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Takes your money, and your magazine too!


Be very wary of subscribing to this online. To date i have paid $15 for two issues of this magazine and still only have access to one free download issue. Expensive, frustrating and potentially useless app. Having been a long time subscriber of the hard copy version of this mag, thought an iPad version was a great idea as I could carry copies of the magazine around with me. Wrong! Having purchased one magazine, it disappeared from my library when I upgraded to IOS5. I wrote to the supplier who informed me that if I clicked BUY it would recognize that I had already purchased, but they had made the issue I had already purchased a free download for anyone, so I could get it anyway (they could at least have offered me another edition to compensate). Assuming it was just an initial glitch of the IOS5 update, I then decided to purchase another issue which worked okay and appeared in my library. However two days later with no upgrades to IOS, the paid for version once again disappeared. Clicking the BUY button invited me once again to part with my money. At the price these guys charge for each edition, seems like they have a great way of getting money from you without actually giving you anything in return! I am still waiting for the vendor to resolve this, but there response is slow to say the least.

Bait and switch

Linux format lover

I love the paper version of Linux Format so I downloaded the free issue here to try reading it on iPhone only to discover the screenshots are fake. If you download this all you get is a bunch of links to buy issues or subscriptions. Why the bait and switch? Uninstalling

Don't bother


Is not free you have to pay

Another mag where you have to pay the right to read their ads....


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