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Description

SkyNews is a hands-on magazine for amateur astronomers in Canada. It’s written for active stargazers including beginners and intermediates. Each issue contains a current Star Chart for Canada and the northern U.S., seasonal observing tips, expert equipment reviews, space news, a Photo Gallery of reader’s best astrophotos and much more. Edited by popular astronomy author Terrence Dickinson, SkyNews features some of the world’s best science writers including Alen Dyer, Ken Hewitt-White, Gary Seronik, David Levy, Ray Villard and others.

Paid-for application downloads include one issue of the user’s choice.
Further future issues and back issues can be purchased within the app.
Subscriptions are also available within the application. A subscription will start from the next released issue.
Available subscriptions are:
6 months: US$9.99 (3 Issues)
12 months: US$18.99 (6 Issues)

-The subscription will renew automatically unless cancelled more than 24 hours before the end of the current period, you will be charged for renewal within 24 hours of the end of the current period, for the same duration and at the current subscription rate for the product.
-You may turn off the auto-renewal of subscriptions through your Account Settings, however you are not able to cancel the current subscription during its active period.
-Payment will charged to your iTunes account at confirmation of purchase and any unused portion of a free trial period, if offered, will be forfeited when a subscription to that publication is purchased

Bundles of single issues can be also be bought within the application. To use purchased credits, simply click on the issue price and select ‘use credit’. This allows you to purchase back issues at reduced prices.

Users can register for/ login to a pocketmags account in-app. This will protect their issues in the case of a lost device and allow browsing of purchases on multiple platforms. Existing pocketmags users can retrieve their purchases by logging into their account.

We recommend loading the app for the first time in a wi-fi area so that all issue data is retrieved.
If your app will not load past the splash page after a first install or an update please delete and reinstall the app from the App Store

Help and frequently asked questions be accessed in-app and on pocketmags.
If you have any problems at all please do not hesitate to contact us: help@pocketmags.com
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 $3.99 in iOS App Store

Screenshots

SkyNews Magazine screenshot 1SkyNews Magazine screenshot 2SkyNews Magazine screenshot 3

Version History

Launched Jun 23, 2011 (almost 7 years ago).

Releasing new versions every 11 months, on average.

Jun 12
2018
(Current)
Version 6.0.0

Improved reading experience
iPhone X support
Bug fixes and other improvements
**We always love to hear your feedback. If you have any comments or queries please contact us at help@pocketmags.com**

Mar 14
2016
Version 4.9.92

General bug fixes, performance and memory improvements
New iPhone Layout
Fix for issue download problem on iOS9

**We always love to hear your feedback. If you have any comments or queries please contact us at help@pocketmags.com**

Oct 14
2015
Version 4.9.86

Fix for issue download problem on iOS9
New iPhone layout
Bug fixes and performance improvements

We love to hear your feedback. If you have any comments or questions please contact us: info@pocketmags.com

**Please note that once you update to iOS9 the Newsstand folder will turn into a standard app folder. You will now be able to move your magazine apps out of Newsstand, for example on to your homescreen.**

May 22
2014
Version 4.9.54

-New iOS7 look and feel
-New iPhone homepage and issue details
-Restore purchases fix

As always, if you have any problems at all, please contact us at info@pocketmags.com

May 12
2014
Version 4.9.52

-New iOS7 look and feel
-New iPhone homepage and issue details
-Restore purchases fix
-Improved read whilst downloading including faster downloads and iPad 1 compatibility
-Bug fixes including 'fetching data' fix, missing covers on coverflow, audio and video fixes.
-Performance improvements including iPad 1 stability

As always, if you have any problems at all, please contact us at info@pocketmags.com

Apr 17
2013
Version 4.9.10

Updating from 4.9:

-Improved read whilst downloading including faster downloads and iPad 1 compatibility
-Bug fixes including 'fetching data' fix, missing covers on coverflow, audio and video fixes.
-Performance improvements including iPad 1 stability

Updating from 4.2:

-Read whilst downloading (iPad 2, iPad Mini, New iPad, iPhone 4+)
-Faster browsing
-Performance and stability improvements
-Improved design, navigation and layout
-Intermittent lockup on App launch bug fix

V4.9 apps are the first launch of our biggest update yet, we hope you like it as much as we do. We always love to hear your feedback, so should you have any questions, views or ideas please contact us at help@pocketmags.com.

Jun 18
2012
Version 4.1.8

-Addition of Restore Purchases button to Subscriptions section
-Stability and performance improvements particularly on older devices
-Additional in-app help (click the question mark on the homepage)
-General bug fixes

Nov 29
2011
Version 4.1.2

- Newsstand compatibility
- General stability and performance improvements
- In-app help page
- iOS5 rendering fix for iPad 2
- Character fix on contents

If your app will not open after an update please delete and reinstall the app. If you have a Pocketmags account you will need to login to this in-app to retrieve your purchases once the app reloads. If you have any problems at all please contact help@pocketmags.com

Jun 24
2011
Version 3.1.2

Previous 3 versions

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