This month's issue
In the November issue of PC Advisor we test the latest 802.11ac wireless routers and tell you the truth behind claimed router speeds. We'll show you how to get the fastest wireless coverage - all over your home.
Also in this issue we reveal the best back-to-school tech, with practical laptop, tablet, smartphone and printer buying advice for students.
Plus we group test the best budget gaming PCs. Prices for these powerful rigs start at just £439.
There's also all the latest news, opinion, analysis, advice and tutorials, reviews and unique Top 5 charts. Grab a copy of PC Advisor today!
On this month's Cover Disc
Avira Antivirus Pro 2014; full program; (Full program; 60 days’ worth of updates)
Avira Antivirus Pro combines an award-winning antivirus engine with advanced heuristics and cloud-enabled scanning, to deliver comprehensive protection against all types of threats, including viruses, Trojans, worms, spyware, adware, rootkits, ransomware, backdoors, botnets, and more.
• Complete malware protection
• Runs silently in the background
• Secure financial transactions
• Share safely with friends and family
• Tech support included
1-abc.net Hot Key Organizer 4; Full program worth £13
Use any character, figure or key. Just combine that with the Shift, Alt, Ctrl or Windows key. This means you can create hotkeys such as ‘Ctrl+Shift+Windows+X’, which won’t collide with any shortkey used by other applications or the system itself.
Ashampoo Photo Optimzer 5; full program worth £7
Ashampoo Photo Optimizer 5 features a redesigned, more intuitive user interface, which gives you quick access to your digital photographs.
Plus additional, trials and shareware programs
Fastest ever home Wi-Fi
We explore the reasons why your Wi-Fi is so much slower than you were promised, and what you can do about it.
Budget gaming PCs
With the release of Intel's Pentium Anniversary processor, powerful entry-level gaming PCs are now a reality.
Back to school
We explain how to buy the best laptop, tablet, smartphone and printer, so you can be top of the class next year.
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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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