Mactech Magazine

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  1. bakechad macrumors member

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    I subscribed to Mactech in late October via an email solicitation they sent out.

    I received my first issue on December 28th, 2013 and it was the November 2013 issue. I emailed Mactech and asked them where the December 2013 issue is and at that point the January 2014 issue. They said that I should have the December 2013 issue any day. I still don't have it.

    Has anyone received the December 2013 or January 2014 issue yet? Are they on they way out of business possibly?
     
  2. Draykan macrumors newbie

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    I subscribed to the MacTech magazine on 14 January 2014 and I still haven't received my first print issue. Even though I'm in Italy, 8 weeks have already passed and I think that I should have already received it by now. I don't even know if I'm supposed to start receiving the December 2013 or January 2014 copy.
    I got the December 2013 iPad digital issue, though, but it's March now and no 2014 numbers have been published yet.
    I sent an e-mail to MacTech's customer service and I'll let you know what they'll say.
     
  3. bakechad thread starter macrumors member

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    Well my subscription was for 6 months, which is up in March. I have received a total of 2 issues.

    I did receive an email renewal notice. I suspect things are going bad there.
     
  4. Mr Rabbit macrumors 6502a

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    The last issue I received was the December 2013 issue with a big yellow sign on the front that says "The Future". I may have forgotten to renew my subscription.

    They've been around a while and from the looks of the MacTech Conference in LA that I attended last year I don't see much sign of their business folding.
     
  5. chrfr macrumors 603

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    Dec. 2013 appears to be the most recent issue. Publication dates are definitely erratic, but there's no indication that the company is closing operations, it's been this way for some time.
     
  6. Draykan macrumors newbie

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    This is the reply I got from them:

    It's not very clear to me… they talk about a generic change in the naming of the issues without specifying how the new naming will be.
    Looking at the MacTech Back Issues page of the MacTech Store, I see a 2014 issue named Issue 342 "Seven Reasons You Need Mavericks Server" but there is still no sign of it in the iPad Magazine app.
    By the way, their Store needs a big update, IMHO.
     
  7. Draykan macrumors newbie

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    For the records, Issue 342 "Seven Reasons You Need Mavericks Server" appeared in the iPad Magazine app about a week ago.
    They also updated the app! :)
    This is the first issue of 2014 and has been published on March, so if it's true that "a year
    subscription still contains 12 issues" I assume that this "year subscription" will actually last more than a year.
    Now let's see when the physical copy will hit my mailbox…
     

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