Zinio app updated

By libertyc
January 31, 2011 // 0 Comments

Just got an email from Zinio saying that their app has been updated to version 1.9.4. Here are the changes: ★ Can’t find your magazines from 2010? Tap on the new blue button “2011” to view your older issues from 2010 or earlier. ★ Additional language support for Greek, Traditional [...]

Zinio update: one year later, how is this magazine fan doing?

By libertyc
January 19, 2011 // 4 Comments

One of the pleasures of my iPad was re-discovering magazines—I always loved them, but could never find the space to store them all in paper, so I restrained myself, and badly missed them. The iPad—especially, the one-stop shop Zinio app, with prices at par with paper [...]

Do large magazine apps cause 7-hour iPad backups?

By libertyc
November 3, 2010 // 6 Comments

On our sister blog Appletell, Ed McKell reports on the way that his iPad apps have, over time, started taking longer and longer, until lately he started the backup before he went to bed and it still was only 2/3 done when he got up seven hours later! McKell learned from research in forums that [...]

Quick Note: Pros and cons of iPad magazines

By libertyc
August 30, 2010 // 0 Comments

ReadWriteWeb has an article on this today. They look at two examples and compare the user experience (not the business model), Wired and Zinio. I still prefer print magazines from a user experience perspective, although I like the experimentation of Wired and others. However, overall I prefer iPad [...]

The true saviour of publishing: Starbucks?

By libertyc
July 14, 2010 // 8 Comments

I have seen the future saviour of the publishing industry, and it’s not the agents or the executives or the distributors. It’s Starbucks. I was there for the first time today following the roll-out of Canada/USA-wide free wifi at every Starbucks location, and it really hit me how the [...]

Zinio and NACS Media Solutions partner for collegiate newstand

By libertyc
July 12, 2010 // 0 Comments

From the press release: Zinio, the world’s leader in digital publishing, technology, distribution, and services, and NACS Media Solutions (NMS), a subsidiary of the National Association of College Stores (NACS), today announced a partnership to develop the first all-digital online newsstand [...]

App Review – Zinio for the iPad

By libertyc
June 28, 2010 // 3 Comments

For years, I have been a closet magazine freak. I love magazines, love browsing them, love reading them. But I simply don’t have the space to buy every favourite and keep them around each month, and I hated buying them and then having to throw them out. So for years, I restrained myself. The [...]

Untethered – The Media’s Digital Plans

By libertyc
June 17, 2010 // 0 Comments

Sarah Chubb, President, Conde Nast Digital; Matt Jones, VP Mobile Strategy and Operations, Gannett Digital; Jeff Price, President and Publisher, Sporting News; Vijay Ravindran, Senior PP and Chief Digital Officer, The Washington Post Company; Marion Maneker, Columnist, The Big Money, moderator. [...]

App Roundup hits and misses: first days with my new iPad

By libertyc
June 3, 2010 // 3 Comments

I’m enjoying my first week with the iPad. I’ll have more for you later on the specific niches it’s filling in my digital life, but first, what am I working with, exactly? What do I plan to do with the iPad and what apps have I bought already? 1) Apps for Reading Books Downloaded [...]

A very iPad weekend! First impressions and general thoughts

By libertyc
May 31, 2010 // 6 Comments

I was excited to get my new iPad on the day of its launch in Canada, Friday.Bear in mind, I did NOT buy it with the intent for it to be my primary reader, unlike some people here might be. And for reading long-form fiction, my first impression is that I was right about it not being the best reading [...]

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