If you’re into science and technology, it may seem oxymoronic to get your news from print sources. The Internet is vast and has all the information you could ever want. But then that would discount the simple pleasures of sitting down and reading a magazine, which I’m sure even the most cyber inclined among us still have a fondness for. In this day and age, however, when carrying around hardcopies of magazines is cumbersome and pointless, there is a new way to merge the old with the new.
Texture is an online service that provides you with a database of pretty much every magazine you’ll need, all in their original forms, right on your smartphone or tablet. This means that you’re getting the content of the magazine exactly how it would appear as a physical copy, but without the hassle of picking it up, carrying it around, and accidentally spilling coffee on it. And if you’re skeptical about what kind of name magazines you’d be getting here, don’t be – Texture offers all the top brands in science and tech reading, from Popular Science to Wired to Macworld to Popular Mechanics. And that’s just skimming the surface.
Texture doesn’t just offer the most recent issues of these magazines either. When you sign up, you gain access to an extensive back catalogue, making it easy to get lost in magazine heaven. You can also personalize your account by creating favourites and bookmarking certain articles to read or re-read later. And if you want to explore or discover something new, Texture makes it easy to find material that you may not know about but will be right up your alley.
Plus, if you know you’re going to be somewhere without Internet access, just download the issues you want to read to your device beforehand so that you can browse them offline.
There’s a 30-day free trial when you sign up, so there’s really nothing to lose. You’ll never believe that reading magazines could be so futuristic.