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Use Newspaper and Magazine Apps

It’s safe to say that the iPad got a huge share of media attention from the time Steve Jobs announced it in January 2010 until early April, when the tablet arrived in stores. This isn’t unusual for an Apple product—remember that little cellphone Apple unleashed in 2007?

But to some observers, that Tidal Wave of Media Coverage had a few Surfers of Self-Interest riding along. That’s because, in addition to changing how people consume books, videos, and other content, the interactive iPad was supposed to reinvigorate printed magazines and newspapers—a business that has seen its fortunes plummet since a little thing called the Internet came along.

Here’s the good news: The iPad has inspired many news organizations to create beautiful apps to show off their content. Some are free (for now, anyway), some charge a fee just for the content, and some charge for the app and the content. You can find all the iPad-worthy news apps at App Store→Categories→News, but here are a few of the big ones:


  

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