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4.0 out of 5 stars A good start but with some teething problems and a few issues, 4 Dec. 2010
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This review is from: The Times and Sunday Times (Kindle Edition)
The Times and The Sunday Times

First the good points
1 - Articles (in bulk) are a comfortable read for my old eyes. I would not subscribe to the web based nor the ipad versions as I have never found bulk reading comfortable on a screen (I was in the computer industry for over 30 years).
2 - The current day's issue is available first thing in the morning. My hardcopy newspaper frequently arrives a couple of hours later particularly at weekend and during school holidays.
3 - No adverts
4 - Potentially saves a lot of paper!

Teething problems
It is obvious that the Kindle version of The Times is derived from master files by an automatic conversion program. This is still being developed and results in some formatting errors:
1 - In general pictures and charts are not (generally) included. However the captions and some text from graphics (e.g. charts and lists) are included and often lumped together in a meaningless clump of text.
2 - There is an index called "View Section List" which list some of the major sections of "The Times" (e.g. News, Opinion, Features, Letters, etc.). Against each Section there is a count of articles. By selecting on this number each article is listed as title, author and the first couple of lines of text. Then you can select an article of interest. However the number of sections is small and the number of articles can be large (e.g. 38 under Features). Additional sections (e.g. Legal, Weekend, Gardening, etc.) would be helpful.

My issues
1 - Subscription is only for 1 Kindle device (unlike most books). So my wife cannot read one section while I read another (on separate Kindle readers). This is a bigger issue for the Kindle reader as it remembers where you were in reading "The Times". If my wife uses my Kindle to read what interest her I loose my place.
2 - A physical newspaper provides contextual information about the importance the editor gives articles by way of the headline (type size) and the page and placement on the page. This is lost on the Kindle version. All articles have the same weighting.
3 - No Times 2 (for my wife)
4 - No crossword, Su Doko or Polygon
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Initial post: 11 Feb 2012 15:40:58 GMT
maid of kent says:
no crossword, su doku or polygon means the kiondle edition is a no-no (at present)
very helpful review

Posted on 7 Jun 2012 16:57:28 BDT
Mike Mac says:
Excellent review. Thankyou. "No crossword" means "no sale" for me.

Posted on 22 Nov 2015 18:51:27 GMT
lan greer says:
By TONY.C THE TIME and The Sunday Times First the good points 1-Articles[ in bulk] are comfortable read for my old eyes. I would not subscrible to the based nor the ipad version as I have never found bulk reading comfortable on a screen[ Iwas in the comupter idustry for over 30 years ]. 2-The currant day's issues is avilable first thing in the morining. My hard copy newspaper frequenlty arrives a couple of hour later particulary at weekend and during school hoildays. 3- No advents 4 -Potentially saves a lot of paper Teething problems It is obvious that the Kindles version of The Time is derived from master files by an automatic conversion program. This is still being deleveloping and result in some formatting error .. 1- In general pictures and charts are not [generally ] included. However the capitans and some texts from graphic [e.g. New Opinion, Features, Letter etc.] Againist each lumping toegther in a meainingless clump of text. 2- There is an index called '' View Section List which list some
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