them about the issue, which was not responded to. After a couple days, it did finally start downloading (who can guess why it worked that time). Size of a single issue well over 100mb!!!!! Haven't they heard of compression? If you move off the page (perhaps to do something else on your Kindle during the long download), the download in progress is lost, and it starts again from scratch, so basically you just have to sit and wait.
4. Once it finally downloaded, the app wouldn't open it.

Have the exact same issues with Wired magazie, which is also a Conde Nast magazine that installs as an app instead of in the newstand as anyone would expect. I will avoid all Conde Nast publications on my Kindle in the future. I'm so happy it was only a trial subscription.

Other than that, really like the newstand magazines, all of which have functioned perfectly, and many of which are more graphics-intensive than the New Yorker or Wired, and none of which take anywhere near as much disk space per issue.
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Initial post: Jan 11, 2012 10:12:46 AM PST
M. Rohde says:
They must have fixed the app since you wrote this back in November. I just installed it, closed it, opened it and I didn't have to enter my password to read the issue that I just downloaded. The app is beautiful and works great. I would rather have it be an app and be functional than be on the Newsstand and be unreadable like Maxim and Details.

Posted on Jan 12, 2012 11:53:11 AM PST
Palatino says:
Re: "Other than that, really like the newstand magazines, all of which have functioned perfectly. . ."

Which "newstand magazines" are you referencing?

Do any of the magazines covered by this Conde Nast offer download in newstand form?

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 9, 2013 5:47:58 AM PDT
J T says:
I still have to enter username/password every time I open it. It's really annoying and plain stupid.

Posted on Apr 20, 2014 8:56:18 AM PDT
Mariana says:
I bought my subscription from newyorker.com. I've been trying to figure out how to verify my subscription for the last twenty minutes on my kindle paperwhite...knowing it is an APP rather than available from newsstand is very helpful. Now I just hope I can figure out how to install the app and verify from there.

I'd agree with you. This interface is stupid and difficult.
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