Smartphones for Seniors

cbn83Future has launched a bookazine aimed squarely at silver surfers purchasing a new smartphone. The guide covers iOS, Android, Blackberry and Windows Phone, and I contributed a number of rewritten and brand new guides for Android users. New guides include setting up your new phone, installing anti-virus software, encrypting your phone for better security, using the Google Keyboard app in place of the stock Android keyboard, and making the most of your web browser. The printed version is in the shops now for £9.99, or you can order it online here.

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Blues News

bcfc-141129Today’s issue of the Birmingham City Official Matchday Programme is a special one, as it celebrates ‘Trevor Francis Day’, which has been organised to coincide with Blues home match against another of his old clubs, Nottingham Forest, as Trevor receives his Birmingham Walk of Fame star. The programme also remembers the 21 victims who sadly lost their lives in the Birmingham pub bombings, which occurred 40 years ago this month.

As per usual, my contribution is the On This Day section, where I review three matches played on this day in history. It costs £3, and can be purchased at the ground before and during today’s match.

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MacFormat, issue 281

MacFormat 281The latest issue of Future’s best-selling Mac title is now on the shelves and features my short review of Evermail (an Evernote plug-in for Mail) and a two-page tutorial on accessing and managing your iPad or iPhone’s storage using free software on your Mac. Please click here for more details and to order the print edition; check the App Store or click here for details of ordering the digital edition.

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Windows Help & Advice, issue 103

wh-103The latest issue of Future’s re-branded Windows Help & Advice magazine is on the shelves and I feature three times in this issue: my regular Support Squad column, plus tutorials on recording your family history and planning and writing a novel. Please click here for more details and to order, or here for details of subscribing.

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Windows 7 Help & Advice 102

w7h-102The latest issue of Future’s magazine for Windows owners is out now, and features my regular four-page Support Squad column plus two brand new tutorials: fix photos with Paint.NET 4.0 and rename media files quickly with FileBot. Please click here for details and to order.

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Your Family Tree, issue 149

YFT149The latest edition of this popular family history magazine is out today, and features my usual single-page review roundup as well as a four-page tutorial on GEDCOM files, which is featured on the magazine’s cover. For more details and to order, please click here.

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iPad User, issue 14

iPad User Magazine 14The latest issue of Future’s digital-only iPad magazine is now available, and features three of my contributions: guides to using transitions in Keynote and mastering formulas in Numbers, plus an updated Troubleshooter guide to fixing problems with your iOS8-powered iPad. Please click here for details of downloading the issue to your iPad – issues cost £2.99 each, or £1.99/month subscription, and a free trial is available.

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iPad for Business, 2nd Edition

iPad for Business, 2nd EditionThe latest updated iPad for Business bookazine has been published, and in addition to work previously published I have three brand new tutorials that feature: build a mobile database with Filing Cabinet, email marketing made easy with MailChimp, and edit PowerPoint documents for free with Google Slides. Please click here for more details and to order.

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Imparture

I’m in the process of writing a social media playbook aimed at marketers and businesses for Imparture. This work will also lead to more playbook writing and a new part-time role subbing and proofing other playbook projects from November onwards.

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LifeHacker UK

coops_simplyhealthMy piece on 10 co-operatives you might not know existed has been published on LifeHacker UK – please click here to read it.

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Windows 7 Help & Advice, issue 101

w7h-101The latest issue of Future’s evergreen PC title (which covers Windows XP through to Windows 8) features two of my contributions this issue: a three-page tutorial on using LEGO Digital Designer, and my regular four-page Support Squad column. Please click here for more details and to order.

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Blues News

bcfc-2014Today Birmingham City face Fulham at home in the Football League Championship, and the official match-day programme features my regular two-page On This Day column, which profiles three games previously played on the day of the match.

Below is a quickfire video preview of the new issue – my column is the last image shown – please click to view:
Blues News: Vine clip

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