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    Default Switching magazines-to ?????

    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    PC Authority???? cancel that subsciption anyway, do what HGHG said, and use the money saved toward the iphone when it comes out.
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    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

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    icreate and maclife magazines are good but pretty pricy

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    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by half goon half god View Post
    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

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    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.
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    But JimWOz, the US Macworld costs $19 compared to $8 for Aussie one.

    Atleast thats what it is in my newsagents.

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    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LarryH View Post
    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

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    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.
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    OK, just found one reason for getting this month's copy of MacWorld Australia: MacTalk's very own Marc 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)

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    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fitzy View Post
    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
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    I recommend MacFormat.
    Liked it so much I bought a 2 year subscription.
    Fantastic magazine with plenty of tutorials etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MacFanBoy View Post
    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!

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    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)

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    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.
    Something about Jimby.

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