Monthly Archives: January 2010

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First Issue of World of Warcraft Official Magazine

First issue of official WoW magazine has just arrived yesterday in the mail! It was a bit unexpected since I completely forgot that I subscribed for it. Blizzard announced that they are going to release the magazine in late August last year and shortly after that they started accepting subscriptions. World of Warcraft magazine is a quarterly publication, it cost £29.95 for one year or £52.50 for 2 years. It works out at £7.50 o £6.50 per issue, depending what subscription you go for. That’s actually quite a good price to me. It won’t be sold in retail, only one way to get the magazine is subscribe online.

Issue 1 has 148 full colour glossy pages, but most importantly it has no advertising. No ads at all! I stopped reading regular magazines long ago, just because some of them have more ads then actual articles. Print quality is very good, pages are nice and thick, some publications use very thin paper that easily tears, there is no such problem here.

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Say Hello To iPad!

 

I can’t believe this finally happened, after long months and years of endless rumours it’s finally here! Say hello to iPad!

Today Steve Jobs at Apple press event in San Francisco announced the Apple tablet. It’s designed to fill the gap between iPhone and MacBook. But Apple didn’t want to just fill this gap, but design device that will be better at doing key tasks.
Better at Browsing, Email, Photos, Video, Music, Games and eBooks. I’m especially excited about the lats one. I wanted to buy an eBook reader, but it would be just another device to carry. With iPad I will have a device that has large enough screen to read books, but that could do so much more. And to go with it Apple announced their own eBook store, books will be sold in open-source ePub format. No more problems with nasty DRM like on Kindle. Also Apple developed iPad version of iWork, my favourite office suite. All 3 apps, Pages, Keynote and Numbers will be sold separately for $9.99 each. Thats quite a reasonable price to me, especially considering how much functionality they provide.

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