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WIRED Magazine (Kindle Tablet Edition)

by Condé Nast
Rated: Guidance Suggested
2.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (369 customer reviews)

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  • ASIN: B0063M86B4
  • Release Date: November 6, 2011
  • Rated: Guidance Suggested This app may include dynamic content. What's this?
  • Average Customer Review: 2.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (369 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #13,935 Free in Appstore for Android (See Top 100 Free in Appstore for Android)
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Product Features

  • WIRED offers an automatically renewing monthly and a yearly subscription
  • Let WIRED tell you something you've never heard before in a way you've never seen
  • Read about ideas that will shape and transform our collective future
  • Learn how technology is changing the world
  • Stay informed about science, art, adventure, online culture, business, and philosophy
  • Gain free access if you are already a print subscriber
  • This version is compatible with Kindle Fire, Fire HD, and Fire HD 8.9" only

Product Description
WIRED Magazine

The WIRED mission is to tell the world something they've never heard before in a way they've never seen before. It's about turning new ideas into everyday reality. It's about seeding our community of influencers with the ideas that will shape and transform our collective future.

Wired readers want to know how technology is changing the world, and they're interested in big, relevant ideas, even if those ideas challenge their assumptions--or blow their minds. Wired readers are generally familiar with computers and the Internet, but this is definitely not a computer magazine--Wired won't teach you how to upgrade your RAM. Instead, it's a magazine about science, art, adventure, online culture, business, philosophy...and bright, shiny, beautiful gadgets. Each month, more than 2 million smart, savvy readers come to Wired for clean, clear writing with a wry twist.

How to Get WIRED

Get a 30-day free trial when you subscribe today! After you install WIRED, just tap the red Subscribe button from within the app and enjoy. From within the app, WIRED offers an automatically renewing monthly subscription for $1.99/month and a yearly subscription for $19.99/year.

Already a print subscriber? Tap the Current Print Subscribers button to gain access.

At this time WIRED is only available for the Kindle Fire, but check back for updates. WIRED issues feature enhanced content and may take a few minutes to download.

PLEASE NOTE: This app lets you purchase digital content using actual money. You can configure parental controls for in-app purchases, which will require your Amazon account password or a 4-digit PIN, by going to the Settings menu from within the Amazon Appstore.

Technical Details

  • Size: 15.8MB
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  • Developed By: Condé Nast
  • Application Permissions: (Help me understand what permissions mean)
    • Disable the keyguard
    • Open network sockets
    • Write to external storage
    • Allows an app to hide softkeys on Kindle devices
    • Access information about Wi-Fi networks
    • Access information about networks
    • PowerManager WakeLocks to keep processor from sleeping or screen from dimming
  • Minimum Operating System: Android 2.2
  • Approximate Download Time: Less than 2 minutes

Customer Reviews

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217 of 242 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Really bad app November 18, 2011
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1. Installs as an app instead of in the newstand, which is VERY inconvenient.
2. Requires you to login with userid/pwd EVERY time you want to read or download an issue
3. False errors when attempting to download. I have 2gb availble on my 6gb Kindle Fire, and it said insufficient disk space to download my very first issue! I sent an email to them about the issue, which was not responded to. After a couple days, it did finally start downloading (who can guess why it worked that time). Size of a single issue well over 100mb!!!!! Haven't they heard of compression? If you move off the page (perhaps to do something else on your Kindle during the long download), the download in progress is lost, and it starts again from scratch, so basically you just have to sit and wait.
4. Once it finally downloaded, the app wouldn't open it.

Have the exact same issues with New Yorker magazine, which is also a Conde Nast magazine that installs as an app instead of in the newstand as anyone would expect. I will avoid all Conde Nast publications on my Kindle in the future. I'm so happy it was only a trial subscription.

Other than that, really like the newstand magazines, all of which have functioned perfectly, and many of which are more graphics-intensive than the New Yorker or Wired, and none of which take anywhere near as much disk space per issue.
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185 of 213 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Conde Nast's android hate January 13, 2012
When will Conde Nast release an Andriod app available to all? These exclusive deals make me want to unsubscribe to all there products. I'm giving it until the end of my current subscrition. No renewal unless it is available on all other android tablets. WIRED a magazine for geeks can't even be had for the geek platform Android.
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42 of 45 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Only for Kindle Fire January 24, 2012
Only writing to express my disappointment with Wired. For a product that is supposed to be about technology, they have somehow managed to drag their feet with respects to getting the product onto this new technology, tablets. Instead, they are relying on methods the traditional companies use (and fail with) to subtly strong arm their subscribers into specific compatible products.

I've already sent my concerns to Wired customer service, but I figured the better way to get at least an iota of their attention is to downgrade their app.

Shame on you, Wired, for masquerading as a pro-technology company when you are only in it half-heartedly.
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183 of 212 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Not Compatible With Android Tablets January 9, 2012
By Jeremy
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Why is Wired only available on iPad and the Kindle Fire? There is no way to access this magazine from a Honeycomb or ICS-based tablet. Why the heck not?? What is going on with such a tech-savy magazine?

I've been a loyal subscriber for many years, and much prefer digital magazines over print versions. It is quite frustrating that I can't read my favorite magazine on my very capable hardware... I hope Wired and their publisher Conde Nast can get this figured out so that their subscribers can have better access to their magazine.
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41 of 44 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Not compatible with Android devices! January 24, 2012
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This app is advertised as an Android app but when you try to download it you find out it's not. It's really only compatible with the Fire. Very deceptive marketing. I'm disappointed that Amazon allows this.
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34 of 36 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars No Android support unless you own a mainstream device. January 24, 2012
By wedgeex
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Unless you have a Nook, Kindle Fire or (of course) iPad you won't be reading anything from Wired magazine on your tablet.

Seriously, how difficult would it be to develop this as an android app? Isn't it just tablet formatted magazine content?
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31 of 33 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Wasted my time. December 27, 2011
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This is not an "android devices" app as advertised. Its for the Kindle Fire only. Why is this even an app? Why wasn't it published through a portable methodology like PDF or Zinio or pretty much any of the other established electronic distribution methods? Using proprietary, "high control" methods makes it LESS likely that I'll buy either the new Kindle or subscribe to Wired. You don't want to give me control of the tools and content I paid for, fine, then I won't buy from you. [And will have no pity for you if others choose to steal your content].
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30 of 32 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Won't Install on anything other than Kindle Fire January 17, 2012
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Apparently, it won't work on any android device other than the Kindle Fire. Kind of pointless to say you have an android app when you really have an app for one specific device.
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How do I cancel the three-month trial?
Try this:
Go to "Manage your Kindle" > "Other Digital Content" > "Manage your Apps" > Your subscriptions" > "Actions" (for Wired Magazine) > "Turn off auto renewal".
This is all I can find so far.
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Dec 2, 2011 by William R. Laird |  See all 5 posts
Open this to ALL Android devices...
Agreed. I have a Wired subscription and would like to access the digital version on my Motorola Xoom. I am assuming it is only available for the Fire for the time being in order to give you another reason to choose it over another device. Probably licensed for a certain period and then will be... Read More
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