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Popular Science puts the latest news in gadgets, software, and robotics in the palm of your hand! Our articles help anyone understand the ideas and people driving the big issues of the day – whether healthcare, energy, robotics, or defense. News and features also provide perspective on the latest breakthroughs in science and technology.

Popular Science represents the best hopes for our planet, our lives, our children, and our future. And we reveal those hopes by featuring the innovations today that are laying the groundwork for a better tomorrow. This is a magazine for readers that want the future now.

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What's New

Version 6.1

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- New preview function
- Easy-to-read text mode on iPad and iPhone
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Ratings and Reviews

2.9 out of 5

10 Ratings

10 Ratings

Broken startup page, can’t read.

The Bomb xolto

It makes the whole magazine useless. I already subscribed and the subscription page is glitched into the upper frame of the screen so there’s no way to get rid of it and now of the other functions of the app will work unless you exit the subscription alert. Frustrating. Why pay for a year subscription.

Great contents, Terrible app


Popular Science, I know why the app is crappy, because you don’t want to spend much money on tech, but remember companies who don’t invest in tech will die soon.

OK, the price is high, but the actual App is great!


I just wanted to chime in and give a 5 star review to offset somewhat all the 1 star reviews based on price alone. I almost passed on even considering this app because of the relatively low user rating. Thankfully I read through the reviews, and saw while most agree it's a bit expensive, the actually app is great. I installed and downloaded the last 2 issues. I gotta say after the initial getting use to the interface, I really love this format. When I show off the iPad, this is one of the apps I use. And after reading through the first issue, I'm hooked.

So yes, while each issue is expensive for now, I'm hopeful the price will come down in time as more people start buying. I hope they can make this work, because I really love the format and it presents the content beautifully! For now I'll just wait until the previous month drops in price, and cross my fingers they come out with some lower cost yearly subscription.

One suggestion though, make any URL's listed active. You can't click on the link, and there's no way to copy and past it either.


Bonnier Corporation
50.1 MB
Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Russian, Spanish
Age Rating
Rated 4+
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