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MacFixIt, a site dedicated to troubleshooting news and information for Apple products since 1996, has been killed off by CNET. Ted Landau, who now writes for Macworld, sold MacFixIt to TechTracker in 2000, which was then acquired by CNET in 2007. The original site, www.macfixit.com, now redirects to the Computers section of CNET, though some of its original content can be found via Google searches.favicon follow link

 

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TRACY YOUNG  An apple icon for a TidBITS Contributor 2014-03-26 07:16
RIP indeed. Max Fixit saved my bacon more times than I can count and was pretty much the way i learned everything about troubleshooting, etc. I sort of lost track when it went to CNET, but I will be forever grateful.
Topher Kessler, the person who did most or all of the MacFixIt writing on CNET has just initiated a blog at http://www.macissues.com/
Sonia Zighelboim  2014-03-26 15:37
Thank you for this info.
I used MacFixit for years, and was very sad to see it go.
It is great to know that there is a substitute, that may be even better!
Wow. MacFixit actually was my homepage a number of years ago. People asked me whey I forked over $25 a year to subscribe and I would tell them that since time isn't free (at least mine isn't) MacFixit paid for itself many times over. RIP
Steven Oz  An apple icon for a TidBITS Contributor 2014-04-01 16:20
I'm glad former MacFixit's Topher has started a new site, noted above.