PM Special

PM Special

By Hearst Communications, Inc.

  • Category: News
  • Release Date: 2010-07-07
  • Current Version: 1.0.2
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 26.91 MB
  • Developer: Hearst Communications, Inc.
  • Compatibility: Android, iOS 3.2
Score: 3.5
3.5
From 1,513 Ratings

Description

This exclusive iPad edition of Popular Mechanics delivers all of the readability of the print magazine, while showcasing interactive features that are only possible on a touchscreen device. In addition to delivering great stories, our special issue demonstrates what’s possible in a digital version of Popular Mechanics. The issue includes: -An interactive earthquake map that downloads and displays the most recent seismic activity in the United States. -An animated fly-through of a Red Bull air race. -Exclusive video from Bonneville Speed Week. -DIY plans for a home power-tool charging station, with 3D models and animated step-by-step instructions. And this is just the start: We want your feedback and suggestions to help us prepare a monthly version of the magazine this fall, packed with even more content and more functionality. So enjoy reading, and make sure to send us your thoughts.

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Reviews

  • Great

    5
    By awagner109
    Love it. Don't need the landscape mode. When I get a book or magazine it doesn't come with a landscape mode either. :-)
  • Free but nothing happens

    1
    By Black Cat
    Don't tell me I need to restart my iPad to work. Done it 3 times, this app is pathetic like the people who made it.
  • Crashes; no landscape mode

    1
    By El Ahorcado
    Good concept, yet crashes and NO landscape mode. Neither is acceptable!
  • unusable

    1
    By SupApp
    No landscape mode and this gives -1 star. Sluggish when you turn pages gives another -1 star. Too often most of the interactive elements on pages need some sort of pixelhunting, many of the controls are simply not obvious (-1). The most outraging bug is that when you open the last page and try to scroll farther, you won't know that this page is last, you won't see any indication of this, the only thought that comes to your mind is that the app is hung, until you swipe back. In the end this gives another -1 and 1 of stars in total, no more.
  • Looks good

    4
    By ReverendBadass
    Nice job guys, but a lack of landscape viewing is a waste of an iPad app. Five stars if this changes.
  • Cannot download again, if already bought !! Pathetic!

    1
    By Niel D.
    I bought this app for 1.99$ , but i had to format my ipad, so deleted it. Now if I want this magazine again, you have to pay them again!!
  • Worth the price

    5
    By QueMan101
    Loved the sampler and happy to see the folks at Popular Mechanics have delivered on the full issue....loved the animation of the NASA test for H2o on the moon and the earthquake shock absorber fitted building. All very well done.....now how about the opptny to buy a subscription?? That's the only suggestion I can make....a true 5 out of 5 stars!!!!!!!!
  • updates?

    2
    By H1976
    Dropping my star, used to be great, but it seems like now all the hype has died down, and all the other mags has taken over. The last time I read Popular Mech was like 3 months ago, have bought 3 issues of Wired since then, read tons of Zinio... And yet the magazine that is hyped to be the definitive iPad magazine is still stuck in limbo with a July date.
  • how about an new issue

    1
    By gmd007
    Theres been no new issue since its release so be adviced right now ur buying a one shot deal. Come on you guys are big enough to give us new issues
  • Almost 3 months and there has only been one edition?

    1
    By Mike88
    I really liked this magazine and this app! Very well done! However, the first monthly edition was put out in July and as of October, there hasn't been the Aug, Sept, or Oct version of the magazine! Has PM stopped supporting this after one try? I'm giving it one star because there has been only one month and then nothing....

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