We often mention services like Zinio, Newsstand, and other magazine providers on the site, and sometimes you might spot the magazines we’re reading in screenshots. Two of the ones I subscribe to just came out with new issues, and since they’re so relevant for this site, I thought I’d share the titles. The first is iPhone Life, which despite the title is as much about the iPad. The magazine is perhaps a bit more consumer oriented than I’d like, meaning it’s not often I see something I didn’t already know in there, but it’s still nice reading. The $12.99 price for 6 issues also makes it a no brainer in my book, if you have an iOS device of course.
The other magazine is Android Magazine, which is significantly more expensive at $47 for a year (13 issues). At the same time the articles often have more depth, so I instantly subscribed after having bought the first issue on its own. $47 is less than $4 per issue anyways so that’s quite a bit cheaper than the $20/issue that one has to pay for such a magazine in paper form here in Norway.
Both these magazines are available from Zinio, which is where the links go as well. That means compatibility across devices, cleverly hinted at in the photo at the top. I’m actually surprised that Apple allows Android Magazine on the iOS version of the app, but maybe they just haven’t seen it yet. As much as I love the 7-inch form factor I much prefer the iPad’s size and screen ratio for magazines, so I hope they leave well enough alone as far as that title goes. Of course there are other titles available too, it just seemed so fitting that these two had new issues for me at the same time.