The Daily – iPad App of the Week (well not really)

The Daily – iPad App of the Week (well not really)

This is a regular feature of the blog looking at the various iPhone and iPad Apps available. Some of the apps will be useful for those involved in learning technologies, others will be useful in improving the way in which you work, whilst a few will be just plain fun! Some will be free, others will cost a little and one or two will be what some will think is quite expensive.

This week’s App is The Daily.

Introducing The Daily – the first digital news publication with original content created every day exclusively for the iPad. Built from scratch by a team of top journalists and designers, The Daily covers the world: breaking news, sports, pop culture, entertainment, apps, games, technology, opinion, celebrity gossip and more.

The Daily has the depth and quality of a magazine but is delivered daily like a newspaper and updated in real-time like the web.

Great stories, photos, video, audio and graphics come alive the more you touch, swipe, tap and explore. The customized sports section allows you to follow your favorite teams’ scores, pictures, headlines – and even players’ tweets.

Free, weekly subscription $0.99, annual $39.99

There has been much written and talked about Rupert Murdoch’s new iPad “newspaper” The Daily. I even got an e-mail from their marketing people with nice links to media such as this YouTube video.


I thought this would be an ideal app for my App of the Week column.

So rather than just rely on the press release I decided to go and download the app and subscribe. However after searching for a while on the iPad and then in iTunes I couldn’t find it… I thought it couldn’t already have dropped off… so I went to Macrumors found the link and went to download the app…

At which point I was faced with this message!

Though I have downloaded US Apps before, I can only use free Apps from the US store, as I don’t have a US credit card I can’t buy US only apps and likewise I can’t pay for an in-app subscription either…

As a result I can’t read or really review The Daily. No point either as though I do have an international audience for the blog, the target audience is the UK education sector.

So sorry no review of The Daily, until it comes to the UK. In the meantime go and buy a paper newspaper….

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