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Digital Edition Briefs | 2.29.12

Harvard Business Review, PCWorld, TabTimes...



By Stefanie Botelho and Ioanna Opidee
02/29/2012

Apple is reportedly set to launch the iPad 3 at a media event Wednesday in San Francisco. No official announcement of the new version has been made, and no details have been revealed, though rumors abound.

The new BlackBerry PlayBook OS 2.0 now includes an aggregated newspaper and magazine app called PressReader, offering access to more than 2,000 publications through a single subscription. Most single copies are available for $.99 each, while unlimited access is offered at $29.95.

A free tablet-based magazine about tablets, called TabTimes, has launched as an HTML5 web app optimized for the iPad and the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1. The magazine’s mission is to show business people how to use tablets effectively in the workplace.

Smithsonian magazine has launched an iPad app through the App Store, available for single copy or subscription purchase, with one free trial issue.

Luxury lifestyle title Haute Living has launched a free mobile app allowing universal access to the magazine’s content. A previous version limited access to private distribution. The app—with market-specific editions for New York, Los Angeles, Miami and San Francisco—will be available for use on Apple products through the iTunes store, with Kindle and Android versions coming out within the month.

DOTmed Business News has launched an iPad app enabling users to read current and past issues of its flagship healthcare magazine. The publication has been available on the Kindle for almost a year. The company plans to roll out additional apps for other PDAs soon.

The TimesSquare.com Corporation and multimedia holding company iDataware have launched a digital magazine covering New York City’s entertainment, music and comedy scenes. The title will be browser-based as well as accessible on Apple and Android devices.

Harvard Business Review released an app for the iPad, which includes app exclusive content, social media sharing, email and editors’ picks.

PCWorld, published by IDG Consumer, now has its own app for the iPad. PCWorld Daily includes a streaming Twitter feed, product reviews, slideshows and archiving capabilities.

A new regional magazine, Eide Magazine, will cover the Atlanta area. Editor Tova Gelfond brings her experience at JEZEBEL, Atlanta Sports & Fitness and O: The Oprah Magazine to the digital-only publication.

Shelf Unbound is now available as an app on the Apple Newsstand. The February/March issue, its celebrity edition, marked the publication’s digital debut.

Tennis Media launched Tennis 15-30, a twice-monthly digital-only publication. Tennis 15-30 will include videos and interactive slideshows. The regular issues, along with four Grand Slam special editions, will be available to United States Tennis Association members.

By Stefanie Botelho and Ioanna Opidee
02/29/2012







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