Apple’s services business is growing by leaps and bounds, but is Apple’s relentless push to sell services with non-stop ads hurting its core products? (Short answer: Yes, it is.)
Unimpressed with Apple News+ or just don’t have time to read any more? Here’s how to cancel your free trial or subscription to avoid the $9.99 monthly fee.
The new Apple News+ service seems like a bonanza for news junkies and magazine aficionados who get access to nearly 300 periodicals for just $9.99 a month. But would-be subscribers need to take a close look before plunking down money because Apple News+ still has a few issues.
It’s time to report on the results of our most recent surveys, which polled TidBITS readers about streaming music services and Apple News+.
Federico Viticci of MacStories has taken on the thankless task of documenting every available magazine on Apple News+ in the US. Turns out there aren’t actually 300 of them, and only about half are in Apple News Format.
Apple has debuted Apple News+, a $9.99-per-month digital news service with access to about 300 top magazines along with a handful of major newspapers and digital publications. The new offering, built into Apple’s News app for iOS and Mac, will give multiple members of a Family Sharing group access for a single monthly fee, and it promises to shield users from advertisers.
A simple Terminal command will let people in countries other than the US, UK, and Australia launch and use the News app in macOS 10.14 Mojave. All the news is still in English, however, and not all publications may be accessible.
If you like reading news in an app, we have four possibilities for you. And we’d appreciate it greatly if you could follow us in Apple News and Google News to encourage their recommendation algorithms for others.
It’s possible to read TidBITS in Apple News, but until about 10 days ago, almost no one did. After Adam Engst had a call with Apple’s Publisher Relations team, traffic has increased, but we need your help to get Apple News to recommend TidBITS to new readers.
When it comes to Apple News, TidBITS readers either use it or they don’t — there isn’t a lot of middle ground. Some of that is due to geographic limitations. What’s your opinion?
Do you use Apple News? We’re running a survey to see how often you turn to the News app to find out what’s happening in the world. And we’re happy to announce that TidBITS is now fully available in Apple News Format.
Our new Internet infrastructure has been live for a week, and we’ve been getting lots of feedback — most positive, thankfully! — from readers. Adam Engst shares a behind-the-scenes look at the main comments and problems we’ve faced.