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Postby mucho dinero » Wed Feb 06, 2013 11:38 am

Folks,

For any Mac Users I would like to ask if anyone subscribes to Mac World? And if so, what is of your opinion of this magazine as a source information on Mac Products. When I was using a PC windows system I found the magazine PC World helpful. Now that I have migrated to a Mac I want to find good source of information on Apple Products.

Thanks in advance. :happy
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Re: Mac Users

Postby moneyman11 » Wed Feb 06, 2013 11:47 am

I don't subscribe to Mac World magazine, but I do spend quite a bit of time on their web site www.macworld.com.

Check it out and see if your Mac information needs might be satisfied for free by the info on that site.
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Re: Mac Users

Postby Jake46 » Wed Feb 06, 2013 12:10 pm

moneyman11 wrote:I don't subscribe to Mac World magazine, but I do spend quite a bit of time on their web site http://www.macworld.com.

Check it out and see if your Mac information needs might be satisfied for free by the info on that site.


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Re: Mac Users

Postby nisiprius » Wed Feb 06, 2013 12:44 pm

Oh, my. Does that ever bring back memories. I subscribed to it for a long time, but haven't seen a print copy in eons. If you feel as if you would like a print magazine, I imagine it would be a good one. Certainly, it's been around for a while... see below.

For a while I subscribed to close to a dozen magazines. Then I decided that almost half the value of the magazines was in the ads, and when through a phase where I intentionally rotated newsstand purchases, buying MacWorld one month, MacUser the next, BYTE the next, etc. etc. Then the Internet came along.

(I still have fond memories of Compute!--my source for Commodore VIC-20 lore; Softalk; BYTE, of course; Datamation, which I got for free at work).

I still have this copy of MacWorld:

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Bill Gates is in it, explaining Microsoft's key role in developing the Macintosh. (Yes! He did!)

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This is sad. I'd completely forgotten that the first editor was

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the late Andrew Fleugelman. Does that name mean anything to people any more? Among other things, he invented the concept of shareware (which he called "freeware"--"An experiment in economics, not altruism"), with a communications program called "PC-Talk." He also was a leader of the "New Games movement," which aimed to create games for children that were fun to play but had no winners or losers. I can personally testify that one of them, "A Cold Wind Blows," is absolutely surefire at elementary schoolkids' birthday parties; kids can play it for half an hour, hour, giggling and laughing, and never throwing a tantrum.
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Re: Mac Users

Postby LifeIsGood » Thu Feb 07, 2013 9:49 am

I'm currently getting Mac World. Some how I managed to snag a subscription for $1. Bottom line - it's ok. I usually manage to snap a couple of useful tidbits in each issue. I initially subscribed when I got my first Mac a couple of years ago.
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Re: Mac Users

Postby Cosmo » Thu Feb 07, 2013 11:28 am

Alternatively, there is a free iPad/iPhone app called #MacHash, which I love. It will pretty much stream anything Apple related to you -usually several newsworthy articles every day.

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Re: Mac Users

Postby texasdiver » Thu Feb 07, 2013 1:10 pm

There are a bazillion web sites and forums related to Macs. I don't see the point of a paper magazine and would only ever look at it if I was stranded in an airport and killing time at a newsstand.
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Re: Mac Users

Postby mucho dinero » Sat Feb 09, 2013 9:20 am

Folks,

I would like to express my appreciation for the comments and advise you all provided me on Mac World magazine.
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