The new way to enjoy Woman’s Weekly wherever you are
You’ll be used to buying Woman’s Weekly from the newsagent or subscribing and having it delivered by post, but now you can buy a single copy or subscribe to a regular Woman’s Weekly digital edition. A digital issue can be read on your computer, tablet or smartphone, and the great thing about it is that you can buy and read it wherever you are in the world. Woman’s Weekly’s magazines are not replacing the printed edition, they’re just offering you new ways to enjoy our range of titles. Here we answer some of the most common questions and provide a step-by-step guide to downloading digital magazines.
Q. What is a tablet?
A. It’s a portable, slim, lightweight, internet-enabled, touchscreen computer with downloadable apps. It is bigger than a smartphone but it operates in the same way. Apple launched the first tablet, the iPad, in 2010 and since then Samsung, Google, Tesco, Argos and Amazon, among others, have released their own tablets. There are also e-readers, like a kindle, although a kindle fire is a tablet.
Q. What’s a Smartphone?
It’s a mobile phone that can perform many of the functions a computer does. All have access to the internet and on most you can listen to the radio, your own music, take a photo or video, and use it in the car or when walking as a sat nav.
Q. Are there different types of smartphone and tablets?
Yes, there are three different operating systems which run the tablets: Apple iOS, Android, and Windows.
– Android operating system is the most commonly used on mobile phones and tablets, eg, Samsung Galaxy, Sony Xperia and Google Nexus.
– Apple has its own operating system which can only be used on its devices, eg, iPhone and iPad.
– Windows has created its own software for mobile phones and tablets, eg, Windows RT or Microsoft Surface.
Q. Where do I buy my magazines?
There are five storefronts where you can buy magazines: Google Play, iTunes, Zinio, Amazon, and Nook. See the guide (below) for which store to use for the different tablets.
Q. Explain what an app shell is?
The shell is the software that enables the app to work on your tablet. Quite often shells are free and you then purchase items within the app. Once you have downloaded the free Woman’s Weekly app, you can view the Woman’s Weekly Storefront, which features all the magazines you can purchase.
Q. Is it safe to buy digital editions?
Yes. When you set up your account you confirm a password that only you will know.
Q. Do I need an account to download magazines?
Yes, to get your digital edition, you’ll need to register with one of the stores, depending on your device (see the guide, below). Registering involves setting up an account with a debit or credit card, PayPal account or bank account, so that you can buy your magazine.
Q. Do I need to subscribe to get a free trial?
Quite often you do need to subscribe and register your details to receive your free trail, but you’ll not be charged for this. You need to remember to cancel your subscription once the free trial has ended if you do not wish to continue with the subscription, otherwise you will be charged.
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