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Magazines and Newspapers Now Available on Kindle Reading Apps

One of the biggest complaints about reading magazines on Kindle is it’s lack of good support for graphics.  I have seen this sentiment in many of the Kindle magazine reviews.  This issue is resolved somewhat with the magazines’ new availability on Kindle Reading Apps such as the iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch.  Barnes & Noble has done the same for it’s Nook reading apps and have a good sized collection.

The Kindle for iPad interface makes it a bit easier to read magazines because of its LCD screen that is much more amenable to colors and pictures.  National Geographic is of course known for its amazing photos, so it works the best on tablets.

The collection of over 100 Kindle magazines and newspapers include big names like The Washington Post, The Economist, PC Magazine, Reader’s Digest, and more.  The good news is that they all include two week trial subscriptions, so you don’t have to lock into a subscription right away.

You get a bit of portability (think much lighter luggage when traveling!) and a better visual experience.  Price wise, the Kindle subscriptions are about equal or less than the print subscription.  Sometimes more.  It just depends on the magazine or newspaper.

One thing I like about the Kindle Reading Apps are that they include good accessibility features.  The option to enlarge fonts, change color contrast, and include VoiceOver capabilities is a big perk for people who have vision loss.  Have you ever seen a large print or braille version of Reader’s Digest?  They are huge.

With the upcoming “tablet revolution” so to speak, it will be interesting to see what happens to the Kindle apps, especially for the iPad.  I think they will be around for awhile with such a huge variety of users using tablets and smartphones.  There will be a slew of tablets to choose from this holiday season.

When the Kindle Tablet comes out, will Amazon continue to offer the Kindle for iPad app, or just focus on its own?

The Kindle Tablet would solve the graphics issue directly as part of Amazon’s own product line, instead of relying on its software platform on another company’s product.

So, it will be interesting to see what happens!

 

PC Magazine for Kindle

PC Magazine is delivered wirelessly on the Kindle monthly for $1.49.  The Kindle edition is released the same day the magazine’s digital edition is released to subscribers.

PC Magazine is a great resource for expert reviews on electronics and computers.  PC Magazine was introduced in 1982, the year after IBM set the world into a tailspin with one of the first personal computers. PC Magazine chronicled through the evolution of computer technology.  In the 1980’s you could get a desktop for around $6000.  You can get one now with a lot more memory and capabilities for less than $1000.  The 1990’s were  a big decade for computers.  Microsoft took off several versions of its Windows operating system.  The internet went mainstream into businesses and homes.  Apple found it’s niche in graphic design software.  Amazon.com, Yahoo and eBay were introduced in the late 1990’s. more

The last decade has brought evolution of existing technologies by improving them and making them much faster.  The 2000’s have also seen the introduction of PDA’s and mobile devices such as cell phones, blackberrys, palm pilots and others.  The e-book reader market is taking off with the Kindle, Nook and the iPad coming along. The tablet computer market not is too far behind.

Over the years it has been PC Magazine’s job to cover the latest trends, analyze them and share the best results to the consumers so that they can make the most informed decisions in such a rapidly changing market.

PC Magazine stopped selling print editions of its magazine so it makes sense to get it for Kindle if you want a portable device to read it on.  However, based on the comments provided, it is highly recommended that the Kindle team add the images in for the articles.  Many of the articles are based on the reviews of an item and it is helpful to have a picture of that particular item to refer to.

Currently, PC Magazine is owned by Ziff Davis Publishing Holdings Inc and the stock information is private.