Having fun isn't hard when you've got a library card. That's even more true if your version of fun includes accessing over 7000 of Australian and international newspapers and magazines. Even if you don't count it as fun, it's still a good idea.
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If you want to reminisce about the days when all your tech info came from monthly magazines, you have two options. One, you can track down a dusty collection of, say, CU Amiga mags, perhaps in your own (or a friend's) garage. Or two, just hit up the Internet Archive, which has a healthy collection of digitised periodicals, with a focus on computer and IT-related topics.
We griped and moaned when we heard that Google wouldn't offer magazines to Australians via Google Play at the launch of the Nexus 7. Our gripes and moans have been banished today, however, as Google announced the availability of Google Play magazines for Australia. What's the selection like?
Magazine love Michael Sliwinski slices and dices his favourite magazines before he goes to reduce bulk. He claims this not only gets him through a lot of magazines in record time, but it also decreases the sheer mass of them. (2-Minute Productivity) Speed-Reading Magazines - Episode No.6
Browse any of a number of popular magazines for free—from Macworld and PC World to Cosmopolitan and Men's Health—at web site Mygazines. The site contains user-uploaded scans of these magazines, and flipping through magazines displayed in Mygazine's Flash interface is nearly as simple as browsing an actual magazine. It's sort of like the previously mentioned Zinio on iPhone hack except you don't need to pretend your browser is an iPhone to use it. You may not want to get too used to Mygazines, though, as Yahoo News reports that publishers are looking for ways to shut it down.
Do too many of your magazines make a circular route from the mailbox to the recycling bin without being opened? New website Brijit aims to help you decide what's worth paging through all those ads to read. The site's paid staffers create 100-word abstracts from the articles inside more than 50 popular (and mostly high-minded) magazines and rate them on a 0-3 scale from "not a priority" to "exceptional, a must-read." Grabbing the magazine-specific RSS feeds could help you make the most out of those hardly-read holiday subscriptions, but I'm hoping feeds tied to specific searches show up in the future.