Time, Sports Illustrated, Fortune magazines now free to subscribers via the iPad apps

One of my main uses of my iPad is reading the news, and I love The Daily, the newspaper from Rupert Murdoch's News Corp that's just $0.99 per week. I'd actually prefer to read all of my magazines via the iPad. And the great news out today is that Time, Sports Illustrated, and Fortune magazines are now available via their respective iPad apps for free if you're already a subscriber. You can read more about this development in the Wall Street Journal. My goal is to no longer encumber my house with books and magazines. I dislike the way they accumulate and take up space. Having them exclusively on my iPad is much preferred, and I hope Time Inc. eventually lets people just subscribe to the electronic edition.

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Jim Karpen holds a Ph.D. in literature and writing, and has a love of gizmos. His doctoral dissertation focused on the revolutionary consequences of digital technologies and anticipated some of the developments taking place in the industry today. Jim has been writing about the Internet and technology since 1994 and has been using Apple's visionary products for decades.