MacStories is a daily publication about all things Apple.
Founded by Federico Viticci in April 2009, MacStories attracts millions of readers every month thanks to in-depth, personal, and informed coverage that offers a balanced mix of Apple news, app reviews, and opinion. In nine years, MacStories has become one of the leading publications in the Apple-related scene, with staff members based in the United States and Italy working to bring quality content to a growing global readership.
MacStories’ audience includes creative, professional, and tech-savvy readers who care about quality software designed for Macs, iOS devices, and the web, as well as detailed reviews, editorials, and tutorials.
Since September 2015, the MacStories team has also been producing Club MacStories, a members-only subscription service to get access to exclusive perks such as a weekly newsletter, free downloads, and app giveaways.
Club MacStories' weekly newsletter, MacStories Weekly, combines in-depth app coverage with advanced iOS workflows, tips and tricks, and longform interviews – and it's read by thousands of members every week. In less than three years, Club MacStories has delivered over 150 newsletters to its members.
New members get access to all previous issues of the newsletters and free downloads; Apple Pay is available as a signup option as well.
MacStories offers a full-text (non-truncated) RSS feed to read every story in a standard RSS client. The site's main content feed is also available in JSON Feed format.
Every MacStories article is shared on our Twitter account @MacStoriesNet.
MacStories' homepage features a mix of regular and "linked" posts. Linked posts are special posts that are usually shorter and use their headline as a link to an interesting story or product. If you only want to subscribe to regular MacStories posts, an articles-only feed is available.
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The MacStories Team
You can contact the MacStories team by clicking on the Contact button in the top navigation or by using our Tips email address: firstname.lastname@example.org.
What Guides Us
Every day, we try to follow these guidelines when writing for MacStories. These are the principles that guide us and that shape our relationship with MacStories readers.
- We report news in a timely fashion but without rushing to get stories out;
- Whenever possible, we try to add context and analysis to news reports;
- We don't publish leaks or rumors;
- We focus on in-depth app reviews; we always use our own screenshots (unless we can't for privacy-related reasons) and only write about apps if we have personally tested them. We do not rehash App Store release notes. We share our opinions fairly and by explaining the things we don't like about a specific app;
- We have never done and never will do paid reviews;
- We don't write sensationalistic headlines "for clicks", nor do we publish posts exclusively designed to criticize or attack others. Our readers are interested in useful products that can make their lives better, not industry gossip;
- If Apple provides us with review units of new products, we're still going to write the things we don't like about them because honesty is more important than access. This is true for all kinds of review units we get;
- We take as much time as necessary to work on our editorials;
- We always credit sources for news, tutorials, and other articles; we link to other websites profusely because the Open Web is a beautiful thing and because it's the right thing to do;
- We make MacStories the fastest website it can possibly be. We only use one analytics service and serve no ads or other media with creepy tracking codes attached;
- Finally, we write the Apple blog we would like to read ourselves. If readers do not find MacStories useful or inspiring, it means we've failed. Therefore, we should do whatever we can to make sure we deserve our readers' time and attention every day.