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2600 Magazine: The Hacker Quarterly - Digital Edition
 
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2600 Magazine: The Hacker Quarterly - Digital Edition [Kindle Edition]

by 2600 Enterprises
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Note: Currently, Kindle Magazines doesn't support certain formats (iPad, iPhone, and more) with subscriptions. However, these formats are supported when purchasing individual issues. Until this situation is resolved, 2600 is providing each individual issue here as a Kindle Book and at the Amazon-set individual issue price. We hope to see subscriptions enabled soon on these devices and will keep our readers informed every step of the way.

2600 Magazine is the world's foremost journal on computer hacking and technological manipulation and control. Published by hackers since 1984, 2600 is a true window into the minds of some of today's most creative and intelligent people. The de facto voice of a new generation, this publication has its finger on the pulse of the ever-changing digital landscape. Available for the first time in a digital edition, 2600 continues to bring unique voices to an ever growing international community interested in privacy issues, computer security, and the digital underground.

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  • Publisher: 2600 Enterprises (March 31, 2014)
  • Issues: 4 issues / year
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004GB1WF6
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #229 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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133 of 143 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Kindle Edition IMPORTANT NOTE!! November 1, 2011
Everyone should be aware of the following line for the Kindle edition:

""The seven most recent issues delivered are saved on your Kindle. Older issues are automatically deleted for your convenience.""

Make sure you understand line 2, ""Older issues are automatically deleted for your convenience.""

NOT very convenient.
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57 of 60 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars 2600 in my Pants January 10, 2011
I'm generally not a fan of the magazine format since I discovered the convenience of RSS feeds years ago, but 2600 is something that I still find I need and want. I've been reading 2600 for 16 years now and it's a magazine that gets better with each passing year. 2600 is full of information, not advertisements, and the articles are always entertaining and useful. Best of all, 2600 actually lowered the price of their Kindle subscriptions, compared to the price of their paper edition. Most other publishers think we should pay the same price even though they no longer have to pay for printing or delivery of the paper versions, so thanks for being honest, 2600, and not just pocketing the extra money for yourselves. 2600 will be the only magazine I'll ever subscribe to on my Kindle, which should tell you how awesome they are.
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27 of 28 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars 2600 Transitions to Digital Very Well April 25, 2011
I've been a reader of 2600 and attendee to my local meeting for years. I assume most people coming to this page already know what 2600 is at its core, so I'll only briefly mention that.

2600 is The Hacker Quarterly, meaning four times a year you get a nice collection of brief articles covering a wide range of hacker related topics, from computer security to telephone systems and "hacking the human brain" to political freedom issues, and everything in between. It's primarily user written content, so while the editors keep the quality up, the topics change drastically from issue to issue. You may find one issue fantastic cover to cover, to only skim through a few articles in the next issue. That said, if you're into technology in general it's the best periodical out there.

Now, specifically to address the Kindle release, I'm very pleasantly surprised. The text transitions well as you may expect, as does the general layout, probably due to the physical size of the magazine being more inline with the Kindle's screen size than most magazines. 2600 also includes the entirety of each issue in the Kindle edition, rather than a subset of content as some other Kindle magazines do. They've also priced the Kindle subscription very reasonably, under half what you'll pay grabbing it from your local book store or even subscribing to the physical magazine.

The only sore point I can bring up is the graphics. This isn't a huge problem as 2600 has never been big in that area. You'll lose the color of the front cover, telephone shots, etc., and occasionally the random logo or diagram, while readable, will lose some fidelity. I haven't seen 2600 on the Kindle for PC/iPad etc. apps, so I can't comment on their quality there.
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16 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This is great!!!!!!!!! January 15, 2011
So im at home in bed listening to "off the hook" and find out I can just download the new issue right to my phone this magazine is well worth the read, once you get the current issue go ahead and get the back issues you wont be disappointed
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Great content that, as Amazon does it is a PITA December 7, 2011
In addition to erasing back issues on your device, as soon as the NEW issue comes out you will NOT have access to the issue that started your subscription. Ergo,

I have the Summer 2011 issue on my iPhone ONLY.

I have the newer Fall/Winter issue on BOTH devices.

But I cannot get the Summer issue. Ever again it would seem.

This defeats the whole subscription model, even the Esquire (etal) apps allow back issue access to when you STARTED your subscription.

Upshot?

Now I want to cancel this crappy sub model and go back to $3.95 quarterly consistency. Of course NOW the new ish is $5.95 if I do that.

You're making it VERY HARD TO SUPPORT YOU, 2600 folks..... 5 stars for the content, minus 3 for all this chicanery. My advice is to AVOID the 99 cent model until either Amazon or the 2600 guys get their act together.
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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great magazine for Kindle! January 14, 2011
This is great for the kindle! I mainly read the paper print, but sometimes that's too small, making the kindle a great way to read this. If only there were more stars to give it.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars LOVE this! February 19, 2011
By Jen K.
I am so happy to have 2600 available for Kindle -- it actually makes using my Kindle worthwhile again! Awesome magazine, in an even more convenient format. Big thumbs up.
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10 of 13 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Great content, not so great delivery January 15, 2011
I use the kindle app on the iPad and I purchased the last 2600 magazine from the kindle store with no problems. But this issue isn't available for the kindle app on the iPad. What gives?
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5.0 out of 5 stars Nice
Good testimonials, I will recommend to read this magazine to everyone who's interested about modern internet and P.C. Issues. Very Good
Published 12 days ago by Didz
4.0 out of 5 stars Nice and good lecture for transport but just gives you the flavor not...
Even that, is greeeaaatt..I love it, but I apollogize since way previous numbers were far better, and more substancious, but even that is still a great advise on how to get into... Read more
Published 1 month ago by J
5.0 out of 5 stars Loved it
I've been a long time listener, first time caller. Isaac is the S***! GET THAT MAN BACK ON THE AIR !
Published 1 month ago by Jacob Wagner
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Magazine
Giving this Magazine 5 stars due to the perfectness of the content.

Reading it on my Kindle and it makes it so retro. Read more
Published 2 months ago by KingRalf
5.0 out of 5 stars Love it
Been a fan for years. I highly recommend this book to those who want to know what really is going on in the computer world.
Published 2 months ago by Tom
4.0 out of 5 stars well worth it
Challenging and informative. Very topical. Great information for protecting your online freedom. Should be required reading for everyone serious about online privacy.
Published 2 months ago by Jerome Brathwaite
3.0 out of 5 stars Some useful tidbits here and there
I've been reading this magazine since I was a kid. In honesty, even as a teenager I didn't love this publication.

Very few of the authors exhibit good writing skills. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Chris P. OConnell
4.0 out of 5 stars Images are not displayed on Kindle DX
Great magazine for anyone interested in telephony, security and information technology. The section with letters and responses to them are honestly the best part of the magazine -... Read more
Published 2 months ago by Oleksiy
5.0 out of 5 stars Love Renting the content!!
I would rate the Kindle subscription of 2600 Six Stars if I could and it was able to back them up and read the backups. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Jeff :<)
3.0 out of 5 stars Not available on Kindle for PC?
I am very disappointed this magazine is not available on my kindle for PC, it only goes to the tablet? what is the difference? The magazine itself is great...
Published 3 months ago by B. Pickens
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Wondering the same thing. I'm guessing that each issue ends-up costing $2.97 effectively, but what's to stop someone from subscribing, getting the issue, then cancelling for the next two months, then repeating? Kinda seems like a big loophole if they expect to get 3*monthly price per... Read more
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