New Scientist Reviews

New Scientist Reviews

Published by on 2021-06-01

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

New Scientist Reviews

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    One of the worst

    Amazing that such an incredible magazine about science and technology is delivered through one of the worst apps out there. Terrible UI, with lame features and, worst of all, a tendency to lock up on issues and then never release them. You can't even delete them when they get like this, short of uninstalling the entire app. Which would be fine, except you then would lose the scrapbook of saved articles. And seems like the problem gets worse with time. I have half a dozen issues from the last 6 months I can neither read nor delete. Which is the second worst thing. Great you can save individual articles. But no way to sync these across devices or somehow save them in the cloud for later syncing if you buy a new device. Too bad really. Because the content is, as New Scientist has always been, fantastic.

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    Watch out for your money and your old issues..

    The app took my money when my subscription renewed but it refused to recognize that I had paid. I couldn’t restore purchases because the app would not recognize me. Thirty days later with no relief, I contacted Apple. (An excruciatingly painful process) Apple gave me no options other than to push through a credit to my credit card - which they did. But it’s worse than that. Every issue that I had not gotten around to downloading when I was a subscriber wants $4.99 now so I can read it. So - New Scientist magazine has ripped me off. While I was a subscriber I thought the app was a just bad joke - as you already you, or so you will realize - but I read the magazine anyway because I really liked it. Now I’m convinced this app is dangerous, both to ones’ mental health and wallet.

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    Slow and unreliable customer service

    I subscribed this on 10/8 but can not set up password. Sent email and called left message to customer service and no body get back to me. I called couple times and finally get in touch with one lady but she obviously a clock water and more interested to get of duty than solve my issue. Her explain to me is that my account will not be effective until 10/21. I was surprised about this and never met same situation with any other magazine. So I told her I have done with this and ask for cancellation. Good, she told me they wont process it five days later. And no confirmation number no other follow up call or email. Guess she just lie to me and I have to waste time call them again to make sure they will process my cancellation.

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    Outstanding Science Journalism

    I am enjoying my subscription to the magazine. The articles are well-written and informative. The explanations provided in diagrams and side bars are done well too. I do have several requests. Please consider providing a highlighting feature in a future version of the application, and request the ability to view the pages as they appear in the original text version of the magazine. Thank you.

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    Good app but links lead to partial articles

    It’s a Love this magazine and although I have subscribed to a plethora of magazines in my life this is the only one I have kept. Every time it would expire I would find myself perturbed when it wasn't in the mail box. And with the app, I can read it on my phone so the kids can page through the hard copy. I was always asking them, "where's the new scientist" and would have to dig it out of their room, or search the car, now I don't have to.

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    poor quality of material and now google ads in mobile version

    From year to year this magazine became poorer. More and more of politicized blah-blah about climate and less and less about real science. Some areas like material science became out of scope of New Scientist. I guess this is because for writing about subjects like materials need not political position but understanding of the subject. And last blow is google ads that appear in mobile version. Hey, I paid (more than for others magazines) for subscription and you place those adds. You have a lot of money from me you have money from google ads; maybe it’s time to hire better contributors?

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    Just fascinating

    I was never any good at science at school - maybe it was the presentation? But I just love New Scientist. It’s ideal for picking up when you have a random 10 minutes, or sometimes I binge read several issues. The quirky British humor of the last couple of pages is worth it alone! It’s sort of the People Magazine in format, on a far more interesting level. Everyone who finds it at my house loves it. Totally worth the money.

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    I bought a new iPad but I can’t read the magazine anymore

    Warning - do not use this app. It says I don’t need a log in, because I bought my year to year subscription thru the iTunes Store - but guess what? The app asks me for a log in anyway. (Which doesn’t exists, because I bought the app thru the apple. What horrible junk...

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    Candy Crush-ification

    I love New Scientist, and love reading it on the iPad, but this app is disappointing - every month or so it refuses to recognize my subscription for a couple of days. I write to customer service but it appears the app recovers itself. However, the ad at the bottom of the screen is just horrible. It gives the whole thing the feel of Candy Crush - Free Mode. Very tacky for content I’m paying for, and a major reduction in user experience. I think it’s tragic that the app product manager(s) have so little respect for the fabulous magazine content.

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    This is a great app, easy to use and the content is saved on your device so you can view it off line. It will do its own housekeeping by automatically deleting old issues, or not, and you can easily browse through the older issues and download what interests you.

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    New Scientist aids in both character building and information retention

    You build character as you seek to remain calm while waiting impatiently for the next issue, and you improve your information retention skills as you work on remembering which articles you read yesterday and attempting to recall the central thesis of said articles! Love it! Keeps the grey matter churning,

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    Best at what it does

    Concise, clear, and interesting. The best feature is a link to the original paper. This publication is worth the time. It is written for busy people who want to keep up, but can’t spend hours reading. The graphics and overall presentation are on target for one who enjoys science and its rapid pace of change.

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    Good to read

    I love to read the content of the magazine provided. But one small thing I like to point it out for the app. Every time I open the app, it is jumping to the homepage but not the place I read before I recently quit. Is it possible that I can go to the place where I stopped? Thank you.

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    Great way to get New Scientist except...

    The app functions well enough but Google ads appear at the bottom of the screen, covering magazine content unless wi-fi is turned off. I don’t know if New Scientist is making money by agreeing to allow Google ads or if Google if doing this without permission. I can’t give a good rating on this ap since the ads cover content and there doesn’t seem to be any way of stopping them from covering content (reporting that that ad covers content does not stop the content from being covered).

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    New Scientist is my New Addiction

    Love this magazine! Having it so accessible is causing me to be informed of so many amazing science news stories. It’s hard to put down when you can look at previous articles so readily, it’s become a learning addiction. Thanks!

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Is New Scientist Safe?

Yes. New Scientist is quiet safe to use but use with caution. This is based on our NLP (Natural language processing) analysis of over 1,938 User Reviews sourced from the Appstore and the appstore cumulative rating of 4.7/5 . Justuseapp Safety Score for New Scientist Is 31.0/100.

Is New Scientist Legit?

Yes. New Scientist is legit, but not 100% legit to us. This conclusion was arrived at by running over 1,938 New Scientist 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 New Scientist Is 31.0/100.

Is New Scientist not working?

New Scientist 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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  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 New Scientist 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 New Scientist.

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