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Globe and Mail App Released for the iPhone

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If you’re a news junkie in Canada and you love to keep up with current events, you’re most likely a fan of reading the news, either online or offline. The Globe and Mail is Canada’s largest circulation newspaper and you can now enjoy it online with their official iPhone app.

The Globe and Mail app has a very simple and clean interface. Currently there are six news sections to choose from:

– Top Stories
– Report on Business
– Technology
– Sports
– Arts
– Opinion

These articles are all iPhone-optimized but there’s a really cool feature to speed read by Spreed News, an award winning speed reading interface which flashes the article in “phrases” allowing you to read it in a fraction of the time. You can select from 260WPM to 1000WPM. It’s pretty darn neat and really fun to try! Right now I am up to 860WPM comfortably, but I’m aiming for 1000WPM!

Upcoming features coming soon include: videos, offline reading, comments, and more. This is the only news app you will need if you’re looking for dependable news content from the Globe and Mail. This app was released late last week and is still in the works of having bugs fixed.

Some other neat features are being able to rate articles, and share them via Twitter, Facebook, or email. This is one cool Canadian app that is currently the #1 news application in the Canadian iTunes Store! Click here to download it now! What do you think of this app? Yay or nay?

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  • Guest

    Coolbeans! 😉

  • Dusty

    Coolbeans! 😉

  • Shahrukh

    Hi there!

    I am looking to find out what voicemail retrieval numbers do people in Montreal use? It should be a local 514 number. I used to be able to use any of the two numbers listed in this thread http://www.howardforums.com/archive/topic/913346-1.html
    whenever I travelled from Toronto to Montreal to check my voice messages without incurring long distance charges but now both of them don’t work!

    If anybody has a local Montreal (514) number to retrieve their voicemail, that would be great. The number can be located by holding 1 for a while and then going into your recent call list and looking at the number (on any other phone besides iPhone) or dial *#61# and press CALL for iPhones. Although the problem with iPhone would be that it may give a deposit number instead of retrieval number but any local 514 number would be great!

    Merci 😉

  • Shahrukh

    Hi there!

    I am looking to find out what voicemail retrieval numbers do people in Montreal use? It should be a local 514 number. I used to be able to use any of the two numbers listed in this thread http://www.howardforums.com/archive/topic/913346-1.html
    whenever I travelled from Toronto to Montreal to check my voice messages without incurring long distance charges but now both of them don’t work!

    If anybody has a local Montreal (514) number to retrieve their voicemail, that would be great. The number can be located by holding 1 for a while and then going into your recent call list and looking at the number (on any other phone besides iPhone) or dial *#61# and press CALL for iPhones. Although the problem with iPhone would be that it may give a deposit number instead of retrieval number but any local 514 number would be great!

    Merci 😉

  • Thanks for the quick write up. I’ve installed the app on my iPod Touch, and so far, so good!

    No problems with the app crashing or anything, which is good to see in a first release, and I like how the lower level list of articles include a graphic icon if the story has a graphic. I gave the ‘Twitter this’ link a try, which worked just fine, opening Safari to my Twitter page, but was expecting the update to indicate I was using the App ( maybe with a #globeapp hash tag at the end?

    Unfortunately there is some problems with how accented text appears, something that won’t win any praise in Quebec for sure.

    Overall, this is a great first release, and I look forward to what they have planned next.

  • Thanks for the quick write up. I’ve installed the app on my iPod Touch, and so far, so good!

    No problems with the app crashing or anything, which is good to see in a first release, and I like how the lower level list of articles include a graphic icon if the story has a graphic. I gave the ‘Twitter this’ link a try, which worked just fine, opening Safari to my Twitter page, but was expecting the update to indicate I was using the App ( maybe with a #globeapp hash tag at the end?

    Unfortunately there is some problems with how accented text appears, something that won’t win any praise in Quebec for sure.

    Overall, this is a great first release, and I look forward to what they have planned next.

  • I have google reader and just subscribe to their RSS feeds, it does me fine for reading their news, I don’t need another application to load up .. it all comes into my unread feeds nicely.

  • I have google reader and just subscribe to their RSS feeds, it does me fine for reading their news, I don’t need another application to load up .. it all comes into my unread feeds nicely.

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