This month's issue
In the latest issue of PC Advisor we show you how to get a faster PC for free. You can keep your computer running at its best by following our 12 simple steps.
If you do have a bit of spare cash to spend, we've tested 26 powerful PCs from a tiny £277, plus six super-fast solid-state drives that will give a noticeable boost to any Windows machine.
Also this month, we explain everything you need to know if you're interested in learning more about your ancestors and your family's history. Plus we guide you through how to create your own coat of arms.
Other topics covered in our 20-plus pages of computing advice include easier backups in Windows 8, better budgeting of your personal finances with free online software, how to share your peripherals with multiple machines in a cross-platform environment, and how to pocket the text, images and videos you just don't have the time to enjoy right now for later.
And don't miss the winners of PC Advisor's Awards 2013. We present our roll call of honour for the best of the past year's technology, and our guide to the brands you can trust.
All this and much, much more in the August issue of PC Advisor.
On this month's Cover Disc:
Check out the full version of iolo System Mechanic Pro 11.5 System Mechanic is an all-in-one computer maintenance and repair program that combines System Mechanic’s superior performance-tuning capabilities with lab-certified protection against viruses and spyware. Abelssoft CloudClippy 2013 can help you to extend the functionality of your Windows clipboard
by uploading its contents to the cloud, regardless if you are dealing with text, files or images. You can share these “snippets” via private links, which are automatically generated by CloudClippy. There's also the full three-month version of East-tec Eraser 2013 East-Tec has been providing state-of-the-art privacy-protection software products for more than 15 years. Eraser 2013 offers advanced data erasure, and can greatly improve the security of your data and performance of your PC. Other lead programs include Ashampoo Home Designer Pro
Plus additional, trials and shareware programs
Gaming PCs group test
Hardcore gamers want power, excitement and flat-out speed. We review six machines from UK systems builders that have the latest nVidia and AMD graphics hardware, plus all the power you need and more.
Solid-state drives round-up
One of the best upgrades you can make to your PC in return for an instant speed boost is to fit an SSD. Not only are these significantly faster than traditional disks, they’re also silent and much less fragile. We review six of the best.
PC Advisor Awards 2013
The votes are in and the winners of the PC Advisor Awards 2013 have been decided. We present our roll call of honour for the best of the past year’s technology, and our guide to the brands you can trust.
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