April 15, 2011 /

Free: May 2011 issue of WIRED, courtesy of Adobe

In celebration of WIRED magazine’s first anniversary as a digital magazine on the iPad, Adobe has sponsored the May 2011 issue of the magazine.  Beginning today and continuing for the next 30 days, readers can download the WIRED app from the App Store and access the May 2011 issue at no cost, thanks to Adobe’s sponsorship.  Published using Digital Publishing Suite, the magazine includes video, animated infographics, and other interactive elements that engage and excite readers and that have become standard in digital publications.

In this issue, WIRED extends reader engagement even further, including:

  • Social sharing that allow readers to post articles via Twitter, Facebook or share via email
  • Functionality that allows readers to tap on a “Buy Now” button in the product review section to instantly purchase reviewed products

The issue also features comedian Andy Samberg in a cover story about how the Internet changed comedy, why America’s Funniest Home Videos won’t go away (with interactive video) and perspectives on what makes jokes funny from comic Demetri Martin – all this, among “other big issues,” as the WIRED team puts it.

“Layering in sharing and retail functionality is the natural evolution of the consumer experience we hope to deliver and a part of what continues to make this experiment in digital publishing so exciting,” says Howard Mittman, VP & Publisher of WIRED. “And thanks to sponsorship from Adobe we’re able to showcase the new features to a wider audience so they can touch and see the ways that our tablet product continues to evolve.”




  • By lourdes - 4:06 AM on April 25, 2011  

    preciso usar para testar

  • By Peter Harders - 10:16 PM on April 18, 2011  

    What a great Passover gift. Thank you Adobe!

    • By Adobe Digital Publishing Admin - 10:42 PM on April 18, 2011  

      You’re welcome, Peter! Enjoy 🙂

  • By fernando cordero - 5:53 PM on April 18, 2011  

    awesome… thank you adobe

  • By Steph Boudreau - 12:30 PM on April 18, 2011  


  • By e11world - 11:43 PM on April 16, 2011  

    Is there another version to download in PDF without having to go to the app store since I don’t have an iphone/ipad?

    • By Adobe Digital Publishing Admin - 11:59 PM on April 18, 2011  

      Hi there, This version of the magazine is designed and formatted specifically for tablet devices and isn’t available in PDF format. Thanks for your interest and question!

  • By christian soba - 4:32 PM on April 16, 2011  

    but hopefully it free

  • By Hans - 12:49 PM on April 16, 2011  

    Why not make it available as pdf as well?

    • By Adobe Digital Publishing Admin - 10:57 PM on April 18, 2011  

      Hi Hans, great question. Unfortunately this version is formatted and available for tablet devices and is not available as a PDF. Thanks for reaching out and asking!

  • By zhang1012 - 7:47 AM on April 16, 2011  


  • By Gilberto Balderas - 2:36 AM on April 16, 2011  

    wonderful happy anniversary

  • By jacky watt - 2:22 AM on April 16, 2011  

    i love WIRED

  • By skocko - 9:54 PM on April 15, 2011  

    Thanks, Big A!