need recommendation on Mac magazine

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Jets737, Nov 29, 2015.

  1. Jets737, Nov 29, 2015
    Last edited: Nov 29, 2015

    Jets737 macrumors member


    Sep 9, 2014
    I just moved from Windows to a MBPr. I have a lot of catching up to do knowledge wise.

    I see there are two magazines that cater to Mac users. Mac World and Mac Life.

    Pro and cons, like and dislikes are appreciated.


  2. fisherking macrumors 603


    Jul 16, 2010
    ny somewhere
    didn't macworld fold some time ago? maclife is really good, and google is your friend as well...
  3. T5BRICK macrumors G3


    Aug 3, 2006
    Alternatively, there is plenty of information available online. The biggest issue I have with magazines is related to their monthly nature and the fact that they're printed. The information is always a month or more out of date, and it's a waste of paper.
  4. Samuelsan2001 macrumors 604

    Oct 24, 2013
    Apple has endless tutorials on their website and youtube will show you almost anything you want to know in excruciating detail a magazine is nice but it'll only help on stuff they decide to print that month not what you want when you need it I wouldn't bother at all.
  5. janitor3 macrumors regular

    Aug 11, 2010
    Glasgow, Scotland
    Go to TechTalkAmerica website,one of many mac help sites,plenty tutorials for mac on there.
  6. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    I'd look at being active here at MacRumors, also check out iMore and Macworld. I find online solutions at this point in time, to be a better use of your time then reading magazines which are out of date as soon as the info is printed on the page.
  7. chscag macrumors 68030


    Feb 17, 2008
    Fort Worth, Texas
    Forums are your best source of information and learning. But if you like Mags, Macworld (digital copy only) and MacLife are good.
  8. Fishrrman macrumors G5


    Feb 20, 2009
    Instead of a magazine, you might do better by picking up a hard-copy book that's written to assist "switchers" who have come to the Mac from the Windows world.

    Amazon must have a good number.

    I seem to recall David Pogue as an author.

    You can even save a few bucks, by buying a used copy...!
  9. High Desert macrumors regular

    Nov 26, 2015
    Powell Butte, Or.
    I just switched from windows to macbook pro this past week and stumbled around a bit trying t figure out how use the mac. I ended up going to the local bookstore and bought a book titled "Switching to the Mac, the missing manual" by David Pogue. It retailed for $29.99 and is ending up being worth every penny for me. The only point of difference, is this book is written for the Yosemite OS X and I just upgraded to El Capitan. My understanding is that the principles of using the OS are the same in Yosemite and El Capitan, which is what I am after - just how to lean the Mac. Later on, I can get a book on the El Capitan OS, if I need it. Amazon has this book for $21 and you can preorder the El Capitan version for $19.95. Hope this helps.
  10. glenthompson macrumors 68000


    Apr 27, 2011
    As mentioned the book _Switching to the Mac - The Missing Manual_ is an excellent resource. MacWorld is a good magazine but only available in electronic format. If you like video training, has some great videos. You can try it out for two weeks free then it's about $30 per month.

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