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#1 of 16 OFFLINE   DaveF

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Posted July 02 2007 - 09:29 AM

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

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 Posted Image

#2 of 16 OFFLINE   Todd H

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Posted July 02 2007 - 11:02 AM

I visit www.macrumors.com quite often. Also www.macbytes.com is good as well. If you want a place to track software releases, then http://www.versiontr...sx/updByCat.php is the best place to visit.

#3 of 16 OFFLINE   Michael_K_Sr

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Posted July 02 2007 - 12:18 PM

http://www.macworld.com
http://www.macosxhints.com
http://www.tuaw.com
http://www.appleinsider.com
http://macintouch.com
http://arstechnica.c...rnals/apple.ars
http://www.thinksecret.com
http://www.xlr8yourmac.com
http://www.macobserver.com
http://powerpage.org
http://macnn.com

#4 of 16 OFFLINE   JeremyErwin

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Posted July 02 2007 - 12:21 PM

Mac Life forums (formerly macaddict)

#5 of 16 OFFLINE   McPaul

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Posted July 02 2007 - 02:35 PM

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.

#6 of 16 OFFLINE   Ronald Epstein

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Posted July 02 2007 - 09:38 PM

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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#7 of 16 OFFLINE   DaveF

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Posted July 02 2007 - 11:59 PM

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. Posted Image

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.

#8 of 16 OFFLINE   Aaron Reynolds

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Posted July 06 2007 - 10:49 PM

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.

#9 of 16 OFFLINE   Ronald Epstein

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Posted July 07 2007 - 12:35 AM

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

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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#10 of 16 OFFLINE   ErichH

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Posted July 07 2007 - 06:21 AM

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

#11 of 16 OFFLINE   Dave Scarpa

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Posted July 10 2007 - 12:24 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Todd H
I visit www.macrumors.com quite often. Also www.macbytes.com is good as well. If you want a place to track software releases, then http://www.versiontr...sx/updByCat.php is the best place to visit.

Mac Rumours is a good site as is the MacNN forum. I also like
http://www.123macmini.com/

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#12 of 16 OFFLINE   DaveF

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Posted July 10 2007 - 01:57 AM

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.

#13 of 16 OFFLINE   Daryl L

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Posted July 10 2007 - 06:13 AM

Found Macinstruct today. Five pages of great how-to's.
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#14 of 16 OFFLINE   DaveF

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Posted July 10 2007 - 11:08 AM

Posted Image on tips and tricks websites, too

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Posted July 20 2007 - 03:37 PM

My First Mac looks promising.

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Posted August 24 2007 - 12:44 AM

I recently found MacBreak Weekly, for fun and informative Mac podcasts. Also in that vein are the MacWorld Podcasts, drier but still engaging.





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