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Fitzy
29th January 2008, 05:37 PM
Hello all,my switch should be complete later this week when my iMac arrives in Hobart.
My question is not about the iMac itself but about a good magazine.
I will cancel my standing order for PC Authority at my local newsagency next week to be replaced by a Mac magazine.
Would someone please tell me which one they prefer?
I presume Australian MacWorld,but maybe MacWorld USA or UK is better?
Any ideas people?Thanks in advance,Fitzy.

Meh 626
29th January 2008, 05:40 PM
I find Aus MacWorld very good. I think you have to find what you like best. Buy a copy of all the Mac magazines and find a favorite one and go with that.

Hope it Helps,
Meh 626 :)

MrJesseRoss
29th January 2008, 05:48 PM
Save your money and read MacWorld on the net (macworld.com). I've found that just about everything interesting in MacWorld Australia is up there for free, two months before it hits the shelves here.

entropy
29th January 2008, 05:51 PM
PC Authority???? cancel that subsciption anyway, do what HGHG said, and use the money saved toward the iphone when it comes out.

doofus
29th January 2008, 05:52 PM
The digital version of Macworld (Usa) is pretty good value at $30 for 24 months subscription.
It has many of the same articles as Australian Macworld.
I think you can get the first issue free if you want to check it out

gareth
29th January 2008, 05:56 PM
icreate and maclife magazines are good but pretty pricy

nicwithsticks
29th January 2008, 06:17 PM
It's not strictly Mac based, but I still read APC after all these years. It is a little more PC oriented, but they do cover a lot of Mac and Linux stuff too.

I find Aus Macworld to be supremely overpriced for what it is. I think I will check out the digital US copy though.

LarryH
29th January 2008, 06:27 PM
Save your money and read MacWorld on the net (macworld.com). I've found that just about everything interesting in MacWorld Australia is up there for free, two months before it hits the shelves here.

Or, if you like it local, try www.macworld.com.au

JimWOz
29th January 2008, 06:34 PM
Once you get used to the Zinio Reader application, US Macworld digital edition is OK.
I find the constant need to zoom in and out to read it takes getting used to.
Also, only being able to print the current page is a drag.

A lot of Aus. Macworld comes straight from it, so you get the same articles sooner.

APC is still a good read for hardware info.

LarryH
29th January 2008, 06:36 PM
But JimWOz, the US Macworld costs $19 compared to $8 for Aussie one.

Atleast thats what it is in my newsagents.

mwot
29th January 2008, 06:56 PM
i stopped buying computer mags after my old PC died.

i tried switching to Mac mags, but then after coming to this community, found i had little need for those glossy pages: all the info, how-to and the latest news can be found right here.

doofus
29th January 2008, 07:14 PM
But JimWOz, the US Macworld costs $19 compared to $8 for Aussie one.

Atleast thats what it is in my newsagents.

You can get a subscription to the digital version and download it each month for less than $1.50 an issue

tintinaujapon
29th January 2008, 07:19 PM
Australian Macworld magazine is $6.95 per issue.

I like to carry it around with me and read it when I have time, so I'm happy to have the paper copy.

MrJesseRoss
29th January 2008, 07:33 PM
OK, just found one reason for getting this month's copy of MacWorld Australia: MacTalk's very own Marc (http://forums.mactalk.com.au/member.php?u=2238) and iSlayer are the focus of a two-page spread! Awesome!

(My Dad bought the mag and just gave it to me to flick through)

Fitzy
29th January 2008, 09:23 PM
Thanks for all the replies gents.
A lot of good suggestions here.
I think I will buy the next few copies of Aus.MacWorld and see how I like it.
Also I will take the download version as suggested by HGHG,Doofus and LarryH.
The forums are great too,but I do like the idea of a hard copy.
Thanks all,Fitzy.

mwot
29th January 2008, 11:13 PM
The forums are great too,but I do like the idea of a hard copy.
Thanks all,Fitzy.

that, i believe, is what iPhones and iPod Touches are for ;)

MacFanBoy
30th January 2008, 11:45 AM
I recommend MacFormat.
Liked it so much I bought a 2 year subscription.
Fantastic magazine with plenty of tutorials etc.

MrJesseRoss
30th January 2008, 11:47 AM
I recommend MacFormat.
Liked it so much I bought a 2 year subscription.
Fantastic magazine with plenty of tutorials etc.

I bought a copy of MacFormat the other week. It's not bad, not bad at all. A little pricey though, cost me $21!

MacFanBoy
30th January 2008, 12:09 PM
That's why i took out a two year subscription.
I think Air-Freighted to me months before Australian release at about $15 per issue.

Just checked current offer:
1 year (13 issues) = $AU 168.11 (about $12.93 per issue)

leon
30th January 2008, 12:19 PM
I subscribe to Australian Macworld and enjoy it quite a lot. If you would like to get a feel of it, you can download the magazine for free at www.macworld.com.au and click on the magazines link. They have issues from Jan 2003 right up to Dec. 2007.

Fitzy
30th January 2008, 01:10 PM
I think you may be right HGHG and MacFanBoy-the MacFormat looks interesting.
I will get my local newsagent to get me the next copy of Australian MacWorld too, as suggested by Leon.
That way I can decide which way to go in the future.
Thanks again all,Fitzy.

Goodbye
30th January 2008, 01:39 PM
I have a subscription to the UK's MacFormat - really good magazine!

Fitzy
1st February 2008, 09:24 PM
hello Goodbye,how much do you pay for the UK subscription?
Does it take long to get to Aus?
Must be nearly a couple of weeks behind
or is it released during the previous month,
like many other magazines?
Fitzy.

MacFanBoy
3rd February 2008, 01:18 PM
Fitzy,
Read My above post:

1 year (13 issues) = $AU 168.11 (about $12.93 per issue)

Arrives about a few days after UK readers (I think ) I received the Feb 2008 issue a few weeks ago...

Best Value Mac magazine there is out there, in my humble opinion...