What Mac websites should I read?

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  1. DaveF

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    Back when I was a Windows user, I frequented sites like WinSuperSite, AnandTech, etc. for useless tech information I had no ability to use [​IMG]

    So now that I'm a Mac user, where should I go for my overdose of pointless tech, software info and rumors? (besides this forum, of course)

    I've already got my MacWorld subscription, so you know I'm serious [​IMG]
     
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    macrumors does it all.

    ilounge is good too.

    but lots of those PC websites are on maximizin and optimizing this and that. With a mac..... these don't really exist. (well, to a limit) it's just that intuitive.
     
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    Dave,

    I visit MacUpdate daily just to see what new software
    is out there.

    In addition to MacWorld which is an excellent magazine, I love
    MacLife, which might even be better! I would recommend a subscription
    to both...really!

    Funny. I currently have subscriptions to PC World, Computer Shopper and
    Maximum PC. When they arrive I just toss them in the trash. I get bored
    looking through them realizing how inferior that Windows experience once was. Yiccch!

    Dave, you hooked? Is the Mac a new "awakening" in your computer
    experience?
     
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    Thanks for the recommendations. I've been reading the ArsTechnica Mac reporting for the past year, as I waited for the new hardware. Great site. Many of the other websites are new to me and hopefully I'll have time this weekend check them out.

    I didn't know about MacLife, the magazine. I'll check it out when I'm next at the book store. [​IMG]

    The best thing so far about MacWorld is the Help Desk (?) section -- I need to learn all the tips and tricks that are second nature on Windows.
     
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    I usually read TUAW.com -- it aggregates a lot of stuff from the other sites. I used to read MacAddict a looooooong time ago.

    And I'm sorry to tell you that you missed out on the very best Apple website ever, since it's no longer being updated: As The Apple Turns. Smarmy and hilarious, it treated every event in the Apple world as a plot point in an ongoing soap opera.

    I suppose it wouldn't be as much fun now -- especially since no one is calling Apple "beleaguered" anymore.
     
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    Dave, I just got my new issue today and it's a pretty damn good
    example as to why this magazine deserves a place right next to
    MacWorld. Be certain to look for it in the bookstore. It
    is a great magazine for the fact that it's very pictorial. It gives
    detailed explanations of how to do most anything on your Mac. I
    think after a read you'll be a subscriber.
     
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    http://www.macsurfer.com/

    Links to almost every site (all above and more), with a few headlines for each link. The Best starting point to scan daily Mac news/blogs/etc
     
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    At the bookstore, I found a magazine called Mac : Format which struck me as very high quality -- excellent technical notes and how-to's. Unfortunately, it is air-shipped from England and so costs $100 for 13 issues. Too pricey for me, which is a shame because it seemed an excellent Mac 'zine.
     
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    Found Macinstruct today. Five pages of great how-to's.
     
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    [​IMG] on tips and tricks websites, too
     
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