MAGAZINES ON PARADE

Having magazines on an iPad or Android tablet is a nice idea and costs just $10 a month with an app called “NextIssue.” The app came out two years ago but has improved a lot since then. Back in 2012, there were only 27 magazines available. Now there are 119 for the basic price, and more if you’re willing to pay $15 a month.  A free 30-day trial gives you an idea of what’s available, and a new feature allows you to print out the articles (handy for recipes). Our favorite magazine, “The Economist,” isn’t there, but then, several of its articles are free online each month at economist.com.

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PRINT LIVES

Just when you thought print was dead, along comes a new magazine from the website AllRecipes.com. Instead of going from print to digital, it’s going from digital to print. Of course, the website will still exist, but this November you can get the magazine too. The new “AllRecipes” magazine will cost $12 for a two-year subscription. The initial subscriber base is expected to be 500,000, which is very big. (People are always asking “What’s cooking?”). Print is handy to have in the kitchen. It’s easier to drip tomato sauce on a printed page than on your iPad. Mashable.com reports that print advertising in the food category is up over 10 percent this year. Bon Appetit’s advertising revenue was up 42 […]

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INTERNET PUBLIC LIBRARY

ipl.org : The call letters stand for “Internet Public Library,” a reference service provided by Drexel University dozens of other universities. There are more than 13,000 texts online, plus links to newspapers, magazines and libraries around the world. There are research sections designed for children and teenagers as well as adults. An outstanding service.

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APP HAPPY

Windows 8 users who download the Barnes and Noble “Nook” app can get seven free books and six free magazine subscriptions.

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TAKE IT WITH YOU

Joy uses Bluesquirrel to make yearbooks for her P.E.O. chapter. (The letters stand for Philanthropic Educational Organization.) It’s an old program that has been out for many years but is regularly updated. It was originally designed to easily turn Word documents into small booklets but the latest version can also transfer files to iPhones, iPads and Android tablets.

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BOOKS FOR YOUR INNER INVENTOR

From the mid 19th through the 20 century, America was the world leader in technology. Perhaps the most important driver of those advances was kids who liked to take apart clocks. They took apart other things as well, of course: toasters, radios, automobile engines, etc.

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THE DAILY

“The Daily,” is a new online newspaper for the iPad, and it’s not free.

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A NEAT ZITE

Zite is a free do-it-yourself magazine for the iPad that gets better the more you use it.

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KEEPING RECIPES

Tastebook.com includes over two million recipes from all the top sites.

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VARK.COM AND GOOGLE’S FAST FLIP

Vark.com gives you quick answers from experts. FastFlip lets you flip through magazines and newspapers online.

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