Magazines you trust to keep up-to-date with technology?

Discussion in 'Apple, Inc and Tech Industry' started by silverhuang, Nov 15, 2013.

  1. silverhuang macrumors newbie

    Nov 12, 2013
    Hi everyone,

    I'm new to the forum, it's great to be here :) I'm interested in finding out how people keep up-to-date with technological news and changes.

    Which magazines do you subscribe to and trust to provide up-to-date, relevant and accurate information on: Apple iOS and OSX... and for Microsoft? My interest is more towards desktop and mobile OS, software and apps. Doesn't have to be the same magazine for both, can be different magazines.

    Or if you're not magazine inclined, which blogs, web sites or forums do you trust and follow/frequent?

    I ask because I was looking through the magazine stands, offline and online, and literally got swamped :eek:

  2. firedept macrumors 603


    Jul 8, 2011
    MacRumors. Can find out just about anything on here. Only magazine I read is Macworld. Both are very informative.
  3. Mr Rabbit macrumors 6502a

    Mr Rabbit

    May 13, 2013
    I subscribe to MacTech and MacWorld, typically they are just for plane rides though. My daily routine involves checking MacRumors, CultOfMac, 9to5Mac, TidBits, MacTech and TheVerge.
  4. Jbenn425 macrumors regular

    Nov 16, 2013
    New Jersey
    Why would I trust an outdated form of media to keep me updated on technology?
  5. velocityg4 macrumors 601


    Dec 19, 2004
    Since Magazines are outdated by a few months I wouldn't trust any of them to keep me updated. I use Macrumors and Tomshardware to keep up to date. Macrumors for Apple stuff and Tomshardware for a wider gamut and in depth articles (sometimes way too in depth for the casual reader).

    Some other sites that are popular are Anandtech and Engadget. Though I don't care for them as much as Tom's and they are redundant.
  6. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6


    Aug 17, 2007
    Agreed. News is way more up to date on the web than in a magazine.
  7. silverhuang thread starter macrumors newbie

    Nov 12, 2013
    Hi everyone,

    Thanks so much for the varied responses. Jbenn425, velocityg4 and ucfgrad93 make a very valid point, one that I hadn't considered and find that I agree with.

    As I'm new to MacRumors, I will spend more time plumbing the posts here as well.

    So, changing the focus to online sources, which of the following would you pick as your top three:

    • Gizmodo
    • The Verge
    • HuffPost Tech
    • TechCrunch
    • Mashable
    • Gigaom
    • Wired

    Or if you disagree with these and follow others, I would love to know.

    Just to reiterate, my interests are predominantly in apps and software for desktop, mobile and web, (productivity and creativity for personal and business use), Apple first, Microsoft a distant second.

    Thanks everyone.
  8. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6


    Aug 17, 2007
    I visit the following sites on a regular basis to keep informed of tech news:

    • The Verge
    • Android Central
    • Mobile Read
    • MacRumors
    • BGR
    • The Digital Reader
  9. Sandman824 macrumors newbie

    Aug 13, 2006
    Don't forget for mac news not so much for news as great deals from time to time
  10. MyMac1976 macrumors 6502


    Apr 14, 2013
    OCN and MR is where I hang out online

    I do however subscribe to Linux Format

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