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ACM TechNews iPhone and iPad Applications FAQ

The ACM TechNews applications provide you with all the information of the technews.acm.org Web site on your Apple iPhone and iPad. You can download it free of charge from the iTunes App Store. Once installed, it delivers the latest news to your iPhone or iPad via your WiFi or cellular Internet connection so you can have access to TechNews wherever you go. Valid subscription to ACM is required after a three-month trial period.

  1. How do I get the ACM TechNews iPhone and iPad applications? You can get the ACM TechNews applications from the iTunes App Store on your iPhone or iPad. You can also download it to your computer via iTunes, and then sync it with your device to transfer the application to your iPhone or iPad.

  2. What features do the ACM TechNews iPhone and iPad applications have? Like the ACM TechNews Web site, the ACM TechNews iPhone and iPad applications deliver the latest news and articles to you, optimized for your iPhone or iPad. The app also brings a complete archive of TechNews issues for you to review at your leisure. By rotating the device, you can instantly switch between displaying content in landscape or portrait mode, whichever is more comfortable for your reading preference. And you can share articles with your friends through SMS and email.

  3. Does it cost anything to use the ACM TechNews iPhone and iPad apps? The application is free to download. Readers will have unrestricted access to four sections: Latest News, Archives, Search, and Saved with a valid ACM membership. We invite non-members to subscribe to a complimentary three-month ACM TechNews subscription. You can start your three-month subscription by clicking here [link]. Please note that in the absence of a WiFi connection, the ACM iPhone and iPad applications use your device's cellular network connection to access and download content. Please check with your carrier to see if you will be charged for usage, especially while traveling.

  4. Do I need to register with ACM to use the ACM TechNews iPhone and iPad applications? Yes. We invite non-members to subscribe to a complimentary three-month subscription to ACM TechNews. You can start your three-month subscription by clicking here [link]

  5. Do the ACM TechNews iPhone and iPad applications include advertisements? No. The ACM TechNews applications currently do not include advertisements.

  6. What devices will the ACM TechNews iPhone and iPad applications work on? The ACM TechNews iPhone and iPad applications work on any Apple iPhone and iPad device.

  7. What news can I get on the ACM TechNews iPhone and iPad applications? The news delivered on the ACM TechNews iPhone and iPad applications are an aggregation of relevant stories from a number of renowned publications. ACM gathers and releases the top stories related to computing three days a week on a Monday, Wednesday, and Friday non-holiday schedule.

  8. Will ACM update the software or add new features to the ACM TechNews iPhone and iPad applications? Yes. We are actively working to expand the feature set of the application, and will update the software periodically.

  9. How do I email or share an article from the ACM TechNews iPhone and iPad applications? You can share articles with friends via text (SMS) or email. To do so, open the full article view. Tap the share icon in the bottom left corner to choose a sharing tool. When sent, a summary and link to the article will be filled in automatically as the body of your message. You can edit this text, or just send it as is.

  10. How do I email or share an article from the ACM TechNews iPad application? You can share articles with friends via Twitter, Facebook or email. To do so, open the full article view. Tap the share icon in the top right corner to choose a sharing tool (e.g., Twitter, Facebook or email). When you select Facebook or Twitter, you'll be prompted to log in with your existing Facebook or Twitter username and password. Tapping the email button will open a new outgoing message in the iPad mail application. In all three cases, a summary and link to the article will be filled in automatically as the body of your message. You can edit this text, or just send it as is.

  11. Can I use the ACM TechNews iPad application when traveling? Yes, but note that in the absence of a WiFi connection, the ACM TechNews iPad application requires a cellular network connection to download and update content. Normal network data rates apply, and you may incur roaming charges while traveling. Check with your local carrier. Alternatively, you can enable Airplane Mode to browse and read previously stored news without incurring data access charges.

  12. In the ACM TechNews iPad app, can I read the news offline or in Airplane Mode? The ACM TechNews iPad application was designed to store content locally on your iPad. Once you have completed the sync process, you will be able to access stored and saved content, even if Airplane Mode is activated or you do not have cellular network coverage. Note that only articles that have been fully downloaded will be available for offline reading.

  13. How do I remove the ACM TechNews iPad application from my device? The procedure to remove the application is the same as for any other iPad application. Touch and hold the ACM TechNews iPad application icon until it begins to wiggle. Tap the X in the corner of the icon, then confirm the deletion in the window that appears.

  14. What are the terms of use for the ACM TechNews iPad app? The ACM TechNews iPad application is freely available for a three-month trial period, but users must be registered members of ACM to receive updated content.

  15. What if I have feedback about the ACM TechNews iPad application? We are very interested in hearing from our readers. Please submit feedback to technews@acm.org.