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Macsimum News is now a part of MacNews.com.
MacNews packs in so much more in the way of features and information. Please take a moment to read through the below so that you don't miss what could quite possibly be your favorite new way to use the site.
AppleCentral (the publishers of MacTech Magazine, MacNews, and MacForge) acquired the "Macsimum News" site back in February 2010, and Dennis Sellers has been working on both MacNews and MacsimumNews since then as we prepared to merge the sites. All of Macsimum's content has moved to be part of the MacNews archives -- and the old URLs articles will take you to the right place on MacNews.
MacNews now has over 70,000 articles in its archives. Its 14 year heritage comes not only from MacNews and the six years of articles from MacsimumNews, but also all the archives from MacTech News, AppleCentral, MacMinute, MacMod, and macCompanion.
Owned by Xplain Corporation, AppleCentral is the umbrella brand for MacTech Magazine, MacTech.com, MacNews.com, and MacForge.net (open source on the Mac). MacNews is general Apple news and information, while MacTech is for the technical community.
"I'm excited about the change," says Dennis Sellers, founder, publisher and chief macsimizer at Macsimum News. "I'll serve as an editor at AppleCentral focusing primarily on MacNews. I've been a contributing writer for 'MacTech' since long before this change. I've known and worked with Neil Tickin, editor-in-chief and publisher of MacTech for years. The AppleCentral group of MacNews, MacTech, and MacForge is a great fit. The acquisition gives me more time to do what I really like doing -- concentrating on writing, reviews and editorial content.
The 24/7 news, reviews, opinion pieces and Migration Kits (which have been redubbed 'Category Reviews' that have become staples of 'Macsimum News' will continue.
If you like 'Macsimum News,' you'll love 'MacNews'," Sellers says. "All the elements and features of 'Macsimum' will continue under the new name, as well as lots of other great, new features."
What the new MacNews Brings you
A couple of things to point out if you've not already discovered them. The home page is intended to be your "industry dashboard" and your starting point for most items.
News scanners: We scan over 60 web sites and brings you up to date links from around the Apple community. Click on a title, and you'll see very quickly whether it's an article you want to read. Click on the arrow to the right, the link to the other site, or the "read more" link and you'll see the full story.
Firehose: Want to get all your information in one list like the old site? See the Firehose. Even better, if you create an account and log in as a user, we'll help you see what you've already seen and what's new.
Forum discussions: Got a question? Ask the community for answers in our Forums.
News and Reviews: See what our expanded editorial team has to offer. Your entry point is the home page.
Rumor Scanners: Want to hear the latest rumors about the industry? Our scanner is on the lookout for you. Your entry point is the home page.
Documenation Scanners: It's hard to keep up with the latest knowledgebase entries, security alerts, and such. Our scanner makes it easier for you right on the home page.
Whitepapers, Screencasts, Books, and Videos:Sometimes you just need more depth. Our editorial team is on the lookout for you on the latest to bring you more, again right from the home page.
Site Wide, and Community Search: Search our family of sites, or if you'd prefer a wider net, check out our Community Search that limits your search to the hand selected group of sites that provide quality information to the Apple community.
Latest deals: Looking for the deal of the day? See our showcases it for you.
Software Updates: Through our friends at MacUpdate, you can see the latest software updates hand picked by the editorial teams as the most relevant.
iPhone App Showcase: See some of the hottest apps out there for your iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad.
Jobs Board: Our jobs scanner help you see the most recent Apple relevant job listings from all around the web.
A lot of effort has gone into the new site, and we're not completely done yet. But, rather than make you wait, we decided to launch it now in beta status. Drop us a line with feedback and any issues. The first place you should start is our new home page ... or put another way, your industry dashboard.