First of all, let me say that I love 2600. I have been reading it for over 20 years, usually buying the printed copy. I have nothing but respect for 2600 and I apologize for rating it as one-star, because they have nothing to do with this review. This is the first time I've used Google Play to buy a magazine. The problem is that I bought a subscription to support the magazine ($12 for four issues is a BARGAIN) only to find that I cannot even read the issues from within Firefox. Nope, I need Chrome or an Android device to do that. I have Chrome on my computer already for those certain instances when Firefox won't load a page properly, but to force me to use it every time I want to read material that I've paid for is ridiculous. I'm canceling my subscription and buying hard copies from 2600 directly. Screw you, Google.
Best hacker/phreaker zine of all time. Been reading this mag since 1984. 2600 is hands down the best cult classic hacker/phreaker zine. Blacklisted 411! was also great and went toe to toe with 2600 for awhile, but went belly up ages ago unfortunately. But we still have 2600! Thank goodness. If you are even remotely interested in hacking this is your zine. Check out the back issues sometime if you want to see what hackers and phreakers were up to back in the hey day of the mid 80's. It's a trip to read the back issues and see how things have changed over the years, and to see the how massive government has grown over the years as well. Politics has always been part of hacker culture. Anyway, long live 2600 and the crusade to share information openly and freely.
So happy! Checked on this about a year ago and it wasn't here. Just looked tonight and am glad to see they're now digital. Like others, I used to pick this up at my local book store almost religiously every quarter. So happy to get it on mobile now! Now to get them to create an off the hook app to stream old shows and live broadcasts. I'm looking at you Mr. Goldstein.
Galaxy S4 Always pick up the latest copy from the local news stand or Barnes and Noble. So nice to see they have an convent digital copy now. When people don't listen/fix to what's wrong with the security of their system, 2600 is where the vulnerability can be posted to warn the masses. Plus other fascinating articles can be found within the pages.
Hack the planet The best magazine for learning all there is to know about our digital world. A long time classic and excellent source for those not satisfied with the launch specs.
Really great publication available on Google Play and Amazon. The format and layout is amateurish (but charming) but the content is very good.