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Time [Kindle Edition]

by Time Inc.
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"The International Magazine of Events," or Time, is considered America's first weekly news periodical, founded in 1923. It covers a wide range of subject matter from politics to the entertainment industry. Since the magazine's inception, Time has been known for its annual "Person of the Year" issue. It is oftentimes controversial, counting Adolf Hitler and Joseph Stalin among it previous recipients, recognizing the individual or group that has had the most impact on the world stage.

The Kindle Edition of Time contains most articles found in the print edition, but will not include all images. For your convenience, issues are auto-delivered wirelessly to your Kindle at the same time the print edition hits the newsstand.

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  • Publisher: Time Inc. (November 11, 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B000N8V3FK
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #202 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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241 of 244 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing Omissions July 24, 2009
By J. Cole
Format:Kindle Edition
The straw that broke the camel's back for me was that the magazine cover highlighted 3 stories including one about Walter Cronkite. But the Kindle edition of the issue does not include the story. I can forgive (but not love) the lack of graphics, but when the cover stories aren't even included, then I wonder what I'm paying for.
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187 of 188 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars The missing illustrations aren't quite the problem July 13, 2008
Format:Kindle Edition
Well, I mean, yes they are, if that's the sort of thing you like. What creates a problem for me with regard to the artwork is that there are numerous times where the text will refer to an illustration or chart that isn't there. That's the part that bugs me, because the effort to digitize the whole magazine for the Kindle overlooks the fact that once in awhile you may NEED the accompanying artwork. Tables, for instance, are converted to text and are basically unreadable unless you really want to study them.

Time also has a quick overview of events (it's called "Pop Chart") of the week which are laid out on a scale from "Shocking" to "Shockingly Predictable". We get this scale as a list, so we don't really get the feel for the scale itself.

But graphics aside, you do get the entire magazine and a good depth of coverage on some of the bigger issues that you wouldn't get in a daily newspaper.
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194 of 196 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Huh? February 27, 2010
Format:Kindle Edition
Even with low expectations I was still disappointed in this. And now a price increase??....$36 per year for the inferior Kindle version, or $20 per year for the full color physical magazine with photos and illustrations? Huh??
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300 of 316 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Not that bad. February 8, 2008
By Bob
Format:Kindle Edition
No, it doesn't have the beautiful Time photographs. Yes, it is a weekly magazine. No, the kindle version lacks shiny glossy pages you can thumb through. It does, however, contain the great articles that Time is known for. I have actually found that I'm more inclined to read it cover to cover than I would be if it had the photos to distract me. At the price (roughly 38 cents an issue) it can't be beat.
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479 of 517 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Worst Electronic Version Ever November 22, 2007
Format:Kindle Edition
This is a rather embarrassing electronic version of Time Magazine. There are NO pictures, no charts, no illustrations. Instead whenever you run into an article that has these in any decent amount, they've inserted an entry telling you to go get a PDF or print version. The salvation here is that their MOBILE web site at least has some images (even if impossibly small) and seems better formatted and organized. It looks and feels like some cheap RSS reader collected this rather than being an electronic version of the magazine. To fix it they should include all major article pictures, along with a full-screen copy of the cover. Time without pictures, is like the Braille-edition of Playboy. No wonder it is just $1.49 a month.
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72 of 73 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Passable - but not good enough for a price hike February 27, 2010
Format:Kindle Edition
Time has addressed some of the concerns previous reviewers have brought up - there are no more truncated articles, and there are occasionally a few pictures with the articles. The writing remains diverse and interesting. I find that the lack of charts, ads, and huge picture spreads allows me to better focus on the writing, and the messages the authors wish to convey.

However, it still lacks a table of contents. I still feel that some articles are missing on occasion, although I don't have a print edition to compare it to.

So, for a $1.49 a month magazine (just under the price of a print subscription), it's decent. But at $2.99? Nearing double the price of a print subscription, with all the color pictures and charts, and knowledge that you are, in fact, getting the whole text of every article published? Just not worth it.
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65 of 66 people found the following review helpful
Format:Kindle Edition
I have been subscribing to Time magazine for 10 years now and I just recently bought my Kindle and was excited to subscribe to the Time magazine Kindle edition. I flipped through the issues and saw no pictures at all. I was really disappointed by the lack of effort on the part of Time magazine. I can get the exact same content on the web for free. Why should I spend money and get text without any pictures? Even Reader's Digest Kindle Edition made the effort by adding pictures. If Reader's Digest can add pictures, you can too! I know the image quality on the Kindle is poor, but at least add some pictures or graphics to spice up the Kindle edition.
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140 of 156 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars No Pictures! December 31, 2007
By D. Shen
Format:Kindle Edition
I cancelled this subscription the moment I saw the first "issue". It's more like a text-only download of the magazine. I was severely disappointed at its implementation. Initially I had hoped to transition my physical magazine subscription to the Kindle, but I like the graphics and format exponentially better than the Kindle version.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
2.0 out of 5 stars Not Interesting
It was a bad surprise to me to read Times. I did not find interesting the materials and brought to me nothing new.
Published 14 days ago by Edgard Makdisse
4.0 out of 5 stars ?
Too much information to take on board every time. I would enjoy it much more if I had more time and was less distracted by the demands of my work
Published 1 month ago by Roger Allen Broadley
2.0 out of 5 stars Not available on iOS, Android, or multiple devices
I loaded the Kindle app on my iPhone 5. Everything except the Time subscription loaded right away. I checked Manage my Kindle and found that the Time subscription doesn't list the... Read more
Published 1 month ago by njbill
4.0 out of 5 stars TIMELY Magazine
Well written information and articles interesting and current. A good read.

******** I don't like having to add more words. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Dr."G"
2.0 out of 5 stars Clumsy app
I compared this to ipad app and the physical magazine. Clumsy app and I found it difficult to navigate through the articles and know where I was.
Published 2 months ago by David A Alison
5.0 out of 5 stars Pope Francis Man of the Year
So glad to receive this issue and get to read what Time saw in this good man. I am very interested in learning how this religius figure affects the secular world in which we live.
Published 2 months ago by Marni Pahl
1.0 out of 5 stars Wrong issue?
I ordered the current issue. When I made the purchase, the issue I wanted was on the "current issue" page, and it was the same image in my order. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
1.0 out of 5 stars Maybe Newsweek?
I have found this magazine exceedingly difficult to navigate in. My greatest challenge is simply getting back to the index so I can scan for the next article I might like to... Read more
Published 2 months ago by Joseph Pustai
4.0 out of 5 stars Interesting topics were included
It's the way that I found to be informated. This magazine has a lot of new topics that a normal person needs to know
Published 2 months ago by Adriana Marcela Contreras Diaz
3.0 out of 5 stars Photographs
Problem is lack of photographs, article on year in pictures didn't have any! Articles are ok so magazine is limited for the Kindle.
Published 3 months ago by john colter
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Current Time subscriber wants it on his Kindle too.
I thought you can access for free on Ipad and Kindle but apparently not. Am disappointed.
Jan 6, 2012 by !P |  See all 2 posts
Delivery Schedule?
i think its between late Thursday and early Friday
Nov 13, 2010 by Ken Z |  See all 3 posts
Number of Time issues per month?
53 issues/year. Economist magazine is much better. I read Time in high school. Economist is weekly and covers the world better. It's more like Murrows Boys, not a political tool.
Feb 26, 2013 by HARRY MARTZ |  See all 2 posts
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