Is there a way to view an iPad-only magazine on another device?
Question by Chris Weigl /

I am a writer and I just had my first article published by an iPad only digital magazine, Photography Masterclass. ( it comes out it the Feb. issue, not yet published)
I do not have an iPad and wish to see the magazine. I contacted the magazine and they said I must have an iPad to view it, that it is only available on the iPad.

Is there some kind of a work-a-round? I have spent a couple of hours trying to find a way, but I am not a computer geek, so I am just wasting time exploring dead ends. I have the magazine downloaded to my computer but can not open it – I keep getting wrong format messages.

Any help would be most appreciated. I would like to view the magazine on my home PC with Windows and Internet Explorer.
I have already registered with iTunes and the magazines are listed there under APPs.


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Answers (5)
  • Declan Vong

    Perhaps changing the user-agent of your browser can fix this: in Internet Explorer, press F12 and click “F12 Developer Tools”. Once the developer tools pane opens up, click the Tools menu -> Change user agent string -> Custom.
    Friendly name: iPad (or whatever you want)
    User Agent String: Mozilla/5.0 (iPad; U; CPU OS 3_2 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/531.21.10 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/4.0.4 Mobile/7B334b Safari/531.21.10

    Then click add, activate the user agent string “iPad” (or whatever you named it) then try it out.

  • Saurav Azad

    use an iphone /ipad emulator for windows

  • Paul Pruitt

    Try using a iPad Emulator: – looks interesting – a simulator? – I think this is really a simulator with no particular iOS functionality. – looks complicated, but who knows…

  • ha14

    if you can find ipad emulator for windows then perhaps you can view your article

  • susendeep dutta

    While getting content for iPad,you can’t get it to install it on iPhone or any other idevices as Apple maintains separate sections for them.