As I noted in the initial article, the TidBITS News app is currently broken because the RSS feed format it relies on has changed, and either the feed needs to be refactored to look like the old one, or the app needs to learn how to parse the new feed. Matt Neuburg is in charge of the app, and if we can’t reformat the feed easily, it will be up to him as to whether it’s worth learning the new format.
As far as Safari on the iPhone goes, try switching into Reader mode, take the text size all the way down, and then tell me how many taps up you like it. I think it’s equivalent to about 3 taps up now. Since everyone’s eyes are different, I used Reader mode’s assumptions when determining what the mobile version should look like.
Of course, you can always use Reader mode on the site, but I understand that may not be ideal.