TweetFollow Us on Twitter

From the Publisher

Volume Number: 15 (1999)
Issue Number: 7
Column Tag: A Word From Our Publisher

From the Publisher

By Neil Ticktin <publisher@mactech.com>

As a MacTech reader looking at this issue, you may say to yourself "What are these extra pages and articles?". As a NetProfessional reader, you may say to yourself "I don't remember subscribing to MacTech?" The answer is, of course, easy - MacTech and NetProfessional magazines have merged. As part of my duties as Publisher, I'm fortunate - I get to tell you why!

Over the past year or so, a couple of things have become very clear. MacTech readers want to know about Internet related issues. NetProfessional readers want to focus primarily on issues surrounding the Mac OS. With that in mind, it's become very obvious that the best way to serve our readers needs was to merge the two publications. And, it's best for the magazine as well.

Hence, MacTech is expanding its page count and coverage providing solutions, solving problems, embracing and exploring new technologies. In short, MacTech will live up to its name more than ever. A larger, more jam-packed information resource with the best technical Macintosh content available.

But, what does this mean to me?

Today, more than ever, Macintosh technology is taking off and expanding into new directions. MacTech has been covering Mac development issues since 1984 and we want to expand our coverage to include the new opportunities appearing.

In addition to our regular coverage of programming techniques, tools, and events, we'll be exploring new developer opportunities on the world wide web, new Apple technologies at the hardware and system level, and more. With the help of new staff from NetProfessional and beyond, MacTech will be bringing you all the technologies that make the Macintosh unique.

For MacTech Readers

So you like MacTech as is. No problem - MacTech isn't changing so much as it is growing. Take this issue. There are a whole slew of extra articles and pages. It's not a matter of replacing the content you love, but supplementing it with related content. Again, If you have any issues or questions, contact our helpful staff at custservice@mactech.com.

For NetProfessional Readers

If you are a former reader of NetProfessional, you will get one issue of MacTech for each issue that you have remaining on your subscription. If you were already a MacTech reader, the extra copies were added on to the end of your MacTech subscription.

Look at your mailing label - this has already happened starting with this issue. You can see your new expiration date. If you have any questions, contact our helpful staff at custservice@mactech.com

We especially invite readers new to MacTech to take a look at the variety of articles that have long been in the magazine. For example, Getting Started is for those new to programming. Programmer's Challenge is for programmers that want to see how tight they can write their code. From the Factory Floor contains interviews with key people in our industry (from Avie to Woz). And of course, there's all kinds of interesting articles - helping you to explore the depths of the machine that we all love so much.

How do things change?

First, the combined magazine will be called MacTech - after all, MacTech's been around for almost 15 years now. MacTech can now be described as "the journal of Macintosh technology and development".

Second, you should expect to see the same type of programming articles as you have in the past, but also web and content development, network administration, and other Macintosh technical topics.

Finally, MacTech will now be brought to you by not only the entire MacTech staff, but also much of the NetProfessional editorial board. This group will continue to evolve over time.

The Mac is a Powerful Machine

Most of us already realize that the Mac is a very powerful machine - it can do just about anything. With Mac OS X, Linux, consumer portables, and more coming ... we're breaking down all the barriers in getting you the technical information you need to develop on the Mac ... no matter what kind of developer you are.

We hope this helps all of our readers to review the possibilities of what you can do, pushing the envelope, and making the Mac the best platform out there.

What Else is New?

There's lots going on around here. For example, if you aren't already looking at the MacTech web site <http://www.mactech.com>, you should. There's over 4000 pages of developer information there - and soon, NetProfessional content will be merged in. And, if you aren't getting enough developer and technology news, subscribe to MacDev-1 - MacTech's listserv.

You should also check out the new MacTech CD which not only has new MacTech content on it, but also includes a utility giving you access to updated Mac OS API calls for THINK Reference[TM].

Talk to Us

As always, we really want to hear from you. We want to know what you like and what you don't like. Send us email at letters@mactech.com - and the entire team will see it. Or, if you want to write something to me privately ... you can do so at publisher@mactech.com. I may not reply to every message, but I do promise to read every one.
 

Community Search:
MacTech Search:

Software Updates via MacUpdate

How to win big in Slots Deluxe
Cheating while gambling is illegal and morally wrong, and in some parts of the world it leads to men with names like Vinnie "Six Knuckles" Manchenzo beating you to a pulp in a dark alley. [Read more] | Read more »
How to take over the world in Dictator 2
Running a country isn't easy - especially when you're a dictator who wants to take over the world and crush everyone in your path while you do it. [Read more] | Read more »
Tips and tricks to get a higher score in...
Tank.iois - you guessed it! - another multiplayer arena battler likeAgar.io and Slither.io. It does differentiate itself by putting you in a tiny tank though, so it's not exactly the same. To help you get that all-important high score, we've got a... | Read more »
How to unlock characters in One Tap Tenn...
As the title suggests, One Tap Tennis requires only a single tap to play its particular brand of tennis, and rewards you with a ton of unlockable characters if you perform well. Fortunately for you, we at 148Apps have got a few tips and tricks to... | Read more »
Grab it now: Game Craft’s Legend of War...
The real time strategy game is now available for you to sink your teeth into, through the App Store and Google Play. Combining elements of skill, strategy and empire building, Legend of War is a real gamers’ game. [Read more] | Read more »
Skateboard Party 3 ft. Greg Lutzka (Gam...
Skateboard Party 3 ft. Greg Lutzka 1.0 Device: iOS Universal Category: Games Price: $1.99, Version: 1.0 (iTunes) Description: Skateboard Party is back! This third edition of the popular sports franchise features professional skater... | Read more »
Cubious (Games)
Cubious 1.0 Device: iOS Universal Category: Games Price: $.99, Version: 1.0 (iTunes) Description: Cubious – How smart are you? How high is your IQube? Solve the impossible puzzles to find out, and help a lost little cube find his... | Read more »
Goat Simulator Waste of Space (Games)
Goat Simulator Waste of Space 1.1 Device: iOS Universal Category: Games Price: $4.99, Version: 1.1 (iTunes) Description: ** IMPORTANT - SUPPORTED DEVICESiPhone 4S, iPad 2, iPod Touch 5 or better.** | Read more »
Wildfulness - Unwind in nature and calm...
Wildfulness - Unwind in nature and calm your mind with nature sounds and illustrations 1.0 Device: iOS Universal Category: Healthcare & Fitness Price: $1.99, Version: 1.0 (iTunes) Description: Spending time in nature helps you to... | Read more »
Dr. Panda Racers (Education)
Dr. Panda Racers 1.0 Device: iOS Universal Category: Education Price: $2.99, Version: 1.0 (iTunes) Description: STEP ON THE GAS, RACE AND WIN!Fasten your seat belts and get ready to race! Speed your way to the finish line while doing... | Read more »

Price Scanner via MacPrices.net

Enterprise Workers Pick Technology Over Perks...
New Adobe study shows surprising attitudes about office jobs and where the future of work is heading. Adobe has released survey findings revealing that a surprising 70 percent of U.S. office workers... Read more
Goal Zero and OtterBox Partner to Expand iPh...
Goal Zero, specialists in portable power, have announced a partnership with OtterBox, brand smartphone case protection, to offer the Slide and Slide Plus Batteries as modules compatible with the new... Read more
15-inch Retina MacBook Pros on sale for up to...
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
Clearance 2015 13-inch MacBook Airs available...
B&H Photo has clearance 2015 13″ MacBook Airs available for $250 off original MSRP. Shipping is free, and B&H charges NY sales tax only: - 13″ 1.6GHz/4GB/128GB MacBook Air (MJVE2LL/A): $799... Read more
Apple refurbished Apple TVs available for up...
Apple has Certified Refurbished 32GB and 64GB Apple TVs available for up to $30 off the cost of new models. Apple’s standard one-year warranty is included with each model, and shipping is free: -... Read more
21-inch iMacs on sale for up to $120 off MSRP
B&H Photo has 21″ iMacs on sale for up to $120 off MSRP including free shipping plus NY sales tax only: - 21″ 3.1GHz iMac 4K: $1379.99 $120 off MSRP - 21″ 2.8GHz iMac: $1189 $110 off MSRP - 21″ 1... Read more
Kanex Introduces GoPower USB-C Rechargeable B...
Kanex has announced its GoPower USB-C portable battery for the USB-C MacBook, featuring the new industry standard connector and cable used for connectivity and power. Providing users with a new... Read more
Convertible and Detachable Devices Winning Ov...
According to the latest figures published by International Data Corporation (IDC), Western European shipments of ultraslim convertibles and detachables posted positive growth (44.7%) to account for... Read more
New MacBook Pros And Will MacBook Air Be Upgr...
With my mid-2013 13-inch MacBook Air closing on its third anniversary come November, I’m in system upgrade mode. Actually the Haswell CPU equipped Air is still doing a fine job, but my good wife is... Read more
Apple’s Education discount saves up to $300 o...
Purchase a new Mac or iPad using Apple’s Education Store and take up to $300 off MSRP. All teachers, students, and staff of any educational institution qualify for the discount. Shipping is free, and... Read more

Jobs Board

*Apple* Project Engineer - Smart Source Inc...
SmartSource is in need of an Apple Project Engineer for a 12 month contract opportunity in Pittsburg, PA. Role: Apple Project Engineer Location: Pittsburg, PA Read more
Automotive Sales Consultant - Apple Ford Linc...
…you. The best candidates are smart, technologically savvy and are customer focused. Apple Ford Lincoln Apple Valley is different, because: $30,000 annual salary Read more
Service Assistant - *Apple* Chevrolet *App...
Apple Automotive is one of the fastest growing dealer...and it shows. Consider making the switch to the Apple Automotive Group today! At Apple Automotive, we Read more
Editor, *Apple* News - APPLE (United States...
Job Summary The Apple News team is looking for a passionate and knowledgeable editor with experience covering entertainment/pop culture and experience running social Read more
*Apple* Nissan Service Technicians - Apple A...
Apple Automotive is one of the fastest growing dealer...and it shows. Consider making the switch to the Apple Automotive Group today! At Apple Automotive , Read more
All contents are Copyright 1984-2011 by Xplain Corporation. All rights reserved. Theme designed by Icreon.