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Newsstand Magazine Sesame Street S'More Now Available

Posted by Stephen Hall on April 14th, 2014
iPad App - Designed for iPad

The good folks at Sesame Street recently released their very first interactive magazine app, dubbed Sesame Street S'more, and it's available right now. In the 'magazine,' your child will find a variety of fun activities inspired by the world of Big Bird - including games, stories, puzzles, rhymes, reward badges, and "S'more!"

In the app, your child will learn many skills, including ABCs and 123s, listening skills, coloring, creativity, and self-expression. The magazine app also features Elmo, Grover, Ernie, Big Bird, and other Sesame Street stars, kid-friendly music and videos, read-aloud narration, and multiple learning levels.

You can download Sesame Street S'more on the App Store right now for free. Subscriptions cost $3.99 for single issue, $2.99 for an automatically renewing subscription, or $15.99 to get every episode for the year.

Uncanny Comics Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Lee Hamlet on March 11th, 2014
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: EXCELSIOR
Uncanny Comics is a great resource for interesting articles and exclusive interviews, but it needs some fine-tuning to make it more interactive and iOS-friendly.
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picomag Review

iPad App - Designed for iPad
By Jennifer Allen on February 17th, 2014
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: COLUMN-BASED READING
Consolidate one's reading with this twist on a tabbed browsing interface, offering a magazine style layout effect.
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Stampsy Review

iPad App - Designed for iPad
By Jennifer Allen on April 16th, 2013
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: ARTISTIC CREATIONS
A great coffee table app, Stampsy makes it possible, and simple, for creative minds to conjure up pages of content full of stunning visuals and information.
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Blockbuster Tries Its Hand At Digital Magazine Publishing

Posted by Rob LeFebvre on November 19th, 2012
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

The movie-rental brick & mortar store of yesteryear is making another attempt, perhaps, at convincing you to use its services, this time with a digital magazine, delivered hot and fresh to your iPad every month. While I'm skeptical that a free digital version of a movie-themed magazine will convince me to ever go Blockbuster again, this seems like a worthy look-see, at least.

Delivered free every month to the iDevice in your hands, BLOCKBUSTER MAGAZINE clues you in regarding the biggest and brightest new films, shows and games with side orders of gossip, laughs and schmooze.

For news, reviews, interviews and previews of everything you want to watch and play, accompanied by stacks of interactive fun, exclusive releases and champion offers, download now at absolutely no cost to your good self - ever - and let the games begin!

Beamr Review

By Carter Dotson on November 13th, 2012
Beamr is a photo app that makes it extremely easy to make photo collages, with few options for better or for worse.
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New App: The Magazine: For Geeks Like Us Launches

Posted by Jeff Scott on October 12th, 2012

Marco Arment, of Instapaper fame has launched a new monthly subscription magazine on Newstand. The Magazine: For Geeks Like Us looks to be a great periodical for technology-centric readers.

Strøssel Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Jennifer Allen on October 2nd, 2012
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: STYLISH WRITING
Simple and clean to look at, Strøssel offers plenty of interesting stories gathered from around the internet, wrapped up in an attractive package.
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App Update: Next Issue Update Adds 31 Magazines to the Rack

Posted by Jeff Scott on September 10th, 2012
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Our rating: starstarstarstarstar :: NO HOARDING REQUIRED :: Read Review »

In our review of the Next Issue app and subscription magazine service, we found it to be a great value. And now Next Issue has been updated to include an additional 31 magazines. This brings the total to over 70 magazines still at their original subscription price of $9.99 for the monthly magazines, or $14.99 including the weekly magazines.

The new magazines include: Cosmopolitan, Country Living, Details, Eating Well, Elle Décor, Every Day with Rachael Ray, Family Circle, Family Fun, Food Network Magazine, Golf World (available for Unlimited Premium subscribers), Good Housekeeping, Harper’s Bazaar, HGTV Magazine, House Beautiful, Ladies’ Home Journal, Living the Country Life, Marie Claire, Midwest Living, More, O, The Oprah Magazine, Redbook, Road & Track, Seventeen, Successful Farming, Teen Vogue, Town & Country, Traditional Home, Veranda, W, Woman’s Day, Wood

The New Yorker Goes Pocket Size

Posted by Lisa Caplan on August 9th, 2012
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

We love The New Yorker. The magazine’s off-beat takes on news of the week by world class writers, the erudite critics, the infusion of short fiction and poetry coupled with charming cartoons, cover art and a complete list of everything cultural happening in Manhattan gives it relevancy and something we seldom get to talk about – re-read value. For iOS and print subscribers yesterday brought great news, The New Yorker updated their app to make it universal, with a new for-iPhone interface. If you haven’t read the magazine before now’s the time. This week’s issue is free on all iOS devices.

The new UI is nothing short of amazing. Using Adobe Digital Publishing Suite magic they have a an iPhone iteration that downloads in seconds and is only 27MB compared with the 183MB the same issue takes up on iPad. As far as we can tell, no content has been omitted or truncated. Other iPhone-only perks, which we hope to see on iPad soon too, include easy sharing of what seems to be all the articles and definitely all the cartoons. We expected readability issues for our, um, how to put this, senior (citizen) writers, but remarkably the text appears slightly larger than on iPad and is extremely clear.

We hope, along with a similar update for iPad readers, Conde Nast continues to bring its magazines in on this deal with Adobe. If this first iPhone New Yorker issue is any indication it’s a match made in digital publishing heaven.

London 2012 Themed Daily Edition Of Sports Illustrated

Posted by Jennifer Allen on July 24th, 2012
iPad App - Designed for iPad

The London 2012 Summer Olympics are very nearly upon us, and they mark the first Summer Olympics with a hugely successful App Store to tempt us in. The App Store was new and somewhat untouched ground back in 2008, so it's no wonder we're seeing so many titles emerge this time round. Sports Illustrated Live from London 2012 is one such title.

Sports Illustrated Live from London 2012 offers the stunning photography we've come to expect from Sports Illustrated, along with up to the second scores and results. A medal count as well as regular news will be provided, alongside a schedule of all upcoming events.

It's the photography that will hopefully grip users the most, however, with top photos of each day and a daily video recap promised. Throughout, there are features from Sports Illustrated's writers to capture readers' attentions.

Sports Illustrated Live from London 2012 should prove an ideal visual-heavy companion to the Summer Olympics this month.

It's out now for the iPad and is free to download.

HGTV Releases Magazine-Like App, SHELF

Posted by Kevin Stout on July 10th, 2012
iPad App - Designed for iPad

HGTV (Home & Garden Television) has just released a new app called HGTV SHELF. The app will provide users with information from the HGTV and DIY Networks in the form of interactive magazine issues.

The app contains a mix of both free and paid content for users to access on popular topics from the websites. Sites associated with the app include HGTV.com, HGTVRemodels.com, DIYNetwork.com, and FrontDoor.com. The app currently contains three issues, two free and one paid. The free issues include Closet Cases (dealing with home organization) and HGTV Color Guide (dealing with picking the perfect colors). The paid issue is Fast Fixes Outdoors (packed with DIYs for outdoor projects).

The issues are built specifically with a tablet in mind and look great with Retina display graphics on the third-gen iPad. HGTV SHELF itself is free and, therefore, it's free to obtain the free issues within the app. The only available paid issue is currently set at $0.99.

DISCOSALT Magazine For Independent Music, Film, and Art

Posted by Rob LeFebvre on May 29th, 2012
iPad App - Designed for iPad

Fancy yourself somewhat of a hip, artsy kind of person? Like to listen to and know about bands way before your friends do? You may be a hipster, but you may also be the perfect match for a new iPad app named DISCOSALT. All Caps included with purchase price.

The DISCOSALT website offers in-depth articles, reviews, event calendars, photography, and a ton of music to listen to. The app promises to bring exclusive video content as well as interactivity with feature articles and interviews.

The app is free to download, but issues will cost anywhere from $2.99 to $4.99 to purchase and view. Within the free download, issues have the contents page for browing, and purchasing is a simple tap. Once the individual issues are downloaded, they may be viewed offline as well, according to the app's support page.

The DISCOSALT app is available now, is free, and only able to be used on iPad.


Stuff Magazine Now on iPad

Posted by Kevin Stout on April 20th, 2012
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

Best-selling gadget magazine Stuff now has an iPad edition. Stuff Magazine, like most iPad magazine apps, is a Newstand app that’s free to download but charges for individual issues and subscriptions.

Stuff Magazine includes the same tests, photography, and expert opinions on the newest tech toys and gadgets, but the iPad edition includes new interactive features that are exclusive to the iPad magazine. The new digital magazine includes hands-on videos, 360-degree photography, Twitter feeds within the magazine, animations, and photo galleries.

Subscribers to the print version of the magazine will also have free access to Stuff Magazine. New subscribers can also just subscribe in the app itself. The prices listed in the app description are in British pounds. But from what I can glean from the top in-app purchases, the magazine costs $4.99 (£2.99) for an individual issues, $11.99 (£7.99) for three months, $19.99 (£13.99) for six months, and $33.99 (£23.99) for a year.

MAD Magazine Comes to the iPad

Posted by Kevin Stout on April 3rd, 2012
iPad App - Designed for iPad

MAD Magazine, a source of completely ridiculous humor, satire, and just sheer stupidity, has just been released (on April Fools’ Day of course) for the iPad. On top of new issues, the iPad app has special access to classic MAD articles.

The pricing structure for MAD Magazine is similar to other magazine apps. The app itself is free. Buying single issues of MAD Magazine come in two prices. Back issues (these won’t have the interactive elements of the newer issues from this month and on) will cost $1.99. Buying the current issue will be $4.99. Subscriptions will obviously save the avid MAD reader money. An annual subscription (six issues) will cost $9.99, saving $20 compared to buying every current issue when it’s released. A bi-monthly subscription is also available (an issue every two months) for $1.99, still saving readers money from buying the current issue for full price.

Of course, MAD Magazine will feature pop culture related articles, but the magazine will also feature classic pieces like Al Jaffee’s Fold-In, Spy vs. Spy, and “A MAD Look At...”