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What's New

Version 5.7.0

Bug fixes:
We squashed some pesky bugs.

Customer Reviews



I used to read the popular mechanics (US version) and have been reading other magazines like national geographic. When I started with this SA version the pictures where poor with no clarity (I don’t remember if the US version was like that, I don’t think so). Most annoying was that it doesn’t remember where you read up to so every time you go back to the magazines you have to use the bottom index to find where you were. This is very frustrating. The content is good but these two issues makes me regret that I bought a year’s subscription.

How to turn off auto renewal of subscriptions


The app info specifies that one can turn off the auto subscription renewal in the settings for the app, but guess what, there are no settings options?? I have already contacted your support desk but no joy yet? I just hope this is not a gimmick to get customers auto renewing their subscription without having a choice?

Keeps Crashing

ShaneB SA

Have tried making contact without success, since most recent Apple Software update I have been unable to view my subscribed magazines. The app crashes after opening almost immediately. Click on the app support and it takes me to Ramsay media?


Realm Computers (Pty) Ltd.
149.7 MB
Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
English, Arabic, German
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© The entire contents of Popular Mechanics magazine are the intellectual property of RamsayMedia (Pty) Ltd and must not be reproduced in whole or part.
In-App Purchases
  1. Popular Mechanics SA R37.99
  2. Issue 1 2014 R29.99
  3. Issue 10 2014 R29.99


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