Jazzwise Magazine for iPad Review

Over the last two days here in Boles Blues, we’ve taken a hard look at two guitar magazines — Guitarist and Guitar World — published for the iPhone and iPad via Apple’s Newsstand application and we came away disappointed in the lousy textual reading and wanting multimedia experience.  Today, in our final installment in the neverending search for a grand music publication for the iPad, we happen upon Jazzwise — a UK-based magazine that provides wonderful writing, but results in an even more dire and dismal reading experience than Guitarist and Guitar World put together.

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Guitarist Magazine for iPad Review

The iPad is a natural wonder for multimedia publication.  The New Yorker gets its magazine perfectly right on the iPad.  I went in search of music publications that would take the New Yorker example of perfection to the next righteous level of multimedia immersion in music.

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The New Yorker for iPad Review

I finally bit the bone and bought a year subscription to The New Yorker on my iPad 2.  I resisted the purchase for so long because the weekly magazine is pricey and because getting magazines to work on an iOS device was an expensive hit-or-miss adventure that usually entailed hours of fiddling and re-starting and re-installing just to get a new issue to load.

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