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Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Apple Reveals Subscription Details

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad)" @ 07:25 AM

http://www.gizmag.com/apple-unveils...-service/17890/

"Filling a gap that has long been a source of complaints for publishers of content-based apps, Apple has finally revealed details of a subscription service on its App Store for digital content including magazines, newspapers, video and music. Expectations of such an announcement rose two weeks ago following the launch of The Daily and the new subscription service will follow the same subscription model ushered in by News Corp.'s tablet-specific newspaper."

It certainly makes it easier, since the cost will be deducted right from your iTunes account. I use Zinio now for my subscriptions and it works pretty well. I'm wondering if publishers will find a way to make it as easy to subscribe on their own website since Apple charges 30% for the service. I guess we will see on June 30th this year how it is going to be received since that is the deadline for publishers to comply with the new terms. What are your thoughts on subscribing to newspapers and magazines via iTunes, bad? Good? Indifferent?


Wednesday, February 2, 2011

The Daily Launches for iPad

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad)" @ 11:30 AM

http://www.thedaily.com/

"The Daily has the depth and quality of a magazine, but is delivered daily like a newspaper and updated in real-time like the web."

Today is launch day for The Daily, the magazine type newspaper (if that makes sense) for the iPad. The press release regarding the launch has lots of info about launch, but the major points are:

  • Pricing is $0.99 USD per week, or $39.99 USD per year;
  • Billed directly through your iTunes account;
  • It will be a mix of text, photography, audio, video, information graphics, touch interactivity and real-time data and social feeds;
  • Up to 100 pages focused on news, sports, gossip and celebrity, opinion, arts and life, and apps and games. It will offer views from across the political spectrum. They will come from across cultures and generations, across America and the world.
  • Sudoku and crossword puzzles, localized weather reports, and a customizable sports package that captures news on the user's favorite teams. Subscribers will also be able to leave comments onDaily stories in either written or audio form -- as well as bookmark them in-app to read later;
  • Initially they will have offices in New York and Los Angeles.

You also get two weeks free and can subscribe via our affiliate link. Want to know more? Learn more about this news delivery system at The Daily site or at the video of the launch. What are your thoughts now that they have launched and we see what they have to offer?


Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Popular Mechanics Interactive on the iPad

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad)" @ 07:00 AM

http://appadvice.com/appnn/2010/07/...s-ipad-edition/

"Popular Mechanics has been spending the summer crafting an iPad version of their monthly print magazine. In the meantime, they have released the Popular Mechanics Interactive Edition, which serves as a preview edition of things to come."

Currently you can subscribe (like I do) to Popular Mechanics via Zinio [link], for a monthly fee of $12.00 USD per year, and it's a pretty good deal since you can read it on your computer running Windows, OS X or Linux [link], or iPhone or iPad via the Zinio universal app [link]. This is a bit different, and more interactive [link]. The interactivity is an advantage over Zinio, and some are calling this the future of magazines on the iPad. I certainly hope so!


Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Try Out a Free Issue of iPhone Life, Print and Digital Version

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad" @ 06:30 AM

Pretty good deal they are offering at iPhone Life, fill out the form here, and you get a free print AND digital version of the iPhone Life magazine. If you decide you want to continue the subscription, you'll get 6 more issues of the print and digital version for $15.97 USD, which is 40% off the normal subscription rate.


Thursday, June 17, 2010

The iPad as a Magazine Reader

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad" @ 10:00 AM

http://www.applematters.com/article...agazine-reader/

"If I had to say which is my number one reason for liking and using the iPad, I would give two thumbs up for magazine and web-based article reading. I've written about article and PDF reader apps, and now I want to point out some fairly good magazine apps for the iPad. There's simply no better device on the market that I know of for full-color, quality display of digital magazines and newspapers."

Like the author, I use my iPad to read several magazines through Zinio, a free iPad app. I've replaced several of the ones that normally came via snail mail, so I'm doing my part to stay green yes? That isn't the reason I did it though, I really just like the fact it takes care of a lot of clutter and weight that I used to pack in my bag for work. It usually had several issues of various magazines, all replaced with my iPad. In fact, I've scaled down the size of bag I normally carry for work so my back thanks me too. I have yet to try the magazine specific apps available, but I see a couple that interest me. Do you use your iPad for magazines, and if so, what app(s) do you use?


Friday, December 4, 2009

Sports Illustrated Concept on Tablet

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Other Apple Hardware" @ 08:00 AM

http://www.appleinsider.com/article...ne_concept.html

"Time Inc. released a video walkthrough as well as a working model of its digital magazine format designed for touchscreen tablets."

I like the concept, and while I might not have a need for a tablet, if it could replace my Kindle with something like this I think I would be open to it. I'm just curious on the formats and compatibility issues. For example, I love the Nook but I won't buy it because I have too many books on the Kindle and since from what I've read they aren't compatible, I'm not going to change. What are your thoughts?


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