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Kip · 11/10/2012
Good content but quite a few quirks in app

Great to have this content presented in a handy application. Navigation seems a bit unintuitive though - constant horizontal scrolling. Also, articles appear to be incomplete: I frequently see paragraphs that end mid-sentence followed by new paragraphs that start a new sentence. Seems as if sections of the articles are missing. Update: last update (early Nov. 2012) seems to have addressed the missing content issue.

Robert · 10/2/2012
Miserable user experience

The application constantly displays a connection problem error in spite of having a live, working connection. Articles are almost always missing a big chunk in the middle - they use a 2 column format but apparently don't constrain the height of the first column, or provide a scrollbar to view the content that doesn't fit in 1080 pixels.

Brian · 8/31/2012
Ouch Hard To Read Text

Yeah, not a fan of this app at all. It's hard on the eyes, text is too small and white on a funky background. Reading the article title and summary is fine, but when you drill down into the article, it's impossible to read...hopefully they make it better.

Matthew · 8/20/2012
Great App, Snarky Content

For an IT news site with a decidedly anti-Microsoft editorial bias, The Register has delivered some early and solid apps for Windows 8 and Windows Phone. I'd prefer to see a few UI tweaks (such as the ability to remove the background graphic) but all in all this app is a great complement to the content. If you're using Windows 8 and want some often humorous, sometimes off-colour, and always irreverent IT news, this is the app for you.

Owen · 8/19/2012
App is bad, content is worse

The app crashed on my high-end machine when opened. Oh well; I guess I'll just reload it. So I open it up - and what do I see? The worst content I've seen in years. Rabid anti-Microsoft fans rant about how Windows 8 will be the end of Microsoft. Really? You stoop to the level of - no, lower than - the trolls that stalk the Windows blog for new posts to troll. Your content is atrocious, and your writing is such low quality, I'd prefer to read a Chinese manual in Comic Sans to reading it. Ugh.

Mike · 8/2/2012
App is reasonably fine; prose is awful

Articles repeat across sections, but other than that, the app is fine. The articles are replete with very localized slang, and the tone of several articles is dismissive of the subject matter. It reads like a cheap tabloid. Case in point: frequent use of the term "boffins", even in headlines. The equivalent term in North America is "eggheads". A responsible journalist wouldn't use either term, except in a quote.

Reviewer 2523 · 5/1/2015
Wow, don't bother.

Hard to read and it crashes a lot. Just pin a shortcut in metro to your start menu.

Lee · 10/23/2012
The app works but says "unable to refresh feeds"

The news is good - the app is terrible - everytime says "unable to refresh feeds - please check your connection" even though internet and wifi are perfect and the feeds are updating ok. Wait until they fix the major bug.

jim · 1/8/2013
100 % "connection error"

"Unable to refresh feeds." And that's about the extent of it, for this app.

Anthony · 10/19/2012
AWESOME!

what more can I say about an awesome windows 8 app?

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