MacUser (US edition)
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History and profile
MacUser started publication in late 1985 as a four-color monthly and contained general interest Mac articles. It had reviews and regular columns for novice and experienced users with a more humorous view of the Macintosh world than other publications of the time. Games were reviewed and well as business and productivity software. A unique feature, not available in other publications, was the inclusion of about 250 capsule reviews in each edition.
The initial cover price was $3.50 with an annual subscription of $23 per year or $42 for two-years.
In 1997, the publication was absorbed into Macworld as Macworld, incorporating MacUser (a name reflected subtly on the magazine's Table of Contents page) reflecting a consolidation of the Ziff Davis-owned MacUser magazine into the International Data Group-owned Macworld within the new Mac Publishing joint venture between the two publishers.
- "Long-running Apple rag MacUser Magazine shuts its doors after 30 years". Apple Insider. 16 January 2015. Retrieved 17 February 2016.
- Ted Hanss (1986). Magazines for Mac Users. U-M Computing News, Volume 1. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Computing Center. p. 32. OCLC 15471402.
- "IDG and Ziff to Merge Mac Publications". PCWorld. PCWorld Communications, Inc. Archived from the original on 29 March 2010. Retrieved 12 September 2014.