Read Popular Magazines for Free Using Firefox

Posted by jun auza On 3/02/2009
Do you buy or subscribe to popular magazines like Men’s Health, Popular Mechanics, PC Magazine, ELLE, Esquire, Macworld, Playboy, and Penthouse? If you do, then you may like this simple hack that could save you a few bucks.

The trick is not really that complicated and you will only need Firefox to read these magazines and more for free. You can even download exact copies of these featured publications so that you can view them offline. Forget using Bit Torrent and other P2P file sharing software because this is a whole lot simpler.

I know you can’t wait to try this hack already, so here’s how you can read or view some popular magazines for free using Firefox:

(Warning: Playboy and Penthouse are for adults only)

1. First, you have to download the Firefox User Agent Switcher add-on HERE.

2. Install User Agent Switcher and restart Firefox.

3. Click on User Agent Switcher “Preferences”.


4. Inside User Agent Switcher Options, select “User Agents” then click “Add”.


5. Define the new user agent by following the settings below, then click “OK”:

Description: iPhone
User Agent: Mobile Safari 1.1.3 (iPhone; U; CPU like Mac OS X; en)
App Name: AppleWebKit/420+ (KHTML, like Gecko)
App Version: Version/3.0
Platform: Mobile/1A542a Safari/419.3


6. Now go to Tools --> User Agent Switcher, and select iPhone.


7. You are ready to go. All you have to do now is visit this site on Firefox: zinio.com/iphone

8. …And boom! Take your pick.


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