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This exclusive iPad edition of Popular Mechanics delivers all of the readability of the print magazine, while showcasing interactive features that are only possible on a touchscreen device. In addition to delivering great stories, our special issue demonstrates what’s possible in a digital version of Popular Mechanics.

The issue includes:

-An interactive earthquake map that downloads and displays the most recent seismic activity in the United States.

-An animated fly-through of a Red Bull air race.

-Exclusive video from Bonneville Speed Week.

-DIY plans for a home power-tool charging station, with 3D models and animated step-by-step instructions.

And this is just the start: We want your feedback and suggestions to help us prepare a monthly version of the magazine this fall, packed with even more content and more functionality. So enjoy reading, and make sure to send us your thoughts.

What's New

Version 1.0.2

Under-the-hood improvements, name change.

Customer Reviews

3.6 out of 5

339 Ratings

339 Ratings



No landscape mode and this gives -1 star. Sluggish when you turn pages gives another -1 star. Too often most of the interactive elements on pages need some sort of pixelhunting, many of the controls are simply not obvious (-1). The most outraging bug is that when you open the last page and try to scroll farther, you won't know that this page is last, you won't see any indication of this, the only thought that comes to your mind is that the app is hung, until you swipe back. In the end this gives another -1 and 1 of stars in total, no more.



Love it. Don't need the landscape mode. When I get a book or magazine it doesn't come with a landscape mode either. :-)

Did not install correctly


Installed and ran app. Splash screen displays briefly and then the screen goes all white, nothing else happens. Closed app, reopened, same result. Closed app, turned iPad off, rebooted iPad and ran app, still just a blank white screen. Uninstalled app, reinstalled app, same problem. Deleted app.


Hearst Communications, Inc.
28.2 MB
Requires iOS 3.2 or later. Compatible with iPad.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© Hearst Communications, Inc.


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