By Jim Karpen on Mon, 05/03/2010
I was really looking forward to downloading the iPad versions of my favorite news apps — AP News and the New York Times. But now, having used them, I've decided I prefer using the iPhone versions on my iPad. Take AP News. The home page has a lot of eye candy, but I don't see what it adds. The iPhone versions, are easier to read, use the space more efficiently, and download more quickly. Part of the problem is that we don't have 3G in this corner of Iowa, so the eye candy comes at a real cost on the slower Edge network. And if you're trying to keep your data downloading to the $15/month for 250MB, then the greater use of graphics means you're using up your allotment more quickly.