This month's issue
In the September issue of PC Advisor we present the fastest ever laptops, offering total power and true portability. Also in this issue we review the best Android smartphones you can buy, whether you're looking to make a purchase at the top- or bottom end of the market.
We also summarise the best travel gadgets if you're about to jet off on a summer holiday, take an in-depth look at the differences between Siri, Cortana and Google Now, the three voice assistants, and find out which processor is best: those from Intel or AMD.
Our extensive how to section covers everything from removing your name from Google Search results to using Google Analytics to better understand your website or blog's traffic and building your own fonts.
We've also got plenty of opinion, analysis of all the latest tech news, our unique Top 5 charts, reader Q&A and so much more.
On this month's Cover Disc
Ashampoo WinOptimizer 11; full program; (100 day version with updates)
WinOptimizer will give you maximum performance and security and save you precious time, so you can get real work done instead.
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• Fixes errors
• Improves your Laptop or PCs performance
• Protects your privacy
Incomedia WebSite X5 Home 10; full program worth £15
WebSite X5 Home 10 is an outstanding program that helps turn your website dreams into reality.
1-abc.net Password Organizer 7; full program worth £13
1-abc.net Password Organizer lets you organise all your passwords and login data, so you only have to remember your master password.
Abelssoft mp3 cutter 2014; full program worth £15
Abelssoft’s mp3 cutter 2014 lets you remove squeaky spots from a track, cut out silence at the beginning or end of a track, and work with fade-in and fade out effects
Plus additional, trials and shareware programs
Sales of desktop PCs have fallen significantly in the past couple of years. However, one segment of the PC industry that’s still doing well is the market for gaming laptops. We round up the fastest ever laptops
With so many models on the market, finding a smartphone that’s right for you can seem daunting. We round up the latest Android smartphones, with handsets to suit every pocket
Best travel gadgets
Heading off on holiday this summer? We’ve rounded up the best accessories and gadgets that will make your time away even more enjoyable
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We thought we’d already seen the best of what Android has to offer the smartphone world in 2014. The Samsung Galaxy S5, HTC One M8 and Sony Xperia Z2 are outstanding devices, but there’s little to separate them.
Three important things happened this month in the smartphone world: first, LG announced the first Quad HD smartphone in its G3; second, previously unknown startup OnePlus entered the arena with its high-performance, low-cost One device; and third, someone finally stole the best budget crown from the Moto G — you’ll never guess who.
The OnePlus One has specs to match 2014’s flagship Androids, but costs around half the price. We grab a hands-on with the OnePlus One, and check out that gorgeous true-to-life display from LG. As to who stole the budget crown — well, it was Motorola, of course. We compare the Moto G and £89 Moto E.
Of course, we’re only at the end of May, and it’s just possible that things will get even better still. Read Android Advisor for news of upcoming devices such as the Google Nexus 8, Samsung Galaxy S5 mini, S5 Active, S5 Prime and Galaxy K Zoom, the Sony Xperia Z3, and the HTC One M8 Prime and Ace.
We also cover the best SIM-only deals, take a look at two exciting Android projects - Android Silver, which places Google's stamp of approval on the best devices, and Project Ara, which lets you build your dream smartphone to a custom spec - and show you how to add Flash to KitKat, install WhatsApp on a Wi-Fi-only Android tablet, get free money to spend at Google Play, and lots more.
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