Get started by creating an account with Flipboard, then sign in to your Facebook and Twitter accounts. You also have the option to connect with your LinkedIn, Tumblr, Instagram, … Read more
Regular Cheapskate readers know of my fondness for magazines, hence my frequent mentions of deals from digital-mag services like Next Issue and Zinio.
So how did AnyTime escape my radar for so long? Like Next Issue, this iPad-powered newsstand gives you unlimited magazines for a flat monthly rate. And for a limited time, you can get a 3-month AnyTime subscription absolutely free. Regular price: $9.99 per month, for a grand total of around $30.
Public libraries are so awesome. (Thanks, Ben Franklin!) They let you borrow not only physical books, DVDs, and the like, but also digital content like e-books and audiobooks.
And, now, digital magazines, too. Many libraries have partnered with Zinio to offer e-zines you can check out and read on a variety of devices. As a big fan of doing exactly that on my iPad, I was excited to discover that my local library (here in metro Detroit) is now offering this awesome option.
To get started, consider where and how you want to consume these magazines. To my thinking, the … Read more
Unfortunately, Apple's stringent App Store rules against apps that compete with iBooks mean you'll still need to buy books through Amazon's Web site instead of from a dedicated e-book store within the Kindle app. Luckily, the process is pretty easy once you get the hang of it, and … Read more
Flipboard, the app that lets you tap and flip your way through digital magazines on smartphones and tablets, has come to laptops and desktops. You can now access your Flipboard account from a Web browser, complete with the flip animation -- for better or worse. You can also use the Web app to create your own magazines to clip articles for later viewing via a bookmarklet. But the magazines you create are kept separate from the rest of Flipboard on the Web, which makes the Web app a better addendum to the mobile app than standalone product.
Welcome to today's psychological survey.
We are here to discover your attitude toward your exes. Yes, we know you have more than one. We've heard the number is in the double digits, actually.
So: Do you keep the texts you exchanged? Are you still Facebook friends? If you're not, do you creep around social media to see what they're doing and whom they're seeing?
Do you occasionally sit there late at night with your new (and perhaps temporary) lover, secretly pleased that your ex just texted you, wondering how you are? … Read more
If you have any appreciation for the effects that have made many movies so thrilling, especially before computer graphics became the standard, you've probably flipped through Cinefex.
Since its launch in 1980, the much-lauded special- and visual-effects journal has explored everything from how AT-AT Walkers were animated for "The Empire Strikes Back" to the dinosaurs in "Jurassic Park" and Peter Parker's alter ego in "Spider Man 3."
Slowly but surely, Next Issue is getting better.
The service slings unlimited digital magazines to your tablet (or Windows 8-powered PC) for a flat monthly rate, and its catalog is closing in on 100 titles (quite a jump from the 40 or so it offered when it first launched about a year ago).
Haven't tried it yet? Now's your chance to double the usual test-drive deal: StackSocial is offering a two-month Next Issue Premium subscription for free. Normally that would run you $30.
Let me get one big caveat out of the way right now: This offer is … Read more
Barnes & Noble is trying to lure more Windows 8 users to its Nook app with new features and a half-off promotion.
Updated Wednesday, Nook for Windows 8 and RT adds a new interface along with speedier performance, according to B&N. Users can also now highlight and annotate text, search for words via a dictionary, and find specific text within a book.
Book and magazine buyers will find a redesigned shopping experience. And users can now sideload both ePub and PDF files from their computers. The app also takes advantage of Windows 8 search. People can simply start … Read more