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Posted on July 27, 2012 at 13:46:46
fmak
Audiophile

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I am fed up with at least 10 reminders over several weeks to renew audio magazines.

Zinio 4 was introduced before it was ready to be a successor to Zinio 3. It has been improved over the last 12 months, but is still a lower resolution, poorer alternative than Zinio 3 or pdf, due to the use of Adobe Air, which also regularly wants to update.

May be it is ok for iPAD users on a train, but the reading experience on a hires monitor (1920 x 1200) is simply not good, realtime, and I have decided not to have anything further to do with it.

If you are reading Zinio, take note. I'd rather pay for for a paper mag.

 

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RE: Zinio, posted on July 29, 2012 at 07:56:59
Just Listening
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Posts: 33
Location: Chesapeake
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If it wasn't for Zinio on my iPad I would even bother reading Stereophile as the minuscule font size is nearly impossible to read. Although to be honest Stereophile isn't anywhere near the viewing quality of TONEAudio, which is stunning by any measure.

 

RE: Zinio-another annoying, posted on August 1, 2012 at 00:39:29
fmak
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Posts: 10495
Joined: June 1, 2002
feature fo Zinio 4 is that it won't install if Adobe software such as Photoshop has already installed Air. The thing just gets stuck on initialising and there are no messages to warn you.

Demonstrates the lack of readiness that I referred to.

 

I allowed my subscription to lapse...., posted on August 1, 2012 at 04:46:49
and bought a Stereophile hard copy subscription. All for the same reasons. The print was either too big or too small, it was very irritating.

 

One online subscription and I was done forever with them. *, posted on August 6, 2012 at 12:08:30
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