Doesn't feel complete I like the magazine and have been a subscriber for a few years. I have just switched to the digital version. The adverts were present and over the top in the print version, but they do frustrate more on the digital version. You feel like you are swiping for ages before you get to an article. Another issue is that text mode is only available for some parts. Others, you have to zoom into the page and scroll around to try and read it. Why is it only half done? I was reading in text mode without realising I was missing half the articles. I then had to go back to reread the parts I missed. I like the content, but the digital experience was quite poor.
I've taken out the digital for my kids (rotten Apple compatable only) and the tree made product for me. Told by subscriptions dept that "..its a new product on digital and we have an arrangement with Apple so its not been produced yet for android...". Unconvincing response; as I could download the Android version from the Playstore for years. I just can't have the paper and android and/or apple version in 1 dollop. Rip off that assumes only Appleholics understand tech mags. Conde Naste's response to change is "..digital will only be available on the iPhone and iPad as advertised". That told you.
Free iPad edition with paper sub, why not android too? I subscribe to the paper version of this, and for a while now you get the iPad version thrown in ( I don't have an iPad)... How excited was I when I saw that I could get this on my nexus... Alas, it appears that the Google play version isn't included. I won't be paying again. EDIT: over a year after my original review and nothing has changed... I shall now cancel my print edition also. Clearly not that forward thinking conde nast.
Strange not to be able to read it on Android devices I discarded my stupid iPad when I realized that the only thing I used it for was reading Wired. So now I cannot have a digital edition with my print subscription, despite the misleading claims from Wired. Do not be taken in the ads. For an Android tablet, even though you have a hard-copy subscription, you will need to buy PDFs issue by issue. I hope that Wired will realize one day that there is more to the world of tablets than iPads...
Long term subscriber being shafted for using a nexus 7! Am I missing something or is it really the case that iPad, kindle and even nook users who are subscribers to the print edition can get this for free...but use a nexus 7 and there's no option to verify your subscription. Please correct me if I'm wrong or sort it out if I'm not!
Awful to read on a Windows tablet We're 14 years into the 21st century and clearly these guys haven't yet heard about accessibility options (text size, contrast, light fonts on dark background?) Hello?? Plus, page loading, turning and zooming are awful. Horrendous reading experience. Please fix this.