Maximum PC Digital Edition: Now Available!

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doug197042

Not sure but when I loaded the Nook App for PC and for Android phone it did not support magazines. The reason on the phones was they felt the screens were too small to provide and adequate experience and not really sure why on the PC. I could only browse to buy and load to read magazines on my actual NOOK device through the NOOK app. It is like it can detect whether or not it is a tablet or a phone. On my phone Android app would not open or offer magazines to buy or read. This is about year or so old experiece, so not sure how it may have changed. But if your using your Android tablet or nook device should have no trouble. As I said no idea why it didn't support on the PC app, unless it was to encourage people to purchase nook device. Also at time (year ago) I had a Macbook Pro and the Mac OSX version of their Nook software also would not let me read or download magazines either, even if I had bought them on my NOOK, could not pull them up or recognize them at all on my ANDROID PHONE, Mac Version APP, or Windows version APP. Required NOOK device or I believe large screened tablet to view magazines in Nook for Android.

Hope this helps and isn't old info.

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GavinFarrington...

Looking forward to the Amazon release.  I avoid iTunes whenever possible.

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MardeeT

Please answer the questions out there about current subscribers to print edition. Can this be free or discounted for us, and can we transfer print to digital? Love the idea, but I prefer print. I like digital when I have that option, or when I am traveling and don't want to pack magazines. I don't want to pay for both though. Do like Wired and offer up for us loyal subscribers!!

Thanks

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lhatten

 

OK folks, what is with the spam filter.  Are the certain words that can't be used, like pathxxic or defendxxing ?   Please  to remove the xx and you can see the words that triggered the filter.  What gives, can't use common words in the english language??  

Pathxxetec!!

 

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essjay22

I used to subscribe to PCmag online and found that for all the time i spend in front of this 23' screen I just could not take the time to read a magazine on it, even with all the great links that took me right to the product etc.  I prefer to be able to take my magazine and read it on the couch or wherever . It looks like hell on my NC if I can get it to load. I have not renewed my sub for PCM   and I am pretty  sure I wont for MPC for the same reason. Well MPC puts just about everything in the mag here on the www so why bother subscribing ? 

get it on itunes? not bloody likely.

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lhatten

Those of you that are OK with this roll-out do not seem to understand that this magazine, and website are called Maximum PC (the PC is Wintel PC not the generic PC).   Therefore, the coverage is mostly Wintel PCs not Macs, Linux, or other computers.  More importantly, the readership expects this coverage.

Now as Mortal_M was trying to say, this is a slap in the face for the readers of Maximum PC.  What do you think the reaction would be if they had released Mac|Life on the android and Windows Tablet (when there is one) and not on iOS?  You think  these comments are harsh!

So Future PLC, you may lose some subscribers due to this blunder.  It would behoove you to listen to your editors (you did tell them that this was a mistake ... right?) and make sure you released it on a platform that matches the platform of your readers.  It's not like there isn't one.

Oh, and rcoden, you are a looser.  You think that because you have and iPod  you are cool?  Really??

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raycornwall

"Those of you that are OK with this roll-out do not seem to understand that this magazine, and website are called Maximum PC (the PC is Wintel PC not the generic PC)."

Actually, having read every issue for about 2 years or so, I do understand that the magazine's coverage is pretty much all about Wintel machines. Some of us have multiple machines; My wife and I have an iPad, a Kindle, a Nook, an Android phone, and 3 Wintel machines in the house.

There is not an application for Windows right now that has the critical mass for magazine buying and reading that the iPad has with Newsstand (and the single magazine apps that preceded Newsstand). If there was, I'm sure that would have been the first distribution channel for Maximum PC. But a paying audience for magazines on a Wintel machine has just never developed like it has on the iPad. Right now, if you don't have your magazine on the iPad, you're losing a big potential audience.

By the way, the article mentions that they have had the magazine on the Nook platform for a while now. And you can use the Nook for PC application to read it on your PC. Just go here:

http://search.barnesandnoble.com/Maximum-PC%2FFuture/e/2940000983942?itm=1&usri=maximum%2Bpc

In fact, if you go to that link, you'll notice that you can try the digital version on Nook for PC for free for 14 days- you don't even have to pay for it upfront! It's free!

So they didn't neglect the PC platform at all; they just put focus on an additional sales channel that happens to be the most popular platform for buying digital magazines right now.

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jraktal

IOS Install base ~250 Millions users

Higer profile delivery systems - Apple App Store

This is something that the Marketing wogs love, the writers have no say in these matters, just the money men.

Whine and wimper all you want, if they can get people on IOS to subscribe on a monthly basis, it fattens up their coffers.

 

nuf' said

 

 

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raycornwall

I have both an iPad and a desktop PC, so I'm fine with this. I'd love to see my print sub cover my digital sub ala Wired and Vanity Fair, and the app does say this is coming eventually. Until then, then $1/month subscription is pretty nifty. I'll be happy to throw an extra buck for the great coverage I get.

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polecat99

Dear Max PC,

Please edit/update this article and include instructions to tell us how to get the Maximum PC Digital Edition on a PC or Android device.

Per other posters suggestions, I tried installing the Nook app on my android device, and I am still not able to find the Maximum PC Digital Edition in the Nook shop.

If this is truely available on the PC and Android, then please tell us how to get it.

Thanks

 

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raycornwall

Go here:

http://search.barnesandnoble.com/Maximum-PC%2FFuture/e/2940000983942?itm=1&usri=maximum%2Bpc

You can subscribe from there at $1.25 a month; you can even try it for free for 14 days!

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JusTalkin

Well, let's see.   You go to barnesandnoble.com then then of all things, you search for MaximumPC in the search box.

You then must either hit the Enter key on your keyboard, or click the search button.  Lo and behold, it shows up at the top of the pile.  You then click on the magazine's picture.  It then shows you that you can subscribe for $1.25 per month.

I would post the link directly, but that might set off some kind of filter and this wouldn't get posted.

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polecat99

Strange, If you go to www.barnesandnoble.com and search for it, it comes right up, but if you search for it via the Nook app on android, it does not show up at all.

I guess this is a bug of the android app?

Thanks for the help.

I still think it would have been easier on me (and apparently a few other people as well) if this information had been included in the original article.

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Keith E. Whisman

when I searched for maximumpc in the android nook app on my acer iconia tab a500 tablet it pops right up, you have to be in the shop area of the app or you'll just be searching in your library. maximumtech also pops up but both mags are more than a dollar, they are like a $1.67 a month, still a good price but if you search hard enough you can get a standard paper edition subscription for less than ten bucks a year. 

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Jongalt26

Thanks MaxPC!

for the neysayers, it should be available on Steam as well.

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Jongalt26

Thanks MaxPC!

for the neysayers, it should be available on Steam as well.

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deadlift1

Can I convert my current print subscription to digital?

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screwface

/agree and put it on Amazon I'm not giving apple any more money.

 

Or just email me a link every month so i can download the PDF.

 

And for the recored what to you guys at the magazine so long?

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Antherz

It's about money, always is always will be, all your opinions don't really matter in the end. =) on a side note though if everyone boycott's maxpc i'm sure they will listen =)

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lunchbox73

Huh?

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bigphil76

IDIOT

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bigphil76

I hate to call people stupid so I will say that several of the individuals below are idiots. lol. You can get a nook app for PC and ANDROID. Then you can subscribe to the digital version of maxpc. Do your research next time before making yourself look stupid. There I said it. HA.

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Shalbatana

I applaud your advancement of the publication but in one way would have to agree with some of the others. It would be more useful to me if I could get a version for my pc based system. Granted we are already being afforded the free pdf's, but by the time that comes out I've already read the print mag cover to cover.

Perhaps in the future, subscribers could tack on a few ducats to their subscription and download an electronic version at the same time.

Something to consider perhaps.

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Neel Chauhan

I hope you don't stop the print edition because there are a lot of people who subscribe to you and don't have an iPad like me.

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Mortal_M

I hope they don't stop it because there is something about watching something in print that makes it more apealing than watching it on a screen, like pictures, they look gorgeous on your pc, but once you print them out they come to life.

And yeah, the print quality of a magazine migth not be that great but I preffer to read from a magazine than from a screen, there is something about reading a magazine that no other device can beat (and I'm not an old guy who doesn't want to adapt to the new times)

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ceator3571

Can I transfer my subscription to iPad or get it for free if I pay for the print version? For Wired because I pay for the print version I get the iPad version for free and I like reading mags on the iPad a lot.

 

PS Yes I love PC's but I like reading my mags on an iPad. 

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JusTalkin

Get the Nook app for ANDROID or PC and stop whining.  You people are so closed minded that it's funny. I've been using my nook app on my Android phone for ages and it's great for lots of magazines.

Also, this isn't your brother marrying your ex, it's a great magazine on iOS.  If you'd get your heads out of the sand and check it out instead of falling for the fanboy/hateboy ignorance, you would realize iOS is a great platform. 

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bigphil76

Just saw your post after I posted mine. Not sure how these people even read the magazine if they can't even figure out its already on their platform of choice. lol.

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bigphil76

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RET_ARMY

Maybe you could release MaximumI or MaximumApple mag for them. After all, the title is MaximumPC. Should PC readers get a shot first or even android. I've been a fan since this MAG started, and I don't recall seeing how to build a MAC in any vol. I could be wrong, might have missed that issue being deployed some where. You guys fell on your forth point of contact...That means A_ _ for non paratroopers.

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RET_ARMY

Sorry, must have double clicked. CMF

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Bunta

wow, MAXIMUM PC  avialble on a IOS device first, lost all respect, sorry i dont buy into apple toys and hype, all they are is over priced garbage that the public feel in love with because of hype marketing. 

dont worry i wont be renewing my subscription, never thought id have to have a apple product to read articles about a PC first, wow,

I usally try to be postive and a good person, but you guys are patheic morons

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Device Unknown

umm I have to agree with these guys. I love you guys at Maximum"PC" so to release it on iOS before Android seems like an incredible shot in the foot.

Could you guys detail what $8 per would give us to want to do this? Any special offers? bonuses? frikin Tshirt?

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rcoden

Blah, blah, blah kiddies.  Get with the times.  Money dictates what owns the market and the iPad is currently the king of mobile distribution.  If you don't like it, go and rally and get all your friends, co-workers, etc. to buy something else.  Once the number of those devices increases to where there is real market value, your Publishing companies will grant your wish.  I have been a Maximum PC reader for six or more years and YES I have an iPad.  Why, because unlike you, I know what is cool and I'm won't limit myself because some of you view something as cool or not.  Guess what, it's already been decided, it's cool.  Whining and bitching is not.

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big_montana

If the iPAd is the king as you put it, why is there an Amazon app? Also, I do not make my purchasing decisions based on what the cool toy of th eime is, but what best meets my needs, and an iPad does not cut it, as it blows chunks in the enterprise. SInce you are tossing around how long you have been a MaxPC reader, I can one up you, since I have been a subscriber and reader since Boot number 1, back in 1996. And it has not been decided, as this is a marathon, not a sprint (ask Palm), and when WIndows tablets hit the market, you will see their sales numbers rack up big gains, especially in the enterprise. So cut out the condescending attitude.

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Holly Golightly

People who fall for what advertisers label as "cool" are the actually the ones who end up being the fool. I remember a time drinking and smoking was "cool" and now look... They ended up the fool paying big hospital bills. Not that the iPad will land you to a hospital, but it seems to make people dumb on the internet. They worship their electronics like they are Gods. If that is cool... Then consider me uncool. That boy is going to feel the sting when Windows 8 tablets are released.

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screwface

rcoden Keeping up with the Joneses are we? And did we get the new Ipone 4s because everyone else has it and its so cool.

 

oh and that iphone 4 is so last year...

 

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don2041

This has been coming for a while now. I just hope that the add department can realize that those adds that pop up and make you wait or click to get rid of them, are so annoying and frustrating they make me want to leave this site. These adds are like picking up a billboard and smashing me in the face with it. Not a nice experience.

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Mortal_M

So are you saying that reading this website for Free* is anoying?

Not everybody can aford to make good quality content and give it away for free with no way of making profit. If you know of a website like that let me know... oh wait, there are none, they all went bankrupt.

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Vegan

The real news here is that you can now buy Edge Magazine without having to pay the ridiculous import price.

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M3g4d37h

I use both platforms -- I never understood all this hate towards ios anything, it's just as idealogical and dumb as the apple-everything crowd.

 

Clearly what they did is choose the largest platform (or at least a very high profile one) to establish a presence, and they'll move into other platforms.  I'm sure it'll be available in short time, and Ballmer will give you all woodies with his dancing until he's bathed in sweat from head to toe.

 

Carry on.

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Mortal_M

What we are trying to say is... Why would you sell a Harley Davidson magazine at a sportsbike store?

Not a lot of buyer there for that magazine, it would make more sence to sell it at a Harley dealer :)

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big_montana

Becasue it is a closed system, Apple tells you what apps you can download to your device, and can pull the trigger at any time and kill an app you have downloaded just because, it blows chunks in the enterprise, even though Apple has marketed as an enterprise device (just try running citrix on it, or editing MS Office document sor PDF files, not going to happen without jumping through a whole lot of hoops). I have no problem with MaxPC releasing their digital edition for iOS, just hope they are working on an android and Windows version as well.

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eastbayrae

Only on Apple?  Fail.

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Vegan

A single issue is $8, and a one-month subscription is $1. I'm not clear on what the difference is.

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CaptainFabulous

Yeah, I have to toss another "WTF were you thinking" on this. Seriously, Nook and iCrap devices? That's the best you could do?

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chucknorrisforpres

It sounds like the decision came from Future down to MaxPC. Future only cares about profits, not the actual content of the magazines; if they're going to make some of their magazines available on iOS they might as well make all of them that way. Who knows maybe some Mac cult member will read an issue and realize he could build his own computer instead of paying Apple through the nose for one :)

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lhatten

So you guys did not see this coming?  Much like Netflix did not see the added price and then the split gone wrong?  Man, I have said it before, & will say it again, any corporation with a board room needs a "Sniff Tester Department"  Run this crap by them and then when they throw it back listen!

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Keith E. Whisman

Can you throw in something a little more than what you can get with a digital version for us paper magazing subscribers like a folding back page message like what you get with each and every issue of Mad Magazine since like forever please. 

 

You know that each and every issue is going to be on Pirate Bay and Demonoid the same day it's released right?

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aarcane

So I don't have the newsstand client.  I have an unspecified ePub reader.  Where can I download the epub version of it?  Also, thanks for making maxpc available to all the apple users :)

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