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Google One Pass – Less Expensive Than Apple’s Service

Google recently launched One Pass, a new payment platform that allows users to subscribe to online content for a fee. The subscription service is intended for digital newspapers and magazines and will compete directly with Apple’s new subscription service. Google plans to take a 10 percent cut from transactions which is significant lower than the 30 percent charged by Apple.

One Pass will work on tablets and smartphones, as well as Google-related websites and will launch initially in the UK, Canada, France, Germany, Italy and Spain. The announcement comes just a few days after Apple announced new rules for publishers selling subscriptions on its iOS platform. Apple says companies must now offer users the option to buy directly through an iTunes account, handing 30% of the price to Apple. Previously, vendors were allowed to simply direct customers to an external website, keeping all of the profits.

Given that Apple’s terms are so one sided, Google’s One Pass is a great alternative.

The Daily Crashes Daily For Some Users

The Daily is supposed to be a neat app for the iPad, with its daily news updates and low-priced subscription fee. However, it’s obvious that the application was rushed to market as a lot of users suffered from instability, slow loading and crashes. So, in the way that the online world just clicks on different links for similar content, news junkies sought their fix elsewhere.

Developers of The Daily scrambled to post a fix, claiming that the revised app was faster and more stable. Early adopters of the fix did find that the app was faster – to crash.

Blank screens, erratic page loading, missing pictures and other irritants greet users of this “fix”. Page load time also remained at more than half a minute, so we don’t know what kind of fix was done to the code. The developers should reconsider a complete rewrite for this app if they want to keep whatever loyal users they have left.

The Daily – The Digital News App or Is It A Publication ?

Last year News Corp said it was developing the first ever daily newspaper in digital format, and on February 2, 2011 at a New York event, Rupert Murdoch – CEO of News Corporation, unveiled the much anticipated “The Daily”, first-of-its-kind digital daily news publication built exclusively as an iPad application for its users.

A typical issue of has up to 100 pages and its content is divided into six main categories i.e. news, opinion, sports, arts and life, gossip and celebrity, apps and games gathered from sources across the world.

The Daily is not limited to once a day issue like a typical news paper, the editors keep updating the content throughout the day and interact with readers on its blog.