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Old 03-01-2013, 19:28
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Where do you get your news [if you want to] on your tablet?

Do you use the browser as you would on a desktop/laptop or do you use an app?

My son thought using an app was odd. Fine on a smart phone but doesn't see the advantage on a tablet, especially a 10 inch.
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Old 03-01-2013, 19:43
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I agree with your son. I've never got round to uninstalling the BBC News app, but I always end up going to the website instead; same as I would on a desktop. Why do anything different? Apps have their uses but there's no point in installing one for every website you'd normally visit.

Likewise for newspaper apps, mostly dire. I'd just go to their website or download the whole newspaper using something like PressReader.
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Old 03-01-2013, 19:44
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I use flip board the most on my nexus 10.
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Old 03-01-2013, 19:44
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Where do you get your news [if you want to] on your tablet?

Do you use the browser as you would on a desktop/laptop or do you use an app?

My son thought using an app was odd. Fine on a smart phone but doesn't see the advantage on a tablet, especially a 10 inch.
I tend to use the main websites, only problem with the iPad is the lack of flash but my Playbook works fine with all the main news websites.
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Old 03-01-2013, 20:08
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On Jellybean the BBC App is good is you want to see video clips and can't be bothered side loading Flash.
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Old 03-01-2013, 20:14
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Some of the apps can be handy, in that they allow you read the content off line when no internet connection is readily available. They can be set to sync automatically or periodically.
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Old 03-01-2013, 20:19
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I use flipboard and google currents on my tablets.
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Old 03-01-2013, 22:51
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I use the Sky news app the most but also have BBC and news republic. I find it easier to use an app than go through the browser - always was contrary . I have an 8 in tablet.

Eta - I tried flip board but it didn't seem to work for me.
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Old 03-01-2013, 23:32
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The Sky News and Sky Sports iPad apps are fantastic news apps and show the advantage of custom tablet apps. They're a superior experience to viewing the websites through a tablet browser. The BBC news apps have clearly suffered from the cuts to its online division and are very ordinary. The Beeb has shown what it can really do with its iplayer and radio player apps.

The CNN tablet app is probably as good as it gets on Android and is better than using the web site which is very cluttered.

The other things about tablet apps is that audio/video and interactive graphics will play/work. No Flash issues that some websites can cause.
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Old 04-01-2013, 12:18
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I prefer to use RSS for BBC, C4 and Sky News then link that to Feedly on tablet, that creates a nice picture mosaic with small intro for the items and goes directly to site if you want to see in depth.
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Old 04-01-2013, 12:36
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Personally, I like the BBC News app. It doesn't try to be over complex.
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Old 04-01-2013, 13:31
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I use the following News related Apps on my tablets and phone;

News Republic: Highly customisable to get the news that you want, and my go-to news app for specific news.
Sky News: Great app for UK news and weather.
BBC News: Another great app for those wanting news!
Appy Gamer: Made by the same people as News Republic and ideal for my gaming news.
Google Currents: For general news.

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Old 04-01-2013, 14:32
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I use the following News related Apps on my tablets and phone;

News Republic: Highly customisable to get the news that you want, and my go-to news app for specific news.
Sky News: Great app for UK news and weather.
BBC News: Another great app for those wanting news!
Appy Gamer: Made by the same people as News Republic and ideal for my gaming news.
Google Currents: For general news.

Mark
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For gaming News I use Google+ solely for gaming news, I have put all the major gaming sites and studios in one circle and use this circle has the opening page. The best thing about this is, the look (decent size tiles with great pics) and the video content (like reviews) are instantly playable like a you tube link on face book).

But I'll try your Appy Gamer.
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Old 04-01-2013, 15:42
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To be honest, for the fastest news nothing beats Twitter. Just follow the serious news feeds and you get the headline news as it happens, then you can go onto appropriate websites if you want to find out more.

Whenever I go onto a news website it's all "old" news as I've seen all the headlines before through my Twitter timeline.
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Old 04-01-2013, 15:54
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To be honest, for the fastest news nothing beats Twitter. Just follow the serious news feeds and you get the headline news as it happens, then you can go onto appropriate websites if you want to find out more.

Whenever I go onto a news website it's all "old" news as I've seen all the headlines before through my Twitter timeline.
I find this to be mostly the case as well. Plus you get the subjects or areas you're interested in as you tailor what you see via who you follow.
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Old 04-01-2013, 15:58
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For gaming News I use Google+ solely for gaming news, I have put all the major gaming sites and studios in one circle and use this circle has the opening page. The best thing about this is, the look (decent size tiles with great pics) and the video content (like reviews) are instantly playable like a you tube link on face book).

But I'll try your Appy Gamer.
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Old 04-01-2013, 16:19
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The Economist app on iPad is a good example of when the app is better than the website. Conversely, the FT is a good example of a website that is perfectly fine and no app needed.
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