TweetFollow Us on Twitter

Mag Online
Volume Number:9
Issue Number:5
Column Tag:Online

MacTech Magazine Online

By Ken Gladstone, MacTech Magazine Technical Editor

We at MacTech Magazine have recently expanded our set of services to include online forums on AppleLink, CompuServe and America Online. These forums provide you with a wealth of information. On each forum, you will find the source code and supporting files for all the articles from the most recent issues of the magazine. You will find mail-order store and magazine subscription order forms [So that means you can renew more easily. So do it now! - Ed.]. You will find information for prospective authors and advertisers for the magazine, message posting areas, employment opportunities, and much more. Here is a brief summary on how to get to our area on each of the three services, and what you will find there:

America Online

The quickest way to get to us from America Online is to select “Keyword” from the “Go To” Menu (-K) and enter “MACTECHMAG”. You will also find us (at least for a while) in “New Services” off the Welcome screen. Our full path is “Departments: Computing & Software: Development: Company Support: MacTech Magazine”. Add us to your “Go To” menu with “Edit Go To Menu” for quickest access. Once in our area, you will see a file called “About MacTech Mag” that describes the magazine and the forum, and you will see three sub sections. The first section contains information such as product and contact information. The second area is a message board where you can post and read messages. The third area is the Library where source code files, information for authors, and information for advertisers are all available for downloading.

To sign up with America Online, call 800/827-6364. This will get you Customer Service and you can request a free copy of the AOL software.

CompuServe

Type “GO MACTECHMAG” and you will find yourself in the “Macintosh D Vendor+ Forum” that we share with several other companies. The long way to get to our forum is: “Forums: Hardware Forums: Macintosh Forums: Mac Vendor Forums: Mac D Vendor Forum+.” Once you are in the forum, you can select “Browse Libraries” and choose our library section. This is where we post source code files, along with information for authors and advertisers. You can also choose “Browse Messages” and select our section to post a public message on a new topic, or to add a message to an existing topic. Choose “Waiting Messages” to see your private messages. Choose our section in “Join Conference” to carry on a real-time conversation with anyone else in the conference area.

To sign up with CompuServe, call 800/524-3388 and ask for Representative 193. This will get you an “intropak” with a $15 usage credit.

AppleLink

You will find us in “Third Parties: Third Parties (H-O): MacTech Magazine.” Add us to your “Personal” menu for quickest access. In our area, you will find a “Welcome to MacTech Magazine(TM)” document describing the area. You will also see three folders. The “MacTech Magazine Information” folder contains information for authors, information for advertisers, our product order form, and information about our various products. The “MacTech Library” contains several folders containing everything from source code for our magazine articles to third party upgrade patches to tools that you may be using. The “Discussion Area” folder is where you get a chance to put in your two cents. It has a folder for submitting “Tips and Tidbits,” it has “Help Wanted” and “Help Available” folders for matching people with jobs, it has folder for news releases, and finally it has a “General Discussion & Questions” folder for the interchange of ideas. To sign up with AppleLink, call 408/974-3309.

Your magazine! Your online areas!

If you are currently a member of one or more of these services, try out our forums and explore. If you are not yet a member of any of these services, you now have yet another reason to join. We monitor all of these forums daily, and when we can, we will provide answers to appropriate questions that you post. Please give us feedback on how you like these services, and if there is anything we can do to improve them. We have always said that this is your magazine. Now you can add to that: These are your online areas!

 

Community Search:
MacTech Search:

Software Updates via MacUpdate

Model 15 (Music)
Model 15 1.0 Device: iOS iPhone Category: Music Price: $29.99, Version: 1.0 (iTunes) Description: The Moog Model 15 App is the first Moog modular synthesizer and synthesis educational tool created exclusively for iPad, iPhone and... | Read more »
How to deal with wind in Angry Birds Act...
Angry Birds Action! is a physics-based puzzler in which you're tasked with dragging and launching birds around an obstacle-littered field to achieve a set objective. It's simple enough at first, but when wind gets introduced things can get pretty... | Read more »
How to get three stars in every level of...
Angry Birds Action! is, essentially, a pinball-style take on the pull-and-fling action of the original games. When you first boot it up, you'll likely be wondering exactly what it is you have to do to get a good score. Well, never fear as 148Apps... | Read more »
The beginner's guide to Warbits
Warbits is a turn-based strategy that's clearly inspired by Nintendo's Advance Wars series. Since turn-based strategy games can be kind of tricky to dive into, see below for a few tips to help you in the beginning. Positioning is crucial [Read... | Read more »
How to upgrade your character in Spellsp...
So you’ve mastered the basics of Spellspire. By which I mean you’ve realised it’s all about spelling things in a spire. What next? Well you’re going to need to figure out how to toughen up your character. It’s all well and good being able to spell... | Read more »
5 slither.io mash-ups we'd love to...
If there's one thing that slither.io has proved, it's that the addictive gameplay of Agar.io can be transplanted onto basically anything and it will still be good fun. It wouldn't be surprising if we saw other developers jumping on the bandwagon,... | Read more »
How to navigate the terrain in Sky Charm...
Sky Charms is a whimsical match-'em up adventure that uses creative level design to really ramp up the difficulty. [Read more] | Read more »
Victorious Knight (Games)
Victorious Knight 1.3 Device: iOS Universal Category: Games Price: $1.99, Version: 1.3 (iTunes) Description: New challenges awaits you! Experience fresh RPG experience with a unique combat mechanic, packed with high quality 3D... | Read more »
Agent Gumball - Roguelike Spy Game (Gam...
Agent Gumball - Roguelike Spy Game 1.0 Device: iOS Universal Category: Games Price: $2.99, Version: 1.0 (iTunes) Description: Someone’s been spying on Gumball. What the what?! Two can play at that game! GO UNDERCOVERSneak past enemy... | Read more »
Runaway Toad (Games)
Runaway Toad 1.0 Device: iOS Universal Category: Games Price: $2.99, Version: 1.0 (iTunes) Description: It ain’t easy bein’ green! Tap, hold, and swipe to help Toad hop to safety in this gorgeous new action game from the creators of... | Read more »

Price Scanner via MacPrices.net

Price drops on clearance 2015 13-inch MacBook...
B&H Photo has dropped prices on clearance 2015 13″ MacBook Airs by up to $250. Shipping is free, and B&H charges NY sales tax only: - 13″ 1.6GHz/4GB/128GB MacBook Air (MJVE2LL/A): $799, $200... Read more
Mac minis on sale for up to $100 off MSRP
B&H Photo has Mac minis on sale for up to $100 off MSRP including free shipping plus NY sales tax only: - 1.4GHz Mac mini: $449 $50 off MSRP - 2.6GHz Mac mini: $649 $50 off MSRP - 2.8GHz Mac mini... Read more
13-inch Retina MacBook Pros on sale for up to...
B&H Photo has 13″ Retina MacBook Pros on sale for $130-$200 off MSRP. Shipping is free, and B&H charges NY tax only: - 13″ 2.7GHz/128GB Retina MacBook Pro: $1169 $130 off MSRP - 13″ 2.7GHz/... Read more
Apple price trackers, updated continuously
Scan our Apple Price Trackers for the latest information on sales, bundles, and availability on systems from Apple’s authorized internet/catalog resellers. We update the trackers continuously: - 15″... Read more
SanDisk Half-Terabyte SSD Optimized for Every...
SanDisk Corporation has announced the SanDisk Z410 SSD, a cost-competitive, half-terabyte solid state drive (SSD) that enables manufacturers to design for a broad range of desktop PCs and laptops.... Read more
Churchill Downs Racetrack Selects VenueNext t...
Churchill Downs Racetrack has announced an agreement with VenueNext to implement its technology platform for the start of Churchill Downs 2016 Spring Meet, which includes the 142nd running of the... Read more
Record 700 Million Pounds of CE Recycled in 2...
The Consumer Technology Association (CTA) reports that a record-setting 700 million pounds of consumer electronics (CE) have been recycled under the eCycling Leadership Initiative (ELI). According to... Read more
Price drops on clearance 12-inch Retina MacBo...
B&H Photo has dropped prices on leftover 2015 12″ Retina MacBooks with models now available starting at $999. Shipping is free, and B&H charges NY tax only: - 12″ 1.1GHz Gray Retina MacBook... Read more
15-inch Retina MacBook Pros available for $20...
B&H Photo has 15″ Retina MacBook Pros on sale for up to $210 off MSRP. Shipping is free, and B&H charges NY tax only: - 15″ 2.2GHz Retina MacBook Pro: $1799 $200 off MSRP - 15″ 2.5GHz Retina... Read more
Target offers Apple Watch Sport for $50 off M...
Target has Apple Watch Sports on sale for $50 off MSRP for a limited time. Choose free shipping or free local store pickup (if available). Sale prices for online orders only, in-store prices may vary... Read more

Jobs Board

*Apple* Retail - Multiple Positions - Apple,...
Job Description: Sales Specialist - Retail Customer Service and Sales Transform Apple Store visitors into loyal Apple customers. When customers enter the store, Read more
Restaurant Manager (Neighborhood Captain) - A...
…in every aspect of daily operation. WHY YOU'LL LIKE IT: You'll be the Big Apple . You'll solve problems. You'll get to show your ability to handle the stress and Read more
Restaurant Manager (Neighborhood Captain) - A...
…in every aspect of daily operation. WHY YOU'LL LIKE IT: You'll be the Big Apple . You'll solve problems. You'll get to show your ability to handle the stress and Read more
Simply Mac *Apple* Specialist- Service Repa...
Simply Mac is the largest premier retailer of Apple products in the nation. In order to support our growing customer base, we are currently looking for a driven Read more
*Apple* Retail - Multiple Positions - Apple,...
Sales Specialist - Retail Customer Service and Sales Transform Apple Store visitors into loyal Apple customers. When customers enter the store, you're also the Read more
All contents are Copyright 1984-2011 by Xplain Corporation. All rights reserved. Theme designed by Icreon.