Welcome to another Good e-Reader Video! Today Michael and Peter look at the overall magazine reading experience on the Apple iPad Mini with Retina Display. The high resolution tablet really makes graphic heavy content shine and you will get a sense how everything looks.
The iPad Mini with Retina handles magazines differently then dedicated platforms like Zinio offers. Each magazine is in essence its own app, and the entire magazine section in the iTunes area just houses publishers singular delivery vehicles. We installed the Rolling Stone Magazine and first had to install their official app. You can select to buy a single issue or take out a subscription to have them all instantly delivered to your account.
Rolling Stone handles things a bit differently than your average digital magazine. There is iTunes integration that will allow you to both play and buy music. This is handy if you read an article about an up and coming folk artist and wonder how they sound. Going digital allows you to hit play, and get a 30 second sample of it, which is perfect for a music magazine.
Michael Kozlowski is the Editor in Chief of Good e-Reader. He has been writing about audiobooks and e-readers for the past ten years. His articles have been picked up by major and local news sources and websites such as the CBC, CNET, Engadget, Huffington Post and the New York Times.