Looking for a good Mac Magazine

DaveP

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I'm thinking of getting a subscription to a Mac Magazine. I checked out the newstands briefly and MacWorld seemed pretty good.

Any Recommendations?
 

Peyote

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MacAddict!

MacWorld is OK...but pretty boring. Macaddict has great how to articles which span the gamut from using Mail to Photoshop tricks to Terminal/Unix commands. Just a much higher quality magazine in my opinion.
 

DaveP

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Hmmm, they are not too expensive.... I could always get both. Thanks.
 

homerjward

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when i registered my mac i got a choice of a free 6 month subscription to macworld, macaddict, or something else (forget what) and i chose macworld. it didnt come 'til the april issue but the reviews are great and ALL the ads are mac/ipod related. may's has a review of the new powerbooks and some popular im clients. the powerbook review is interesting because in most of their benchmarks the 17" beats the 15" 1.67 by a slight to not-so-slight margin. wonder if the 15 had 128 vram? maybe the 100gb disk is faster than the 80gb one? sorry to go off on a tangent.
edit: is byte still in print? ive read some old issues (bound at the library lol) and they were quite interesting.
 

dubbz

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I kind of like iCreate. Mostly, I think, because it's the first Mac magazine I've ever bought ;) It had some interesting tutorials, at least.

It's a UK mag. Don't know if it's available in the US.
 

spacepower7

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May 6, 2004
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hmm

I tend to like Macaddict more than Macworld, bc it feels more hands on.

I am sceptical about both when it comes to software reviews:
Many times they both use the same screenshots, which are posted on the back of the software package. Sometimes the reviews sound like adverts rather than a review by someone that actually tested the product.
 

dobbin

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I subscribe to MacUser (UK) and I always enjoy reading it. One good thing is that it comes out every two weeks so the news is not too old. The articles are good and has a good mix of news/tutorials/history/comment.

I really like iCreate too. Has lots of masterclasses and tutorials and is a bit more fun and modern than MacUser. One of the features they have each month is where they show a famous person's desktop - its made up of topical jokes and always make me laugh.
 

buryyourbrideau

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Mar 1, 2005
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macaddict!!! for life :D ....the discs that come with each issue are all really good most of the time, comes with free fun games every once and a while
 

Pittsax

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buryyourbrideau said:
macaddict!!! for life :D ....the discs that come with each issue are all really good most of the time, comes with free fun games every once and a while
Another vote for MacAddict here. I've found lots of little tidbits of useful info in there (including saving myself a trip to a DriveSavers.com)

Plus, the Staff Video is usually good for a few laughs.
 
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