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Thursday, November 19th

New Mac CD-ROM Magazine Announced
[12:05 PM] A new Mac oriented CD-ROM magazine has been announced that promises "the coolest 650 megabytes of software you can stuff on a CD-ROM." The new magazine is a joint effort from TwIN Media Group, LLC and Digital Cactus. The companies plan on making a big splash at Macworld Expo by giving away 10,000 copies of the inaugural CD-ROM. According to iDisk the magazine will include:

"1. iThink: The iThink section will feature The Mac Report CD Edition, The Learning Center and The Book Nook. The Mac Report CD Edition is the special monthly compilation of the premiere electronic magazine for Mac users.

The Learning Center features hands on interactive tutorials, and the Book Nook lets you read manuscripts and other excerpts from Mac-related books.

2. iPlay: After a hard day of work, iDisc users can enjoy the iPlay section, featuring an original serial interactive adventure, iMan; the hilarious EDtelligence quiz show; Level Heaven, with levels for games like Myth, Marathon and WarCraft II; The Penny Arcade (only the best Mac game shareware), The Demonstration Station (game demos); and the brain-twisting Cerebral Overload.

3. iDo: A Mac isn’t just a toy, so iDisc has the iDo section. iDo features the Mac Mechanic (it'll make your Mac purr), Clips, Stocks and Bites (stock art, sounds, models and more), The Plug-in Outlet, and the Office Center (hints and templates for the office).

4. iSee: This is what QuickTime was invented for! iDisc comes with reels of cool stuff to watch. iDisc users can grab the popcorn and enjoy this show of great short films, music videos, epic commercials, animations and more.

5. iWant: Destined to be the virtual Mac outlet mall, iWant is a section filled with electronic booths from Mac vendors who have great deals for iDisc readers.

6. iSurf: iSurf is a browser emporium, with the latest browser updates and plug-ins as well the top Web sites reviewed.

7. iGo: iDisc users will become virtual travelers with these spectacular QuickTime VR shots from around the world."

The magazine is clearly aiming itself at the iMac market, but also says that iDic will appeal to Mac users of all types. iDisc will start shipping in January 1999. The company is offering those who subscribe before Januaryt 31, 1999 can subscribe at US$29.95 for a one-year subscription. After that, subscriptions will be US$49.95 for a year.

The Mac Observer Spin: With all the success of Apple and the introduction of new online Mac magazines as well as efforts such as iDisc, not to mention the success of MacAddict, we at Webintosh are wondering if Ziff-Davis is regretting the decsions they made during the last year to change MacWeek and effectively bury MacUser. We wish the publishers of iDisc all the success in the world!

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