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How to enable automatic downloads for Newsstand publications

How to enable automatic downloads for Newsstand subscriptions

As of iOS 7, Apple changed how automatic downloads for Newsstand are triggered. Instead of enabling automatic downloads in its own respective section of the Settings app, like other iTunes in the Cloud content is treated, Newsstand publications now have the option to take advantage of background...
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iBeacons being used to deliver Newsstand publications, a coffee shop's new best friend?

Heading to the coffee shop or a local bar in the future with your iOS 7 device might net you some Newsstand reading as a London digital publishing company is starting to trial iBeacons to offer magazines to patrons. In this case, the bar buys a subscription to the magazine, and then by way of...
Schrödinger's Newsstand

Schrödinger's Newsstand

Prior to iOS 7, Newsstand was a special folder that shared iBooks' distinctive wood shelving look, that couldn't be removed from the Home screen or hidden in another folder, and whose icon gave you glimpse of the issues stacking up inside, if any. Since iOS 7, a lot of that has changed. Hamish...
The Loop Magazine app reboots with amazing new, Glide-powered experience

The Loop Magazine app reboots with amazing new, Glide-powered experience

My phone rang. In heavy metal. "Hi Jim!" The laugh hit me like a Heineken-fueled right cross. "Hey, Rene. So I'm making a new version of The Loop Magazine app..." That was great news. Dalrymple's Loop Magazine - which, full disclosure, I've written for twice - is an ode to Apple, tech, and music...
iBooks and Newsstand lose wooden textures for a more flat design in iOS 7

iBooks and Newsstand lose wooden textures for a flatter design in iOS 7

iOS 7 has eschewed natural-looking textures for all of its apps, including iBooks and Newsstand. The wooden shelves that have been a part of both of these since they launched have been replaced with a more modern look unified with the rest of iOS. Stay tuned to our WWDC 2013 live coverage for...
The Loop Magazine: The long-form Loop you've been waiting for!

The Loop Magazine: The long-form Loop you've been waiting for!

I've been bitching to Jim Dalrymple of The Loop for years that, as much as I liked his and Peter Cohen's highly curated, Apple-, web-, music-, and gaming-centric link-list style, I missed their longer form pieces, the kind I remembered fondly from Macworld. Jim, of course, laughed. You might well...
The Magazine adds web subscriptions, full article sharing

The Magazine adds web subscriptions, full article sharing

Marco Arment's The Magazine is widely regarded as the best thing to happen to iOS' Newsstand to date, and now Arment is expanding it to take on the web as well. That includes both online subscriptions in addition to iOS, and the ability to share the full text of an article. Here's how Arment...
Apple adds new Read Them Here First section to Newsstand

Apple adds new Read Them Here First section to Newsstand

Apple has added a new section to iTunes that features magazines with issues that are published ahead of the print edition or other digital editions. Called Read Them Here First, the section currently features twenty magazines from Hearst publishing, including Cosmopolitan, Popular Mechanics, and...
The Wall Street Journal finally comes to Newsstand

The Wall Street Journal finally comes to Newsstand

  It took a long while, but The Wall Street Journal has finally come to Apple's iOS Newsstand. The paper joins thousands of other publications that are publishing via the magazine/newspaper service, and like many, the Journal's gone for a traditional layout that echoes that of the dead tree...
The Magazine made stronger, faster, better

The Magazine made stronger, faster, better

Marco Arment's The Magazine, a new take on the traditional concept of great articles by great writers collected together and published at fixed intervals, has been updated with stronger, faster, and better architecture with version 1.2. You now get full-width images. You can collapse issues if...

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