The Star Reviews

The Star Reviews

Published by on 2021-04-05

From housing and healthcare to transit and taxes, the Star reports on what
matters to many. Get the power of the Star in the palm of your hand. What
you'll experience: - Complete coverage of breaking and local news - In-depth
reporting from our investigations team - Provincial, national...

Table of Contents:
1. Reviews
2. Is it Safe?
3. Is it Legit?
4. App not working?
5. Report Issue

The Star Reviews

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    Better. Not all web stories available in app. Some issues with out of app content, such as editorial cartoons -- can't zoom in limited in-app browser, so many of these are a waste of time. Category strip hard to use on iphone. Fortunately, the Section view is a workaround. Sometimes the content is short. For instance, it's 9:15 Sat AM, Sep 10, and there's exactly 1 story each in local, national, world. This is my paper :| I would pay for a full online newspaper.

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    Good. A few tweaks needed

    Quite honestly, I was OK with the iPhone optimized website. This app brings some nice features like being able to download for offline reading. It would be nice to customize your home screen with sections you read most and to have a "fast home" capability. With most apps, touching the iPhone status bar will move you to top of the page. This doesn't. Not a problem, just a quirk.

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    Finally something usable

    I wanted the first one to say that The Star Team has done a commendable job in fixing the navigations bug. Giving 4 Stars. Good job. Another dud from The Star Team. They introduced the back button but the page never scrolls to your original position. Absolutely pathetic development team! Whatever happened to the back button! Every time you access an article the only way to get back to the previous page is to tap the Home Page link in the menu and then scroll down to your original location. Really poor navigation design. Not sure why such a user interface was adopted.

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    Great addition to my daily news line-up.

    Easy navigation.

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    Utter Garbage

    As a longtime subscriber, I am utterly unable to register for the brave new electronic world this app promises. When I requested help through the app, it took over 1 MONTH to get anything other than an automated response. When I finally got a representative, he told me to use the Chrome browser. It is clear that no one in this organization has the dimmest notion of how to make their own app work. I give up.

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    Same as all the others

    I enjoyed the previous app since it was rich in media, optimized for the iPad. Now it looks the same as all the other news feeds. And where is my market snapshot? I used to love the red/green indicators at the end of the business section. As a snowbird, I checked the CDN/US $ on a daily basis.

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    Getting better

    Supporting local GTA news while it is still around. Glad to see the app is improving, albeit slowly, over the years

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    Cheery. Fine.

    Easy to use. Lots of color without being busy and distracting. I hate screens with 7 fonts and 17 things to click on and a bunch of related links embedded in the middle of the article. This is streamlined and fresh and simple.

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    Not as useful as it could be

    Please make a breaking news push notification feature for those who want it!

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    The constantly crashing app

    Becoming really frustrated re. app crashing when opening new, significant news stories on my iPad. Haven't been able to read 2 articles so far this week.

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    Step up for iPhone, step down for iPad users

    I really enjoyed reading the Star on my iPad but the latest version appears to have abandoned the ipad. For now I will read the Star on my iPhone and the globe and mail on my iPad.

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    Constant location check

    Why the consistent and persistent location check?

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    Could not even read one article

    I downloaded the app to catch up on news from Canada. I could not read even one article without subscribing, even with the ads. No thanks. Delete. I’ll look elsewhere for Canadian news.

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    Is it too much to ask to develop a decent app? No favorites, can't save articles, no offline mode and you can't even post comments using the app. I don't know who at TorStar approved this app but obviously this person is not a techie.

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    Changes in the version include disruptive pop-up ads and less intuitive navigation. I've been using this app for years, but find this version unusable.

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Is The Star Safe?

No. The Star does not seem very safe to us. This is based on our NLP (Natural language processing) analysis of over 157 User Reviews sourced from the Appstore and the appstore cumulative rating of 4.7/5 . Justuseapp Safety Score for The Star Is 14.6/100.

Is The Star Legit?

No. The Star does not seem legit based on our analysis. This conclusion was arrived at by running over 157 The Star User Reviews through our NLP machine learning process to determine if users believe the app is legitimate or not. Based on this, Justuseapp Legitimacy Score for The Star Is 14.6/100.

Is The Star not working?

The Star works most of the time. If it is not working for you, we recommend you excersise some patience and retry later or Contact Support.

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Why should I report an Issue with The Star?

  1. Pulling issues faced by users like you is a good way to draw attention of The Star to your problem using the strength of crowds.
  2. We have developed a system that will try to get in touch with a company once an issue is reported and with lots of issues reported, companies will definitely listen.
  3. Importantly, customers can learn from other customers in case the issue is a common problem that has been solved before.
  4. If you are a The Star customer and are running into a problem, Justuseapp might not be the fastest and most effective way for you to solve the problem but at least you can warn others off using The Star.

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