Reading magazines on tablet computers
by Phil Hornshaw
Even today, years after the release of the first iPad and other tablet computing devices, one of the biggest uses for these amazing gadgets is one of the simplest: reading. Tablets add the convenience of reading anything from Internet news articles to ebooks and even magazines on a number of devices.
For magazine readers, tablets can make keeping up with your publications a whole lot easier. Many magazines have Android and iPad versions already available on the corresponding app stores, and there are even more options elsewhere.
Subscriptions through the app store
Many magazines make subscribing to their tablet versions extremely easy. You’ll find magazines like The New Yorker in Apple’s iTunes App Store and Google’s Play Store, and subscribing is just like purchasing any other app.
You can find tons of tablet options for those wherever you buy electronics – like Apple’s online store, Amazon, Best Buy and Target (both of which offer 2 percent cash back) and Walmart (with 1.5 percent cash back).
Lots of sellers, such as Target, Walmart and Amazon, also offer app store gift cards, so keep an eye out for a chance to grab them at a discount and you can potentially save on subscriptions and one-off sales.
All about the ePubs
Many magazines have digital versions available through a number of booksellers, even if there’s not an app for those magazines in an app store. You can find lots of ePub versions of publications from stores like Amazon and Barnes & Noble, as well as Books A Million, which offers 3 percent cash back.
One of the best ways to get hold of electronic subscriptions for magazines is to check with the publications themselves. Regardless of your methods, doing a little research can save you money and make reading your favorite magazines a whole lot more convenient.
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