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 Post subject: Digital Editions
PostPosted: Wed Sep 08, 2010 9:43 pm 
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I apologize if this question has been answered here. I searched, and couldn't find an answer.

I am a MAXPC subscriber, and I was wondering if it was possible to get current digital editions of the magazine without waiting for them to be archived? I enjoy the print version, but often times I'm on the road, and would like to be able to download them.

Thanks in advance.


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 Post subject: Re: Digital Editions
PostPosted: Thu Sep 09, 2010 5:50 am 
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Maximum PC used to have a digital version through Coverleaf, but it randomly disappeared one day.

I haven't found an alternative since.


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 Post subject: Re: Digital Editions
PostPosted: Thu Sep 09, 2010 6:58 am 
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Hmm... interesting. Ok. Thanks.


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 Post subject: Re: Digital Editions
PostPosted: Mon Sep 20, 2010 5:02 pm 
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Just opinion, but they're shifting to mobile media ONLY really soon. We Torrent MPC now...


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 Post subject: Re: Digital Editions
PostPosted: Wed Sep 22, 2010 11:31 am 
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Chumly wrote:
Just opinion, but they're shifting to mobile media ONLY really soon. We Torrent MPC now...


Must be for Kindle only, right Chumly? No one would ever read on an iPad.


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 Post subject: Re: Digital Editions
PostPosted: Wed Sep 22, 2010 2:02 pm 
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Well, our sister mag (MacLife) just debuted a wildly successful iPad version. So somebody's reading.


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 Post subject: Re: Digital Editions
PostPosted: Thu Dec 23, 2010 9:17 pm 
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nedwards wrote:
Well, our sister mag (MacLife) just debuted a wildly successful iPad version. So somebody's reading.


MPC comes with a free disc. Does MacLife come with a free packet of Kool-Aid?

Sorry had to get that in :P


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 Post subject: Re: Digital Editions
PostPosted: Sat Jan 01, 2011 12:48 pm 
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+1 for MPC Kindle ver.


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 Post subject: Re: Digital Editions
PostPosted: Wed Mar 09, 2011 12:12 pm 
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nedwards wrote:
Well, our sister mag (MacLife) just debuted a wildly successful iPad version. So somebody's reading.


Wow, I need to check in here more often. That's interesting, who could have predicted it (I'm being a smart-ass as I was in the post also. It amazed me that a tech magazine couldn't have figured that out earlier. I'll wait for Chumly to flame me now for waiting so long to post but since I didn't renew my subscription I don't look on the forums much.

I guess Jon Phillips is thoroughly disgusted that MacLife "debuted a wildly successful iPad version" because he wasn't convinced last summer.



This is from the July issue feedback thread:

"In the Comments section on page 95, Jon Phillips answered a reader's question about an iPad subscription plan by saying "As for your request, we're not convinced that enough Maximum PC readers own (or plan to buy) iPads to warrant an iPad-specific version. The iPad is a great tablet, but I'm not convinced it's going to dominate the tablet universe (as the iPhone dominates smartphones), let alone ebook devices." He goes on to talk nonsense about how he's a firm believer people would rather do their "long-form, leisurely reading" on printed paper or electronic paper.

This is the shortest-sighted writing by any tech magazine writer I have ever read. People are ALREADY reading your PDF archives on iPads... It doesn't have to be iPad specific so even if your predictions are correct you don't have to limit a digital version to iPads alone. (By the way, I'd love to know which tablet you think is going to dominate. I've had my iPad since April and haven't seen a serious competitor brought to market yet.)

In the "Ed Word" section on page 7, George Jones writes "I'm happy to be back at a magazine that not only "gets" these things, but embraces them" after he said he had been "contemplating the rapid technological evolution of the last six years" and wondering if the futurists have it right.

Do you two work for the same company? Clearly Jon Phillips thinks the way of the future is printed press. Good luck with that.

I converted my last print subscription to digital today. I'm sorry to say I did not renew my Maximum PC subscription last month after many years of faithful subscribing. It's a bit hard for me to understand how even the non-technical publishers see that printed press is moving towards digital and so many have already made the move possible yet a magazine about cutting-edge PC technology thinks paper is the best medium.

I'll be back - as soon as I can read new issues on my futuristic tablet universe dominating iPad. Or whatever tablet I own when you guys wake up."


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 Post subject: Re: Digital Editions
PostPosted: Wed Mar 09, 2011 12:32 pm 
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Your rant would be a little funny to read if it weren't for the fact that yes, this is MPC, and most of the reader base would not buy an iPad.

Many people, myself included, would not buy an iPad even if it were the only thing on the market.

So, and iPad digital edition? Never going to happen. A digital edition that happens to work with iPad? That I would like to see.

Even then I would want a dual subscription. Digital edition for on the go or at the office, paper edition for home.

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 Post subject: Re: Digital Editions
PostPosted: Wed Mar 09, 2011 2:02 pm 
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n0b0dykn0ws wrote:
Your rant would be a little funny to read if it weren't for the fact that yes, this is MPC, and most of the reader base would not buy an iPad.

Many people, myself included, would not buy an iPad even if it were the only thing on the market.

So, and iPad digital edition? Never going to happen. A digital edition that happens to work with iPad? That I would like to see.

Even then I would want a dual subscription. Digital edition for on the go or at the office, paper edition for home.

n0b0dykn0ws


I think your wrong there, lots of PC people have iPads. Even Jon Phillips has one and "loves it" according to his Xoom review. If they didnt' think their readers were interested there wouldn't be so much info in the magazine about them. Wouldn't have to be iPad specific but Mr. Phillips didn't believe that enough people would want to read magazines in a digital format. The part I quoted wasn't the full article in the July issue. According to him people would want to do their "long-form, leisurely reading" on printed paper or electronic paper. So he probably just uses his iPad to surf the web. Oh, and he didn't think the iPad would dominate the tablet universe. I think we can safely say so far it has dominated the tablet universe.


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 Post subject: Re: Digital Editions
PostPosted: Tue Mar 15, 2011 5:58 pm 
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+1 for a Nook version. I'd be willing to pay near the normal subscription price for a fully digital version on the nook color.


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 Post subject: Re: Digital Editions
PostPosted: Fri May 20, 2011 1:17 pm 
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I'm throwing in my hat for an ePub version. ePub works well on both nook and iPad, as well as NEARLY every ebook reader out there. it allows formatting for different display types (e-ink and colour) and can even be converted to work on the kindle using calibre.


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 Post subject: Re: Digital Editions
PostPosted: Wed Jun 01, 2011 9:39 am 
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Need Android 3.0+ version. :)


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 Post subject: Re: Digital Editions
PostPosted: Wed Jun 01, 2011 10:41 am 
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again, android 3.0+ is also supported by ePub!


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 Post subject: Re: Digital Editions
PostPosted: Thu Jun 02, 2011 10:11 am 
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CrashTECH wrote:
+1 for a Nook version. I'd be willing to pay near the normal subscription price for a fully digital version on the nook color.


There actually is already a version for the Nook Color. Just search for Maximum PC in the B&N store app.


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 Post subject: Re: Digital Editions
PostPosted: Mon Jun 06, 2011 12:44 pm 
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nedwards wrote:
CrashTECH wrote:
+1 for a Nook version. I'd be willing to pay near the normal subscription price for a fully digital version on the nook color.


There actually is already a version for the Nook Color. Just search for Maximum PC in the B&N store app.


That's all well and good if you got suckered into an LCD Display E-Reader, but if you were smart and hung on to your original nook (or held out for the new B&W nook), or have ANY OTHER e-reader, this does no good. a general e-pub version would be nice for the rest of us.


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 Post subject: Re: Digital Editions
PostPosted: Mon Jun 06, 2011 2:49 pm 
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aarcane wrote:
but if you were smart and hung on to your original nook (or held out for the new B&W nook), or have ANY OTHER e-reader, this does no good. a general e-pub version would be nice for the rest of us.


ditto. my 1st gen nook wants MPC!

once youre hooked on e ink youll never want to use LCD for heavy duty reading again.

EDIT: it says at the B&N store that its available for all nooks including 1st gen. however Im not gonna pay 9 bucks for a single issue to find out. Im already a (paper) subscriber.

next time Im in B&N Ill try to read it in store (nook allows free 1 hour per day reading of most all e stuff while in store.. dunno if that includes magazines as i havent tried yet). if I can read it Ill have to go digital subscription.


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 Post subject: Re: Digital Editions
PostPosted: Wed Oct 05, 2011 9:31 am 
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I know this is an old post (and probably dead too) but some of us Maximum PC Subscribers do own an iPad. I for one, would love to not have to wait to weeks to get my subscription in the mail. I live in Canada, and it seems to take forever to get the new one. Bring able to read it on my iPad would be great. I normally download the pdf archive, but would rather have the new edition sooner.

I am sure a lot of people would agree with me, that if we are paying for a subscription, why shouldnt we have the option to download an ebook version upon release of the new edition?

With iOS5 now supporting "Newsstand" there is no reason this cannot happen.


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 Post subject: Re: Digital Editions
PostPosted: Fri Oct 07, 2011 9:18 am 
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Maximum PC will be on the iOS Newsstand starting (I believe) next week. We'll make a bigger announcement when that goes live.
It will also be on Kindle starting next month.
The Nook version is already available.

Who says print's out of touch? :P


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