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This month's issue

In the August issue of PC Advisor we show you how to speed up your PC, using solid-state storage to make any PC or laptop fly from just £60. We review the UK's fastest SSDs, from 120GB to 1TB in capacity. Also in this issue you'll find our family PCs group test, with six do-it-all desktops ranked and rated.

With E3 2014 underway as we went to press, we thought it a perfect time to look to the future of gaming. You wouldn't know it from the miles of coverage generated about the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, but console gaming could be on its way out. We look at what's to come.

Similarly futuristic is our investigation into robots. With serious money being invested in robotics by companies such as Google, Dyson and others, are we about to see robots become a reality? We look at just how far the field has come, and what lies ahead in the very near future.

For now, though, if you want something done you'll need to do it yourself. We show you how to complete everything from simple projects such as setting up a new PC and making Excel work the way you want it to, to dealing with the ins and outs of writing code, setting up an online shop, tricking WhatsApp to run on a tablet, repairing an unrecognised USB drive, and more.

There's all this, plus our usual reader Q&A, unique Top 5 charts buying advice, extensive news and analysis coverage – including how to deal with the recent Gameover ZeuS threat – opinion and reviews.

On this month's Cover Disc

Abelssoft AntiBrowserSpy 2014; Full program

AntiBrowserSpy prevents spying by turning off hidden spy functionalities of browsers.

Features
• Anonymise web browsing
• Clean up all cookies
• Make your PC faster

1-abc.net Duplicate Finder 6; full program worth £13

Find identical files on your computer or external drives and speed up your PC and laptop.

Ashampoo Music Studio 4; full program worth £20

Ashampoo Music Studio is an all-in-one solution to create, edit, design and produce your music.

Plus additional, trials and shareware programs

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Top Features

    • Super-quick storage

      Super-quick storage

      Want to give your PC a massive speed boost that won't cost the earth? Today's SSDs are more affordable than ever. We pick six of the best.

    • Future of gaming

      Future of gaming

      You wouldn't know it from the miles of coverage generated about the PS4 and Xbox One, but consoles could be on their way out. We look at what's next.

    • The Transformers

      The Transformers

      With serious money being invested in robotics by companies such as Google and Dyson, are we about to see robots become an everyday reality?

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