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Safari 5 Reader Bypasses The New York Times ‘Paywall’

Recently, The New York Times introdcued the subscription model a.ka. “Paywall” in order to enjoy unlimited access to their articles via smartphones, tablets and the on web. As a result, folks generally give up upon hitting the paywall after using up their allotment of twenty articles the newspaper generously gives away each month.

But no more, Users of Apple’s Safari 5 browser for Windows or Mac, simply navigate to a desired article on the New York Times homepage. When the paywall brings up the warning that you need to subscribe in order to continue, just hit the Reader icon in Safari’s address bar.

It’s a feature akin to Readability that strips away all the graphics, animations and other interactive elements from a webpage, leaving only raw text which’s then re-formatted for easy reading. Somehow, Reader in Safari also bypasses the paper’s paywall.

[[Via: Cult of Mac]

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