Macworld Digital Magazine (U.S.)
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Macworld is the largest Apple-focused publishing brand in the world, and Macworld Magazine (U.S.) is the most popular Apple-focused magazine. This app lets you read Macworld magazine every month, right on your iPad. You can buy individual issues or subscribe, all right within the app. Macworld launched with the Mac in 1984 and is still the best place to read about everything Apple's doing, from the Mac to the iPad, iPhone, and iPod. Combining product reviews, valuable tips, and analysis of the latest news developments, every month Macworld magazine provides you with what you need to know about the universe of Apple products. Single issues are available for $6.99 each, or you can opt for a recurring monthly subscription for $1.99 per issue.
What's New in Version 5.2.9
Rewritten for iOS 7: new user interface and improved interactive features. We recommend signing out your account before updating to the new version. After updating, sign back in with your account number and email to recover your issues. Don't know your account number? Go to http://www.macworld.com/customer_service to obtain your account info. (5.2.9_52D551). Please note that iOS 5 is no longer supported.
As an avid reader/subscriber of Macworld for 20+ years this recent evolution to the digital sphere has been abominable. You would think that such a magazine discussing evolutionary Apple products would have perfected the transportation highway from print to digital. Gaining access to my paid subscription on an iPad is difficult if not a complete failure. Further, I would prefer reading the magazine that is stored on some other server rather than being forced to download onto my devise taking valuable memory space. I do not recommend those interested in subscribing to Macworld to undertake this arduous task at the moment. I hope you are listening Customer Relations and taking these numerous complaints NOT to your boss but to the OWNERS of this magazine for their needed actions. I would prefer returning to the print edition style and pay a bit more for an annual subscription than to go through all of this. Please fix these problems or simply go out of business and let some other company succeed where you have fallen down.
Very Disappointing Implementation
It’s tough to assign a star rating to Macworld. On the one hand, it’s, well, Macworld. The content, writing, and editing ranges from above average to excellent. But the implementation of the iPad app that delivers that content is a disaster. Every page contains a popup ad at the bottom right that covers text of the article, and there is no way to get rid of it. So, if you want to read an article, just know that you will never see the final paragraph. Navigation between articles, and even pages of articles, is so difficult that it’s often easier to close the app and reopen it to move to another article. C’mob Macworld, you’re better than this. For a publication that pulls no punches (e.g., as I write this, there is a current article saying, “iTunes 12.2 is a disaster”), it would be nice to see you getting your own house in order before asking users to believe you criticism of someone else's.
Requires fast internet connection
Very disappointing. I'm a long time subscriber and the content is still ok. But it's nearly impossible to download an issue with this app unless you have a great internet connection. It's all or none. Gets halfway through and has to start over from the beginning when he connection is lost. You'd think a tech magazine could get his right. I'd like to see their review of their own app. Scientific American had the same problem but fixed it with an update that downloads article at a time and doesn't need to start over if the connection is lost - picks up from where it left off. MW should hire SA's app developer.
- Category: News
- Updated: Jan 21, 2015
- Version: 5.2.9
- Size: 16.5 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Mac Publishing
- © 2016 IDG Consumer & SMB, Inc.
Compatibility: Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPad.
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