Texterity Puts Mobile Magazines at Your Fingertips

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An online media service called Texterity delivers mobile editions to popular print magazines right to your iPhone, via Safari. In a nutshell, what Texterity does is simply digitize each print magazine page, turning it into an image file that can then be displayed and viewed within Safari much like a photo. Just point your browser (from the iPhone) to http://iphone.texterity.com/magazines/. Tap on any magazine that you like and a fully illustrated thumbnail library appears, representing pages from the selected magazine. Using the "Pinch" gesture, allows you to zoom and drag any portion of the document, making it readable. Believe it or not this is a workable solution. I've tried it myself.

Unfortunately no adult content is available, sorry pervs. And what's worse Rachael Ray's "EveryDay" Magazine is among the top featured. Having to see RR on my TV is nauseating enough. On my iPhone the experience is even more hideous.

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Texterity Puts Mobile Magazines at Your Fingertips

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I'm a big fan of popular science and 'make' magazine so why worry about rachel ray ... i've been reading a bunch of magazines on my iphone (free wifi rules) ... btw, this is *not* a pdf file - it's just coming up as a clean image in safari.

Just a little humor. Make: Mag is good, as is PopSci. I discovered that what I thought were PDF files were actually images after posting this story. They appeared to be PDFs, but after viewing page source info I see the image extensions.
Texterity did a great job making navigation simple. The only problem, of course is that you absolutely MUST be connected to a WiFi hotspot in order to make the experience palatable. Viewing these pages/pics over EDGE is unbearably slow, but that's to be expected.