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  1. Forehand Of Doom

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    I use a firewall in Android. No adds for me (unless the application needs to be unblocked, like a browser, which seems to be your case unless it has an option to download for offline reading).
     
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  2. movdqa

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    How do you read articles behind a paywall then? How do you get rid of article formatting (which is often terrible).
     
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    I don't normally read articles. Have you tried an app like Flipboard? It combines articles from multiple magazines / newspapers, and formats them nicely. I think you can download for offline reading too.
     
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    > I don't normally read articles. Have you tried an app like
    > Flipboard? It combines articles from multiple magazines /
    > newspapers, and formats them nicely. I think you can
    > download for offline reading too.

    The big problem with these kinds of services is that they don't work with paywalls. If you have a subscription to IEEE or the WSJ or my local newspaper, you can't normally read them through web clipping services. If you have access to Journals like JAMA or Genetics (usually through your workplace or university), you typically have to log in with your credentials or your organization's credentials to get access to the articles or papers.

    I don't think that aggregation Apps work with these kinds of articles and papers. I have fairly specific places that I go to for articles and haven't found any solutions other than cut and paste into something that presents text on mobile devices.
     
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  5. Torres

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    Doesn't WSJ have its own native app with all relevant functionality built in? If not, they'd better develop one quick, because they're well behind the times!
     
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    I don't want to have to go to a bunch of separate apps to do my reading. I just want article after article after article in text form with no ads on all of my devices. nobody has a solution for that other than cut and paste.
     
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    I'm confused. You read multiple sources on your desktop? You collect the content from multiple sources and paste it into iNotes? Which you say can hold more than 2 pages. You want to read continuous text, without ads etc and don't want to use different apps for different sources?

    So what's preventing you post copying and pasting whatever you copy and paste into iNotes simply into an email to be picked and read on an Android phone?
     
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  9. movdqa

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    That's what I was doing until a week ago. I could only get I notes to run in the Dolphin browser as it wouldn't run on Firefox or Chrome. Then last week it started running like a dog on !my Nexus 7 to the point where it was unusable. I think that Apple added stuff to the browser version which slowed it down.

    so that's why I'm using Keep now.
     
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    This is interesting....

    A teaser for the new HTC One2 with a unique smart cover design:

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    If the new HTC One is waterproof and has a MicroSD card slot, I can't see any good reason for getting the S5 over it.

    [​IMG]
     
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    Never really looked at a HTC before, does the screen go right to the edges? Not sure i'm liking that.
     
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  13. Torres

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    Google Now Launcher looks interesting.

    http://www.techradar.com/news/softw...ncher-explained-what-you-need-to-know-1231503

    The previous version was a better phone that the S4 IMO. The only thing that stopped me from going for it was the lack of MicroSD card slot, but that's remedied in the new version. Also if the new version is waterproof, its a slam dunk for HTC over the S5.
     
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  14. Feña14

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    interesting, i'll have a look at it. Still using the S3 and love it so i'm inclined to stick with Samsung, but i'm not against a different Andorid phone.
     
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