ABOUT MACWORLD IN DIGITAL FORMAT
Macworld is now available in an optional digital format! You'll be able to receive an exact replica of the print version via the Internet. Enjoy immediate access, faster delivery, enhanced features and paperless archive to every monthly digital issue of Macworld! You can switch between digital and print anytime. For more information about the digital format, please read on.

Technical Questions

Subscription Related Questions

Technical Questions
How is the "digital" version different than the regular print version?

The Digital Version is an exact digital replica of the print version, but it offers you many additional advantages, including:

  • Automatic delivery of every issue directly to your computer via the Internet, often days earlier than you would receive the print version by mail
  • Timesaving tools that quickly take you right to the articles, features, and sections that are most important to you
  • Quick hot links for easy navigation to content on the Web, advertisers' sites and other articles throughout the issue
  • Convenient features that allow you to search text, make highlights and annotations on articles, and zoom in on desired areas
  • Efficient, paperless storage of your archived issues on your Mac for access at any time
The Digital Version can help you save more time and be more productive than ever before by providing you valuable information in a user-friendly format that takes full advantage of new technologies.

Plus, you'll receive your digital version as soon as it's available -- typically 2-3 days before you'd receive your issue via snail mail.

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Does the digital version contain everything in the print version: articles, photos, advertising?

Yes, it's exactly the same. You won't miss a single article, a photo or an ad.

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What is the digital format?

We've partnered with a company called Zinio to create a convenient, new digital format that features the same great content and the same great design delivered straight to your Mac over the Internet.

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What application do I use to read the magazine in digital format?

The Digital Version requires software that was developed by Zinio and is FREE for our readers. When your first digital issue is ready, you'll receive an e-mail notification along with instructions on registering with Zinio and installing the FREE Zinio Reader software.

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Will the FREE Zinio Reader work on my computer?

The Zinio Reader works on both PC and Macintosh computers. The Zinio Reader works in OS X 10.1 or higher. A G3 or better is recommended. The PC version works in Windows 98, ME, NT, 2000 and XP. A Pentium II 233 or better is recommended. For the most current system requirements, click to: http://www.zinio.com/reqs?os=mac.

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Can I read my digital magazines at work and at home?

Of course! You can read your digital issues both at work and at home plus on your notebook by using your unique Zinio account. You can read your digital issues on more than one Mac once you install the Zinio Reader and simply download the magazines again. Then, you'll have convenient access to your digital issues anywhere.

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If the magazine is in digital format, does that mean I can do a keyword search for a topic?

Yes, you can. You can search for a word or set of words that appear in the text of a magazine, making it easier to find that article you remember reading last month.

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Can I mark up my digital magazines the way I do with the print version?

The Zinio Reader has highlight and note features that mimic the way we use print magazines. Highlight key passages that you want to return to, or jot yourself a reminder about a product of interest that you want to research, or an event you want to attend.

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How much disk space does the Zinio Reader use?

When you download the Reader, the file size is approximately 7MB.

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How much disk space does a typical issue take up?

When you download each issue, the file size is approximately 12-20MB.

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Why do you need my e-mail address?

E-mail address is required in order to receive your monthly digital issue. Both Zinio and Macworld are committed to strictly maintaining your privacy--you can view Zinio's Privacy Policy at http://www.zinio.com/policy and our own Privacy Policy at http://www.macworld.com/company/privacy.html.

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How do I get my digital issues?

When you install the Zinio Reader, you will also create an account with Zinio. You will be notified via e-mail as each new issue becomes available. The Zinio Delivery Manager will download your issues automatically or you can retrieve them whenever it's most convenient for you.

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Do I need to be connected to the Internet to read my issues?

No, you only need to be connected when you download your issues.

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What Internet connection speed should I have?

For the best results on receiving and reading Macworld in digital format, we recommend that you have broadband connection to the Internet. Dial-up users should have at least a 56K modem.

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How do I print pages from my digital magazine?

Please click here and follow instructions on how to print pages from your digital magazine.

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How do I download my digital magazine automatically?

Please click here to find out how you download your digital magazine automatically.

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The Zinio Reader for my Mac is slow. How can I speed up the performance, and make the pages flip faster?

The easiest way to speed up the Zinio Reader for Mac is to disable the page-flip and zoom animations. To do that, simply follow these steps:
1. With the Zinio Reader for Mac open, click Zinio Reader in the menu bar, and then select Preferences.
2. Choose the Animations tab.
3. Uncheck the two boxes and click OK.

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What can I do if I can't view Zinio.com on Netscape 6.x or 7.x, Mozilla, Safari or Opera?

We apologize that Zinio.com doesn't support these browsers. Please click here on some other options that you may want to consider.

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Where do I go with additional technical questions?

Please go to http://www.zinio.com/pubhelp?issn=0741-8647 to get answers on additional technical questions that you may have.

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Subscription Related Questions
Is a subscription to the digital version more expensive than the print version?

No. A subscription to the Digital Version costs exactly the same as a subscription to the print version. Canadian and International subscribers save by choosing the Digital Version. Because there is no additional postage, we can pass those savings on to you. You pay the same low price as U.S. subscribers.

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What if I am already a subscriber to the print version? Can I convert my subscription to the digital version?

Absolutely, simply contact our Macworld customer service department. You may call us at (800) 288-6848 (within the U.S. and Canada) or fax us at (515) 432-6994, or click here to make your request at any time. Be sure to include the exact name and address as it appears on your account. Please state that you want to switch from print to digital version.

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Can I switch back from the digital version to the print version if I want to?

No problem. Simply contact our Macworld customer service department. You may call us at (800) 288-6848 (within the U.S. and Canada) or fax us at (515) 432-6994, or click here to make your request at any time. Be sure to include the exact name and address as it appears on your account. Please state that you want to switch from digital to print version.

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Do I need to subscribe for a whole year, or can I just buy a single issue or Macworld's special issue as I do on the newsstand?

You'll save money by subscribing, but you can buy a single issue at http://www.macworld.com/singlecopy or Macworld's special issues at http://www.zinio.com/singles?issn=MAC2-WRLDT. A digital single copy is only $6.99 per issue and does not include the CD-ROM. Please note: OS X 10.1 or above is required.

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Will digital archives be available? If so, will there be a charge to access the archives?

Each issue you receive is stored on your hard drive for easy access and archiving. You can also buy single issues from http://www.macworld.com/singlecopy. Back issues beyond what is available at http://www.zinio.com are not currently available in digital format.

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Is there a limit on the number of times I can download and/or access the information in the digital version?

You may download each issue up to three times. Once on your computer, you may continue to read each issue as many times and for as long as you like.

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Who can I contact with additional subscription-related questions?

E-mail subhelp@macworld.com and include the name and address at which you subscribe.

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