Dive into a vast library of books, audiobooks and more, straight from your iPhone [Deals]

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Save 25% or more on 6 month and year-long access to a million books, audiobooks, articles, and more.
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Disappearing DVD collections are just one example of how streaming content is transforming our home libraries. So it seems only natural that an online subscription service will replace the books and magazines that take up shelf space.

Heads up: Bills for Apple News+ trial subscriptions going out soon

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Apple News+ is about to send out its first monthly bills. It’s time to decide how much you like access to 300 magazines and more.
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Everyone who signed up for a free trial of Apple News+ right after it was unveiled is about to get charged for their first month. While there’s a lot to like in this digital magazine/newspaper subscription service, anyone who’s not interested should get out before they get their first bill.

Fortunately, iOS makes this a snap.

Get a grip on your spending and subscriptions with one powerful app [Deals]

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Gain control and a bird's-eye view of your spending, including subscriptions.
Gain control and a bird's-eye view of your spending, including subscriptions.
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The subscription model is everywhere these days, from streaming content to app access. That means it’s easier than ever to lose track of outgoing cash. So this financial management app that also tracks subscriptions is welcome news.

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Microsoft Word is one of thousands of titles available only through app subscription fees.
Microsoft Word is one of thousands of titles available only through app subscription fees.
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Microsoft Word is one of thousands of titles available only through app subscription fees.
Microsoft Word is one of thousands of titles available only through app subscription fees.
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Facebook finally going to charge you for some content

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Facebook subscription fees are coming.
Declutter My Home is one of a handful of Facebook groups that get to test charging subscription fees.
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A pilot project allows people who run Facebook groups to charge subscription fees for the content they create. During the testing process, this is an option for a limited number of group admins.

The fees can range from $4.99 to $29.99 a month. Facebook isn’t taking a share of the revenue.

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Setapp brings the subscription model of Netflix to Mac apps.
Setapp brings the subscription model of Netflix to Mac apps.
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Marvel Unlimited App Comes To iOS With Subscription Access To 70 Years Worth Of Comics

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Marvel Unlimited is a subscription service that offers access to a catalog of 13,000+ comics spanning a period of 70 years. After a newer comic has been in circulation for 6 months, it makes its way to Marvel Unlimited in digital form. The service costs $10 per month or $60 for a yearly subscription.

In the past you could only access Marvel Unlimited through an ugly Flash-based reader on the desktop or a clunky HTML5 app. Now Marvel has released a native iOS app for the subscription service. You can also read previews and browse dozens of full issues for free.

The New York Times Launches New HTML5 Web App Optimized For iPad

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The best way to read The Times on your iPad.
The best way to read The Times on your iPad.

The New York Times has today launched a new, “experimental” web app designed for optimal reading on the iPad. Built using HTML5, the app is available exclusively to digital subscribers with tablet access, as well as home delivery subscribers who link their account for digital access.

The app boasts a number of unique features, including four new ways to read the NYT, new “swipe-friendly” navigation gestures, and more.