Mac lovers are still a force, almost in spite of all the fatalistic rumors that the company is going to take a dive in popularity, given its new directions in terms of product releases. However, with new products like CleanMyMac 2 still coming out on the regular, it’s no wonder that the market for Apple-related websites is still thriving. Now, the downside of this afflux of news sources is that your regular Mac aficionados will often be left wondering whom to trust. Should they focus all their news finding efforts on one particular website? We think not: instead, we’re suggesting a more comprehensive approach to staying updated on products, apps, and other Apple-related releases. As such, if you like to think of yourself as an Apple-freak, you had better check out these five online magazines for Mac lovers below. We’re convinced you’re going to find at least one that’s to your liking.
MacWorld belongs to the same family (and league, as it were, in terms of quality) with PCWorld and TechHive, two of the most comprehensive online mags for all things tech. Its clean, yet trendy design is immensely appealing, as is the intuitive way in which their links are organized. It doesn’t really matter if your niche of interest in Macs is for business, leisure, iOS apps, or whatever else – you’ll find it all on Mac World. The magazine also famously publishes a yearly list of the best tech products released that year, to which its editors contribute with informative input.
The aptly subtitled ‘journal of Apple technology’, MacTech, is a great starting point for all those who want to keep up with the latest news on Apple releases. Not only is it up-to-speed with all the goings-on in the wonderful and often wacky world of Apple, but the site is also community-oriented and comes with a great, bustling forum. It also has a directory of sellers, an advertising section, and one on live events related to Apple and its products.
If rumors and tutorials are your thing, then iCreate is a must-see, in terms of Apple websites. They have all the latest scoops on yet-unconfirmed releases for iOS updates, Apple products and other news; you can also check out their take on CleanMyMac 2, for instance, read their review and see whether or not you agree with their experts. Alternatively, their repository of detailed how-tos and tutorials will allow you to turn your Apple device into a one-stop shop for creativity and connectedness. One of the website’s top features is its design, which works like a charm in the context of Apple products.
MacDirectory fittingly comes with a dedicated iPad and iPhone app for all those Mac lovers who enjoy browsing news on their favorite company on the go. The concept of the website was initially based on having a directory for all Apple product classifieds out there; in the meantime, however, the site and associated magazine have turned into a lifestyle portal for Apple fans. The app and website also have a highly useful section for product support, which you may want to check out – it does a great job at keeping updates organized and easy to navigate. The editorial team is made up exclusively of people who live and breathe Mac-related stuff, which is easy to tell from the passion they pour into their writing. No list of online magazines for Mac lovers would be complete without this one.
It’s tough for any other Apple-oriented magazine to top MacUser, which has been delivering “everything Apple, since 1985”. The UK version presented here comes with an e-book section, a newsletter and a store at which you can buy both their ‘magbooks’, as well as an assortment of magazine issues. The reviews featured on the website are both in-depth and topical, allowing readers to form an educated opinion of the products they are interested in.