Nine electronic journals for Macintosh users
Here's a list of Macintosh-related mags available from the
Internet Computer Index.
- TidBITS. This is a great weekly newsletter about all things
Macintosh. It is also available though anonymous FTP, as are all the
old issues. Each issue is about 30K, with letters to the editor,
reviews, and long articles. This is one of the most valuable free
publications of any kind on the Internet.
- Inside Mac Games. A wonderful, very complete monthly magazine
about, as you might guess, games on the Macintosh. It covers all sorts
of games: commercial, shareware, freeware, network, board, card,
adventure, and so on. There are lots of reviews, strategy tips,
rumors of coming programs, letters to the editor, and a game
popularity poll. IMG comes in two editions: a free preview version and
a subscription version that includes color screen shots, more
reviews, more tips, QuickTime movies and other goodies. The
subscription rate is $18/year if you can receive large files over the
Internet, $28 for the diskette version.
- Macintosh Tips and Tricks. Another appropriately-named
publication. Each monthly issue has lots of techniques for using the
Macintosh and common applications. Some of these are pretty simple,
others are great work-arounds for deficiencies. There is also a paper
version of the newsletter that has a nicer layout and more articles.
The subscription rate is $14.95.
- Teletimes. In their own words, "Teletimes examines broad topics of
interest and concern on a global scale. The magazine strives to
showcase the unique differences and similarities in opinions and ideas
which are apparent in separate regions of the world." There are lots
of political and social articles from many places around the world,
and the writing is surprisingly good for such a publication.
- The Mac Report. A very polished newsletter covering the entire
Macintosh universe. There are reviews, rants about problems with new
systems, rumors, ideas, and so on. There is also a more complete paper
edition available by subscription, currently $24/year.
- The Underground Mac. A less polished report that includes and
eclectic mix of reviews, rumors, and how-to articles.
- The Low-End User. Aimed at people with less-powerful Macs, this
magazine has articles on how to get the most out of the less
expensive machines. There are many reviews, tips, columns, and lists
of good bargains.
- Home and School Mac. This magazine mostly covers Macintoshes that
are used in schools and educational software.
- Macintosh Electric Magazine. A smallish publication with many
reviews and opinion pieces.
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