Free magazines on your iPhone

Back in May Zinio released a Web-based iPhone magazine reader which allows you to view complete magazines for free. To access it, simply navigate to www.

Back in May Zinio released a Web-based iPhone magazine reader which allows you to view complete magazines for free. To access it, simply navigate to www.zinio.com/iphone from your iPhone and you'll get free access to a number of popular magazine titles including:

  • U.S. News
  • Playboy
  • Men's Health
  • Macworld
  • Car and Driver
  • Penthouse
  • ELLE
  • Viv
  • PC Magazine
  • Kiplingers
  • Esquire
  • Technology Review
  • Popular Photography

Surprisingly, the Web app still works and it's still free. On their site Zinio charges US$5 for a single issue although you can preview the first 20 pages for free.

If you want to try it without an iPhone you need to change the user-agent on your browser. iSmashPhone provides links to simple instructions on doing this in both Safari and Firefox.

(Photo: Playboy.com)