This month's issue
In the latest issue of PC Advisor we review the world's smallest PCs. These space-saving miniature machines will slip unobtrusively into any room of the house and serve up all the power you need to get work done.
We also review the best smartphones you can buy - on every platform. We cover everything from the great-value £135 Motorola Moto G and £299 Google Nexus 5 to heavyweights from Apple, Samsung, Nokia, Sony, BlackBerry, HTC and LG.
You'll find the results of our public Wi-Fi survey, too. We spent a day traipsing around London with Broadband Genie to find out whether public Wi-Fi hotspots offer sufficient coverage that you don't need a cellular connection.
Plus: we show you how to manage your online reputation, prevent laptop theft on the road, and make music on your laptop. We also explain what technologies are being utilised by car manufacturers such as BMW, Ford and Volvo to enable smarter driving. And we investigate NFC: what it is, what it does, and what it could do for you both now and in the future.
Our extensive how-to section covers a range of topics, including how to upgrade to Windows 8.1, host video on Vimeo, get a better browser, borrow audiobooks and e-books from your local library, recover lost Office documents, compress large files, undelete texts on an iPhone and turn off Facebook's location-snooping settings.
Pick up a copy of PC Advisor today for all this, plus the latest technology news and analysis, a bumper reviews section including the brand-new iPad Air, our reader Q&A and unique Top 5 charts. Don't miss out!
On this month's Cover Disc
Avira Antivirus Suite 2014 is built around the revolutionary Real-Time Scanner with Protection Cloud Technology. This malware scanner automatically analyses any file the user touches and instantly compares it to an online file definition database. Not only does this new scanner detect more malware than ever, but the entire process now occurs online, consuming far less PC resources than before.
There's also a full version of 1-abc.net File Washer 6 worth £12 that erase files beyond recovery! Putting files in and then emptying Windows’ Recycle Bin does not delete them from your PC; rather, it simply destroys the file path. That data remains on your drive until it is overwritten, meaning any number of freely available tools are able to recover your ‘deleted’ documents. That’s great if you accidentally deleted a file, but worrying if you’re concerned that valuable data might fall into the wrong hands.
There's also a full £20 version of Ashampoo MP3 Cover Finder Album art lets music lovers enjoy a rich entertainment experience in terms of both audio and visuals. Use Ashampoo MP3 Cover Finder to find and select the most beautiful cover artwork for all your MP3 tracks
A £25 version of Incomedia WebSite X5 Compact 9 is included on the disc. The intuitive software is for creating websites and blogs in just five simple steps. It provides a unique way of creating website pages: simply drag-and-drop text, images, video, sound and Flash animations on to the page to create an interesting, eye-catching project.
Plus additional, trials and shareware programs
Mini PCs group test
We test six tiny computers that’ll slip unobtrusively into any lounge and serve up all the power you need to get work done.
The smartphone is the only piece of tech that’s always by your side, so making sure you get the best device for your needs is essential. We round-up the flagship devices for iOS, Android, Windows Phone and BlackBerry.
How reliable is public Wi-Fi?
We spent a day traipsing around London with Broadband Genie to find out whether public Wi-Fi hotspots offer sufficient coverage that you don’t need a cellular connection.
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