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PC Magazine, moving to the digital version

A long time ago the English version of this magazine had made its retirement, and although the Hispanic version announced it, the supermarket windows continued to show copies. Finally, after a couple of months of asking, I have come to accept that Televisa has finally stopped production in print and I have a feeling that in digital we will only see Jambitz for a while.

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So I have no choice but to pull the iPad out of my sleeve, download the free version of Zinio and look for the magazine there. It's funny, but I couldn't find the Hispanic version, maybe it's there but because the search process in the store was somewhat slow, I ended up accepting the subscription that has the English version. 


Well, in price, he paid about US $ 5 per copy, in 12 months he almost spent 60 dollars. The digital subscription is worth just US $ 18 per year, with the option to purchase via Paypal. So when it comes to money, I barely had to pay 30%.

Another advantage is hyperlinks within the content to reviewed hardware or software websites. With one click you can go to the site without losing the option to return to the page, since the navigation does not go out to Safari but rather it raises an internal Zinio browser.

It is a rest for the eyes to approach the taste, to be able to read without straining the eyes.

The collection option now is much easier, because the stack of copies that I had been saving since 95 year were already causing a bad mood for my house.

For reasons of distance, Zif Davis produced the copy and in the United States it was the same week of launch. But it arrived in Latin America three weeks later and the Hispanic version was expected until the last gossip from TVyNovelas and others that the local distributor brings from Mexico were completed; to the degree that when many topics were read they were already out of date or had been known through the Internet.


Well, the experience is not the same. There is always that void that causes not having the copy in hand, scratching with a conventional pencil, romances that I suppose will die with time.

Tempting to be in the Zinio showcase, with magazines like National Geographic, Popular Mechanics and PC World that sooner or later can move me to buy a subscription.

A pity, because my children will not have where to cut for their manual work. Although for me it is an advantage because the precious collection ended up like Helvetia's cheese after their multiple albums; first my son, who, instead of cutting, started almost with his teeth, then my daughter with fine scissors or a stiletto damaging more than one blade and even the nanny who is also in high school on the excuse that it is cheaper than color prints.


This is the changing life, it never ceases to amaze me how these models are changing in such a radical way. Little did I need a personal Hispanic accent, since the opinions (very good indeed) of Dvorak, Costa and others were almost literal translations; after Nadia Molina I left after Carlos Mendoza, Little remained of the human touch that conveys an editorial on the third page that the last editor eliminated.

For its part, the issue of this month brings as a main theme the review of 50 indispensable applications for Ipad in categories of work, games, social networks, business, communications, entertainment, news and creativity. 

From what I see, the magazine in time will have to revise its name, as each day it immerses itself more in the review of Apple products. This time there is a great article that presents all the aspects that must be considered to migrate from PC to Mac.

Also striking is the review of the HP Pavilion dm1z, a netbook that leaves very little to be desired. I recommend checking it out.

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Golgi Alvarez

Writer, researcher, specialist in Land Management Models. He has participated in the conceptualization and implementation of models such as: National Property Administration System SINAP in Honduras, Management Model of Joint Municipalities in Honduras, Integrated Cadastre-Registry Management Model in Nicaragua, Territory Administration System SAT in Colombia . Editor of the Geofumadas knowledge blog since 2007 and creator of the AulaGEO Academy that includes more than 100 courses on GIS - CAD - BIM - Digital Twins topics.

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