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Pulse News

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

194 out of 218 people found this review helpful.

Fantastic app! Works great!

All the papers mags and journals I read, or would like to say that I read, or at least read the headlines...easy to arrange the ones you want. I have smithsonian, natl geo, time, npr,the nation,discover, nytimes, international news, bbc...Even found my local paper . Had...
All the papers mags and journals I read, or would like to say that I read, or at least read the headlines...easy to arrange the ones you want. I have smithsonian, natl geo, time, npr,the nation,discover, nytimes, international news, bbc...Even found my local paper . Had no problem getting "the complete story" to load. It just took a full second and a half to do so. Big deal! Its loading a full newstory from a different online source and formatting it to your screen! Beautiful graphics, easy to understand format, free!

posted by Kitsap_Hiker on September 10, 2011

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Most Helpful Critical Review

74 out of 229 people found this review helpful.

Great format, poor content selection

I don't understand their selection algorithms. You're as likely to get political diatribes as actual news or analysis in the "Top 25" selections, even in science and tech feeds. Overwhelming extreme liberal bias in the selected "news" stories. This is a great service...
I don't understand their selection algorithms. You're as likely to get political diatribes as actual news or analysis in the "Top 25" selections, even in science and tech feeds. Overwhelming extreme liberal bias in the selected "news" stories. This is a great service if you're a raging fan of Nancy Pelosi or Janeane Garafalo but horrible if you have more than 2 functional brain cells.

posted by Omnigeek on July 31, 2011

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 17, 2011

    Used to love it!

    Ever since I installed the update I have had nothing but problems. You try to go to a story and it goes back to ones you have already read. Sometimes it goes to a half grey screen. Tabs at top are gone until you go to settings and then go back. I used to use this daily, now it is just so frustrating I avoid using it.

    31 out of 39 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 28, 2012

    Gets stuck

    This app was great for two days and then it got stuck on a page. Now everytime I click any news link it take me back to the same page. I guess the two days it worked correctly warrent the one star.

    27 out of 39 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 31, 2012

    Update Glitches

    This was great until latest update. Now gets hung up on pages and doesn't go back to start or it pulls up blank page. Hopefully this gets fixed soon!

    18 out of 22 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 4, 2011

    UI study needed

    Many buttons are too hard to press because they are too small. After spending an hour setting up my feeds in different pages, now the banner showing my pages is gone; in order to see each page (section), I have to hit Menu, select the page, and then hit Back. Would enjoy it if the UI was consistent I think.

    14 out of 19 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 6, 2013

    I have had this app on my nook for more than a year. After the t

    I have had this app on my nook for more than a year. After the teaser, when I go to the mag website I get two pop-ups which will not move so you can read the article. If you scroll to the bottem you get another pop-up asking you "do you want to read  another article?" but guess what ? This pop up goes no where either, so I have read nothing since installing pulse. What else but 0 stars

    10 out of 12 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 3, 2013

    CRASHED MY NOOK

    I rarely review apps, and can be quite forgiving for a number of buggy glitches. However, Pulse locked up within 5 minutes of use, and could not be rebooted. I had to let the battery fully discharge so I could restart the Nook OS. While it has an attractive interface, I do NOT recommend this app.

    10 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 7, 2011

    Broken

    Simply wasnt tested on the nook tablet before releasing. The app loads one or two stories fine when you tap on them, however all subsequent stories come up as the first two articles over and over again.

    9 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 29, 2012

    ?

    If this app worked consistently, I'd give it a good rating, but it frequently either hangs on the last page viewed, so that no matter what you try to open, it just shows the last page you viewed, or it shows you a blank page. For the 2 days it worked, I loved it. Now, it's about the lamest app ever. Uninstalled.

    8 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 2, 2011

    Crashed my browser

    I loved it while it worked, but about half an hour after i downloaded it, the browser froze up and only started working after i deleted Pulse. Bummer, because it seemed cool, but it totally didnt work on my Nook.

    7 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 24, 2013

    New changes to this ap make me never want to use it again.

    This used to be one of my favorite aps. Then there was an update.....now it wont let me read the article unless i agree to share them on facebook.....

    6 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 4, 2012

    Update stops program

    Enjoyed pulse until I down loaded the update. The program is no loner working.

    6 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 17, 2012

    Sucked

    This thing always popped up for dumb notifications and it didnt even load. Peice of crap

    6 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 26, 2012

    What the hell?

    After my last Pulse update whenever i view the material i selected, instead of returning to the subject pane Pulse takes me back to the very beginning of the daily posts. This is a real pain and if Pulse doesn't fix this glitch, I'm gone!

    6 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 10, 2013

    Recent Update is a Bummer

    The new "update" stinks. There's no longer a way to delete unwanted news sources. They just clutter up the whole app. It used to let you pick and choose your sources; now they dump a myriad of sources onto your screen. After 2 years of using this app for news, I'm deleting it.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 5, 2012

    Bugs

    Great app! But, only when it works. Lately articles are loading blank, and in the recent past it had a tendency to crash. Almost renders it unusable.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 30, 2011

    Email problems

    I can't out of my email either and when i emailed the makers they etote back telling me to just hit the back buttton. I wrote and told him i couldn't locate it. I included a screen shot and now, 4days later, still no response.

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 26, 2011

    Was ok...until i opened my email

    I wanted to email an article but it got stuck on my email. Even uninstalled it and downloaded it again but still did not work. Was glad at least it was free and didn't waste my money on it.

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 22, 2013

    doesn't work

    Can;t get this app to work. It just keeps attempting to load :0(

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 24, 2012

    Will not link to twitter on nook

    Iphone version is great, but it will not tweet on the nook.
    My accounts are synced, but whenever I try to tweet it brings me to a twitter log in screen (already working on my nook) and always says the log in info is incorrect. It is a major flaw.

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 14, 2012

    Doent install. Stays @ installing.

    No help available when it doesnt install.

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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