Mac Magazines?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by DarthBowie, Aug 17, 2006.

  1. DarthBowie macrumors member

    Aug 11, 2006
    Hello. I will soon be a new MacBook user. What are the best magazines for new users (those available in the USA)?

    P.S. I picked up a copy of this months MacWorld and the mag seems great.

  2. gadgetgirl85 macrumors 68040


    Mar 24, 2006
    There is a thread about mac magazines should be somewhere on this page or next
  3. Saluki Alex macrumors 6502

    Feb 26, 2006
    I subscribe to MacWorld, but I'll have to agree with many members of this forum in that you'll get the same information (more up-to-date for that matter) by checking MacRumors. MacWorld is great for other things though, just not Mac news.

    Another great magazine is MacAddict, the writing style makes it a bit more entertaining.
  4. locutisofbored macrumors newbie

    Jul 20, 2005
    A second vote for MacAddict. I don't subscribe currently (the internet is still faster and cheaper) but I miss it.
  5. SteveG4Cube macrumors 6502

    Jul 22, 2002
    MontCo., PA
    Another vote for Mac Addict, informative and entertaining.
  6. flyfish29 macrumors 68020


    Feb 4, 2003
    New HAMpshire
    I like Macworld. Mac Addict was more into tweaking, adding little shareware, free ware, etc.(at least when I got it years ago- my impression as I remember it) and MacWorld is more into buying guide, use of mac software, hardware reviews, new products, etc. I usually find one major article that I really use to my advantage. I think they might have trial offers. I just renewed Macworld after my free one ran out (which apple usually gives everyone who buys a new Mac!) and it cost me $12 for a year of Macworld. So 18 months for $12 isn't bad!

    If you are buying a new mac wait for your free subscription then decide.
  7. DarthBowie thread starter macrumors member

    Aug 11, 2006
  8. lord patton macrumors 65816

    lord patton

    Jun 6, 2005
    I enjoyed Macworld during the six month free subscription I got. But I didn't renew because, as near as I can tell, all their content is online for free.

    Just bookmark their site and enjoy.
  9. gadgetgirl85 macrumors 68040


    Mar 24, 2006
    I've only read one magazine but Macworld seems to be a good one :D
  10. Moof1904 macrumors 65816

    May 20, 2004
    Good Old Days...

    I remember when there was (in the U.S., at least)

    MacWeek (a weekly mac magazine, what a dream!)
  11. kevinliu4 macrumors regular

    Aug 8, 2006
    for the price you pay, macworld is the best mac magazine out there. i read macaddict on occasion but i find it too expensive and the content is not nearly as good as macworld's.
  12. merc669 macrumors 6502


    Jun 7, 2006
    Southern MD, USA
    I would also suggest "iCreate". Its a British Mag sold at better bookstores that has a lot of little tutorials on some of the different creative programs that the Mac has already built on it like; iTunes, iPhote, Garageband, etc. Its a little pricey (Approx 15 USD) but the stock paper and color tutorials are worth it. They do a subscription for about 145USD depending upon the Pound. Other than that I will add MacWorld as one I also read....

  13. MrSmith macrumors 68040


    Nov 27, 2003
    For news, this is the place to visit, I reckon.

    I subscribed to MacAddict for a few years but let it lapse as the cost I was paying for postage didn't really justify what I got out of it. But over the years I picked up various useful bits of 'how tos' from it. Things like adjusting levels to make photos look better, and little tweaks for Terminal. Those kinds of things are what it's good for, in my opinion. The kind of things the man-on-the-street could benefit from. It's pretty light reading, which is a good thing for us non-pros.

    You asked about magazines, but if you're new to Macs (I assume you are) I strongly recommend David Pogue's OSX Tiger: Missing Manual book. It's a thick book, but I read it from cover to cover and learned so much about Tiger (I was using OS8.6 before, so a quantum leap for me). It's written for the beginner and isn't technical in the least, but covers just about everything. Full of diagrams and step-by-steps, and really well laid out. Of course you don't have to read it cover-to-cover; it's still a great reference book. I know I wouldn't be so familiar with my machine if I hadn't read it.
  14. archurban macrumors 6502a


    Aug 4, 2004
    San Francisco, CA
    yeah, US version macworld is great. I subscribe it for two years. but it's not real magazine. it's digital magazine. if you go to, you can download digital version of it. it's very cool. you don't have to bring bunch of magazines during travel or whenever you go. just grab your macbook or whatever. that's it. I also read UK version of macworld, too. I think UK one shows more detail, news, interesting issues than US one. it's also available from zinio as digital verison.:)
  15. NATO macrumors 68000


    Feb 14, 2005
    Northern Ireland
    Another vote for - I've been subscribing to the US version of MacWorld for 2 years now via Zinio (I would get the UK version but it's $70/year as opposed to $20/year and I'm sure the content isn't very much different!). Great quality, you get an e-mail every month to tell you when you're magazine is ready. Fantastic stuff :)
  16. dextertangocci macrumors 68000

    Apr 2, 2006
    I get a digital copy of Macworld every month with Zinio, and its great!:)
  17. shuffle1 macrumors member

    Jan 14, 2004

    Don't forget to check eBay for Mac magazine subcriptions. I just renewed MacAddict for 3 more years for about $10 including shipping! I was nervous about doing it at first, but my latest issue says Aug 09 on the label. I don't get the disc with it, but you can find all that stuff online. I ordered Macworld on eBay as well.

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