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New Journal for Serious Mac Heads

by Derrick Story
Mac Newsletter for 11/07/2003

Dear Mac Reader,

I've been working on a project with Macworld Publishing that was created specifically for Mac developers, system administrators, and power users. It's a new publication called the "Mac Developer Journal," and it uses new technology by Zinio to produce a vibrant, downloadable document that can be read, annotated, and archived on your Mac.

Articles in the inaugural issue include:

  • A first look at Xcode, Apple's new development environment.
  • How to add features quickly with Xcode and AppleScript Studio.
  • Using Apple's new Web Kit to quickly add web browsing features.
  • Honest advice from the pros about selling and promoting software products.
  • An interview with James Thomson, creator of DragThing and Pcalc.
  • Top ten tips for PowerBook and iBook users.

Aside from its compelling content for sophisticated Mac users, the "Mac Developer Journal" is an all-electronic document that you can easily archive, eliminating the stack of magazines in the corner of your office that are not exactly "searchable," and which are somewhat of a fire hazard.

Also, thanks to the power of Mac OS X, you can save pages of the Journal to regular .pdf files, which can be read in Apple's Preview or Adobe's Acrobat Reader. You can also print these pages directly from within the Zinio reader or from your .pdf applications.

Jason Snell of "Macworld" mag fame and a force behind this publication, has been working with me to further tailor the mechanics of the Journal to suit the special needs of our readers. I'm hoping that I'll be able to announce soon additional features and functionality that will make this electronic mag totally irresistible.

In the meantime, download a free copy while they're available. Simply go to:

then flip through the pages, read the articles, and learn about the latest in Apple technologies. I hope you like it.

Until next time,


Derrick Story
Mac DevCenter Editor

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