NYTimes For iOS Now Limits Free Readers To Just 10 Articles A Month

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The New York Times has updated its official apps for iOS.

Both NYTimes for iPhone and NYTimes for iPad now promise complete coverage of the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, which will take place from Feb 7 to 23 — including news alerts which can be signed up for once the games begin.

The apps also feature a recommender system tweak that means that once you reach the end of an article, similar stories of interest are suggested for you.

Interestingly, the newspaper has chosen to cut the number of free articles available to read in its mobile app, from three per day to just 10 each month. Once these 10 articles have been read, the app prompts readers to subscribe in order to keep reading.

In addition, the New York Times is boasting that “our award-winning interactives and graphics” are now featured more prominently on section fronts and within articles.

The iPhone app update includes performance updates and bug fixes, although this is not specified for the iPad version.

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