'''[=MacAddict=]''' is a now-defunct AppleMacintosh magazine. Its predecessor was ''CD-ROM Today'', a magazine published from 1994 to 1996 which specialized in software and hardware reviews, also including a CD with software trial versions for both Windows and Macintosh. In 1996, it was split into two similar magazines targeting each OS: ''[=MacAddict=]'' for Mac users, and ''boot'' for Windows users. ''boot'' was renamed to ''Maximum PC'' in 1998 and has continued ever since. ''[=MacAddict=]'' was {{Re Tool}}ed in 2007 as ''Mac|Life'', a more serious magazine.

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Tropes associated with MacAddict include:
* AprilFoolsDay: The first April Fools' Day issue came with a fake letter to the editor saying that they had switched their focus to Windows. It also included a two page, ''TheOnion''-esque fake news section.
* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome: Editors' disappearance is sometimes unexplained.
* CerebusSyndrome:
** The original letters section was downright wacky, with things like "I love the sticky stuff that comes on the Macintosh", and "Did you know that Macintosh spelled backwards is Hsotnicam? I could make a new video-capture product with that name. --Ed Latimer, Hsotnicam Director, Founder, and President".
** Early on, the magazine was very bright and colorful. By the 2000s, it got a sterile, white makeover.
* FourPointScale: Zig-zagged. They originally used Max in a four-tier rating system: "Freakin' Awesome", "Spiffy", "Yeah, Whatever" and "Blech!". In the general reviews, anything below "Spiffy" was rare; in the interactive CD-ROM section, anything ''above'' "Yeah, Whatever" was rare; and the children's software section ran the gamut. Upon switching to a straightforward five-star system, they came to avert this.
* {{Mascot}}: Max. Notable because he's the icon for WildMassGuessing.
* TakeThat: To {{Microsoft}}, ''Macworld'' and much more.
* ThemeNaming: Early on, the sections were named after Macintosh commands and functions: for instance, the news section was "Get Info" and the final page was called "Shutdown".
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